Friday, January 9, 2009

TO POST OR NOT TO POST ????

I honestly didn't know whether to post this card or not. I even e-mailed the photo to some good stampin' friends asking their honest opinion. I've heard back from one friend (Lorri Heiling) encouraging me to post it. So, here it is (deep breath)...

I used Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge #37 of Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White ... along with Julee Tillman's Mojo Sketch #68. This is the first time I've used this stamp set, Stitched Exotics. It is one of the three stamp sets I received for free for winning the December WOW! Contest.


RECIPE
Stamps:
Stitched Exotics, All Holidays

Paper:
Manchester DP, Haiku DP, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Blue Bayou CS

Ink:
Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

Embellishments:
Flower Fusion Too, Light Blue Circle Ice Brads, Jumbo Eyelet, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Dew Drops, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon

Tools:
Crop-A-Dile, 1/2" Circle Punch, Small and Large Oval Punches

Supplies:
Stampin' Dimensionals


** On another matter .... Does anyone see my counter on the right sidebar? I changed browsers the other night and my counter has been missing ever since! Anyone know how I can find it again?
Edited To add ... Seems as though I'm not the only one with an MIA counter ... I'll hold out to see if it repairs itself for now. Hopefully, it's counting in the meantime!

90 comments:

Speedystamper said...

Fantastic card! I love the colors and what a great sketch! Thanks for posting, Nancy!

Dale said...

Your card is beautiful Nancy, no need to hesitate oh your creations.
About the counter, mine is missing as well and when I realized mine was missing I checked your blog as well as Dawn Easton's blog and they are missing too. I am guessing it is that paricular widget but I don't know how to solve it either. If you find out let me know too and I will do the sa.me

Karen Giron said...

I'm so glad you posted this card Nancy, it's beautiful! Love it!!

Kerry J. said...

Definitely to post!!! Gorgeous card!! No hesitation needed!

pescbrico said...

To post is the answer!!! It's a beautiful one :)

Regan said...

oh heck ya...this is gorgeous!!!

mudmaven said...

I love this card! So glad you decided to post it. My counter has gone missing as well. I'd be interested in finding out what's going on if you find out. Maybe I'll get on Google groups and post a question. ~chris

Maria Gurnsey said...

This is beautiful!! It all works so well together!!!!

Kelly said...

To post or not to post, my goodness Nacey, this crd is beautiful!! I'm so glad you decided to go ahead and post it!!

I do see your counter there, I just can't get it to load for some reason...mine is on my blog, so I am baffled, sorry I'm no help!!

Kelly

Traci said...

I agree- this card is very pretty!!

Tara said...

gorgeous!!! so glad you posted...I can't believe you were hesitating!! :)

Tertia said...

I like the card, well done!
My counter is also MIA, wonder whats going on?

Tracey Old said...

wow, love your card. so glad you posted it.

Cori S said...

Ooo what a great card! It's gorgeous!

LaurieF said...

Nancy, this is stunning! Love your color combo, great dew drop accents and hardware. Beautifully done!

Laura said...

Hey Nancy, Why would you hesitate on posting this card... it's great!! I love that color combo from Kristina! I love what you did w/ the orange flowers and brown (felt?) in the middle!! So cute!!

Kelly Jo said...

oh my gosh!!! I'd be thrilled if I could come up with a card this great.

So glad you posted!

Stacey Schafer said...

I'm glad you listened to Lorri! She was right to encourage you to post this Exotic Beauty:) Love it...as always!

Shari Bielefeld said...

Really great card! and no, I can't see your counter!!

Lisa Page said...

Why on earth would you ever wonder about this card? It's fabulous! I really, really like it- great job. It'll be in Kristina's Top Ten Picks for sure! TFS!

Andrea said...

Great Card.

Sue said...

oh gorgeous card dont know why you didnt know if to post or not, beautiful, sue.x

Venessa said...

To post or not... Definitely post - I love this card!! Thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

Wow! It's lovely! Thank you for posting your gorgeous card.

Rose Ann said...

I'm not sure why you questioned yourself about posting this...but it's gorgeous, Nancy!! Love the colors, bling, hardware...and of course the beautiful images!!

