Thursday, April 30, 2009

Let's Play:

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Scrabble! OR, we could play ON a Scrabble board like this l'il winged tyke is doin' ... I'll even let you choose and go first!

Today's card was created in a New-York-Minute using a vintage-inspired stamped image, a CB'ed card stock background, some vintage anagram letter tiles, some Sinamay ribbon, and twine.

Some fun facts: I stamped my image on a scrap of "Ledger Combo" DP, (retired, I think), from Making Memories, I distressed the dickens out of some card stock using sharp scissors, I sanded the embossed card stock with a sanding block, and I sponged "Old Paper" Distress ink on the anagram tiles to make them look older. Which shouldn't have been necessary since they're over 50 years old, but unfortunately, they still look brand-new.

For the rest of the heart-poundin' deets, check out the Supply List, below.

So, last night we toddled over to Sheila's for dinner. The table-talk turned to sports and Sheila's DH, Ken, told us about his days playing football in college as a defensive lineman.

"Did you play sports in college?" Sheila asked my DH.

"Yes," he answered. "I was on the shooting team."

"That's great," she said, appropriately impressed. "Offense or defense?"

Give it a minute ... it'll grow on ya.

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; Papertrey Ink
  • Designer Paper: "Ledger Combo" from Making Memories
  • Stamp: "Scrabble Angel" by Diva Impressions
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!; "Old Paper" Distress Ink by Ranger
  • Accessories: Vintage (1950) Anagram Letter Tiles; Sinamay Ribbon by Pixie Press; Twine by Stampin' Up; Waxed Linen by 7gypsies
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; "Distressed Stripes" A2 Embossing Folder by Provo Craft; Sanding Block; Scotch ATG 714; "The Ultimate" Craft Glue by Api

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Way to Go L'il Fishies!

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Happy Tuesday! Oh. And happy "Tell a Story" day too. Now for sure I'll have to tell you a story today! Betcha can't wait ...

ONward H-C-M's:

Today's strange offering was created using the cutest l'il 2 x 2 Cuttlebug die in the world. It was love-at-first-sight when I found this adorable die ... on sale for $2.55!

I cut out the "fish bowl" using a Large Classic Oval die, created "waves" with Fiskars decorative-edged scissors, then sealed up some of the sweet l'il poissons with super-sturdy, crystal-clear card stock from Flourishes. The other l'il poissons are adhered to the front of the back-side of the inside of the card ... got that?

I stamped a sentiment, added some "air bubbles," tied on some grosgrain ribbon, and finis! Easy-peasy and ready to serve in just 15 Minutes! For the rest of the breath-taking product info, check out the Supply List, below.

So, yesterday Sheila and I decided to hit the West Palm Beach beach. There's lots and lots of great beaches we like to go to, but when we think we look hot, we go to West Palm Beach's beach. Which is smack-dab in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach ... crazy place for a beach, huh?!? Floridians; they're all crazy! Anyway yesterday, Sheila decreed that we looked "hot."

So, what with the beach being right in the middle of downtown West Palm Beach, we have to feed a meter. As luck would have it ... it being our "hot" day and all ... we scored a primo parking spot. After we parked and unloaded all of our beach-crap, we realized that the parking meter had a paper sack tied on it. And written on the paper sack, were the words,"Broken" Omigosh, does it get any better than this?!? Lookin' hot, primo parking spot, AND a broken parking meter?!? WoWzA!

So after we broiled for a couple of hours, we gathered up all our stuff and headed back to the car ... at the exact minute the meter maid arrived. Lovely Rita, Meter Maid, removed the bag, inserted a quarter in the meter and turned the dial. Ooops, it worked!

Lovely Rita was visibly pleased ... and she smiled cheerfully at us as she handed Sheila the parking ticket.

"You've got to be kidding me! You're giving me a ticket?" Sheila demanded. "Why???? There's plenty of time left!"

Nice try, but no l'il fishies ...

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Clear Card Stock by Flourishes; Papertrey Ink; Stampin' Up!
  • Stamp: Sentiment from "Say it in Style" Set by Close to My Heart
  • Ink: "Pacific Point" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; "Fish" 2 x 2 Die by Provo Craft; Large Classic Oval Die by Spellbinder's; "Wave" Decorative Edge Scissors by Fiskars; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive

Monday, April 27, 2009

Wish You Were Here ... And Were Rain

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Well, happy Monday everyone. I hope your weekend was fantastical!

