I've said it in class about a million times: "We have no mistakes, just creative opportunities". Well, I had a whole bunch of creative opportunities on this card! When I saw the great colors over at the Color Throwdown this morning, I knew that was the starting point for me today. Not Quite Navy is one of my seldom used colors and it just looks so lovely with the Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze. Colors = done. That was the easiest thing this morning. I decided that I also wanted to try out the simple frame technique I saw on Splitcoast the other day. We'll come back to that in a bit. First I needed an image. I found one I thought would work in the A Slice of Life hostess set from the Occasions Mini. A set I haven't even used yet! Out it came. No problems. Until I tried to get my Crystal Effects to work. Sigh. It's super clogged. So, I switched over to a Versamarker & thick embossing powder. Of course, it doesn't show up here, but trust me when I say it looks pretty cool. I sponged some Baja Breeze on my Whisper White cardstock & added accents with the Priceless set. Focal image = almost done. All I needed was the frame. Sigh. There's where the problems came. I totally failed at the tutorial. It happens. So, after MUCH deliberation, I just decided on a modified version. The best part is, I actually like it! The most excellent part of it all is that the thread can just slide off my Antique Brad so you can hang it up all on its own if you like. I almost didn't even make a card for the little frame once I got it finally finished. Then, the detachable idea came to me. Great fun! Besides, the card itself is simple. Just run a little Pink Pirouette through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate, add a brad, and glue it on your Not Quite Navy base. Whole card = done. This little number rose up like a phoenix from the ashes!