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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Better Late Than Never

I finally finished a project! I started working on the "LOVE" letters way back in the beginning of January with the intention of having them listed on Etsy far in advance of the Valentine's Day rush. {Remember, one of my 2010 goals was to be better prepared for gift-giving holidays.}

However, after my Google Adwords debacle and my near bankrupt business after it, I pretty much lost all of my creative "mojo." I'd sit and try to make something, but nothing. I'd find tons of other junk to do so I didn't have time to create (I may have mentioned my recent complete reorganization of all of our paperwork). I even lamented to my mom who basically said "get over it."

Now, back to the letters. I'd try to work on them, then put them aside, work on them a little more and put them aside again. I totally wasn't "feeling" them at all. A few weeks ago, I even went so far as to put them away in a tote out of my sight to help alleviate my guilt that they were not getting listed.

I pulled them out today and something came to me. . .I was inspired by the vinyl wall art I finally applied yesterday. This is the finished project. It is permanently attached to my wall and therefore not going on etsy. Oh well.  At least I like it.

What do you think? 

Details for those that are crafty and/or interested: Letters are from Michael's and are covered with some SU designer series paper that retired last year. I didn't have enough paper to cover each one with it's own sheet of paper, so I patch worked it. Ribbon 5/8 inch grosgrain in Riding Hood Red (retired), Pink Pirouette (retired) and Chocolate Chip. I also inked the edges with a finger dauber using Riding Hood Red. Die cut letters are textured Chocolate Chip card stock (SU) using Cricut's Storybook and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges. 

1 comment:

Alison@howdoesshe said...

LOVE it!!!
Thanks for showing us!

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