Friday, November 30, 2012

Feeling Frazzled?

Good morning!  Does the impending holiday season leave you feeling frazzled?  At times, I do....  (Especially when I leave the SFYTT until the last day...where did November go?)  My card today is a reminder to...Keep Calm and Recharge!  So the next time you are feeling like the Energizer bunny, take some time for yourself...have a latte, read a book, exercise...whatever leaves you feeling refreshed.

Sentiment: Technique Tuesday
Ink: SU! Melon Mambo, Versamark
Paper: SU! Soft Sky and Melon Mambo, Carta Bella "Merry and Bright" DP
Embellies: Energizer AAA Battery, Grosgrain Ribbon (scrap)
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Red Line Tape

Tip: I found that if I inked my stamp first with Versamark and then with colored ink, I achieved a better impression.  The battery is heavy, so I used a strip of Red Line Tape to secure it.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers: Anything Goes (Christmas or Festive) 
Moving Along With the Times: Use 3 elements starting with the same letter (blue, battery, balls)
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
SFYTT (November): Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown: Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by!



Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the sentiment and fab

Amy said...

Love this idea! Great mix of papers, and I love the sketch.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh you are so clever Angela. Love love love it.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Angela
Stunning card..... Love the layout...
Hugs sylvie xxx

Imke said...

What a fun idea with the battery, Angela ! Fabulous card- love the DP.

Linda Palmer said...

What a cool save. Love this Angela. Beautiful papers and love the sentiment. I have a hard time deciding on papers and you always seem to pick the perfect ones.

Lozzy said...

great card Angela, love you idea using the battery and the sentiment x

Debbie said...

This is such a cute idea!! Fun DPs!!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a wonderful design Angela… I love the battery embellishment with the sentiment… it's a genius idea! the papers and layout are gorgeous too! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Hugs Sue xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, I love the sentiment and the battery and the card design is fabulous.

Jessi Fogan said...

Love the Versamark tip - I know it works a wonder when I'm using Distress inks with clear stamps :)
And, BRILLIANT idea for a card! I have so many batteries - the kids go through them like water!

Kathy said...

LOL! What a great idea with the battery, so clever Angela!

Chris said...

are you romoting battery operated toys? lolololol

very cute and funny!!

Larissa said...

Hihihihi what a fun card. How clever to use a battery together with that sentiment.

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers