witticisms by Jess Witty

July 23, 2009

Ahoy!

And so it continues. This whole blogging gig is still so foreign that sitting down to write still makes me feel kinda... I don't know... exposed, or something. Similar to how I felt yesterday at Target when I was shopping for clothes for CHA - yeah, Target, I know, I know, high end, but I'll come back to this point - and my little brood and I were all in the special dressing room with the wheelchair picture on it (because, let's face it, that is the only room that 2 little boys, 1 baby in an infant carseat, and one adult can all fit in together) when my devilishly handsome and sometimes equally behaved middle son decided to open the door. Exposed, I tell ya. True story. And yes, Target does top the list of places for me to shop for clothing because it has the perfect combination of these things:
  • cart to hold the previously mentioned infant carseat (that goes in the actual cart part)
  • seat with strap to hold the previously mentioned devilishly handsome and sometimes equally behaved son
  • free cookie to reward my devilishly handsome and most times equally behaved older son with after picking middle son's spilled cheerios up off the dressing room floor and telling him not to put them in his mouth after they've (both cheerios and children) been on the floor
      Clothes that I like are just a bonus at this point. Old Navy is my other go-to store when I have children (which is pretty much, uh, all the time), but I'll save my favorite things about ON for another day.> On to today's project. Yesterday's card was scrappy... sort of. At least, it used stickers and not stamps. So I decided I should go with stampy today. This card features a lot of my very favorite elements... simple stamped images, lots of white space, a simple embellishment for pop, and my favorite size (3 1/2" x 5"). I love, love, love this size and I prefer it even to A2. I love how it balances small focal images and how it makes large focal images seem even bigger. It is so easy to make a smaller card look full and finished without doing much to it. Love that. I originally intended for the stamped images to stand alone, but then I decided that they looked a bit bare, so I added the strip of "waves" covered with a bit of glitter. Much better. Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments about the Paper Crafts announcement! I've been really overwhelmed by all that you've said and I'm so happy (and relieved!) to be able to share it with you. Thanks, everyone!

      Ahoy Little Sailor card

      Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI)

      Ink: Basic Brown, Bashful Blue, & Real Red (SU)

      Cardstock: White (PTI), Bashful Blue (SU)

      Other: Dazzling Diamonds(SU), Scallop scissors (Fiskars), Niji Waterbrush

    • 11 comments:

      Kathleen said...

      OH, this is so sweet! I can't believe you watercolored that! I'm bad with the watercolor brush---but I could try it....I have this set, and all those colors....hmmmm, nah---I'll let you! Lovely---oh, and the Target story---been there!

      Julie Masse said...

      Wonderful card - it's be so great for a baby boy announcement - quick & easy but cute!! :)

      KanataNewf said...

      Such a sweet little card.

      jen said...

      Love the simplicity of this card! It's so sweet! And love the watercolors too- yay!
      Target has free cookies? How did I miss that?!

      papertrufflez said...

      *chuckle* Girl finally got a blog. *wink* It's all good--as long as you don't let it control you! *mondo hugs* JulieHRR

      Bernice said...

      Hahaha don't you just love shopping with the little ones?

      Love the cute card!

      Donna Baker said...

      what a cute card! I love the look of the waves (will have to case that) and the fun card size - I'll have to try that too! your shopping story is funny - I can only imagine the adventures (look forward to hearing more!)

      Sherry Wright said...

      Yippee, so happy you have a blog! Love the design and your super adorable card. Too funny about Target (well to me anyway). ;) Congrats again friend. :)

      Mel said...

      I found your blog! :) Madeline loves to make cards and bookmarks, so I'll have to share with her. I still have some of your Christmas cards that I have saved because they are so pretty. Love the Target story!!

      glitter girl said...

      Well... for not being savvy in the tech department, you sure do have a SWEET blog! I love how it's set up - colors, fonts, etc. I love this little card, too! I have that set, but don't think I'ved used the sailboat image much at all.
      BTW - I love Target & Old Navy myself... ;-)

      Maria L. said...

      Hi! Stumbled upon your blog and just had to tell you that if we're ever at the same store, we'd have to duke it out for the one with the wheelchair pic :) LOL It's the only one I go to as well. I have 3 kiddos and am also usually armed with a cart, bag with snacks, drinks and whatever toy of the day that ends up in my hand to hold - you get what I mean. Anyway, your blog cracks me up and your cards inspire (I too am a fan of the lazy, but clean style), so I'll be following along in my google reader if that's ok with you. ;) Have a great Friday, jess!