Monday, May 16, 2011


Hello! Somehow it is Monday already! Ugh! I am really dragging today! I hope you had a nice weekend! I did, it just wasn't long enough, as usual! 
In April, Papertrey Ink released a stamp set called Gunge Me. I thought it was really cool and immediately wanted it, but when I placed my order, it was out of stock. I knew I was going to be placing an order on May 15th, but since it was release night, if I waited until then to buy Grunge Me it would be a while before I would get it, and I wanted it sooner rather than later. I was very excited last Wednesday when I saw a very nice forum friend was selling their set. Of course I jumped on it, and she was so nice to go right off to the Post Office to mail it! I was even more excited to find it in my mailbox when I got home from work Friday night! She lives in CA, so I really hadn't expected it quite that quickly! I needed to make a birthday card for a male, so I thought this would be a great way to break in this new set! This is when I came up with:

And the inside:

This is so completely different than any kind of cards I normally make, so I'm not even sure it's nice or how much I like it. I mean, I do think it turned out pretty cool, but I'm just not 100% sure. Anyway, I will hopefully be using this set more in the future and continue getting comfortable with it. I'd appreciate any feedback or suggestions!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monica K. said...

I think it turned out great, Jess! The grunge style is usually out of my comfort zone too since I usually do CAS cards. I really like how you combined the patterns so well and that's not easy to do! I need to start using that set more too so thanks for the inspiration!

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, this is great! I like this set, but know I couldn't do anything with it. you nailed it!

Court said...

This is fabulous! Great job! Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my welcome post at the My Mind's Eye Blog! I was so touched by the overwhelmingly warm welcome! And I knew your name! Your comment made be blush. I really appreciated it!