Monday, August 21, 2017

Mailbag Monday

I knew this week was going to pale in comparison to last week's bonanza, but what lacked in quantity was made up in quality.  Check out these masterpieces, especially the flowers on that gatefold card. They are wonderfully 3D.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

W W J D ?

Forget Jesus, What Would Judy Do?! With her day off today? One would think that she would be playing with paper and making fabulous creations but that doesn't seem to be happening.  But that is only because the few creations she has fussed with today have fallen flat on their faces. The day is still young yet though.

Here is a project from the other day that did not fall flat on its face. In fact, it stood up and pranced around proudly.

The Fine Print: Stamps and DSP from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


It's time for some hogs 'n kisses! Smootchie Smootchie Smoo!  And somehow I suddenly have a strange craving for a bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich. Oops. I'm guessing that's not PC.

The Fine Print: Products by Stampin' Up. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I haven't got time

Does anyone remember a commercial whose tagline was, "When you haven't got time for the pain?" The commercial was for some pain relieving remedy. The tag line cracked me up though. Like on occasion you're sitting around thinking to yourself: Oh hey, I have some extra time to kill. I guess I'll have some pain.
An acquaintance of mine recently asked me for my opinion about the shenanigans happening across America in the name of.... something. Racism? Revisionary history? Discrimination? Stupidity? Anyway, my answer was that I didn't have time for an opinion.

Which of course set this person off. How can I not have time or an opinion!? Well, because I'm living my life currently and it's a busy one. And also I knew voicing my opinion would then mean I'd have to hear this person's opinion and their opinion of my opinion and I didn't have time for that either.

However, since most of my readers are not from here ('Murica!) I'd like to hear what your opinion is of the situation. Even if you are from here, you can speak up.

I'll share mine and I apologize in advance if you were expecting something inflammatory. A little background first: when Trump was elected my buddy Ed said that he just knew he'd get us into a war. My thoughts on what is happening now: Hey, I'll bet Ed didn't know it was going to be a civil war.

The Fine Print: Not that anything going on in America right now is civil. And also, if you don't have an opinion but you are just sitting back munching popcorn and admiring the trainwreck, do tell. Funny thing about this card. It's from a Club Scrap kit called Hope. That seems to be in short supply right now. Gotta dash! I have some pain I need to schedule. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Oh my gosh! The whole day is gone. Just gone. And I can't even blame the catnip. 
The Fine Print: Oldie but Goodie stamp by Stampin' Up. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Mail Monday

I know we all look so forward to Monday when I share what the nice mailman dude brought me. Check these beauties out--fun, fun, fun! I was so tickled by how much mail my friends bestowed on me this week.

The Fine Print: It's great to have talented friends!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Advice From Dio

Hi, I'm Dio and I'm gonna be your guest columnist today. As a Life Coach I kin give you sum excellent advice. Here is sum now: It is okay to be lazy, but sometimes you gotta move around a little bit so the vultures don't eat you.
See, the clouds were being rilly lazy this morning. I s'pose it is okay because dey were rilly buzy last making growls and lights and rainings. But if they don't git up soon, vultures might eat them.
My mom made this pretend pickture of me. It's called an Ay Tee See. She made a whole bunches of them.

The Fine Print: Window die by Taylored Expressions, cat die by Memory Box, scenery stamp and brick embossing folder by Stampin' Up.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Suck It Up Saturday

In this Facebook group I'm in, a bunch of stampers are trying to come up with crafting related names for every day of the week so if you have a class or a blog feature on Wednesday you can call it something fun and quirky. Example: Washi Wednesday featuring washi tape.

I'm totally useless because I can't get past things like Margarita Monday (drink themed projects anyone?) and Suck it Up Saturday (put on your big girl panties and craft!).
I finally managed to contribute with Fancy Fold Friday, so maybe I'm not totally useless. More like 98.8% useless.
This Z-fold card might not really be "fancy" but it is a different fold from the norm. I mean it's pretty good considering it ain't Friday no more (and Thank God for that!).

The Fine Print: Stamps, cardstock and DSP by Stampin' Up. No idea about that die, sorry! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Feline Fine Friday

Pink nosed kitties are the best. Wouldn't you agree, Charles?!

The Fine Print: Charles says yes and he'll even wear a pink bow because he is secure in his masculinity. And his insanity. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Holy Cow It's Thursday!

