Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

It's almost 2009. Wow. Where did 2008 go? I just wanted to tell you all how much I have enjoyed browsing your blogs, participating in your swaps, chatting with you on the message boards, and making so many new friends. I don't know what I would've done without you this past year. Ok, I would've gotten more housework done, but what's more important? Yeah, I thought so. :) Best wishes to all of you, all my crafting friends, for 2009 and all years to come. This quick card was made using Bombshell stamps and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Do you voodoo?

My son, Tony, is very crafty. Look what he made for his friends for Christmas. Are they cute or what? This little voodoo thing started a few months ago. The crafty group at Odd Bird Planet headquarters invited him to join the group that month and he decided to make these little guys. Or are they girls? The ones he made that night were different than these, but cute just the same. He hit my fabric and embellishment stashes and came up with these. I can't decide which one I like best. I like the feather top one, but then I like the pompom headed one, too. Tony actually came up with the design and he hand sews them and then stuffs them. I've told him he needs to sell them on Etsy. What do you think? Do you think they would sell there? I just love that they are original and all different. BTW, I don't think these are real voodoo dolls. There isn't anyone's hair sewn into the doll or anything. He calls them something else. Maybe he'll make some and post them on Etsy. If he does, I'll let you know. Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, December 19, 2008

He's not supposed to be there

I walk into the room and this is what I find. He knows he's not supposed to be there, yet when my head is turned, he does it anyways. I know he wants send all his feline friends email, but don't lay on the keyboard. Please! Use your paws! He gets his hairs all over the keyboard and all those bits and pieces of fluff fall between the keys. This is Gizmo. He is my shadow. I can't go anywhere without him at my heels or under my feet. He is a Bengal. Have you ever had a bengal? They are quite different from regular kitties. They are a cross between the Asian leopard cat and the domesticated house cat. He has a very distinct purr and sometimes in the middle of the night, he'll wander the house yowling. For what, you ask? I have no idea. We're used to it now, but when he started it, it was kinda creepy and annoying. How can you be mad at this cute fuzzy face? I can't. I talk to him and tell him to remove his furry body from my laptop and he just winks and meows. He knows I won't throw him off. Problem is, he wiggles around and his wiggling opens window after window and all I hear is dinging, ya know? Oh, and his soft, fuzzy paw. Isn't it too cute? Bengals have the softest, most sparkly fur. When he lays in the sun, you can see the natural glitter to his fur. If I didn't already have 3 cats, I would definitely get another Bengal. They are so playful and fun. Oh, and did you know they love water? I just needed to post something besides cards. Tomorrow I'll be posting cards again. I'm actually going to be posting another tutorial, but I don't know if it will be done by tomorrow, so check back on Sunday for sure. Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Almost Christmas

Yes, it's almost Christmas, can you believe it? It snuck up on ME for sure. I've only got a few days at best to get my gift box to my sister and her family in the mail or it will surely be late this year. I've been working on a bunch of different projects recently. I've been making some Christmas cards using some of the new Odd Bird Planet images. There are so many new cute images this time, but then I say that every time Johanna releases new images. So cute!!! I colored all these images with my Prismacolor pencils. Nope, no Copics this time. I'm not too excited about those funky snowflakes I drew in the background of this first card, but hey, once the ink hits the paper, what are you gonna do, right? I do love the velvet ribbon, though. Let's say that redeems me for the tacky snowflakes, ok? This next card is a gatefold card. I got a bunch of these cards in a pack at Cat's Craft Cupboard ages ago and I'm just now using them. Besides the card base on the second card, all other paper is Paper Salon's "Dazzle" paper. I think it's last year's paper, but I had it in my stash. I'm trying to use up what I have before I buy more. Yeah right. If you believe that, I've got some swampland in Arizona to sell you. This last card is my favorite, I think. I just like him all colored in the unexpected blue. He looks jazzy, huh? Kind of like you're waiting for him to break out in a jig or something. What kind of dances do you suppose gnomes dance? Is it a gdance? Or a gwaltz? Maybe a ghokey-gpokey?? It's late. My jokes are bad and I'm going to bed now. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Holiday Mail for Heroes is a partnership between the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes to deliver one million holiday cards to American service members, veterans, and their families in the United States and around the world. So when you're making your holiday cards this year, make a few extras and send them to: Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Please feel free to pass along this information to cardmaking friends via your blog and/or email. Together we can make a difference! Here are some cards I made for our heroes.
All stamps are by Odd Bird Planet. Paper is by Crate Paper and all images are colored with Copic sketch markers.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Golfer card

I got this stamp from a sidewalk sale at one of the local stamp stores. It's so cute! Yes, I bought it because it looked fun to color. Of course, I did.

