Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's Day!

Since it's April Fool's day, I decided to play along with Suzanne's challenge over at the cardyard and post my ugliest card ever. This may not be the worst card I ever made, but it's got to be included in the lot somewhere! I recently went through my box of cards so I could toss, donate, or re-work some of the disasters, and I found this gem I made 2 years ago. Ha Ha!

What was I thinking? LOL Not only is the card pathetic, the photo is blurry, so I consider it a double whammy! LOL I took the card apart and decided to save the ribbon and card base for another use.

As I was using a portion of that card base and putting this card together, my husband walked into the room and said "that card is really ugly!" Wha??! I said "what's wrong with it?" He said "the colors, the design, the paper - everything!!" Sheesh! I guess I should just toss everything and fuhgedaboudit!! LOL

Anyway, I'm using the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch 166 along with the Dynamic Duos #46 which is to use Primrose Petals with your choice of another color. The color I'm using is Early Espresso, and I've also used Vanilla card stock as well. I assembled the components for the background, and then flipped it, putting the narrowest panel on the left because it just looked better that way. I decided to add the 3 embellishments in a vertical line to balance everything

Perhaps my re-purpose attempts are a complete failure, but what the heck. It's April Fool's day, and it's good to laugh at yourself :)



Wishing you all a great Monday, and thanks for stopping by for a good laugh today. I hope you'll consider sharing your ugliest card too :)

Carol

stamps - SU! mixed bunch, doily backgrounder, teeny tiny wishes
paper - early espresso, very vanilla, primrose petals, print poetry dsp
ink - early espresso
accessories - white ep, vanilla brad, SU! owl punch, blossom punch, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4 circle punch, TH damask ef

19 comments:

Linda said...

I disagee with him. I love the partial doily and the jaunty sentiment. Great colors and the embossing adds a lot.

Kristen said...

I love that you are able to re-do. Your hubs is wrong on this one. Unfortunately I'm not able to re-do as I sent mine!!!! Great hop!

Jenny Engelke said...

I guess the old adage of beauty is in the eye of the beholder is true......I love your doily card!!! I need to check out the ugly card site as it sounds like a ton of fun! Thanks for playing oolong at Dynamic Duos!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The second card is just wonderful... go away, Butch! Happy April Fool's Day!

JD said...

Carol, I really like your SECOND card! great redo. I still think that my Ugliest card ever is Uglier than yours...smile. Hope you have a great day, even if it's April fools day.

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol your husband is a riot! I am laughing so hard at that one. Your ugly card is not so ugly just not your finest work.. Happy April Fools!

jimlynn said...

LOL! Well, I DO like the second one better - but actually the first one is not bad at all!
Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Carol, you are too funny, and hubs is totally brutally honest!! First of all, I am shamazed that you were able to make your new card out of that God-forsaken old one, so high five! The new one? No doily behind the beautiful flower, maybe? They are competing for my eye anyway, but again, you are a true card artist and an excellent upcycler! You should add "salvage" to your crafty resume!! Happy April Fool's Day!! xxoo Darnell

Diane said...

Carol- your second card is gorgeous--- and your first card is a little re-assuring to me. Even you make something not so perfect! lol While the top card is not the worst by any stretch of the imagination-it is not one of your recent fabulous cards- like todays! So- there is hope that the rest of us will improve over time! lol

Kelly S. said...

It was so hard not using everything pretty at once back in the day, LOL! But the re-do is lovely! That stamped doily looks so authentic!

Di said...

Hi Carol - well, you got me into the challenge! And at least you didn't send your first card whereas I did :( I adore your remake and the doily is perfect too. Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Geez, hubby is sleeping in another room, right? lol I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Marybeth said...

I am crying and laughing out loud after reading Darnell's comment! Your husband was almost as bad! I like the remake , great job! Oh this is so much fun!

Karen Day said...

I think this is a total save! Your repurposed version is lovely - glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

Suzanne said...

Oh, Carol, your redo is amazing!!! I love that you did that. It's so gorgeous.

I laughed at your "double whammy" comment. Too funny.

Thanks for joining the hop!!!

Wendy said...

I personally like your card! I even kinda liked the first one you made although your picture was out of focus. Love the doily embossed and your pretty paper on the new one. Fabulous job, Carol!! :)

Shannon White said...

Aww, I Disagree with your Hubby, I love how your re-do card came out! The design and doily and color combo are Fabulous! And your original design didn't seem ugly to me at all, lol I Have MUCH uglier creations that I have dismantled and re-used, lol..;-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

Benzi said...

Oh, what a good laugh and one I needed. Tell hubby to stay out of your craft room. Well, he does have a good eye, usually. I really like your re-do but have to admit the oldie is just not gettin' it. I am still laughing at all this.
Someone came up with a good challenge. I could have sure entered if I had been home. HA

Marlene Diefendorf said...

I love your beautiful card and your take on this week's OWH sketch. You did a great job on re-doing the first card and I like the partial doily. Thanks for playing!