I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and it is warm where you are. It is sunny and in the 50's here today which is a welcome change from the deep freeze we were in last week.
A few weeks ago I was asked to do a custom order for someone on Etsy. The person wanted me to make a little house of love like I shared a few weeks ago but she wanted this one to have a country theme and be more masculine since it was gift for a man. This is what I came up with.
Once again I used The PTI On The House Template but this time I used Spring Rain cardstock for the base. I also used Wood Veneer for the paneling. The Windows are from the Homemade stamp set and I drew the front barn door. The hearts on the top were stamped using the PTI Heart background set. The heart on the back was punched out using the EK Sucess sm heart punch and the word Love was added from the Corners and Boarders Heart set. 2 black brads were used to hold it shut.
I was in a rush to send the client photos of it for her approval because she needed it to be shipped the next day. When I uploaded the original photos to my computer to send them to her I noticed there was something on the banner in the photo that I did not see before which you can see in the photo below. When you look at the photos above you can see it came right off though.
Unfortuantely instead of retaking the photos at the time I sent the orginal photo to her anyways because it I thought it was barely noticeable and I was trying not to be such a perfectionist, well she obviously saw it too because that was the first thing she was not happy with.I tried to assure her that there was nothing wrong with it but then she went on to say that she was worried that it was not masculine enough and had dents in it too. At that point I told her that I was not going to sell it to her if she was not happy with it and the sale never happened. I was really upset after that mainly because I had spent 2 days working on it but after thinking about it and having my husband tell me he loved it when he usually never says more than it is nice when I show him things I make I decided to go ahead and list it in my Etsy shop anyways in the hopes that someone else might want to buy it. In the meantime I have learned my lesson to make sure there is nothing wrong in the photo before I list something. At least I attempted not to be such a perfectionist though. That's it for now I am off to work on this months technique video. I hope to be back Tuesday to share it with you. Until then I hope the rest of your weekend is a great one and thanks for stopping by.
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