The stamp is by Stamps Happen, Inc. and it's called Birdie.

I colored this with Prismacolor pencils. I'm ok with most of this image with the only part I don't like is the sky. I initially colored it with a lighter blue and then decided it needed to be darker. Instead of coloring hard, I left my coloring light-handed and it came out like this. Yuck. Inconsistent areas and I don't like the see-through areas.

Does anyone care what colors I used? Do you want me to list them or don't you care? I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on coloring an image. It would be a video tutorial. I'm due to make some more tutorials anyways.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

A few Christmas Cards

I felt like making a few Christmas cards today, so I got out my Holly Jolly collection of papers made my Flair and made some cards. This first card is made with baby dango reindeer right, baby dango reindeer left, sign on a post, double note, single note. I placed the images on the cardstock using my stamp positioner, and then colored everything with my Copics. I edged that cardstock with gold Krylon and then mounted it on matching brown cardstock. I put that on the Flair paper and then attached to the white card base, which I outlined with the gold Krylon pen. The "Magic" is a sticker from the sticker pack from Flair that I trimmed down to fit on the sign. This was a very easy card. I used the three bubble topiary (I love all the OBP topiaries!!) and Michelle's Merry Christmas sentiment. The santa and reindeer paper is from Flair and made it very easy to make this card. I paper-pieced the topiary and colored in the sentiment with a red Sharpie pen. I put some stickles on the reindeer nose and his collar and on Santa. I love this reindeer head. It's so fun to color. I used one of the sticker frames from Flair and placed it over the reindeer. The Holly Jolly tag is another sticker and I just added a ribbon bow. I cut out the trees at the bottom of the card from another piece of Flair paper. Oh, if you like this reindeer head, order it now. It's on sale!
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Garden Party challenge card

I'm finally getting my *%$! together and participating in challenges again. I was in a funk, but I'm climbing out now.

This is my submission for the Garden Party Challenge this week. Here's the picture for the inspiration.

For this card, I used all Odd Bird Planet stamps: Banner Tree, 'Tis the Season, Priscilla Cane Cat. I used a little liquid applique on Priscilla's hat. The paper is from the Flair Christmas collection. I can't tie a bow for nothin', so I made a knot. It's crooked, I know, but by the time I got it tied neatly, I wasn't going to stress over placement. I need bow lessons again, I guess.

I colored these images with my Prismacolor pencils. I was going to use my Copics, but I could see my pencils getting lonely, so I thought I'd keep them happy before they threw themselves all over the floor. Hey, it's happened before.....

Thanks for stopping by. Stop by the Paper Garden and give the weekly challenge a try. It's fun!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Wild Abandon

This is another image from Bombshell Stamps. I love this big image. I colored it with Copics and edged the white card with silver Krylon pen. A piece of lavender Prism paper is behind that and it was mounted to a piece of Lasting Impressions paper. I got a book of rub-ons from the last rubber stamp expo I went to and used one of those sentiments on this card. I kind of messed up the rub-on since I don't use them that often. Come back on Monday - I've got a new Monday Morning Comic! Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November A La Tart

