Friday, July 8, 2011

Be Extraordinary

Have you ever done anything really stupid? Yesterday, I was removing my glasses so that I could brush my teeth and get in the shower. I was doing my "business" and stood up, flushed the toilet and was removing my glasses. Yes, I dropped the glasses into the toilet!! I managed to stick my hand in and grab them before they were gone forever. When I pulled them out, one of the lenses fell out and it was gone. Feeling a little sad and stupid, because it's going to cost me $200 I had to make a card just for me!!

This past Tuesday I met up with my friend Lee, DT Coordinator for Gina K. Designs. We met through There She Goes and she and I have become pretty good friends. I mentioned how much I loved the last Gina K. release. She was kind enough to bring the set and let me stamp a few images until I can purchase the set for myself.

I love the sentiment, "Overcome the notion that you have to be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary." This holds a personal meaning for me. I just had to put it on a card. I just love the image. I guess I could've colored her all up, but I love the black and white theme. In blog hoping the other night I found another amazing crafter - Vixx Handmade Cards. She is a fabulous colorist and loves to create lots and lots of layers. I took inspiration from her and borrowed a couple of her layouts to create my card.

Black-and-White

Thanks for stopping by.
Theresa

Recipe:
Stamps: Gina K. Designs (Vintage Chic)
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
Paper: SU (wishper white and black); Bazzill Basics (lillywhite); Me&My Big Ideas (Mambi B&W)
Accessories: SU (red twine)

16 comments:

Cammy said...

You made me giggle, which is exactly what I needed. Love the card with the pop of red and fab b&w papers!

Michele F. said...

Ohh such a fabulous card! I sneaked peeks at some of your others too... just AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me some "Niceness." :-) Your little glasses story made me laugh!

Mary J said...

Hi Theresa! Thx for visiting my blog and your sweet comments!

I agree - Vicky is brilliant (I've been stalking her for aaages, lol!!).

I love your style! This card is so well put together and the touches of red are pure genius!

Have a lovely weekend!

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVE all your layers Theresa!!~

Kathy said...

Theresa, this is so eye catching. Love the small pop of red, it's fabulous. Neat layout, too. Sorry about the glasses, I think things like that happen to all of us.
Hugs~Kathy

Katina said...

Wow, this is such a striking card Theresa! I love the splash of red. A couple of years ago I was standing behind a colleague as she blew the whistle for the end of break. For some reason she swung her arm back and caught my glasses with her hand. I watched helplessly as they flew across the yard! xx

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa said...

Rediculous things like this happen to me ALL THE TIME!!! hahaha
I really enjoy this card Teresa!
Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Lisa

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my Theresa! I can't believe you flushed your glasses. At least the frames are OK, right?

Love the card! I really like the black and white with the splash of red. Really striking!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow Theresa! :) I really love this! Fab image and amazing layout, and your eye for just putting the red colour on the balloons shows a real arty streak!

Love that sentiment - its brilliant!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a fun card Theresa! Love the splash of red!

Mandy said...

Hi Theresa,
I know it's not funny but I'm sorry I can't help laughing....Your card is amazing I love black and white themes so chic,and just the touch of red is lovely....Have a great week...
Mandy x

onecraftymama said...

Glasses mishaps are the absolute worst - I hope you have an old pair stashed somewhere so you don't have to be fuzzy-eyed until the new ones come. Besides not being able to see, I guess glasses are probably the most expensive "little" thing we can mess up. Ugh, ugh, UGH. I definitely have those kind of things happen...feels like a lot, probably you can tell from what I blog about...luckily no toilet mishaps lately. Knock wood.
Well, on THAT note, I love your card. I love that sentiment, and the neat silhouette. I love the little pop of red in the balloons - perfectly sassy :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh my goodness...what a crazy story! I LOVE all of the bold black and white layers in your card and the splashes of red!! And that sentiment is FABULOUS!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is just fabulous! I love the vibe of this card! You can join the ranks of my boss who dropped his cell phone in and it was GONE!