I’m Giving Up Crafting

By Taheerah | 1st April 2013 | 19 Comments

Hi everyone,

It’s a very strange post I write today. The title says it all really.

Over the past few days, as I’ve been scrabbling around, creating for this, that and the other, I found myself getting increasingly stressed. Deadlines. DT work. Challenges. Publications. Commissions. It’s all just become a bit much, and a bit overwhelming.

I’m looking around at all my copious supplies and mess in my Craft Room with such a heavy heart. As I think it’s time to hang up my crafting shoes and call it a day. It’s been a crazy, amazing ride, but I just don’t think I can do it anymore.


Okay, I’m sure that didn’t have anyone convinced, but just in case I had any of you going for a sec there, I just want to draw your attention to today’s date. *wink* The above was my attempt at an April Fools joke – and this is exactly why I don’t do them, because I suck at them!!

But, there was a second reason for the lead-in to this, and to Sheldon’s proclamation of a practical joke – it fits in perfectly with today’s card. πŸ™‚

What do you think? I just love this!!

I’m a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory, and I just love Sheldon to bits! This card is a replica of a T-Shirt bearing the same design and slogan, and I had so much fun creating it!!

I started by stamping my letters from Inkadinkado’s Cartoon Alphabet set onto Harvest Gold cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed them all out carefully, ready to go on my card base.

The card base is Pure Poppy cardstock, and to recreate the design of the T-Shirt I added a circle die cut from Stamper’s Select White cardstock using the Limitless Layers 2.5″ die collection. I adhered this to my base then adhered all my letters individually, at different heights, using Pinflair Glue Gel. Totally worth the effort!!

And yes, in case you were wondering, those are all my textbooks, and they are real. I studied Astrophysics at university, and still wish to find a way into a career there, someday. No ‘BAZINGA!’ there. πŸ™‚

Right, well, I’d better head off and go do some crafting, seeing as I’m not giving it up. *wink*. I’ll be back later on today though with the Sneak Peek for StampSpotlight – yes, it’s that time already, woo hoo!!

I’d love it if you left some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!


19 thoughts on “I’m Giving Up Crafting”

  1. Tee hee – gotta love that show! I just watched a rerun where Krupsky (sp??) and Sheldon had a duel of sorts that was sports related … such hilarious physical comedy!!

  2. You're so funny! Since I didn't read this on the day of, I didn't immediately realize it was a joke. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor and then smack myself on the forehead πŸ˜‰

  3. ROFL!!!!!
    Oh how I adore this card, T! And so does my guy! πŸ˜€
    I have a BAZINGA lunchbox for work…I think we're totally on the same wavelength when it comes to great TV shows! πŸ˜€

  4. Dude, I thought we were on the same page for a minute! HA! I never saw a blog april fools joke before πŸ™‚ cute card too!

  5. OMG…for a second I got really sad because I look forward to checking in on your blog and seeing your fabulous creations!
    LOVE the Bazinga card! It's perfect! I love that Sheldon too! Such an awesome card! Looking forward to Stamp Spotlight too!

  6. BTW my hubby is also a HUGE Big Bang Theory fan, I shall show him this AWESOME card. He will get a big kick out of it πŸ™‚ I think Sheldon is closest to my hubby's character (and vice versa)!

  7. You almost got me for a split second….that is ALL!I always feel the PASSION of your paper-crafting, So there is NO way that you are giving up! Me, on the other hand, was dreaming about what if I give up on card-making in my blog and make that announcement!? Would it be shocking!? Will I be missed? LOL.

  8. Umm, yeah, you crazy girl, you're not fooling anyone. I forgot it was April Fools, but I still did not believe you for a second. This is in your blood! It has to be somewhat believable to begin with. Better luck next year : )

    Unfortunately I don't watch Big Bang Theory, but from a design perspective, it's a cool card! Of course you would have all the letters at different heights. Crazy girl.

    AND, SO EXCITED for all your good news this week! Reader's Choice Halloween card, and a Papertrey shout out for your sequin jar … you ROCK!! YAY!

  9. Phewwww! You almost got me with the title of this post! Glad it's only a joke. And the card? Uber cool! You have such an amazing stash of great alphabet sets!

  10. I adore this!! I didn't think you were serious, but I would've been sad if you had been πŸ™‚ Great touch to rest the card on those physics books…genius in fact!

  11. You little scamp! LOL! Actually, thanks to my reader, there was the huge "BAZINGA!" photo with your post title above it. πŸ˜‰ It saved me from being fooled. πŸ™‚

    Love the card! So Sheldonesque! Excellente! πŸ™‚

    And you're not crazy…your mother's had you tested! πŸ˜‰

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