Tuesday, January 26, 2016


That's what it took to finish today's card.  
Please humor me while I explain, or just scroll down to the card if you'd rather.
Anyway... last evening, while half watching a terrible new TV show pilot and half browsing through cards on Pinterest, I came across a tutorial for a tile look card.   I also put a new tape cartridge in the new tape gadget that Santa (aka my mother and her helpful elf) brought me for Christmas.
This morning I set to work trying the tutorial.  It was easy, and the design turned out great.  I cut some complimentary layers, all from the CTMH Charlotte papers and began putting the card together.  I applied about 3 inches of adhesive to the first layer and the tape snapped.  Don't you just hate when that happens? It was a brand new cartridge!  Did you ever try to repair an adhesive tape cartridge?  It ain't easy!  and definitely not fun!  But, after multiple attempts, declining the cracker that my mother helpfully offered, taking a moment to unwind the tape stuck to my fingers and the table in order to go in the next room and fix a problem on her computer, and checking with my DH before he left for his golf game to make sure he was stopping for some milk, I managed to get the tape cartridge reassembled, the gadget working properly and the card finished.  

Stamps are from the January CTMH Stamp of the Month set.  The gold bow is a CTMH Fundamental accessory.  And the darling little metallic nail heads are by Queen & Co.
A CTMH online friend, Tracey Pierce, posted a beautiful card using these soft colors from the Charlotte papers and I just had to try one, too.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #51 - T is for technique (faux tiles) 
Simply Create Too Challenge #101 - Something New (I just picked up the orange nail heads last week.  I got purple, too!) 

That's it for now!  I have a new challenge badge to add to my blog.  Then I'm going to go get a cup of tea and, maybe, that cracker.


  1. Look at that highly coveted princess badge at the top of your page! ;) I really like this tile look! Makes a perfect background for your pretty card. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  2. Well worth the trouble, Debi! Beautiful card! Congrats on your new badge!

  3. Well, all I can do is stand here and wildly applaud you, Debi! Way to go, way to persevere, way to multi-task, and way to make a gorgeous card after all that!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Gorgeous Debi! Your faux tile came out perfectly! Mine always look weird and wonky! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for "T is for Technique"

  5. Beautiful tile look to your card and the colors are gorgeous. Thank you for playing with the Sisterhood again!

  6. This is gorgeous! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C


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