And yup, we do need rain here ... lots of it. Soooo, if you have any that you're not using, feel free to send it my way.

Today's vintage-inspired card was created for SCS's Sketch Challenge, SC225. For a look at the sketch I followed, clicky HERE. To go straight to the SC225 photo gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

I used DP from a long discontinued Daisy D collection, some vintage trim, and some Kaiser Craft pearls. My image was stamped on ... something old ... then sponged with Distress Ink.

Easy-peasy and ready to serve in ... oh, say, twenty minutes. For all the heart-poundin' product info, check out the Supply List, below.

So, I was hangin' out with Sheila this Saturday, and our conversation turned towards pregnancy and motherhood:

"I just don't share the enthusiasm some new parents have for babies," Sheila said.

"I hear ya," I responded.

"In fact," Sheila continued, "After spending a whole afternoon with Barb and her two brats, my Fallopian tubes tied themselves!"

Yikes! That gotta hurt!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: "Riding Hood Red" by Stampin' Up!; "Dark Chocolate" by Papertrey Ink
  • Designer Paper: Unknown Collection by Daisy D's; Unknown Vintage Something or Another
  • Stamp: "Wish You Were Here" by Diva Impressions
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!; "Old Paper" Dye Ink by Ranger Industries
  • Accessories: Vintage Lace Trim; Self-Adhesive Pearls by Kaiser Craft
  • Tools: Foam Dimensional Tape; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Digs for the Birds!

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T
GiF, girls and boy!

Seriously, I hope that whatever is wrong with Blogger clears up over the weekend. So, if this post looks te
rrible ... some parts bold, some not; some text in black, some in blue; some sections underlined, some not; some text in one font, other text in another font ... it's 'cuz Blogger is having issues, okeedokee? I've struggled with this for hours and I'm finally saying "uncle." I give up ... and I do apologize for the mess, but I can't fix it.

Anyway, as threatened promised here's another project created with this uber-kewl craft stamp from Stamps Happen. Click
HERE to take a look at this fun and versatile craft stamp from Janlynn.

I stamped the image on red and blue card stock and cut out all the l'il birdies. I created a "house" from textured paint sample cards, added some "windows," and stamped my sentiment.

For the rest of the provocative products I used in this project, refer to the Supply List, below.

So, yesterday I had Jury Duty. I would love to be chosen for a Jury, but my legal background always gets me excused. Drat the luck!

A lady seated next to me, one of the prospective jurors, was surprised by the definition of voluntary manslaughter: an intentional killing that occurs while the defendant is under the immediate influence of sudden passion arising from an adequate cause, such as when a spouse's mate is found in a "compromising position."

"See, I have a problem with that passion business," she said. "During my first marriage, I came home and found my husband in bed with my next-door neighbor. All I did was divorce him. I had no idea that I could have shot him!" She didn't get picked either ...

Have a great weekend my imaginary friends!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; Papertrey Ink; Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Paper: Close to My Heart
  • Craft Stamps: "The Birds and The Bees" by Stamps Happen by Janlynn; Sentiment by Cornish Heritage Farms
  • Ink: "Tuxedo Black" Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko; "Outdoor Denim" by Close to My Heart
  • Accessories: Textured Paint Sample Cards from Lowe's
  • Tools: Foam Dimensional Tape; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Inside Out Greetings ...

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Happy Hump Day all and one! Oh! And a happy "National Jelly Bean Day" to you and yours. Now, please pass the j-beans ...


ONward Hoarding-Card-Maker's:

Today's card was created for no-good reason using a sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up! This sentiment, from SU's "Elegant Greetings," is meant to go on the inside of the card, but because I'm wild and crazy, I put it on the outside. Whoa! I s'pose this means I'll have to put the outside sentiment, "Happy Birthday," on the inside.


So, I used one of Spellbinder's new Impressabilities embossing templates ... and I'm terribly sad to report that I'm not too wild about these. They seem very thin and quite fragile compared to the 'Bugs embossing folders. And I found it difficult to get a deep impression.


In case you'd like to try these Impressabilities embossing templates in your Cuttlebug, here's my stacking order:

  1. Spacer Plate A;
  2. Spellbinder's Embossing Template;
  3. Card Stock;
  4. Rubber Gasket / Spellbinder's Tan Mat;
  5. Chipboard and 4 -5 Card Stock Shims; and,
  6. Cutting Plate B.

For all the exciting product deets, check out the Supply List, below.

Soooo, I was yakkin' on the phone with Sheila yesterday when she put me on "hold" ... kinda ... to have this conversation with her DH:


"Are you talkin' to Deb? Again?!?" I heard Ken ask.


"Well, duh, yes. I have to talk to Deb everyday." Sheila responded.


"Why? Didn't you just talk to her yesterday? What could you possibly have to tell her?"


"Well, for one thing, I have to tell her you just said that." Sheila snapped.


Ummmmmmmmm, no, you dont ...


I'll be back on Friday - Jury Duty calls!


~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; Papertrey Ink
  • Stamp: "Elegant Greetings" Set by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: 5/8" Satin Ribbon; "Pearl" Dew Drops by Robin's Nest
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Labels One Die by Spellbinder's; "Vintage" Die by Provo Craft; "Impressabilities" Embossing Template; Corner Rounder Punch; Rock Fern Punch by Punch Bunch; Pine Bough Punch by McGill; Foam Dimensional Tape; Scotch ATG 714; "The Ultimate" Craft Glue by Api

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lottsa L'il LadyBugs ...

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Happy Tuesday, all and one! Oh. And happy "Kindergarten Day" too. Oh, goodie, let's get out our blankies and take our afternoon nap!

Today's card was created for SCS's "Clean and Simple" challenge, CAS11. This week's challenge is an "inspiration" challenge direct from the children's bedding department at JC Penney's.

For a look at my inspirational kid-let bedding, clicky HERE. For all the challenge deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the CAS card gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo. Phew, that's exhausting ...

For all the exciting product deets, check out the supply list, below.

Soooooooooo, yesterday I was hanging out in Sheila's kitchen when we heard the unmistakable sounds of kids laughing and splashing. Sure enough, four or five teenage girls were ... ummm, skinny-dipping in her pond.

Sheila's DH, Ken, went outside and strolled down to the pond. Once the girls saw him, they all went to the deep end of the pond.

One of the girls shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!"

Ken replied, "I didn't come down here to watch you young ladies swim naked ... or to make you get out of the pond naked. I'm just here to feed the alligators."

WoWzA! I didn't know teenage girls could move that fast!

Have a great day, Kiddies!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Black Textured Card Stock by Bazzill Basics; "Stamper's Select" White by Papertrey Ink; "Real Red" Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: "Little Lady" Clear Acrylic Set by Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: "Tuxedo Black" Dye Ink by Memento; "Real Red" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: Black and White Checked Gingham Ribbon by Michaels; Ladybug Brads, Unknown
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Labels 1 Nestabilities Die by Spellbinder's; Crop-A-Dile by We Are Memory Keepers; "Threading Water" Border Punch by Fiskars; Glue Dots by Mini-Glue Dots; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thank You ... I Think

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For better or worse. Okay, worse.

Today's card was card was created, using a Stampin' Up wheel, for SCS's "Limited Supplies" challenge, LSC216, "Wheely." For all the challenge deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the "Wheely" card gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

I've had this set, "Spring Solitude," for-evuh and have never used the wheel ... until now. Turns out I'm not very adept with the wheelie-action. I ruined more card stock with this wheel than I care to admit. So, back into the wheel-storage-box it goes! But, on the bright side, at least now I know how inept I am with it!

For all the exciting product info, check out the supply list, below.

So, this weekend the DH got a call from a computer-challenged client.

He asked the caller: "How much free space do you have on your hard drive?"

"Well, my wife likes to get up there on that there Internet, and she downloaded ten hours of free space. Is that enough?"

What?!? I only got five hours of free space!!

Have a great day!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: "Pacific Point" by Stampin' Up! "Vintage Cream" by Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps: "Spring Solitude" Set and Wheel by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Vintage Cream" Hybrid by Papertrey Ink; "Pacific Point" by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: Ribbon; Mini-Brads
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Nestabilities Dies

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wanna See "The Birds and The Bees?"

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TGiF! Hey, did this week have an extra day in it?!? Sure feels that way ... maybe it's just me.

Okeedokee then, today's card was created for SCS's Sketch Challenge, SC224, using this uber-kewl craft stamp from Stamps Happen. For a look at the sketch I followed, clicky HERE. To go straight to the SC224 photo gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

For this card, I paper-pieced the focal image using card stock from Papertrey Ink. These l'il birds are sooooo stinkin' cute and I've got another idea or three up my sleeve for them. If you want to give this craft stamp a good home, and you should 'cuz it's bee-you-tea-full, you can purchase it from Janlynn "Stamps Happen," HERE.

Soooooo, Sheila called me last night and told me that she was having a problem with her password.

"The problem is that whenever I type the password, it just shows little stars," she explained.

"Oh, no, you don't have a problem," I answered, "those asterisks are to protect you, say, if someone were standing behind you they wouldn't be able to read your password."

"Yeah, okay, maybe," Sheila answered, "but they show up even when there is no one standing behind me."

"Here," I said, "talk to the computer genius." And handed the phone over to the DH.

Boy, it took a long time to explain that to her ... the DH is still mad at me!

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Papertrey Ink
  • Craft Stamp: "The Birds and The Bees" by Janlynn, Stamps Happen
  • Sentiment Stamp: Unknown
  • Ink: "Timber Brown" Solvent Ink by Tsukineko
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Vintage Bakery String; Vintage Button
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; "Tiny Tags" Die by Provo Craft; "Threading Water" Border Punch by Fiskars

Thursday, April 16, 2009

You're 1 in a Melon. Are Too!

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Happy Thursday, all and one!

So, lately I'm thinking about moving out of Florida. Why? 'Cuz I'm still suffering from the. worst. allergy. season. evuh! My medication, which I'm not convinced helps, knocks me completely unconscious. No, much more unconscious than normal ...

Anyway, I crawled out of my comfy recliner to create this card for SCS's "Clean and Simple" challenge. This week's challenge, CAS10, calls for a monochromatic card using only white, cream, or vanilla as a neutral . To check out the challenge deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the challenge gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

I {heart} this retired stamp set from Stampin' Up ... I'll have to use some of the other stamps from the set so you can ooooohhhhh and aaaahhhhh over them. If you're in a hurry, the set is called "Farm Fresh," it's been retired since 2005, and you can see it HERE. Isn't it cute with a capital "Q?"

Soooooo, Sheila's son, Reid-the-Wild-Child, called me last night to tell me that he knew "the funniest joke in the whole-wide-world," and asked me to post it on my blog. How could I say no?!? IS this the funniest joke in the whole-wide-world?

~A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel on his head.

~The bartender says, "What's with the paper towel?"

~The pirate says, "Arrrrrrr! I've got a Bounty on me head!"

Thanks for spending part of your busy day with me; you rock!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Papertrey Ink
  • Patterned Paper: "Nana's Nursery" by DCWV
  • Stamp: "Farm Fresh" Set by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: "Sunflower" Dye Ink by Close to My Heart
  • Accessories: 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tools: Foam Dimensionals; Cutter Bee Scissors by EK Success

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You Make Me Feel Like Dancin' ... Kinda.

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Happy Tuesday, my friends! I hope you're still nibblin' on l'il chocolate Easter bunnies and hard-boiled eggs. Or Peeps. Oh! And jelly beans; mustn't forget them!

Okay, so I feel like total crap today. And I don't have anything pretty to show you.

I'm sorry; I tried, really I did, but I jess feel completely awful. But, 'cuz you're pretty and nice and everything, I DO have THIS for you:



Now get up and dance! While I go lay down ...

~Hugs,



Monday, April 13, 2009

Could This BE Any Brighter?!?

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Happy Monday, all and one ... hope your holiday weekend was wonderful!

And let me start by apologizing to all of you for not getting to posting comments on your blogs these past few days. I'm having a devil of an allergy season ... one of the very worst ... and have actually spent more time sleeping than I have awake!

Today's card project was created for SCS's Sketch Challenge, SC223. For a look at the sketch I followed, clicky HERE. To go straight to the SC223 gallery, clicky HERE. For a ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

For the low-down on all the dirty deets, check out the supply list below.

So, this weekend the DH, who's a computer tech, got a call from a customer. The nice lady told the DH that her computer wasn't working properly. After she described the problem, the DH told her to bring the computer over for service.

He told her, "Unplug the power cord and bring it up here and I'll fix it for you."

About ten minutes later, she showed up at the door... with the electrical cord in her hand.

I. Kid. You. Not!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Papertrey Ink
  • Designer Paper: Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Flower by Inkadinkado; Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
  • Accessories: Epoxy Sticker; 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Vintage Button; Cotton String; Jump Ring
  • Tools: Die Cut Machine; Nestabilities Large Square Die; Border Punch by Fiskars; Tiny Tag Die by Provo Craft

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Simple Pleasures? Free Paint Sample Cards!

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Happy Hump Day girls and boy! So today is "Be Nasty" Day ... yikes! Hey, don't look at me: I don't write 'em I just repeat 'em.

ONward H-C-M's:

Today's card project was created for SCS's Clean and Simple challenge, CAS09. This week challenge is to "add interest to your card by distressing." For all the challenge-like deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the CAS09 photo gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

I stamped my image on a swiped free paint sample card from Lowe's ... or Home Depot ... using solvent ink, then distressed the edges. I matted the distressed image on black card stock and distressed those edges. You should see all the l'il piles of paper fluff I have floating around my studio!

I added two brads, wrapped a twill ribbon around the card, then tied on a button with jute twine. So easy, even I a child could do it!

So last night, Sheila asked me to sit with Reid-the-Wild-Child for a bit.

"Auntie," Reid announced, "I have a really, really, really funny joke for your blog."

"Oh, goodie, tell me!"

"What did the Zero say to the Eight?" Reid asked.

"I give up ... what did the Zero say to the Eight?"

"Nice belt!"

Give it a minute ... it'll grow on you.

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; Papertrey Ink
  • Other Paper: Paint Sample Card
  • Stamp: "Simple Pleasures" by Inkadinkado
  • Ink: "Jet Black" Staz-On Solvent Ink by Tsukineko
  • Accessories: Brads by Close to My Heart; Twill Ribbon by Offray; Button by Making Memories; Jute Twine
  • Tools: Edge Distressing Tool by Heidi Swapp; Dimensionals; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Birds, Birds, Birds x 3 ...

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BIG news stampers! Today is "No Housework" day! 'Course I celebrate that day nearly everyday, but isn't it nice to know that it's official?!?

Today's card project was created using l'il bitty inchie stamps from Inkadinkado. Sooo stinkin' cute, aren't they? They start to lose their adorableness when you're cuttin' 'em out and creating l'il mats for all nine of 'em, though.

I stamped my bird-inchies using "Indian Corn Blue," "Cranberry," and "Outdoor Denim" dye inks from Close to My Heart. If you're interested, all inks are available HERE. And I must say that while I love everything SU, I worship these dye inks. There! I've said it and I'm not sorry!

The sentiment, from Stampin' Up, was stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select card stock, then double matted. And finis! A bird-like, springlike, "how you doin'" card.

For the rest of the l'il bitty deets, check out the supply list, below.

So, this weekend, Sheila and I decided to spend the day at our favorite beach.

As we sat sunning, we saw a fisherman capsize his boat about 40 yards out.

We called out and asked him if he needed any help ... such as he could get from us.

"No, thanks, I'm okay," he answered, but he continued to hold on to his overturned boat.

So we sat back down and watched him watching us.

"Hey," the fisherman called to us, "are there any gators out here?" Uh, oh, a tourista.

"Naw, they haven't been around here for years." Sheila answered.

With that, the guy finally decided to start swimming toward shore ... at a very leisurely pace. About halfway in, he hollered, "So, how'd they get rid of the 'gators?"

"Oh, nobody did anything special." Sheila said.

"Really?" the swimming-fishing-tourist-guy asked.

"Nope; the sharks got 'em!"

WoWzA, he turned out to be a super-fast swimmer!

~Hugs,


  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; Papertrey Ink; Stampin' Up
  • Stamps: Bird Inchie Stamps from "Birds & Butterflies" Set by Inkadinkado; Sentiment from "Seasonal Whimsy" Set by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Indian Corn Blue," "Cranberry," and "Outdoor Denim" Dye Inks by Close to my Heart
  • Tools: Foam Dimensional Tape; Scotch ATG 714

Monday, April 6, 2009

A-Tisket-A-Tasket, A Candy-Free Basket ...

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Happy Monday, race fans! And happy "Sorry Charlie" day! I don't know about you, but this means that I'll be making Tuna Casserole tonight. Sorry, DH.

