Friday, April 1, 2016

Booboo

"...And now ladies and gentlemen, appearing for one day only here, on main stage at the Small Mammal Lounge, is the world famous and always funny Miss D. and those ever fabulous Hammettes! Let's give them a nice round of applause!" (And the crowd goes wild.....)



You know her, you love her and here's more proof that she's one brilliant and super fun cardmaker.
Darnell has come up with a great blog hop especially made for April Fool's Day.

Here's the gist....


If you have ever completed a card, and then discovered a boo boo that made you feel like an April Fool, this hop is for YOU!!
  • The linky tool for MY BIG FAT CARD BOO BOO is going to be open for24 HOURS ONLY from 12:05 a.m. PDT on April 1, 2016 to 12:05 a.m. PDT on April 2, 2016.
  • You can only enter once and you must be a follower.
  • You CAN link a card that you have previously posted on your blog! (That's the whole point! We feel especially foolish when we don't see the boo boo until after we published or sent our cards!)
  • This is a blog HOP. While hopping to every blog is not an absolute requirement to enter, you should make every effort to hop through the gallery and visit your fellow boobs, er, boobooers! Share a laugh, be a good sport, and have a good time!
Just to be clear:

You should not link a card that you think is your ugliest. 
Rather, you should link a card that you think is your boobiest!

You know, a card you made that passed through your Quality Control Speculations and went out the door with proverbial toilet paper hanging out of its pants!

For instance:
    • Maybe you generated your sediment on the computer and it said, "With Symphony" instead of "With Sympathy." 
    • Maybe your die-cut vehicle only had three wheels, 
    • or your reindeer one antler, 
    • or your flower vase was upside down.

Are you in? 

Rack your brains, paw through your photos, mangleate your memories and then circle your calendar to link your card here on April 1st!

Heck, even if you no longer have a photo, but you have a really funny story about the time you were a Card Boo Boo Fool, link up any ol' card just so you can tell us the story in your post!

Since this is only a one-day party, 
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
PASS THE WORD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS
about the event!
April 1, 2016!

After all, we don't want to be the only two
hanging in the breeze
with our boo boos on display
for all the world to see!!

Grab the badge and pass it on!
I can't wait to show you mine and I can't wait to see yours! (And you know I'm gonna have some kind of prize for the best Big Fat Card Boo Boo!!)

My booboo's are many. Almost all of them end up in the recycle bin, or the salvageable bits and bobs reused on other cards. I panicked because I hadn't saved any of the booboo cards, and I wanted to link up to this hop....Then I started working on this week's Muse Challenge. Won't be playing along. Wanna see why? Okie Dokie:

Booboo card #1:


Ugh!! Just look at those stems. And lets not even go into the horrid watercoloring and my epic fail at blue shadowing. Pure YUK. Booboos all over the place. 

Booboo card #2


Same stamps, different techniques. More epic fails. Uneven inking on the blooms. Sucko 'grass' and even more crapola stems; this time with crapola leaves. Guess who WON'T be playing along at Muse this week.... And there you have it. Booboos times two. It's good we can laugh and/or learn from our mistakes. And yes, these booboos will be making a long stop in the recycle bin, haha! So stop over at Darnell's and link up. Enjoy the hop, and play along! 




39 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

I thought boo boo number two looked pretty good to me. I like it but then we cant help but be our own worst critics. boo boo number 1 yes that looked much like the one I threw in the bin. Have to start saving them for next years challenge so I can have a bit of choice.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Yes, I think we can all safely say, "been there, done that" and then, like you say, "laugh at it" (I can't say I learn from it because I make the same boo boos time and again, but at least I can laugh at it). Like Aileen says, your second one is OK, don't bin it, it's 'arty'. TFS. Happy April Fool's Day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Barbara Godden said...

We are our own worst critics, I thought booboo #2 looked pretty good too. I am not a CAS stamper so I could crop it and add it to a patterned background and have a new card. love poppies though.

cm said...

My wonderful Bev...yep, been there, done that, too...although your Booboo #2 does look quite pretty! I say "keeper", and perhaps transforming it into a tag might give it the transformation you're looking for. Those flowers are vibrant and lovely (a reminder that I have this set, woefully neglected!). This 'crowd' is wildly applauding your card/post! Off to get mine done...
Hugs, love and misses, sweet friend,
~c

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a fun idea!

Krisha said...

Oh I agree.....#2 isn't as bad as YOU think.
Many ideas on how it could have been saved, but let's face it.....at that moment all those "ideas" are no where to be found!!!

TK said...

OK, call me a newbie but I sure would accept either card! Not happy with a card? Does that mean booboo? Well, I better start all over...

Melissa L. said...

I love poppies, Bev! Your adjectives are very funny. :) Will you try doing a similar card again?

Patti said...

You are funny! and right they both took terrible! these other ladies are lying to you! LOL Just kidding Bev : ) you are too hard on yourself! these cards both qualify for the Muse! giggles... crapola leaves...heeheehee

Happy April!

Patti

LauraJane:) said...

Bev, I believe you are TOO hard on yourself!
I think both have a lovely Whimsical feel to them...have you seen work done by trendy book illustrators and fabric designers?
https://www.instagram.com/lillarogers/ for instance.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Actually the second one looks pretty good to me. But either are not that bad. One could call it a more modern looking poppy design. I am just getting into water coloring and I know I have had things look a lot worse.

conil said...

Stems are my nemesis, too. They make me want to pull my hair out, but then I'd be bald. What a shame it happened to these stunning flowers of yours.

Cara said...

Nah, you could have done a lot worse, those would have been n my success pile! Cara x

Marlena M. said...

I think your second card is pretty, but I get it when it's not what you're shooting for. Thanks for sharing your "almosts"!

A splash of color said...

