Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'd rather be lucky than crazy...








No, I'm not confused. No, I'm not really so prepared for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day that I am making my St. Patrick's Day cards already. It is simply that when I have the motivation to create something in particular, I need to go with it. If I waited until February, the motivation may no longer be there. Secondly, when I have something in my stash and I find it coordinates with something else, my goal is to use it up. This green DCWV card is hard to match, but as I mentioned yesterday, I know it matches this Reminisce "Good Luck" dp.

I meant to cut it in 4x4 squares and create 9 cards. Note to self: Do not cut paper when you are sleep deprived. I cut it in 3x3 squares. Uh oh. Kazan to the rescue! I saw this week's sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You (see picture). So apparently I will be making 16 of these cards :) Maybe it is divine intervention. St. Patrick's Day is a pretty big seller at the coffee shops. Yes, seriously. I have never sent a St. Pat's card in my life, by my customers request them. I send Easter cards to some family members, but you know what? I sell more St. Pat's cards than Easter cards. Go figure. Halloween is a huge seller, along with Christmas, Valentine's Day, and then Mother's Day. Father's Day is slower (poor dads, not getting their props), followed by St. Pat's and Easter. So in February after the Valentine's Day card frenzy, I will have a nice breather with 16 St. Pat's cards ready to be invoiced. So I used up all the green cards pictured yesterday, including those in the new box! I need 4 more green card bases to complete all 16 cards. But at least I have plenty of time to purchase my next DCWV card box at 50% off.

The stamp is an SU! stamp set, "Pinch Proof", I purchased from Sue when she had her 40% off sale so she could earn her annual SU! cruise or Hawaii trip or wherever SU! sends their peeps. I never would have purchased the set if I didn't think it would be easily paid for if I sell only a few of these cards. The ribbon was in my stashed (never opened until today!) that I bought for fifty cents :) I used up all my green Bazzill primas (go, me), then got to open a new package of green primas I bought at Michael's a couple of weeks ago with my 40% off coupon. I know, I know, I say I'm only going to buy what I need (like adhesive refills), but they were so pretty! They wanted me to buy them. And they obviously knew I was going to need them now, didn't they?

8 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Of COURSE the Primas had to come home with you! ;-)

Kazan Clark said...

How lucky we are to see a St. Patties Day card early :) I make cards the exact same way - if the paper and the mood fits the card is made - not matter what time of year it is :)

Kristie said...

LOL! I know about those Primas, they hate being in the store and much rather have a nice loving home to live in!!
Seems a bit weird to me that St Pat's day cards are a big seller...maybe there's a lot of Irish people in your area ;)

Kathryn said...

Fantastic card -- Love the green with the yellows -- soooo very pretty!

Joke said...

Lovely card. Great colours and I like the sentiment.
I'm going to write it in my diary, TFS.

Joke

Hanneke said...

Great card!! Love these colors!

~Carla~ said...

What a fun card!! :) Love the green/yellow combo! Thanks for playing along with 2S4Y!

lauren said...

i'm *SO* with ya on making what you're inspired to make WHEN you're inspired to make it! those "muses" they are VERY SENSITIVE and they just hate it when you "diss" them in favor of the silly old calendar!!! :)

(ps: in what bizarre alternate universe would *primas* NOT be "a necessity"??! nevermind. don't tell me. i don't even wanna IMAGINE it!!!)