This card is for the color challenge on SCS today ~~ Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum. You know I love my purples, but I was having a difficult time incorporating the soft suede in without any greens. I was stumped. Then I looked at my BLOG background and I thought that I could do the patterned background in suede with some butterflies.
I started off with the Suede card stock and stamped the pattern BG on it. Then I cut a 3" strip of some pale plum DP from the Enchante package (retired -- I think it was from the spring of 07). I was going to place that in the middle and have 3 butterflies along the border. That didn't look right. So then I cut a circle out of the DP and lined it up along the left side. I placed the ribbon right across the middle, but again I couldn't get the 3 butterflies to work. Then I moved the ribbon down, but that still didn't work. So I cut another circle with the sentiment and placed that up at the top. I was liking this more and more -- you see this rest. So that is how this card came to be. I think I went overboard with the rhinestones, and I want something else in the big circle -- but it's a good card.
I was kinda tickled with myself for thinking up this layout, I loved the circles -- I don't do them enough. I was going to take my pictures but my batteries were dead. While I was waiting for my batteries to re-charge, I starting blurfing. I came across a card almost exactly like mine, guess what it was from Taylor's Sketch challenge. Now I would like to think that Taylor and I think alike (who wouldn't -- she is one talented lady!!!), but I am sure that I saw a card this weekend while I was blurfing and it stuck in the back of my mind. I guess this layout wasn't my own idea.
Now you are probably wondering why I am telling you all this. 99.99% of the time I create what I think are my own cards. If I do CASE a card I try and give credit where credit is due. To be honest, I blurf a lot, so what I think is my own idea may have come from a card that I saw. I am sure this is true of a lot of stampers. So I guess I accidentally CASEd Taylor's card and sketch.
I debated whether or not I was going to bring this other issue up, but my feelings were really hurt. On Friday I created a card for the LPS challenge, we were supposed to be inspired by a President. I created an Easter card. When I was little my parents took us to the White House for the Easter Egg roll -- it was so fun and I have never forgotten each time we went. Someone left an anonymous comment on my BLOG (I have deleted it) saying that Faith thought of this idea first, and I should have given her credit -- like I stole her idea -- well I didn't. (For the record I do not think that Faith had anything to do with this). I guess my point is that just because you may think that someone "Copied" your idea, they may have thought of it on their own -- or may think that they did.
There are a lot of stampers out there who do not like it when they are CASEd, personally I am flattered when someone wants to CASE one of my card -- it means they liked it. I would love it if you let me see your card, but if you don't -- no biggie. I guess the only thing that would be bad about CASEing is if you copied one of my cards exactly and then won a contest or earned some money from it -- not likely, my cards aren't THAT good.
Well I guess that's all. If you made it this far thanks for listening to me vent. Have a great day!!
Stamps: Well Scripted, Pattern BG
Paper: Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Enchante DP
Inks: Perfect Plum
Extras: Cuttle bug, Nesties, Butterfly embosslit, Rhinestones, Suede ribbon