Jennifer said...

I love this card...very pretty!

Aimee said...

My counter pooped last night too! I'm pretty bummed...I think you can reset it to whichever number you want though? That stinks!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Fantastic card Nancy - love the big beautiful flowers! Don't be afraid to post your cards - it's funny that sometimes we're too critical about our own creations only to find that everyone else loves them!
Re your MIA Blog Counter - it must be a world-wide thing as mine has done the same thing recently. Sometimes when I check my blog it's there, other times it's not and sometimes, my Followers are not there either! Modern technology is wonderful isn't it? LOL

AMY FLEMING said...

This is a stunner!!! you go girl!!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

This is just gorgeous!! LOVE it! :-)

for2nately said...

Love it! So glad you posted it!
Elizabeth

Sherri said...

This is so so pretty! I love the way you used the jumbo eyelet and added the bling!

Sherri said...

This is so so pretty! I love the way you used the jumbo eyelet and added the bling!

Jennifer Engle said...

You seriously crack me up! You always seem to hate really cute cards!!! I LOVE it. This stamp set is not one of my favorites, and now I am thinking I want it! Great job, and quit selling yourself so short!!

Jenn D said...

I think it's gorgeous! I have this set, and have a hard time using it. I love how you used the CI challenge.

Marie said...

Ditto to what everyone else said! Great card, and my widget is messed up too. I'm giving it a few more days. Sad thing is I needed to know my hits because I was within a couple hundred of a milestone and want to post some Boot Loot (blog candy). I guess I'll just do it without knowing!! :)

joyk said...

I think you must be too hard on yourself........it is absolutely gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy!!! We would you ever think NOT to post something, you haven't made a bad card since I started cyber stalking you!!! LOL Love it friend!

rachel said...

I love it so much I think I'll CASE it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool card!! Thanks for sharing!!
-t

Mary said...

Why wouldn't you post it? The card is gorgeous!

Stamp and Smile said...

Very nice Nancy!!! I would be proud to post this GORGEOUS card girl.... Smiles!! :) I lost my counter too… I’m bummed!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. I don't know why you hesitated to post it. I am glad you did.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Caroline Colgan said...

Of course you should post it!
It's a lovely card as yours always are!

Caroline Colgan said...

PS My counter is missing too!!

Sue said...

My counter has been missing for several days too...I finally went to another free counter provider and put a new one on, remembering where approx I was last time...darn it!
And why wouldnt you post this...I love how you put all those colors together!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to post it...it ROCKS!!! You go girl!!

Gretchen Clark said...

So glad you posted!!! Awesome card
:0)

Lisa Brown said...

This is a great card, Nancy! Glad you posted!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is stunning, Nancy! I can't believe you weren't going to post it!!!

My stat counter is not working either!!

Michelle said...

Cute card! I love your work!

My counter is gone too. Must be something to do with "Free Counter" because the html is all still there. It's frustrating! PLEASE post if anyone figures it out.

Marie said...

OMG! Nancy this card is gorgeous I love all the elements and the colour combo is perfect!
Sadly I have no time to participate in Kristina's challenge this week but I'm enjoying all the submissions!

Nicole S. said...

I'm so glad you posted this--it's fabulous! TFS.

Ryemilan said...

Fabulous card Nancy. I am sooooo glad that you posted it to share with us.

Best wishes,
Sam.

Corie said...

Definitley post -- I love this!! Sometimes we are our own worst critic -- I know I am.

My counter is messed up too :(

Norine said...

love the card its very pretty
my counter is also gone grrrrr
HUgs
Norine

Stamp With Linz said...

Nancy, you're crazy, this card is lovely! It's nice to see so many posts lately, we've missed you! :)

About the counter...it may be gone, I lost one of mine but I still had site meter so it told me my correct number...

Have a great weekend!

Lori A. said...

Gorgeous card! I don't know what your hesitation was about. :)

bloggingjenn said...

I'm so glad you posted this - it's a beautiful card! It was a tough color challenge, but I think you pulled it off very nicely. Love the set, too!

dasimonds said...

