I don't know what inspires you to make cards; whether it's perusing blogs, magazines, sketches, photographs, music, etc. The possibilities are pretty much endless.
This DT card I made for Top Tip Tuesday's Challenge was inspired by a young teenage girl in my home who recently had her phone taken hostage. Said child, whom I love and adore, and yes, I continued to remind myself of this by stating with deep breaths, "I love her, I love her, I love her..." so as not to completely erupt; until a certain bedroom no longer looked like an F-5 tornado had wreaked total havoc in her little quadrant of the world.
I used to go to the movies for entertainment, but since becoming the mother of two teenagers, I've discovered there's quite a bit of amusement in watching the reactions of your kid's faces when you inform them that they've had certain electronic privileges removed. Have you seen the horror movies where the unsuspecting vampire is exposed to sunlight and instantly they start to wither, smolder and contort in excruciating pain?
Yep, that's my kids.
I'm happy to announce that her bedroom is spotless and has remained so. She's only been granted brief visitations with her phone, but after a good amount of time I'm sure they'll be happily reunited.
Here is a piece of furniture she found while cleaning up and this is my card inspiration.
My daughter and I did a revamp on her armoire. There was a shelf inside, but we took that out, painted the backboard, and put up a pretty floral contact paper on the sides. The doors were taken down and she painted the insides with chalkboard paint and then put the knobs back on backwards. They're pretty and she wanted to see them.
I really love the colors she chose and I don't know if it was the ambiance of this piece or the fact that her room was spotless, but I was inspired.
So what do you do with a butt-load of left over contact paper?
You make a card with it!
Sticking with the colors of her room and joining it with the challenge at
Top Tip Tuesday;
Top Tip Tuesday;
MYSTICAL MAGICAL FANTASY
and using the wonderful tutorial from our very talented and witty Elaine on her
Flap Opening Card, I made this.
I also wanted to incorporate this cute little bear from one of our sponsors called
Lenny Notes 4, from Stamp Fairy.
My mom and step-father are celebrating their 20th in March and so I thought I'd get an early start making their card.
Hope you've enjoyed the nutty anecdote of a day in the life of Lisa and the card it inspired and you'll find your way over to
TOP TIP TUESDAY for our 2 week challenge!
Also, don't forget, mid-way through we have our new,
Caught Our Eye winner as well.
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Hugs and Happy Stamping and Deep Breaths,