Saturday, April 6, 2013

Papers deep in the stack

You have it.  You know you do.  Dig deep in your paper stash.  See it?  Oh, you try to avoid it.  You've passed over it many, many times.  It might even just be a 6x6 piece or could be a 12x12.  You try to ignore it - but there it is....staring at you.....waiting to be used!  You've thought about throwing it out - but you're such a paper hoarder that you can't seem do it.  You could make an envelope out of it - but even the thought of that sends shivers down your spine.  Sound familiar?  It's reality in my craft room.  There it was this morning - once again...staring at me...that...paper.  Why would anyone ever buy it?  Was it a piece in a stack I bought once?  Was it part of a swap I did once?  Where did it come from?  And why can't I ever find a use for it?......Today was going to be an adventure so why not use it today!

My morning started at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles getting my drivers license renewed.  Now if that isn't a start of an adventurous day, I don't know what is!  LOL!!  I've been dreading it all week...I didn't think I would pass the eye exam to be honest.  Then what?  It would mean that glasses were in my future.  So there I was - answering those questions - "Same address?" Yes.  "Same height and weight?"  Now come on - you're kidding right?  I don't even think my thigh is that weight anymore.  Then it happened.... "Put your forehead against the bar and read A2 for me".  A2?  You're kidding right?  A2 looks like it was written by a Smurf!  But I guessed and apparently guessed good enough because then it was on to the 2nd part of the ordeal - the picture.  Anyone who knows me, knows I, that's not strong picture taken.  Guess that is why the last picture taken of me was 4 yeas about at the BMV.  LOL!!!  But alas, it was done and I was walking out the door not to have to go back there until 2017.  (And in case you are wondering - yes, I have another license picture where I look like I am drugged out of my mind).

Once I was home, I thought it was time to dig into that stash - right down to the bottom.  Yes, I dug out the 2 pieces of paper that are so not me and figure it was time to use them.  Not only was I inspired to use them because I was feeling so adventurous....but also because a couple challenges were in play too.  One even was to use that bottom of the stack paper!  Another challenge was a sketch that worked into play.  The image I chose was from a card kit I received from a swap.  I colored the image with pencils because I wanted that soft look.  So here is what I came up with today:

I'm submitting this for the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring Into Spring
All Sorts Challenges - Spring Has Sprung
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sweet Sketch #200
Shopping Our Stash - Not Your Normal Paper
Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a blessed day!!!


mulberry station said...

I am still chuckling over your post. This is going to be me in another year. I am not looking forward to going to the DMV. The last time I went, I was told I didn't pass the eye exam and that they were going to take my license away... At that point I took out my glasses and passed it with flying colors. But, now, I always have to wear my glasses while driving. LOL....your card is so sweet. I love the image you have used and darling papers. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Tammy said...

LOL, sounds like a fun day at the DMV! Cute card, great colors and sweet image!

Jeannie said...

What a sweet little card! Sorry about the whole DMV experience. I don't know of anyone that enjoys it, that's for sure, but I'm glad it's behind you now! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Lela said...

Zella, way to be adventurous woman! I think I like your "paper" adventure rather than the DMV one, LOL! The card turned out so CUTE with that fun background and the image too, great colors!

Lynn McAuley said...

I don't even want to think how tall my paper stash would be if I piled it all in one place! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk!

The delicate colors you used on this sweet image help it steal the show from your bold papers!! Great card, Zella!!

Alexander said...

Your card look gorgeous!!!
Good luck to the challenge!

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Kathie said...

Yes my licence is due in 2015 and then again 2025 it's every 10 years here in New Zealand. My son's saw my first Passport photo the other day and they were rolling around the floor laughing. That didn't last long because I showed them their first Passport photo's and as they were 6 months old I could then LOL. So glad you got you licence renewed. Love your image it's so cute and pretty colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

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Wendy L said...

I have to do mine too, yuk.
Great card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

Heide said...

Such a cute card, darling image and great papers. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Joanna said...

Ugh, any week that starts at the DMV is not a good one! Your card is darling. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Holly Gwilliams said...

Sweet card. Love your papers. Thanks for playing along at SSW this week. Holly xx

Linda Anderson said...

What a darling card! That image is absolutely precious. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Sharon Basel said...

I have so enjoyed reading your post and got such a chuckle out of both - DMV experience and the paper stash exploration! Well the papers you finally pulled are perfect together and very pretty and add a lot to your beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at SSW and thanks for the laugh!
Sharon :)

Dawn Barrett said...

Wow...nice job matching up different papers!