Thursday, December 5, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #143

Good afternoon fellow crafters! Hope you all are having a fabulous day! The last few days have been a little stressful and I cannot wait for the weekend! Today is the first day I have had off during the week in a LONG time! I am definitely enjoying the peace and quiet today! I promised myself I was going to spend as much time as possible cleaning up my craft room today because it looks like this right now:

Now this is actually an improvement from last night. Let me tell you, I tore my craft room apart. I was putting together my card for this week's Make it Monday Challenge and I was looking for my Papertrey Ink One Liners Die collection and I just could not find it ANYWHERE. I was devastated. I looked and looked and looked. Needless to say, I still have not had any luck finding it. I am almost positive that I may have accidentally thrown the bag they were in away in the trash... :( I am so sad! I remember last using them and I may have left them on top of a pile of magazines. I might have piled MORE magazines on top of those, and well just this past weekend, I threw all those magazines in the recycling bin without sifting through them. TERRIBLE MISTAKE. I am just praying there was nothing else in there that I wasn't supposed to toss because the trash was all picked up yesterday morning. And the worst part? The One Liners Die collections have been Out of Stock for a while now :( My fault, I guess I have learned my lesson! I still need to finish cleaning up in here and am hoping that by some small chance I end up finding the dies!

Anywho, back to the challenge! This week Danielle Flander's has shown us how to make a card using this technique called "Modern Whimsy" style. I used Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Parade #9 and the Fancy Snowflake Dies for this card, along with a Kraft cardstock base. The "Bring on the Merry!" sentiment is from Hero Arts Bring on the Merry Stamp Set. I don't remember which paper pack the patterned paper is from because I pulled them out of my scrap pile. I also added some Velum banner die cuts as well. Want to here another devastating story? This is even more devastating than losing one die set. MY BIG SHOT BROKE! I was die-cutting my banners using PTI's double-ended banner die and it just BROKE! I looks like the bottom roller somehow got detached from the crankshot, I tried to fix it, but it is no use. I read around online how it might be possible to fix it, but I just ended up ordering another one and should have it by next week. NO BIG SHOT FOR A WEEK!!! How will I survive?!?!

Of course, I would have loved to add more layers to my card, but there just isn't much I can do without my big shot. I am in mourning until next week. Owell. Guess I definitely have to clean now.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!


Melissa Sibert said...

Beautiful card, Lex. I am sorry to hear you list your dies and Big Shot broke all in the same crafting session. Have a wonderful Christmas season.

Jacquie Southas said...

Oh I hope the missing dies show up :( The card you made is so pretty - love the vellum mixed with the patterned papers!

Kristii said...

Oh no!! I hope you find the dies!! You will have so much fun playing with them!! If you need me to cut some colors out for you and send them to you, please let me know!!
I love your card! Your design is fabulous and I absolutely love the sentiment!!

Marcia said...

Despite all your trials, your card turned out absolutely beautiful! I hope your dies turn up soon and your new Bigshot will be something fun to look forward to in the mail! :0)

Helen F. said...

Oh Alex, you card is so pretty. Love all the layered banners and the snowflake is just perfect under the sentiment strip.
PS: hope your find your dies, I was heartbroken when I lost a small clear stamp from one of my PTI sets~~then found it in my refrigerator OF ALL PLACES! I will keep my fingers crossed you find your dies

Birgit said...

Hello Alex, lovely card for sure!!! Cannot get enough of this beautiful snowflake you used and even covered in glitter, it`s just perfect! So sorry to hear about your dies, happened to me too so I totally understand how that feels. Most dies in the end do show up againg though ... :-) so stay positive.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is so pretty Alex! Love the banners and snowflake on craft. Sorry to hear about your Big Shot & die troubles.