I got my a la tart kit from OBP last night and I got to play with it a bit. Let me tell you, I love the papers, the embellishments and the STAMPS! Did you know you get new, unreleased, wood-mounted stamps in the a la tart kits now? In this month's kit, you get that cute little mouse dude over there and the sticks of candy in the next card. You can get a look at the kits over on the Odd Bird Planet site or if you are in Australia, you can get it from Lime Tart and save some moolah on shipping. I colored the little mouse with Copics and then cut him out. The laser cut tree was first colored with Copics, but the color didn't show up well, so I covered that with Shimmer (Thanks, Ryann), but that didn't sparkle enough for me, so went straight for the Stickles. Yes! I added a gem star and some opalescent mica chips for snow. I cut out the sentiment from the vinyl sheet included in the kit. For this card, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and lined up the candy stamps in a row. I colored it all with Copics. I didn't know what to call this card and asked the other crafters for suggestions on sentiments and this is the best one we came up with. Instead of stamping the sentiment, I used the rub-ons that are included in the kit. I'm not sure of the wonky letters, but it's a done deal now. I like how these candies look like candy as well as flowers. I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of this stamp. BTW, isn't that pom-pom strip just the cutest? Yep, you get some of that in the kit, too. Oh yeah, baby! Another card made with the a la tart kit. I just love those pink pom-poms. The other embellishments in the kit include the buttons, some brads, a small jar of glitter and charm paper clips.
I haven't shown you all the cards I made because, well, the other ones are odd and not worth taking up bandwidth or server space.
I almost forgot to post this easy card. As I was perusing some inspirational magazines, I saw a card with the Cuttle-Bugged background like this one. I was instantly enamored and had to reproduce it. I borrowed Tiff's CB and folders and went for it. You put your cardstock in about 2/3 way into the embossing folder and emboss. That's the top part here. Then you use your Scor-Pal or whatever you use to score stuff and score two narrow parallel lines after the CB area. Then put the other end of the cardstock a little less than 1/3 of the way into another CB folder. Emboss. Then do the parallel line thing again. That's it. How fun is that? I know I'll be doing this technique again and again. It'll be fun to mix up the CB folders in different combinations.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I call her 8-ball girl

I've been going a little crazy for Bombshell Stamps lately. I just got another 4 sets from them. Sa-weeeet! I call this card, 8-ball girl for obvious reasons. Where do I find a top like that and do they make it in bowling ball size? haha just kiddin'.

I've been practicing coloring my skin tones with my Copics. I think I'm kind of getting it. At least there is more than one color for her skin. Not all one color like I used to color. Trying to get the knack of shading. When I color, I imagine the light source and try to think of the image having three dimensions so I can apply the shading correctly.

I added some crystal lacquer to the little red hearts on the background and pop-dotted the Luck and Fate banner and the girl image.

As always, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day in the USA. It's a day to remember and honor our veterans and their service to our country. There's always a parade and people get out their flags and fly them.

Our dad was a veteran. He was in the Korean war as a member of the US Marine Corps. What was the Korean war? I don't really know. What were we doing there? Keeping the north from invading the south? I'm ashamed to say that I don't really know. I don't really know what exactly Dad did in the Korean war, either. He never wanted to talk about it. I think it had something to do with explosives or demolition.

He did take a lot of pictures when he was there. Mostly pictures of his buddies hanging out in the barracks or eating or dressing up in kimonos or something. He looked happy in those pictures, but he never wanted to talk about his actual job.

So, to all veterans, Happy Veteran's Day. We honor you in all you do to keep our country safe and free. As the saying goes, "All gave some. Some gave all." Thank you to all of you. And to you Dad, I'm thinking of you today as I do everyday. I love you and miss you.

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Yes, my cats are spoiled. I admit it. If you don't know it already, we have 3 cats: Cheeto, Frankie and Gizmo. Cheeto is the cat in the picture to the left. He is the old man of the house and the dominant male. Frankie is the only girl and the tiniest of our kitties. She is a small fluffy orange kitty. Then there's Gizmo. He is a Bengal and is supposed to be an indoor kitty, but we do allow him outside visits with supervision. Gizmo has figured out that the waterbowl on top of the island gets filled with cold water from the fridge there, so when he goes outside, he jumps right up there and meows until I open the fridge and get out the water bottle of cold water for him. Well, not all the cats do it and they only like the cold water from the fridge now. Spoiled rotten cats and I love them so much! This is a shot of some of our new patio furniture. I won't bore you with the story of how we got it, but suffice it to say that you don't find too much patio furniture for sale in November, but we found some and we love it. We now have six barstools and six chairs for the table. I think we need to have a party now! C'mon over, lets have some fun. There's a jacuzzi in the back corner, too. I am really loving our yard now. If you'd like to see more pictures, go to my Flickr site to see the yard progress.

