So way back in mid-February, I told you I was picked for the Cord Camera & Scrapbook Studio Design Team. I also told you that I thought that meant that I'd be posting more often. Ha ha ha ha. I'm so funny. :P No, actually, I probably will be, but I have to wait for my schtuff to be posted on the Scrapbook Studio Blog before I could share it here. And of course that makes sense. But boy, I've been chomping at the bit to show you what I made.
I got assigned Jillibean Soup Game Day Chili - which is right up my alley - it's kraft cardstock based, with a sports theme. It's versatile enough for just about any sport and the colors are slightly muted primaries. Since Ted's uniforms are all a bright, bright shade of red that are impossible to match, I like that this line doesn't clash with it.
I must admit that I had a little anxiety about whether it was "ok" to pair the kraft color with white and then I had a weird moment of clarity that said "if YOU like it, that's all that matters." So I used the white with the kraft. I win! :P
I love the star paper - that is so versatile. In an industry that loves pink and flowers and swirls and glitter, boy-friendly papers are to be cherished. Could I use this line for girls? Absolutely! But I will always be glad to see new and fresh and fun and funky, especially when it works for boys.
Here's the card I made. Here's my confession on this one: I do not consider myself a card maker. Corollary confession: I am TERRIBLE at sending cards. I want to. In general, at least. I think about it inopportune times, like when I'm the shower: "I should make a thank you card for so-n-so." And then by the time I'm dried and dressed the thought is long gone. Part of why I'm not a card maker is because I'm not a stamper. (I'm not a stamper because (A) I'm not good at it and (B) I am NOT going any where near that slippery slope. I'm already broke from buying all these scrapbook supplies!) At any rate, I'm always a little self-conscious about the cards I create. Because they aren't stamped I feel like maybe I'm cheating, or they're some how not "real." Yeah, I know in my head that that's a load of BS, but whatever. However, for a coach, I like it. Manly, themed, grungy, and direct. And man-o-man, I love the dumb splatters across the bottom. I just want to dribble October Afternoon Inkers on everything!
Alright, I'm actually blogging from work. (Shhhh!) I have one other project to share, but I'll have to show you that another day. Stay tuned though, because it was my favorite thing from this line.