When rubber stamping, do you ever get “in the zone” so deep that your project takes a completely different turn and you don’t even realize it until it’s done?

And does a red and black Christmas card makes sense? Well, it DOES if you live in Atlanta, GA as I do. (Think Atlanta Falcons and UGA). BUT … (sigh) … does it make sense for ME, a New Orleans native and LSU grad, to make a red and black Christmas card? HECK NO!!!!!!

What was I thinking???

If I had planned to go in that direction in light of football season I could have made this black and gold for my beloved Saints, or purple and gold for my LSU Tigers. But nooooooo. As I said earlier … I must have been “in the zone.” The wrong “end” zone.

Here’s how it developed: I knew I wanted to make a red wreath using the pinecone stamp. PPA220And then I wanted to incorporate one of the yummy DSPs from my Trim the Tree stack. But because I was following the PPA 220 sketch , I couldn’t make it work to my satisfaction. One thing led to another and … well, you see the result. All kidding aside, I actually do like this card. I just can’t send it to any members of my family …



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8 thoughts on “WHAT WAS I THINKING????

    • Thanks Dawn. Funny you should mention Ga Tech. My swap on Oct 4th is going to be similar (with a different twist) and I toyed with the idea of doing a “Geaux Tiger” card with purple and gold or “Go Yellow Jackets” in yellow and black. But I decided to keep it holiday related instead. 🙂


  1. Great card….great post! This is what I love about what we do – we can mix our personal loves with cardmaking! Thanks for playing this week with the PPA Challenge!


  2. I LOVE this card, and I LOVE the red and black, and, no, I don’t have a team that has those colors. 🙂 That gorgeous bow ties it all together perfectly, and the ‘wreath’ made with the pinecones is awesome. Thanks for playing along at Pals Paper Arts this week!


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