witticisms by Jess Witty

August 20, 2009

An Apple a Day

Or at least, an apple today on a timely little card below.

I tend to get a tiny bit overwhelmed when the opportunity comes up to work with a whole line of products. I get this urge to use some of *everything* on *everything* because it just seems like I need to in order to do it justice. Those urges tend not to turn out well, my friends. It's not that I really want to use everything on everything, it's just that I feel like I should. Does that make any sense?

Anyhow, I've kinda come to the realization that creating things and doing things while creating just because I think I should just does not work for me. I need to make what I make and use what I use simply because I like what I make and I like what I use... because it feels right, because that inner creative part of me says it will work. Not because I feel like I should. Know what I mean?

That's all to say, I was pretty happy with the way these two cards turned out. I used what I liked and I made what I liked.

And that makes me happy. {abc's & 123's} Teacher's Pet Collection (Imaginisce): PP = My New Pencil Box, Wipe That Up! Chipboard Stickers = I Love School Felt = Heart Felt shapes Ribbon = Recess Ribbons Stamp = Snag 'em Stamps (Best Teacher) Other: Cardstock = Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink) Ink = Versamark (Tsukineko) Die = Top Note (Stampin' Up) {think play learn} Teacher's Pet Collection (Imaginisce): PP = Welcome to Room 101, My New Pencil Box (front & reverse) I Love School chipboard stickers Recess Ribbons Other: Cardstock = Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

2 comments:

Tiff said...

That ribbon is to die for! I love both your cards! Yay you for using what you love! It's difficult when you get bogged down in things you HAVE to use!

terisplace said...

Both of these make me very happy. Great stuff, Jess!
Hope you are off to a good week. ---teri