Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pity Party


There are so many reasons this card is perfect for my friend, Jill. You see, she is working hard on her thesis and taking a statistics class all at the same time. Instead of creating beautiful cards in her spare time, she doesn't have any spare time. That's where I come in. She sent a shout out to some of her stamping friends to help her with her blog while she finishes her school projects. Of course, I said yes. Her challenge to us was to make a Graduation, Encouragement or Pity Party card. Graduation, Encouragement cards, got that. But a Pity Party card? What in the world is that? So, that is the card I chose.

Actually once I got started, it seemed quite easy. Think about Jill, what is she feeling sorry for herself about? That darn statistics class. All those numbers swirling around in her head. Must be making her crazy! So out came my brand new dominoes Cuttlebug folder. Plenty of numbers on that. Will make a good background. What else should I do? How about using the Submarine stamp? She loves submarines. The reason I bought it was because of her. I know! I can make the background a swirl of numbers and she can be floating around in them. Just used the direct to paper shading method and the background was finished. Used Doodlebug sugared paper for the waves. Good. Now what to use for the sentiment? "Woe is me" was running around in my head the whole time I was thinking of what to do but there isn't a stamp that I know of that says "Woe is me". So, I made my own. Soon she will make it to the surface in her submarine and be able to claim success over her new degree. Hang in there, Jill. To the victor goes the spoils.

6 comments:

Michellem said...

I'll bet Jill just LOVES this card!! Great job!

Glenda J said...

This totally rocks. I think it's freakin' brilliant!

Jill Grace said...

I TOTALLY love this :) Thanks so much for not only being so thoughtful but for totally cracking me up!

Debstamps said...

Love the way you think Dawn! Fantastic card!

Mona said...

Cute Card, what is the name of the Stamp Set with the Submarine? I'm sure it's retired, but would love to know.

Thank you,
Mona

Dawn said...

Mona, That is an old A Muse stamp from many years ago. It is simply called Submarine. Hope you can find one.