January 07, 2015

Happy... Divorce?

A while back, at the Stampin' Up Canada mini-conferences, one of the creative folks from our head office had mentioned that they often get requests for a "congratulations on your divorce" stamp set. The room erupted with laughter, but the idea stuck with me - if people are requesting it, there's a market, right?! I know one woman who had a divorce party a couple of years ago, so it's not like this is an unheard-of occasion.

Last week, I started building this card with a wedding in mind. And then something happened - I picked up the heart before the Crystal Effects was totally dry, and I cracked it. Well, crap. What now? I wasn't going to throw it out and start over - that stuff had already been sitting for HOURS! And then I remembered the conversation at conference.

I decided to roll with the punches - I kept wiggling and cracking that heart until it was all busted up.  Then I found the perfect post-divorce sentiment - Happy Healing - and my happy accident took shape. 

It was a happy accident that the Typeset DSP background (cut and laid like hardwood) ended up with "This is no Humbug!" in the bottom right corner.  True story!  

In other news:  SALE-A-BRATION started yesterday, AND the 2015 Occasions Catalog was launched!  Have a peek on my website by clicking here and check it out! 

1 comment:

  1. That cracked heart looks wonderful! A happy accident, indeed! Some of my best ideas come from recovering from accidents... Your card looks wonderful! TFS!