Friday, November 14, 2008

Owl-arming News!!!

Stamps, cardstock, B&T paper, inks, spiral clip - CTMH; Fiskars - scallop scissors.

Can you tell that CTMH has a new catalog out? I'm in total stamping heaven with all of the cool new papers, stamps and 4 new ink colors. I just can't stop...............I'm having such fun!!! Oh, so the post title is pretty sad - but I can't help myself in that either........blame the birds - they're everywhere!!

Probably can't tell in the photo - but the cardbase is actually textured cardstock - it's subtle, but wow - it's got some impact in person. The world of stamping certainly has come a long, long, LONG ways from when I first started..........I can hardly wait to see what's around the corner!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Autumn Leaves

Stamps, cardstock, inks, ribbon - CTMH

I love Autumn almost as much as I love Halloween (convenient that Halloween should land in Autumn - don't you think???). Firstly, I love that it's FINALLY getting colder....and windy and the the leaves are starting to change.......I love the dramatic colors - who wouldn't get inspired with Autumn surrounding them?? The chance to have a nice hot fire (not so much for the heat as for the comfort of a fire - wonder if that's a caveman thing?). Sipping hot chocolate (or tea or apple cider) and snuggling under big fluffy blankets (and big fluffy cats) ......aaaaaahhhhhh........ that's sheer heaven in my opinion!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Heidi's Card

Cardstock, stamps, ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Inks - Mementos; Spicas; Gems - Hero Arts.

FINALLY - here's Heidi's B-day card. Pink & Green....and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of sparkles.....she's a sparklin' kinda gal, that Heidi!! We had a fun afternoon of lunching, talking stamping and actually relaxing (for a change!!). It's good to have GREAT friends!!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Das Internet Was Kaput...

Sorry my grand plans of the Halloween Count Down went down in flames......modern technology - HA!!!

Started having Internet problems, thought it was no big deal & that my own personal I.T. guy would take care of it.....which he tried to....until he found out it had to do with the DSL modem/signal box thingy (see why I'm not considered the technical expert???) then he spent WAAAAY too much time on the phone with our carrier's tech support - got nowhere aside from EXTREMELY frustrated - and was told a technician would have to come 4 days.....and then 4 days later, the technician came out - 3 hours EARLIER than he was scheduled.....oh, bummer sir, we'll need to re-schedule.....please wait for another 3 days and we'll send another technician out - the second tech came out 30 minutes earlier than the appointment window but decided to wait an extra 5 minutes before leaving......enter my personal I.T. guy and Creepella......and about an hour later - we discover the original tech support (the initial guy on the phone) SHOULD have been able to fix things over the phone only instead of fixing anything, he put in an order for DSL (hellllo - we already have that....). Today's tech advised us to contact HIS boss and complain - which we will (with great tact) and of course we'll be asking for an adjustment on our statement as well.

But enough about are the rest of the CARDS......

Stamps - Stampendous & Inky Antics

Stamps - American Artworks??? & CTMH

Stamps - A Stamp In The Hand , A Muse & Savvy; Quikutz

All Stamps - A Muse

All Stamps - CTMH
Cool little spidey scene........with a twist......'s the SURPRISE!!

And now for my final (and most favorite) card:
Ok, there's a the way - all stamps by A Muse........back to the story - the artist of the deer, Missy, frequents The Paper Garden quite a bit. After making this card - I bumped into her while Linda (A Muse owner) was teaching a Halloween card class. Explained to Missy how I had used her darling little deer - she howled with laughter and told me to "go for it" with the blessings of the stamp artist - I give you this:
Kind of an eeeeerie little haunted forest scene.....spooky trees and a glittery ghost....
And OH NO.....this sweet little deer is lost in the spooky forest - what's a deer to do after he's seen a ghost??? Yes, he's had the poop scared out of him!! Baa haa haaaa....I crack myself up....tacky I know - but lately I've been appreciating the "baser" types of humor!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloweenie................see you next week!!