Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 minute craft dash with Precious Remembrance.

how's that for a fancy title.

The Precious Remembrance team is joining Paulina for this week's 10 minute craft dash!  I have to admit that this was my hardest one.  I never work with lavender  and Precious Remembrance is more sentiment than image oriented.  Apparently, in a time crunch, I rely on cute smiley faces to make my card look more impressive than it really is ;)

10 minute craft dash with Precious Remembrance

The rest of the team will be showing off the new PR set, "little one."   My international mailing saga has taken a turn: the package was apparently re-routed to somewhere in Chicago by the Canadian customs department.  Don't ask.  I have no idea.

Here's how I spent my 10 minutes:

minutes 1-2: immediately turned on my silhouette, selected a speech bubble shape from my library and set it to cut.  In the meantime, I gathered my PR stamps: positive thoughts and mom & dad.

minutes 3-5: stamped the heart in yellow, the sentiment in purple, and the splotches in green.  color combo success. I sponged around the edges.

minutes 6-7: created a folded card base, sponged around the card edges, and rummaged through my stamps for that little lawn fawn smiley.  Apparently, I still needed a smiley face, and even the tiniest one would do.

minute 8: stamped it in the bottom left corner.

I ended with a time of 8 minutes and 4 seconds.  No fuss, no muss.  My quickest dash time ever!

Precious Remembrance is sponsoring this week's dash - click *here* to sweat your way to a 10 minute card.


  1. Well that's no fun that you STILL don't have your Little One set :( But you made the best of it with your darling card!

  2. Great job with the dash, Elena! I totally struggle with making cards that quickly.... you make it look effortless!

  3. What a clever little card!!! Sure hope you get the set soon!

  4. It's awesome!!! You underestimate yourself - this is just perfect.

  5. LOVE it Elena - just the right balance of cute & splatter!
    Thank you so much for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash :)
    Hope your stamp set finds you soon!!!

  6. I *love* how the speech bubble is not a perfect oval/rectangle shape - this just feels so much more organic! I lol'd at your smiley face fixation - but the little guy clearly had a lot to say here! Great card, love the little splatter accents too - they add so much and stop that negative space from feeling overwhelming!