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!
How's every one's sugar glucose levels doing after a week (or more) of sneaking eating Halloween candy? Mine, too. To help you burn off some of those callow rhees, you can make like a bunny and hop over to Miss Julia's Stamping Ground where we all line up for What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday.
According to Hoyle, here's mine:
I've come inside to the Bighouse from the Playhouse to type this and just looking up at that messy desk has me weiftom di awe asid pfke. Oh, sorry. It's hard to get my fingers back on the right keys after stopping to scratch the hives that are welting up cousin I'm naturally a bit of a neat freakazoid. Yes, it's a burden, but it's easily lifted. I'll get back out there and clean it up before bed so I have a clean slate tomorrow.
The only things of note are the U.S. elections on the tee vee, where you see a glimpse of the state roll call of votes catching the Ohio Senator in the head lights. Also, have I told you before the story behind the scissors with the bit of ribbon tied on? I was at a friend's house for a workshop and she suddenly cried out, as if wounded,
"Stop! Stop! Don't use those scissors! They are only for using on ribbon! I keep forgetting!"
To which I replied, "You could tie a little bit of ribbon on them to remind you."
I'd never thought to do that with my own scissors, mind you, although I pretended I had, of course. I liked the idea so much I came home and tied a bit of ribbon on my "ribbon only" scissors and in case you haven't thought of it, I'm passing the idea on to you. Feel free to pass it along.
And here we go again: it hasn't excaped my notice that the the word obvious can be drastically changed by the addition of the single letter ell.
All that mess on my desk wasn't caused by that one little card you see there. I spent a great deal of time last night on a card involving dies and layering which caused most of that mess. After wards, it ended up in the trash. I said a lot of blue words and had a toddy.
When I got home from work tonight some of the mess was still there, so I had another go without dies and layering after I saw the wonderful autumn colors and stunning DT cards over at this week's ColourQ challenge.
Here's a closer look at my card, if you're interested:
Sometimes when I tie my bow, the tails fly up on me. Does that happen to you? I left them alone like that to play for a bit, but then I had to settle them down and make them fly right since this card is going to be used for a somber occasion. Every notice how the word somber ... although in this case, sober and somber seem redundant, rather than oppose it.
Since I was taking another photo, I changed the back drop to spice up your viewing pleasure. Isn't it amazing how the red behind brings out the yellow in front? The wreath was made with Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps which I only seem to use for Thanksgiving and Christmas cards. They are perfect for making wreaths.
Before you bunny-hop away, please join me in welcoming a new friend, Amy V. from Insomniac Stamper! (Another great blog name!) Amy is brand, brand, brand new to blogging, so please make her feel especially at home in Bloggerville and here in the Playhouse!
Enjoy your day and your delightful WOYWW tour! As always, thank you to Julia for hosting and thank you to you for stopping by to visit. Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!