Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cheer Up

I'm still going through my box of "hasn't seen ink yet" stuff, and I came across a Paper Smooches set. They are all so stinkin' cute, how am I to resist purchasing them? So why haven't I used this set before now? I DO NOT KNOW!


See? So cute. It makes me think of the cute dinosaur a tweep got me when I complained about someone who ate only crunchy things, and only at her desk, and all day long. We call him the Crunchasaurus. heh heh

The tan card base is a remnant of Core'dinations, and the piece of dotted paper is also a remnant. Actually, even the white and grey are remnants, so I WIN! :)  The twine is from Lawn Fawn, and I was going to tie it on the right and have the grumpasaurus on the left, but nooooooo, BRAIN CLOUD (name that movie) and I punched the hole* on the left. Sigh. I went to Plan B, but ugh, this is why I don't stamp after work, people.

The card base is only 3 3/4" wide, so I had the sentiment hang over both sides.

Since the card base is Core'dinations, it's not real great for writing on, so I did something not often seen in these parts: I lined the card and stamped on it! See:

It's very WHITE, but I did stamp on the inside, and needed to document it for posterity. Thanks for bearing with me.

And thanks for stopping by!

* Yeah, I punched a hole. That's a no-slip tying job there, ala this tutorial I did last week over at CYDI.

Can't Get Enough Of You

One of my peeps and I were discussing the sad, sad situation of having a collection of new items not yet used, but also the inability to tame the want-monster. So I took that as a challenge to focus on my box of unloved acquisitions, use them, then put them away.

I made a ton of pretty trash and UFOs last night, but tonight I rescued some parts and made this:

Please don't be too impressed with the design, as I saw something like it ... somewhere. Maybe Pinterest, since I'm fairly certain it wasn't in Google Reader. I'm pushing 800 unread posts, so I'm a bit behind there.

The "new stuff" here is the Simon Says Stamp set for the sentiment and its accompanying die. I stamped it first on a white die-cut, then trimmed it to fit on the black one. The kitties are from another Simon Says Stamp set that has now seen ink.

Also, I found some Tsukineko GlazOn that I thought I'd try to compare to Glossy Accents, but now that I read more about it, it's for StazOn. Well, I used it on a heart stamped with Memento black and colored with a Distress marker. This was not a controlled test, trust me.

Hmmm, maybe I'll see what else I can play with tonight. :)

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