Sunday, June 22, 2014

Messy Missy Messy Me

One a personal note I'm not one to toss an hour or so of work because of a 'screw-up' ....I frequently 'make do'...coming up with a 'work-around'.

On a historical daughter's life long friend (they "met" in nursery school, attended high school and college together) was in nursery school called "Messy Missy".

I don't do well with 'Clean and Simple' challenges. I usually end up with too many layers and a card far from simple. I was in the mood to try something 'free and easy' - just stamping here and there. The FAIL with this attempt to try to be 'free and easy' and 'clean and simple' had to do with the CLEAN part. What the heck? I evidently am a VERY messy stamper! I had dribs and drabs, dots and dashes of sludge and smudge EVERYWHERE! To give you an idea of how messy I was with this - I will admit to all my goofs! Each of the tiny punched posies are covering a dot of something that evidently adorned my mitts! Oh - also the sentiment is placed over a dot of who know what?!  I'm worse than a kid with finger paints on a white linen tablecloth!

This must be why most of my cards are done using LAYERS of design paper...

Free and Easy
~Base card white linen card stock
~Layer of black card stock
~Fiskars Petals from Scratch - stamped and colored with Copics
~Large corner flower stamped on design paper; small flowers (bottom right and upper left) printed on base card stamped twice and 'popped up'
~Punch dragonfly with Smooch dots
~Four punch flowers with tiny circle punch centers
Challenges | Inspiration
Just Us Girls - color inspiration
A Girl Who Crafts - anything goes
Color Me Scrappy - photo inspiration
Craft for the Craic - flower or summer
The Craft Garden - colors
The Craft Garden - CAS
LauralCraft - things with wings
Glitter and Sparkle - yellow

Here's to inky fingers, getting creative with cover-ups, and full disclosures!

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. This is those sweet flowers and great colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  2. Wow, Wow, and TRIPLE WOW!!!! I LOVE THIS!!! You would never know of any drips or drabs anywhere! Just totally gorgeous! The colors, design......everything!
    If you want to meet a true Messy Missy.....come see ME! I'm the world's worst!
    LOVE your card!

  3. Fabulous card - love the dimension you added! Thanks for joining in with JUGS~

  4. beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Color Me Scrappy! :)

  5. Such a pretty card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  6. Very nice and clean card ! Thank you for playing at CMS !

  7. I too, tend to get ink where I don't want it! Your card is so lovely and those added elements are the perfect finishing touch, even if they are covering up some smudges! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  9. Messy Missy Mighty Magnificent! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along at CMS! :)

  10. With all the 'messiness' you admit to you sure came up with a lovely and very well balanced card!! Great save, I love it!
    thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  11. da ist dir eine tolle karte gelungen.

    danke fürs mitmachen beim ASC.

    glg meggi

  12. Pretty card! Love what you did it looks great! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  13. What a fun card, love the paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls!

  14. i love the 'simplicity' of this card ... its not over embellished - still gorgeous
    Thank you for joining in Craft for the Craics challenge
    Pixie DT member

  15. This is wonderful!!! Very well done!

    Thanks for joining us at CMS :-)

  16. Such a pretty, little number! LOVE that way those blooms wrap towards the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Me Scrappy!

  17. Very nice card! Thanks for joining us at CMS!

  18. Oops worked in your favor this time! I'm not much of a card maker... oh since you were so honest in your post, I'll be honest... I've never made a card in my life! You make me want to start. This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with Color Me Scrappy!


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