Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Just moosing around


I got out my Inktense pencils and had some fun with this moose.  Yes, another stamp from The Alley Way Stamps. This one is called Moosing You. I just love him and you'll be seeing him again and again, I think.

I used Memento ink for the moose, and clear embossed him so the ink wouldn't run between the sections.

When I watch other card makers on YouTube, I often think I would have stopped before they did. So now I'm thinking that maybe I should add a black faux stitching line just above the "hill". What do you think?

Oh, happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam...

Well, as promised, here are a couple of paper pieced buffalo cards. I just love this guy but I haven't had time to color him yet, so patterned paper to the rescue!



This buffalo stamp is "Buff", from The Alley Way Stamps, and I think I'm going to have even more fun with him in the future.



Monday, March 9, 2015

All those eyes on YOU!


More loving monsters, what can I say? These are from The Alleyway Stamps' Oogles set. It's hard to tell by the photo, but there are glossy accents on all those eyes. Whew!

Also, this buffalo will be featured on a card soon, if I ever find my Versamark ink pad. I am going to put the sentiment in white on the dark card. Or at least that's the plan. Seriously, I do hate losing stuff on my desktop.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

My Monsters Miss you. Really.

While I was waiting for my new monsters to arrive, I made this card with some of my old monsters. The ones looking through the window are paper piece from The Alley Way Stamps set Toxic, and the blobby guy out front is from TAWS' Buggin' Out.

I was going to enter the sketch challenge at Paper Players, but I'm way to slow to get my stuff up in time. Here is the site, and here is the sketch I was attempting to follow:



It's another one for the Operation Write Home box. I'm looking at maybe sending a small 6x6" box by May at this rate.

On a funny side note, this is the straightest picture I could get in a reasonable amount of time with my back patio photo setup. Hey, it is very breezy today; a totally BEAUTIFUL Florida spring day.

But I really need to work on my indoor photo setup so I can stop chasing paper around the patio.

Monster wishes for You!

I've waited for this bunch of monster stamps to come back in stock, and they are finally mine! This is from Oogles (The Alley Way Stamps) and it includes several funny monsters and this adorable guy. This card could be for a birthday, and that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

It's going to Operation Write Home, as soon as I have enough for a box to send. This could be months at the rate I craft them up.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs! And a squirrel, too!

I finally got to make some cards, and I had a lot of fun with these dinosaurs from The Alley Way Stamps. I love the look on these guy's faces.



I also used up some scraps of paper that I had tested Distress Inks on, for sky behind the cute little squirrel here. He's also from The Alley Way Stamps. The sentiment bubble and treeline are from Lawn Fawn.

Let's hear it for long weekends. Yay!

Friday, January 30, 2015

A tale of 3 sinks, oh so cautionary.

It is a very good thing I'm not super OCD.

I broke one of my bathroom sinks last week with boiling water. Don't believe all of the life hacks you read on the Internet. Boiling water with Dawn dish-washing soap MAY clear a clogged drain, but it could also crack the porcelain  and ruin the pop-up mechanism too.


This is the 2nd bathroom sink I've replaced in this house. The first was because the pop-up mechanism was broken along with some of the china parts too. My former roommates (AKA "the kids") were pretty rough on stuff and it was just one more broken thing to deal with at the time.

But the "matching" sinks don't really match. The original sinks had 3 overflow holes and a fairly sharp drop from the rim. The first replacement has 2 overflow holes and a more softened drop from the rim. My latest sink not only has only one drain hole, but it has a brand emblem tattooed just under the faucet in black.  Yes, my 2 sinks in the same bathroom don't really match.

I know it's time to remodel the bathroom but I just don't want to. This may be a project for the next owner, KWIM?