Monday, February 16, 2009

Note to self: read directions first

Good Monday morning everyone!
I have a new look...I changed my header, something more personal to me as I have a very feisty 'Altered Ego' - get it? Haha! I am not the most talented card maker, but I find sooo much pleasure in altering things. I think that's my earthy crunchy way of re-purposing existing stuff, or making everyday items more appealing. Whatever the reason, I am happiest when I have scissors and glue in my hands. And with spring right around the corner, it was time for happy and sweet colors. ;)

The reason for this title is a reminder to myself - to SLOW down! Gabby sent Melissa and me a template for her Saturday Challenge and I quickly went to work on it. I was so happy when I was done...until I realized I did it wrong. HAHA! It was supposed to be a flower holder, but I just read it as a holder. And so I made a little butterfly house, uploaded it to my blog, time stamped my entry, then went to bed. I woke up at 5am and realized what I did! In all due respect to Gabby, I worked on my other card and gave this one to DH for V-day. Although it wasn't anything drastic, I learned my lesson. Too often I am multi-tasking and missing the point. Although this is the plight of all moms, I am going to make an effort to slow down and smell the flowers. Or in this case, the butterflies.
Have a wonderful day!
*Love and Aloha*

16 comments:

rachelsigmak said...

I looooooove your new header. I was inches away from going aka, but went ek in the end. These are so adorable, and your 'mistake' is gorgeous as well!

Lisa Phillippi said...

You are too funny-I dont see the butterfly card as mistake -I love it- Everyones take is unique. I love how you interpreted the idea!Fabulous new header! You are an inspiration!

Gabby said...

HOLY CRAP JONI! I LOVE your new header!!! I love what you've been making of those holders! I checked my Michaels and nothing there...maybe in 2 weeks when I visit my MIL there will be some at her local M's! I SOOOO want to make one of these...like BAD! LOL!

Shannon said...

LOVE the new header! It's so perfect!!!!

Your cards are adorable. And I know exactly what you mean about slowing down....I did an "oops" like that this weekend. Got to making a card for a Gina K challenge and completly forgot to use Gina K stamps!!!

Ann said...

OMG!!!! Your new header is TOO CUTE! LOVE it!!!!

Catherine said...

Love your header, made me want to look at your blog. You have some great stuff.

Liann said...

I totally love your new header...TFS

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Your new banner is fab.

I think your pocket of butterflies is lovely.

xiumaiyuki said...

I love your new banner! Those are so cute!!!! and those butterflies...beautiful. You're one of the reasons, I'm an Anya fan now. :)

Melissa Craig said...

The new header is wonderful and so is the butterfly card!! You are sooo talented. You're just as great at cards as you are with your altered ego. Maybe that should've been the name of your blog. heehee

laos348 said...

You may have done it wrong, but the finished project is beautiful. And your header is awesome - love it!

PaperCrafty said...

Love your new header and the butterfly card!!!

Wendy said...

This is just beautiful, I love your houses on your new header, they are just fabby

Becky said...

I love your new header, these are gorgeous.

Alfred Gallardo said...

Very good lesson learned Joni. As a typical man, I don't read directions, and it has cost me both money and time... :D

Debsg said...

Stunning card. Love the colours and embellishments.