Where did Wednesday go? I guess I missed it. I suppose that works out that I forgot to take a picture of my desk for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  I was going to share my ultra clean desk with them (a sign of a sick mind). It is so clean hubby asked me if I were moving out. I don't think so...?
Instead I'll share this cutesy wootsy card I made with an old Penny Black stamp. I picked it up at my stamp club meeting last month out of the free pile. You can't beat that price with a stick.

The Fine Print: Stamp by Penny Black, weren't you paying attention?! Remember: SHIT (So Happy It's Thursday)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Pee Pee

Oh my, that didn't come out right. Pee Pee is the initials for Paper Pumpkin. What were you thinking? Anyway, back in January I got a special kit for special people (it came with a helmet and non pointy scissors, oh wait, not that kind of special).

I wasn't convinced about the suggested card design but fuddled forth and made one of them. It was as I suspected--less than exciting, so I put the PP kit and its 7 other card parts aside. I felt bad that I hadn't revisited it, so I pulled it out and made this exciting card.
There is hope now for the other 6 cards and maybe I can even fix up that first card.  You know, in another 7 months or so from now.

The Fine Print: Card base, corrugated paper and die cut word by Pee Pee, butterfly die by Stampin' Up, leafy die by Sizzix, and flowers from my stash.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Manic Mail Monday

In no particular order, here is the lovely mail that the postal dude brought me. I also got a stamp set and some punches in the mail. I didn't take a picture of them though. You'll just have to stay tuned for me to use them one of these days.

Here's a bonus card from me. Only it really isn't a bonus. I actually think it is kind of a lousy card. Other people liked it though, so maybe it is tolerable.

The Fine Print: Stamps on my card by Stampin' Up. Hope you are surviving your Monday.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ooh! Lookie!

Lookie! Lookie! That always in a hurry guy with brown shorts and a brown truck brought me brand new goodies!  Feast your eyes upon new stuff.  Gotta like that!
The Fine Print: New stuff by Stampin' Up. OMG! The old stuff on this card is by Stampin' Up too. Ha! Nope, no stamping here except for the greeting. It's all punched or cut out of DSP.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Avast me Hearties!

My eye is less twitchy today and I've been doing well at ignoring the fact that I have a shoulder. This all makes more sense if you read yesterday's post. I suspect that SARN is right and I have Pirate's Disease. While I don't have a parrot on my shoulder I have had this sudden urge to plunder and make my enemies walk the plank. And I have 4 cats so there might have been a parrot...
Meanwhile, here's a doggie looking sweet and cuddly. This is my kind of doggie. He's not barking or trying to hump my leg.

The Fine Print: Card parts from a Max and Whiskers (maybe) card kit from Basic Gray (definitely). And I totally have Pirate's Disease. I dug for buried treasure in the sand this morning. Then again, I do that every morning when I clean the litter boxes.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Enjoy the Ride. And No Vomiting.

I'm so sad right now. The every-2-hours-while-you-are-awake medicine I was using on my eye has done wonders until today. Now my eye is all twitchy twitch twitch and it makes me sad. Everyone keeps saying that my twitchy eye is stress (that is everyone but the actual eye MD). I wasn't stressed out in the least until my eye started going to town. Even the lousy meeting this morning wasn't bad at all as it actually had good and useful information at it (such a rarity) and I brought doughnuts making me the coolest coworker ever (so cool I got a green corn tamale as a reward).

And to top it all off my shoulder hurts so bad and it is well medicated too. I'm supposed to start physical therapy on it in about 10 days and I can't fathom how much that is going to hurt given how much having the shoulder doctor just look at my shoulder hurt. Okay, he touched it too, but really it was some nothing touching, not like a Vulcan nerve pinch or something. So maybe I am stressed out, not looking forward to someone manipulating my shoulder--someone I have to pay. But I don't really think so because I haven't been thinking about how much more my shoulder is going to hurt because that will make me cry and that's like crying before you even spilled the milk, which now that I think about it is something you aren't supposed to cry over anyway.

Life has so many rules! Don't run with scissors. Don't cry over spilled milk. Don't stab your coworkers..... What a hassle.

But here's a card which means that I found the jump drive all the photos of my cards are on. It wasn't really lost or anything. It just was always in the opposite place I was.  If I were here, it was there. And now we're all here, together.  You and me and the jump drive.
The Fine Print: Stamps by Lawn Fawn. Really fun paper by some company that makes little pads of fun papers.  Yep, I'm chock full of useful information today!   Now, I have a green corn tamale to go eat. Bye!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


It's August now in case you haven't noticed.  I guess that makes it the dog days of summer. I asked the cats what they thought of that and they just shrugged. Apathy has set in.

