Thursday, February 25, 2010

I am the Queen of UFOs!

If you are anything like me, you probably have a fair amount of UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) laying around your studio/craft area. I think I am the Queen of UFO Land. I was in the middle of a great project last week when something important came up and I couldn't finish it. This seems to happen to me often! I am always coloring images, but don't put them on a card. I take (and sometimes even print) photos, but don't scrap them, I cut out a wood craft and don't get it painted...you get the idea.

I am now on a mission to complete these UFOs in my basement studio and relinquish my crown. I started by using these images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff that I colored (who knows how long ago, LOL) and made them into cards. I love this tree image, but didn't know what to do with it until I saw a fun card in the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of stamper's sampler take ten magazine. The card was designed by Rosemary Dennis and is on page 5. Being inspired by her card, I created this one.
My card measures 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. I used a cream cardstock base and this cute patterned paper that our very own Lindsay gave me from her stash (THANKS, Lindsay!). I just love this paper and thought it would work well with this stamp. I distressed each layer of paper and card stock before adhering it to my base. I distressed my white string and green button with Timber Brown StazOn ink. Next, I ran a scrap of brown paper through my paper crimper, stamped a sentiment from Stampscapes, added a brad and...VOILA! A finished object!

My second card, isn't quite finished yet. I started it with a blue base and border punched the lower edge and adhered a scrap of green cardstock to the bottom. I added some distress stickles to the image and the scalloped edge of my card base, but it seems to need something else. I was hoping to get some feedback from you all. I can't seem to come up with anything. My ribbons don't quite do it, my flowers seem like too much, but think it might need "more" so I would love any ideas you can give me for this one. :)

To buy these stamp sets and/or check out the new sets Lindsay has in her shop, go to her blog, Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog and you will find a link to her Shop Handmade store and her MyGraficO! store. You will also be able to see what wonderful objects she has created this week and link to her fabulous Design Team blogs! The stamps I used today come from the Funky Forest and Love Grows Here sets. I'm off to finish some more UFOs! See you soon...and Happy Digi Stamping!

14 comments:

Karin said...

I love the stickles on the border...they tie it to the heart image very well!

草莓花園 said...

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.............................................

Tamara Bennett said...

haha! I definately have some UFO's laying around! Great job finishing up!

Leanne said...

OMG!! We have got to be related!!! I have started so many things and need to do what your doing!! Love both your cards!! I like the second card just the way it is just add a sentiment to it and I think it looks great!!

Cindi said...

wow, those are great UFO projects!! maybe I'll get inspired to use up so UFO"s
:)

runningonink said...

OH my heavens LOVE the UFO's! You are totally inspiring me to do something with mine!

Lindsay Weirich said...

when in doubt add glitter! The paper is perfect for your tree card and I'll be your lady in waiting for your post at Queen, lod knows I have tons of UFOs!

Karen said...

OOoooo......I have many a UFO, especially when it comes to scrapbooking, though I do have a card or two that qualify as well! Glad you were able to finish them up and make a couple of cute cards! :>

Margie said...

I love these cards-the tree card is so awesome!

ljurecek said...

I'd give anything to have some of your images to finish into projects. I'm always having to start from scratch and wondering how I'm going to get the whole thing finished in time. Send some my way!That tree card turned out fabulous, by the way!

Cheryl said...

Nice projects! I definitely have my own UFO's!

Jennifer E. said...

If these are UFO's, they were worth the wait! Cute cards Tracey! I too have many UFo's, so no fear, you're not alone! :-)

Swaantje said...

Hello Tracey,
your cards are very beautiful.
Great work.
Have a nice week.
Hugs
Swaani

terisplace said...

Hi there Tracey!
UFOs! What a great phrase for all those projects. :) I have a few of those myself... lol.

Nice job on your cards!

Thanks for the invite to stop by,
Teri
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal