Friday, January 18, 2008

Sorry, nothing new to share....yet

I've been finishing up the ATCs from the previous post. I went w/the darker heart & liked it more & more as time went on. I'm starting my Moose ATCs and working on Thahn's 20 Questions CJ. Hopefully, I'll have both those done by tonite or tomorrow & can post. After that, it's on to my 10 Christmas cards for this year. I hope I make it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Opinions Needed

This is for Kelly's ATC swap. In my head, I LOVED this idea but now, I'm not so sure. What do y'all think? The colors are not perfect even in real life. I loved the heart on the pinky-red b/g BEFORE I versamarked it, now it almost clashes.

Since I wasn't 100% sure on the colors before I started, I went ahead & stamped this color heart too. I'm wondering if it looks better....
I'm not sure y'all can help since the colors just don't look right in the pics.
What do you think of the layout? Does it need more?? Brads? Eyelets? I really don't think ribbon would be good. Any advice would be appreciated.
Now, a word on ColorBox chalk ink. I LOVE IT!!!! Both hearts were stamped w/this ink. The darker one was the initial stamp, the lighter one is the "stamped off" version. This ink colors so well!! It works FABULOUSLY on acrylic stamps. When used w/traditional rubber stamps, you can get multiple images without reinking with very little color loss.
And, you can stamp on skin with it. For some reason, my coworker decided she needed a heart tatoo & stamped one w/my stamps & ink. It initially rubbed off a bit on her shirt. We'll have to see tomorrow if it stayed on thru showers & sleeping.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Finally, a CARD

Ok, lets try this again. I tried to post this card & ended up deleting it. Then, since I don't have a scanner on this computer, I had to go back downstairs, use THAT computer to load the pic & then eventually come back up here & finish the post. Of course, I could have just done the post while I was on the downstairs computer, but that would be too easy. And, what then would I complain about??

I went to a SU Customer Appreciation gathering on Saturday. Got my new catty, FINALLY!! Made 2 cute projects. The penguin treat holder didn't hold up to the ride home (at the bottom of my bag where it was then left for 3 days!)
But I think this card turned out good. It wasn't as complicated as it first looked. You punch out the circles, cut out the flowers, line them up and add the center w/a brad. CUTE!
And, just an FYI, the guava double stitched ribbon is YUM!!!

Not a card but....

I've been having a bad week. I LOVE my job & the people I work with but, there is a huge hassel coming from "upstairs" & I'm not sure that it's worth it. If I quit, $$$$ will be tight (I make the "fun" money for the family; dinner out, movies, STAMPS!!) but we could make it. I can't decide what I'm going to do. Basically, I guess I'm waiting until the desicion is made for me.

Anyway, I decided I needed a little pick me up. Went to Archivers & bought some new toys. It's not much $$$ but it sure made me happy. The striped cardstock is for my Moose ATCs (waiting for Christie to send me some moose. There is not a moose stamp to be had in the bi-state area). The tan & hot pink cardstock is for Kelly's Love themed ATC swap and the stamps are their own reason for being. LOVE THEM!!!

I also got a whole stack of Cat eye chalk ink pads from Michaels. They are YUM. Should have taken a pic of them too.

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.