The Fine Print: Stamps and calendar by Taylored Expressions.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Mailbag Monday-Last Day in July

Here's what the mailman brought me last week. There is a fun birthday shaker card, a wonderfully colored beach scene (so wish I was there right now) and a hilarious housework card popped up in 3D goodness. Check them out.

The Fine Print: It's all good!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lemony Goodness

I recently bought myself a bundle from the newish Stampin' Up catalog. It was a lemon. I mean that it had lemons in it not that it was defective in anyway. The cool thing about this bundle is that it came with a good old fashioned punch. You know, the precursor to dies.

I gotta say I found it lots of fun to play with.

The Fine Print: All the products by Stampin' Up. Yeppurs. It's all fun and games until you get lemon juice in your eye.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

It's Time for Rudolph!

I know you are reeling around in confusion asking yourself, "Isn't it only July? How come Rudolph is here? I haven't wrapped any presents. Heck, I haven't bought any presents!"

Ah, calm down, little one. It is only the Rudolph Days Christmas Card Challenge for those people who want to get a jump start on their Christmas cards.
And I do! I do want to get a jump start on my Christmas card, except for I'm not doing very good at it. I did get this little mouse done though so that's something. Here's hoping this gets me a on roll.
The Fine Print: Products by Stampin' Up. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mason Jar Madness

After showing off two mason jar cards yesterday I thought I should share my contribution to the madness. Here's my mason jar card. I told the friend that I sent it to that I must like her a whole bunch because I used Staz On ink. That's some serious stuff right there.

The Fine Print: Stamps and dies by Stampin' up. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Monday Mail on Tuesday

So yesterday just didn't work for me. Luckily today is another day and the skies are blue and the sun is shining.... and. Oh. Wait. I was just told from an Informed Source who came in from outside that the sun is not shining and the skies are gray. Such is life when it is monsoon season.

Anyway, onto the mail. This past week the postman started out by bringing me this fabulous sparkly mermaid card as part of a weekly card exchange. Mermaids are so hot right now.
Then I got this delicate die cut card. It's so pretty. It has a hint of sparkly and shine to it that you can't tell from the photo.
And these two cards came in the late evening hours on Sunday as the week wound down. The mailman left them with the neighbor. You might notice a mason jar theme. I also got the cool mason jar shaker stickers.


The Fine Print: I got nothing. It's Tuesday. It's happening. I'm not sure what "it" is, but it's happening. 

Monday, July 24, 2017


This post is only a test. This is just a test of the PJ Posting System. If this had been a real post you would have had some really cool and insightful words to read here.
The Fine Print: Mailbag Monday will happen on Tuesday. Maybe. Stamps by DeNami Designs. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

You Can Do Anything

Recently there was a discussion crawling through my Facebook feed about which of these 4 superpowers would you pick? I don't know remember what they all were but one of them was invisibility.

As someone who drives many miles across town every work day with an apparent cloak of invisibility on, I can say with authority it ain't something you want. I'm constantly dodging and weaving other drivers who I guess cannot see me.  Remember, invisible doesn't mean invincible!
It's a real hassle. As far as superpowers go I think I'd like the one where I could eat anything I wanted and magically be physically fit (instead of physically pfft).

The Fine Print: You can do anything, except for what you can't. Parts 'n stuff from an old Simon Says Stamp kit.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tag, You're It

My stamp club does a tag swap each month when we meet. I don't usually play along mostly because it slips my mind and also I'm not really a tag kind of person.

I played this month though because the theme was "Life's a Journey" and a tag by any other name is a bookmark. That just worked too well together for me to pass up.
Not the best photo because I took it in the middle of a thunderstorm in the dark under my desk lamp which gives off some sort of unearthly light, but you get the idea.

The Fint Print: Stamps by Taylored Expressions, tag topper punch by Stampin' Up, threads 'n stuff from my stash. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Super Duper Girl

Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's Super Duper Girl!
I made this card for an open-to-your-interpretation card exchange called "Crash, Boom, Bang." I think since this exchange is happening in July they were thinking fireworks, but Independence Day is over and done with so I opted for what popped into my brain--the sounds a comic book hero make when fighting the bad guys.

You know: Boom. Crash. Bang. Biff.  The "biff" is always a favorite one of mine.

Anywho, that's all I got for you today.

The Fine Print: Super hero girl by Mama Elephant, city dies by Memory Box, sky die by Stampin' Up (a sneak peak).