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Wednesday’s Card: Yes, Two Cows in a Window.

Two Cows

Two Cows

Hi All!

I try to squeeze card-making into my busy life, so I usually get 2-hour blocks here and there to create new cards. By the time it’s 9:30pm and the kids are in bed, I’m too mentally tired to create, so that’s when I typically do blog-work and video editing.

Last week, I was spending a lot of time with flowers, watercolor, heat embossing, mixed media, etc. Nothing was doing it for me. I didn’t like anything I created. I was really discouraged.

After a couple of sessions with nothing to show for it, I gave up. I decided to abandon everything and go in a completely different direction. It’s incredibly hard to change direction after you’ve invested a bunch of time – you don’t want that time to be in vain. Have you been there?

Anyway, I grabbed my Paper Smooches Chubby Chums set and decided to have two cows climbing up to a window carrying a heart. Why not? The card came together really quickly and I’m happy that I cut my losses. I guess you just have to do that sometimes.

Enjoy and have a great week!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: E40, E41, RV00, RV10, 0, R29

Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
Chubby Chums
Paper Smooches He Said, She Said
He Said She Said
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Spellbinders Classic Squares
Square Dies
Fiskars XL Cloud Punch
Cloud Punch
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Hero Arts Field Notes Cube Inks
Hero Arts Cornflower
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Memento Luxe Love Letter Ink
Love Letter Ink
Ranger Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
Cherry Cobbler Stickles
Cherry Cobbler Stickles
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals


  1. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 9:33 am


    This was too cute! Love how they hang in the window seal! Thanks for sharing!

  2. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 10:47 am


    I always enjoy your whimsical cards. Thanks for sharing.

  3. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Sharon Hayes

    The chunky cows are adorable. I appreciate the directions and descriptions that you give during your videos. It is so helpful to me when you tell why you are using certain copic combinations for example. You are an inspiration.
    Yes, I have had the same experiences where nothing comes together. I get frustrated and very discouraged. I usually put it aside and come back to it later with fresh ideas.

  4. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Lisa K

    I love this! I always love your videos especially when I own the things you are using! I will be CASEing this one! Thanks.

  5. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Susan W

    I do this all the time! Sometimes things that look so good in my head just DO NOT translate to paper! And I really dislike what I’ve created. Sometimes they are things I’d be embarrassed to share! LOL!!! I’m sorry you experience it, too…but in a way it kind of makes me feel a little better. LOL!

    And another thing…sometimes I don’t like things I’ve done but when I come back and look with it with a fresh eye another day I think…”Well, that doesn’t look so bad after all!”! 😉

    Anyhow…this card is adorable and I love the two cows climbing up to peek in the window. So cute!

  6. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Michal Chapman

    Great result from the change of direction – cute card.

  7. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Robin in WA

    I have days like that ALOT!!! Your card is very cute and fun! I love the idea of the window. Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

  8. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Darlene!
    LOVE your ADORABLE Card! Your window cards are always so creative…so CUTE! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  9. wrote on May 14th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene, I giggled out loud when I saw this card. Such fun!! Love it.

  10. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Maria Rodriguez

    Hello Darlene: I also have days where I just can’t put anything together and, when I finally think I got it, as soon as I see the more or less finish card, it doesn’t look good at all so I start over, it’s a bit frustrating. Sometimes it’s better to leave it alone and come back the next day with a clearer mind.
    Now, about this super cute card…..I love it, I have a stamp set with this little monsters that I think would go great with this design. When your acrylic block jumped out of your hand, I couldn’t help but laugh, that is one of the many things I love about your videos, you do not edit them, you keep them so real and always fun to watch.
    Thank you for another great video.

  11. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Renee C.

    So adorable – love the glossy accent eyes. After all the frustration, you turned out an incredible card that inspires others and creating something is a gift. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  12. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Mary-Anne V.

    Very cute…love the stacked cows and your window!

  13. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Linda C

    Love your card! Just received the Chubby Chums set and was so excited to see how you creatively used the stamp set. I am fairly new at this craft so it is comforting to understand that my feelings are normal. My creativity seems to come and go (mostly go-ha). Thank you for sharing your feelings and your sweet card!

  14. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 2:28 pm


    Love to watch your artwork come together. Your cards are such gems! Thanks for sharing.

  15. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 2:34 pm


    How cute is this. Adorable, happy card. What fun. I, too, am unhappy with what I’ve done with watercoloring. Not much I’ve done this week that I like.

  16. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Laura Norris

    The cows are so darn cute, Darlene! Love the way they are climbing in the window to bring a little love and encouragement your way. And so funny to see that acrylic block go flying out of your hand in slow motion!! That kind of stuff happens to me all the time! (But it usually lands on my project!)

  17. wrote on May 15th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Holly M.

    Pretty dang-gone cute.

  18. wrote on May 16th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Gloria Taylor

    Wow, another really cute card, Darlene. I love how you put one cow on top of the other. Great idea.

  19. wrote on May 16th, 2014 at 4:38 pm


    cool card, and thanks so much for sharing that you sometimes get stuck too and have to change direction

  20. wrote on May 17th, 2014 at 7:18 am


    3 words . cute , cute , cute .

  21. wrote on May 17th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Carol Held

    Hi Darlene…sooo cute….lived it!

  22. wrote on May 18th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Casey Thrush

    So so cute!!

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