Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Life Isn't Perfect

Life isn't perfect--but that's what makes it interesting, right? Sometimes stamping isn't perfect either. In fact, most times, stamping is imperfect. It's those imperfections that make our artwork interesting. What's the motto? There are no stamping mistakes, only stamping opportunities. 

So I appreciate the sentiment from the Perfect Pennants set that says "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!" I guess I'm the little apple that didn't fall too far from my mother's tree: she always had a positive attitude and always looked on the bright side. (And, man, that was totes annoying when I was a teenager.) But she was right about not sweating the small stuff. If you dwell on the imperfections, you'll never see the wonders of this life that God has blessed us with. 

I grabbed the Gorgeous Grunge set and thought I'd just grunge up the card in this week's colors from the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge. When I first saw the colors, I thought they were yucky imperfect together, but when I saw the wonderful creations from the design team, I was wowed!! Who would have thought to put together Pacific Point, Summer Starfruit, and Smoky Slate? Connie & Mary of course!


Here's my wondrous work of imperfect. And look, ma, no ribbon, no buttons, no bling! Just direct-to-paper and a couple of layers.

(Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge; Inks:Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate; Card Stock: Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Whisper White; Accessories: NONE!!!)


  1. The sentiment and grunge are a PERFECT match in this card! No need for extra embellishments! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I think your card is so creative! The sentiment and the background are a great combo and I love what you wrote about life not being perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  3. What a fun way to use those grunge stamps! I love that saying, too, and it works perfectly with the grunge! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!