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!
May 31, 2012
May 30, 2012
In honor of the third anniversary, Julia came up with the idea that we all participate in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap. How fun! What? It was no good pretending I had any idea what the heck that was if I wanted to participate. You can't really fake a swap. Julia, fortunely, gave us plenty of notice so those of us who had never made an ATC could look at Mrs. Google's images and hop around the various WOYWW artists' blogs for ideas and then just, well, make one of our own. I can't wait to send mine out and get one in return! That's another first for me ~ it's my first swap, too!
It's fairly early in California, but the list is already long. Yee-ha! It's not too late to join in the fun, however! Click over and jump in! BTW, you don't have to participate in the ATC swap ~ just link a peek at your work space today!
In the meantime, my desk is rather blah.
I've got old cards ready to send out as thank you cards for kindnesses received on my vacay in Iowa recently and you can see a stack of them ready to go. (When I say "old cards," I don't mean like used cards or cards I found in Aunt Grenadine's attic.) Also the "gradulation" card I made yesterday. That's about it, folks. Move along. Let the police handle it.
I've a full day today with doctor appointments and friends coming over for a pre-lunch visit and then we are off to our quarterly Ladies Who Lunch meeting. Only lady-like cocktails will be consumed. I want to wax inelegantly about the word cocktails, but I must dash. You'll have to conjure up your own paragraph in my stead. Ta-Ta!
Oh, first, I see I have another follower to welcome! Hi Jackie! You definitely want to click over to her amazing Rockwell Designs blog!
Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by to visit. Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!
May 29, 2012
As I've hopped around the blogs the last several months, I've seen fellow crafters playing in the Retrosketches challenges and this is my first time joining in. This week's sketch:
(I love how these sketches are literally sketches, complete with coffee/tea cup stains! It was very hard for me not to add the stain to my card!)
I made a graduation card:
Paper: Stampland glossy; PTI white;
glossy gold unknown
Stamp: SU Sprinkled Expressions
Ink: Ancient Page black
Ribbon: Offray 39271 Congrats
BTW, I see there is a smudge on my camera lens. Sorry about that. I'll clean that right up.
May 28, 2012
Paper: I'm sorry, I can't remember. I've
had it for years.
Stamp: All Night Media 995G07
Ink: Imprintz white embossing powder
May 27, 2012
Given to empty talk; windy.
Fine. I'm leaving.
Paper: California Paper Goods, sparkly gray;
Bazzill white; DCVW, I think, designer paper
fishing thingie; gold brad
May 26, 2012
To repeat; reiterate.
Seriously? That's a new one to me. It sounds like a word I would make up or use wrong on purpose. "The people on the airplane were all coughing, so I felt sure that they had ingeminated me with the flu."
Paper: Biggie Jr. watercolor
Stamp: Penny Black Bees & Bunny 2305H
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Marvy markers
Cuttlebug/Nesties Flower Pot
May 25, 2012
It was a fun challenge. Here is my take on it:
Dood, Darnell, Donna, Diana.
May 14, 2012
Paper: PTI rustic cream
Stamps: Impression Obsession, Inc.:
Ice Fishing Martini #2295; cherry:
Stamps by Judith: Sentiment, unknown foam
Ink: SU night of navy, Marvy cherry, Su green
Marvy corner punch
Gathering of Friends
Paper: SU certainly celery, pool party,
tempting turquoise, elegant eggplant
Stamp: Penny Black sparklers 4040K
Ink: SU elegant eggplant
Accessories: Pacific Point brads;
K & Company dimensionals;
Fiskars paper edger; pop dots
May 11, 2012
I made a card today for the CAS-ual Fridays weekly challenge.
Non-card-commentary follows the card attributes . . .
Paper: Biggie Jr. watercolor; Bazzill dots
Stamp: Stamps Happen, Inc. - Carolyn Shores Wright
"Pecking Order" #80274
Accents by Stamps by Judith
Ink: Marvy markers, water brush
May 10, 2012
May 9, 2012
Cept for one little thing. I do hate to complain amongst (amidst?) all these blessings, Lord knows, but it turns out that when I am sitting in my chair, the top of my head and the bottom of the air flow shooting frigid air straight into the room just perfectly match up. Picture wasps of my hair flapping in the breeze. Turns out I have a thing for cold air blowing directly onto my thinning bean. It's a hate thing.
Mister thought and thought. He nodded off occasionaly, but to his credit, he mostly thought. We brainstormed. It was just really a light sprinkle. Then he very cleverly decided to buy some plastic acrylic sheets and have them cut, just so, this x that, two at an angle, and he would glue sides A and B to side C and be done with my bagging about it.
Only trouble was, he told the nice lady at the home supply the wrong measurements. (As a public service, and to save you the trouble, you should know that when that happens, there is apparently a law limiting each household to a specific foot measure of acrylic and you are not allowed to go back to the store and buy the correctly measured product.) Mister also had trouble finding a glue that would work on Polly Filene Hydrochlorinoid.
I said, oh, honey, never mind. How about we buy one of those furnace vent plastic sleeves that direct the air flow into the room? They are adjustable and I have this strip of magnetic tape, and if we . . . what's that? Oh, well, sure if you'd rather try and make your pieces that are too small work, stretch and bend unbendable acrylic, and glue your fingers together with this glue that isn't really meant for . . . no, no, you go ahead. You betcha.
(I think broken cookies don't have calories, he thinks we have a pet elephant. I don't judge.)
(And wasn't that mean of me to make you say 'glue globule' twice? It feels like you've got peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth, huh?)