April 12, 2009

Office Mojo 81 and I Have a New Disease!!

ETA: This ended up being a duplicate post of sorts, you have seen this card before, I posted it quickly without all the usual chatter planning on editing it later. My computer was dying, I didn’t know when I would get a new one and I wanted to be sure my card was uploaded so I could link it to Mojo Monday. I got a new computer and when I uploaded posts from my blog back into Windows Live Writer, I didn’t know it wouldn’t just edit the old post as usual but rather duplicated it! I would have just deleted the older post but it was linked to Mojo Monday and there were several lovely comments so both are staying! Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming…

Now I have to confess something. I suffered from PAS while making this card. Fortunately, it isn’t terminal and my card didn’t suffer in the long run. Not familiar with PAS? I will explain it. PAS stands for Premature Adhesive Syndrome. A condition which causes the sufferer to adhere things to a card or scrapbook page before considering all other elements and how they will work together. I sewed around the edges of this card completely office mojo forgetting about adding the ribbon! I was forced to unsew (AKA pick out) the stitches near the ribbon. To prevent fraying, I picked out more than needed so I could tie the threads in back. (The sewer in me REFUSES to use tape!) Then I pushed glue dots under the patterned paper to hold the ribbon, which was no small feat considering the library card was already adhered! Now, on to re-sewing; there was one small problem with the settings. My sewing machine is fully computerized including the touch display and all settings so once turned off, the zigzag settings I had customized were no more. AHHHH! For once I was wishing for a less fancy machine with dial settings! (Not really, I was just frustrated!) So I hand-wheeled the machine through every stitch from the upper left to the sentiment layer. Not easy to hit every hole just right. Thankfully I am a pretty good sewer so that came in handy. If there are any other sufferers of PAS out there, I’d love to hear your stories so I don’t feel so alone! Surely I can’t be the only one??

Such a cute sketch. There was one similar to this on SCS a few months back but it didn’t have the split down the center, the ribbon or the brads. I love playing the first Mojo Monday sketch of the month; I plan to continue every month. There is a prize if yours is one of 7 cards chosen-a $25 gift certificate for Verve! There are several sets I want, I sure hope I win. But I am not getting my hopes up; there is a lot of pretty stiff competition on there!

I used some old SU! DSP on this card called Notebook. Funny thing is, my computer is dying so we are looking for Notebook computers. (ETA I am currently working on my new laptop!!!) But I digress. The library card is stamped on paper from the same pack. I dyed the ribbon with a Copic marker because I had really no ribbon the right colour. I had some baby rickrack but that wasn’t quite the look I wanted. I am finding more and more that I am customizing my embellishments with Copics and it sure stretches some basic supplies a long way. I am going to buy a huge spool of white ¼” May Arts ribbon and share it with another gal; then I will dye it to the colours I need with markers.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Office Accoutrements, Alphabet Soup
Paper: DSP and banana, white, celery, (forgot the name of the aqua-In Color) CS
Ink: Versamark Dazzle Champagne (flower), chocolate
Accessories: Teal, celery markers, taffeta ribbon, brads-CTMH, sewing machine, Mettler thread, foam dots 2 heights-Jody Morrow and UK, Copic marker. All products by SU! unless otherwise noted.
Techniques: sewing

3 comments:

Lisa T said...

Great card! I have some real library cards similar to that one - thanks for the inspiration to use them!

Christi said...

Aww-that stinks! I think I suffer from that same disease! LOL The card turned out fabulous though!!

Cassie said...

Oh - is that it's called? PAS! Hm - learn something new everyday. I love the way this turned out! Good luck with winning some Verve stamps!!