A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

August 19, 2017

JUGS GD #407 Color Week ~ "Red, Yellow, Blue"

Good morneve, Stamplings, wherever you are in the world!

As the August Guest Designer for Just Us Girls, I'm happy to welcome you to our third challenge for this month. 

JUGS is taking you back in time to your nursery/elementary school days when you played with your primary colors. In fact, if you have them, bring in the children and grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and any rodent pets you have taught to hold a crayon!
How about that for bringing back those childhood memories? Is there any place in the world that doesn't have these iconic crayons? This NBUS stamp from Dark Room Door was heat-embossed and colored with my Ziggies. Eek, I see my sediment from Paper Smooches is not perfectly centered. (Medic! Bring the sequints!) A few wonky stitches and a lovely textured sky blue base and I've made another QACAS card.

Oh, wait. Not yet, girls and boys! You know we have to add a little bit of juezz sais quoi in the form of gloss!
Much better!

Here's your badge for this week:
EZPZ straight-forward no ambiglueity involved here. No fretting about finding the closest match or having a mass of colors to choose from. You can use your pencils, paints, markers, crayons, or hair dye. I look forward to seeing what you make!!

For more inspiring inspiration (the best kind!), please pop over to the Just Us Girls blog to see what the talented Design Team has prepared for you!


I don't have a second, third, or fourth card for you, but if you're interested, I did put together some photos from our recent little vacay to the beautiful Oregon coastline.
Because of the dreadful fires in the western US and Canada, the skies were very smoky. The sun in the lower right was actually blood red as a result of the smoke. The photo on the left was a day we had some pretty blue sky as we went south. I had to share the hydrangea photo because the size of them and the vibrant colors just blew me away! I'm in the photo for scale because I'm a large woman, so you can understand my amazement! And the hydrangea bush just out of range to my right was equally huge!
Imagine my delight to find a real brick-and-mortar paper crafting store in the heart of Astoria! The Mister (who you can see reflected in the window!) was very patient while I browsed and bought. We haven't had any small craft stores in the area where I live for years, so this was a treat! 
Another treat was this tame sea gull named "Crackers!" We innocently took the corner table inside a fabulous local restaurant in Cannon Beach. I jumped a foot when several minutes later, I heard knocking on the window right next to my ear! I mean he really knocked loud and then he'd wait and then knock again and so on. So darn cute!

The owner told us that Crackers has been coming by every evening for a number of years ~ just him, not a whole swarm of them. Because they serve a lot of chowder, they have little packets of oyster crackers, which Crackers loves. Hence the name. I wanted to bring him home with me to play with Hammy and the twins. We love oyster crackers, too! 
Our son told us to take photos of us and not just the scenery, so we obliged. Now normally we wouldn't indulge in a bakery treat just after breakfast*, but how could you not patronize a bakery with such a punny name as "Dough Dough?!" The bloke in the window is the Mister and, despite the angle, he is not wearing a tie with his shorts! He has on a windbreaker with a white lining over a dark-colored tee-shirt. It's his "grandpa uniform!"

*Haha, what a liar!

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