What a fun challenge/hop.. your second card looks nice the first however.. I'd love to see a final copy.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, I have to say number 1 is a little sad, but I really like boob, er boo boo number 2, Bevie! Does that make me a boobie, too?! I'm thinking of future gifts for you, like a set of stem and leaf stamps, or, say, a ruler! You know I love ya, BABE, and I only tease ya so bad cousin I do!! Happy April Fool's Day and thank you so much for being a great sport and playing in my first BFCBB Hop!! Mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

Ha ha ha you are making me laugh Bev, yes you are too hard on yourself. Honestly card number 2 is a keeper! Have wonderful weekend!

Bonnie said...

These aren't so bad, Bev! Pop some butterflies on them and they'll be good to go! I think we are our worst critics!

MaryH said...

Hi Bev, I struggle with watercoloring, so your #1 boo-boo looks pretty good to me. Not really seeing any boo-boo on #2 either. But I enjoyed hearing the backstory, and I think we've all been there, done that...I learn a lot from reading how somebody 'saved' what they thought was a not-so-great effort. Happy A/F Day and TFS

Lorraine said...

And you probably put a lot of time into them, right! Like someone said, you could probably make some pretty tags, or I'd save them and put them in an art journal, spritz some more paint and colors over them and you can say it was meant to look that way. (By the way, they're not all that bad, but we all have our own standards and expectations so I get where you're coming from.)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They looked good to me, we all tends to be too hard on ourselves aren't we?

Janis said...

Actually, not too bad! I am not brave enough to even attempt painting like that, so you are waaaaaaaaay ahead of me!!! TFS.
<3 J

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Brenda said...

Oh my, I think we all have been there and done that. Well maybe not all of us, but me for sure! I'm not good with watercoloring. I try here and there, but kinda' stick with what I know I can't mess up. So that is just water splats! lol Or messy watercolor for a background. Coloring-yeah, not me, not well enough. But I do think that you second try is looking pretty dang good to me. You flowers look so pretty, and I think you can fix the stems and connect them to the flower. And as for the grass I think you can add to it and it will look fabulous. I say go for it!!! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

You had me laughing as much as Miss D does with your post! You could explain that these flowers are a "whimsical" image and that's why they look as they do! Add some butterflies and buttons- nobody will ever notice the boo boos you see! :)

frommycraftroom said...

Good to see you had another go! In time you might find a way to save these :) Thanks for sharing. I like the idea above of adding a butterfly :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Well Bev your second attempt looks pretty good to me...don't we all 'have a go' and mess up but with watercolouring the paper/card can be a problem...keep going some of mine have made it to the bin.

baileyrosy.com said...

All I can say is I wish I was as talented as watercoloring as you are your second attempt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your boo boo its nice to know that the crafters we admire are human too,

Marie

Anita in France said...

Well, thank you, my friend ... you just had me falling about at your booboo descriptions ... and just think if you hadn't made them I wouldn't have had that this bright Saturday morning! Card 1 ... yep, have had a whole meadow of cards that turned out similar ... Card 2 ... don't feed the paper bin ... it's delicate and pretty ... I do love that poppy set! Bon samedi a toi, mon amie, quand tu te lèves! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Marianne said...

I think we are own worst critics, but I can see why you don't want to post cards if you're not happy with them and think you can do better. Reminds me of something Jennifer McGuire said: Do I love all the cards I make? No! Do I send them anyway? Yes! Because someone out there will love it, and they will appreciate the fact that I'm sending them a hand-made card. Having said that, I still have a Christmas card hidden in the closet that I'm not happy with, even though my husband did like it...

Jane Willis said...

It's always good to have a pair of boobs! Seriously though I think these are lovely, not booboos at all!
Jane

Geri said...

We all know that "in real life" I'm pretty much 'boob-less' but in the card making world, my bucket of 'booboo cards' overflows!

Had Eric' b-day party yesterday, so didn't have time to join Darnell's fun event!

Enjoyed your cards! Honestly, I thought your cards were okay cuz the 'wonky' images totally work with boo-boo stamping!!!

Karenladd said...

I actually like the second card a lot...but what do I know? Ha! Those flowers have a real whimsical look that should never end up in the recycle bin. Go ahead, grab them back out while I wait. Now, just trim the image a bit and mat on sheet of black cardstock...trim and mount on the white card base again....a masterpiece!!!

Rose said...

I'm with everyone else Bev. I actually didn't think your cards were too bad, especially the second one. A few quick fixes & additions and they would be great cards.

Bobby said...

I think next in line should be a "how I fixed my boo boos" hop. If this is the worst you've done, Bev, I'd say you're doing pretty good. Maybe if you stamped the outline on the first card and added leaves you'd be happier with it.

JD/ Jill said...

I actually like your cards...don't look that much like boo boo's to me...
Thanks for sharing...

Nora N. said...

I don't think your boo-boos are that bad Bev!! I usually throw mine out!! I like the bright colors you used on them.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I think you are too hard on yourself - others call this artsy and that's what this is!!!! I would add splatters - they work their magic on anything and perhaps a sentiment to cover up that disconnected leave and voila you'll have a really pretty card!

Petra Swart said...

I think if you add a sentiment at the bottom of the first card it can still work, Bev - I'm sure you have a lovely sentiment stamp with lovely fonts that will rescue your card from the bin!!! (adding stems to flowers are always a struggle for me!!!!) And the second one is fine with the lovely flowers and the bit of green sponging at the bottom!!!! You're too hard on yourself, my friend - but I think that's a problem we all have, hey!!!!
Hugz

oldpunca said...

Well known boo-boo also in my craft hole. :-)) Your idea was fabulous. I like poppies. :-)) And I like your post. I laugh during reading. :-))
Hugs, Sonja