With a tough day at work, what am I to do but use my lunch hour to run up to PAPER CROWN and see what was in the new shipments she mentioned on her blog yesterday? No new Tim Holtz, but I did find a few things- a set of Prima stamps that I bought because one was a little bug. A bee, I think. Or is it a fly?
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What is THAT? As soon as I want to say it's a fly, its butt makes me want to say it's a bee. I think I like every one of these tiny stamps. Yes, they are tiny. And perfect for fitting into little spaces that need a little bee. Or a fly. And they cost two bucks. Well, I love all of them except for the the 'love' on the little stamp. It would've been perfect if it didn't say 'love!' By the way- have I ever expressed my distaste for those 'Live Laugh Love' signs? They do to home decor as Thomas Kinkade does to art. Oh I hate the LIVE LAUGH LOVE signs. Don't get me started. And my sincerest apologies to all of you that have a LIVE LAUGH LOVE sign hanging in your living room. I mean no more offense than that sign.
So there I am, staggering around Paper Crown, trying to decide if should hurry back to work or if I should fake a flat tire so I can go home and play, I get distracted by paper. Being distracted by paper is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I grabbed some new My Mind's Eye, and some of the 'Boys Life' papers from Echo Park. Wow, dat's some purty paper.
I also got these nifty stamps from OCTOBER AFTERNOON:
These caught my eye because of the doily shapes. Ever since watching the great DREW SCOTT's live Prima class last week, I've wanted some doily stamps. I loved the way they looked, stamped with brown ink, on that layout he did... and now, I've got some doily stamps! I also love the 'this book belongs to' stamp AND the two silhouettes. They key isn't bad, but I have more key stamps than I have vintage typewriter stamps. How about a round of applause for OCTOBER AFTERNOON, ladies and gentlemen?! I love you, OA.
I also got these very cool retro travel inspired cards, from GLITZ's 'Happy Travels' collection! I love anything having to do with travel - did you know that I was a travel agent for a little over six years? Remember. There might be a test, one day.
I can't wait to find a way to use these cards!
The rest of the day at work, I was planning on coming home to scrap a layout using my favorite old photo of my parents. But when I got home, I YET AGAIN felt too lazy/technologically challenged to attempt messing with the printer... so I decided it was time to make another card.
I forget WHERE I saw (in person) one of the 'Tri-Fold Shutter Cards.' And that 'A Boy's Life' paper was sitting on table, winkin' at me and showin' a little leg...DAAAAMN! I had to put that paper to work!
I used some postage stamp lookin' paper tape from 7 Gypsies and more of my beloved die cuts from K & COMPANY, that I picked up while, um, grocery shopping at Wal-Mart. It's a big bag of very cool looking vintage cards and bits- I need another bag! That little 'Howdy' card, with the horse, is almost cooler than I am, for Gawd's sake!
See what I mean about that little 'Howdy' card?! Coolness.
This is a close up of another one of the K&CO die cut cards- I thought it would be cool to circle the date and write the month and year info when I give this card to someone. Those are the tiny staples from Mr. Holtz's tiny attacher, there, too. Any excuse to use that damn treasure!
Well, making cards can wear a fella out. I'm done for...
I hope everyone had a great creative day! I'm working on some exciting things for my blog, so I hope y'all keep coming back. What exciting things? Some PRIZES and some VIDEO! Don't get too excited about the prizes- this ain't no big classy blog. But I can promise it'll be somethin' cool- cuz I'm cool like dat. And video? Yeahp. I've been practicing a big opening number every time I jump into my truck to drive somewhere.