Your Card is Beautiful!
Great Design and Wonderful Colors!
TFS

Joanne B. said...

I'm glad you posted it, its BEAUTEOUS! Love it!!!

Erin said...

Great card! This is one of my fav. stamp sets and it is so cool to see what you did with it.

ptstamper said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. The color combo. would have been out of my comfort zone too! You never know until you try.

Maureen said...

Oh, I'm so glad you posted it! It's beautiful and reminds me that spring is just around the corner!!

Lynn said...

This card is beautiful, why would you have any doubt at all! The color combo and details are wonderful!

Looks like I'm not the only one missing a counter :(

Christine said...

That is an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for all the inspiration that you share.

Pam Downs said...

I found your counter!!! It was under my stamping desk. :) No, seriously, LOVE your card! Love the sketch! Thanks for sharing.

newenglandstamper said...

Good heavens - this card is a knock-out!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Nancy! I LOVE how you created your card from two amazing challenges! You must use this set again, your card is a total masterpiece but aren't they all!

Thanks for stopping by, Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Jennifer :)

Stephanie Zeto said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I saw the card before actually reading the post and knew I would send you a comment about how pretty it was. You are so talented and such an inspiration when my mojo is missing! Thanks for sharing.

Angie Tieman said...

Okay, this card is FABULOUS! Not sure why you were debating whether to post or not to post...I don't see any blood stains on it...or any secret spy messages hidden within...so can't imagine why you wouldn't post it! LOVE it!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So was the posting debate related to your blog layout or did you lose your eyeglasses after it was made? Holy Nancy...this is the most refreshing and fabulous cards I've seen all week! I might have to do a special "Me Picks" just to feature this! Give your head a shake! I'm glad you didn't make me miss it though. That would have been very bad.

Vera said...

So glad you decided to post this beauty! Fabulous card!!!

Regina Runge said...

Sakes Alive! It's gorgeous! I am jealous that this is the kind of card you call into question! You should see my questionable cards! You'd laugh! I love it and will save it to my favorites!
Regina :)

Simmy said...

Oh Nancy, how could you have doubts about posting this card? It's absolutely gorgeous !!!!!!!! Congrats on winning the December WOW contest !!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Love your card Nancy! I'm so glad that you posted it for us! Your work is always incredible! :D

Karen Motz said...

Nancy, I LOVE this card. I can't believe you even contemplated not posting it!!! It's gorgeous!!! Aren't we always our worst critics though! LOL :)

Deb M. said...

Absolutely beautiful!! All your creations are stunning & this one is no exception. Love seeing your work.

TFS...

Dawn Easton said...

I think it's fantastic Nancy! I love the boldness of the stamps and colours you used!!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

OH my word...heavens yes you need to post it! I am so glad you did! This is such a great design! I love the flowers, the details, everything!

Christina Hill said...

Oh my gosh! Why would you even wonder? It's fantastic! I love how you combined the layout with the colour challenge. The metal accent plate in the middle is gorgeous too! You have no reason to doubt yourself. :)

Julie said...

WHY would you NOT post this card?! It's fantastic!! Love it!

Rose said...

What a beautiful card, Nancy! Great card for this color challenge. Definitely worth the post! Thanks for sharing! :)

silkeledlow said...

Fantastic card - Nancy!!! You really rocked the colors and the Sketch - love it!!!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

I think your card is great! Glad you shared it!

Cindy said...

WOW! Love the bold colors and striking design! SO glad that you shared it with us, Nancy!

Sankari W. said...

With 86 comments - you have gotta know that this card is awesome! I was stuck by its beauty, crispness and simplicity - absolutely beautiful!

Makeesha Byl said...

With the stack of comments like that Nancy,...... looks like everyone is stoked you did post! I love it, and it is sure to be in the top picks! THanks for sharing! Love Keesh x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nancy! I can't imagine you making ANYTHING that wasn't worthy of posting. You're teriffic. Thanks for playing! :)

Kim said...

Are you, perhaps, a perfectionist, or sump'n? heh I see nothing wrong with this card. In fact, I think it's fantastic!! So glad you posted it! Just don't look too closely at my cards. I'm working on overcoming my own perfectionism.