ONward H-C-M's:

Today's card was created for a recent SCS sketch challenge ... which I completely forgot to post. Sorry, Charlie.

I used DP from DCWV and Cornish Heritage Farms on SU card stock, a couple of swiped paint sample cards from Lowe's, some blue metal photo corners, a scrap of satin ribbon, and three or five old buttons.

The Easter basket was stamped on "Stampers Select" card stock using "Indian Corn Blue" dye ink. I threaded the buttons with skinny strips of DP, and mounted the whole shebang on two die-cut paint sample cards. Easy-peasy!

So yesterday was Palm Sunday and, because he wasn't feeling well, I stayed home with Sheila's son, Reid-the-Wild-Child.

When Sheila finally returned home carrying palm branches, Reid asked what they were for.

"People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by," Sheila explained.

"Whaaaaat?!? The one Sunday I didn't go, He showed up!?!"

I. Kid. You. Not.

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: "Stampers Select" by Papertrey Ink; "Kiwi Kiss" by Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Paper: "Nana's Nursery" Collection by DCWV; "MochaChica" by Cornish Heritage Farms
  • Stamp: Easter Basket from "Hoppy Easter" Set by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: "Indian Corn Blue" Dye Ink by Close to My Heart
  • Accessories: Metal Photo Corners by Provo Craft; Paint Sample Cards; Vintage Buttons; Faux Rhinestone Sticker by Close to My Heart; 1/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Nestabilities Large Scallop Square Die by Spellbinder's; Foam Dimensional Tape; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; "The Ultimate" Glue by Api

Friday, April 3, 2009

Do Like the Big Owl Says ...

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TGIF boy and girls! And, 'cuz it's "Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun" Day, I'm assuming you're home enjoying the start of a l-o-n-g weekend. If you're reading this at work, leave immediately! Unless it's fun ...

ONward Hoarding-Card-Makers:

My no-stamping card was created on Papertrey's "Summer Sunrise" card base. I cut the cute l'il owl and the scallop border from a piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper from Sassafras Lass, ran blue Papertrey card stock through the 'Bug using the "Bloom Dots" A2 Embossing Folder, added some brads, some dotted grosgrain ribbon, and a rub-on sentiment. Easy peasy and ready to serve in just 15 Minutes!

For all the delicious ingredients, check the supply list, below.

So last night, I was on the phone with my niece who mentioned that she was taking a psychology course at UConn.

"Oh, great," I said, "Now you'll be analyzing everyone in the family."

"No, no," she replied. "I don't take abnormal psychology until next year."

Brat.

Have a great weekend!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: "Summer Sunrise" and "Spring Rain" by Papertrey Ink
  • Designer Paper: Sassafras Lass
  • Accessories: Brads by American Crafts; Grosgrain Ribbon, Unknown; Rub-On by Making Memories
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Cuttlebug "Bloom Dots" A2 Embossing Folder; Dimensionals, Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blog Candy for Your Computer ... No Foolin'!

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You've waited since March 31st for this moment, right?!?

Anyway, my imaginary friends, here's your vintage-inspired, April, 2009, desktop calendar! And since it's "One Cent" day ... and it's you ... I'm only charging 1 cent for this handmade calendar. For your convenience, I accept checks, Money Orders, and Paypal.

I kid. It's really an Easter and/or Passover gift from me to you ... 'cuz you're pretty and nice and everything.

And now, all the Dirty Deets:

Because of the size of this wallpaper, and the limitations built into the "Minima" style blog, the above view is distorted. You really need to click on the image to see if you want to take it home with you. I use the calendar as my desktop wallpaper, but you can print it out and hang it on the wall in your studio. Or, stick in on your 'fridge ... or, put it in your gym locker, or tape it to the ceiling over your bed so's every morning you'll know exactly what day it is ... just in case you're not sure what happened the night before.


Here's how to snag it: click on the image, and when the new window opens, right-click on the image and choose "save," or "save picture as." Remember where you saved it, then find the image on your hard drive. When you finally find it again, right click on it and chose, "set as desktop background." And, ta-dah!

And don't be afraid if it looks like it's missing a line or a number, 'cuz once you download it and send it to your desktop it looks perfectly fine. Must be some Photobucket and/or Blogger image glitch and/or trick.

See you tomorrow my pretty and nice imaginary friend!

~Hugs,