I can't believe it!

This is from Saturday afternoon. And to think that when I filled up on Tuesday, I paid $2.91 for premium and thought it was fantastic it was finally under $3.00.

Friday, November 07, 2008

November Special Deal

The November Special Deal from the Odd Bird Planet is here! These stamps are so darn cute, I can hardly stand it. I love these little Charles birds so much! I love coloring them all different colors. Red is just perfect for Christmas, don't you think? Ok, well enough of my gushing. Let's get on with the details, shall we? So over here to the left is the group of stamps you get with this month's special deal. You get: Charles Cardinal Left Charles Cardinal Right Birdbath Nest with Eggs "A Bird's Gotta Do What a Bird's Gotta Do" You get ALL of these stamps for 25% off! Click HERE. Here are the card samples I made with the stamps for the special deal. I colored all of these images with my Prismacolor markers. I don't use them often, but I really like them. After I put this little scene together, I decided it needed something extra, so I just started doodling. I drew some lines all around the image. I like it because it's different, but I'm not sure I'd do it all the time. So here we are with the nests in a circle. I often play with stamps in different ways, especially in circles. After stamping the nests in a circle using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I carefully cut it all out. I stamped, cut out and adhered the birds to the wreath after adhering the wreath to the polka dot paper. This last one is really my favorite. I like the button flower and I like the little worm in his mouth. A bird's gotta do what a bird's gotta do! I think it's fun to paper piece instead of coloring everything. I don't know that it saves time with all that cutting out of images, but it's a different look.

Coloring Experiment 1

Sorry I've been gone so long.

I started playing with my coloring materials the other day. I was trying to decide which ones I liked best. The answer? It depends.

For this experiment, I stamped the OBP topiary three times for three different coloring techniques. I tried to use very similar colors for the pencils and markers.

Starting on the right, I used only my Prismacolor pencils. I blended pencils with pencils. No gamsol, no colorless blender. This is the way I like to color with pencils. It takes a long time because I go over and over the colors until I get it the way I think it should look.

For the center topiary, I used my Copics. I made sure I had plenty of ink on the paper so I could blend the colors. At one point, I put too much Forest Green on the topiary, so I used my colorless blender to lift that color off and expose the Apple Green underneath.

The topiary on the far left is by far my unfavorite. I used Prisma pencils and gamsol. I really don't use gamsol that much, and maybe that's why I really don't like using it, but I'm trying to give it a go for variety in my coloring. What I didn't like about it most was that I felt that once the color was blended out, I couldn't do anything with it - couldn't lighten it, couldn't add color to it, etc., without saturating the paper with gamsol and making the colors run outside the lines. Plus, using that blending stump makes my teeth itch. It's just weird.

So, it's really a close call between the Copics and the Prismas. It really is faster to color with the Copics and I like that. My projects get done a lot faster, BUT I just don't feel like I get the look of the blending that I want that I get with the Prisma pencils.

Which look do you like and why? Which technique do you use and why?

Saturday, November 01, 2008


You know how you find some card artist and you just love their layouts? Well, I love Jennifer's layouts, so I decided I needed to copy one.

Here is the link to the card she made and well, here is the card I made. I think mine is a reasonable facsimile, what do you think?

House Mouse image colored with Copics.

Friday, October 31, 2008

A Bombshell Halloween

Better late than never.

When I colored this stamp with my Copics, I colored it in what I thought were Halloween colors. I love this paper. I don't think it's really Halloween paper (but maybe it is), but I choose to use it as such.

All these images are from Bombshell Stamps. There are some really cool stamps there. Click on the banner on the right side of my blog.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Feelin' squirrely!!

Ok, so you know that every month, the Odd Bird Planet comes out with a limited edition kit, right? Please tell me you know this. OMG, you don't?? Well, let me tell you about these limited edition kits. The kits come out once a month and they include a sheet of unmounted stamps that will never be sold again. This month's kit also includes some sentiments. Yahoo! The kit also includes paper and lots of embellishments, too. Once the kits are gone, that's it!
This month, the kit is all about Squirrels. Take a look HERE to see a preview of the red kit for the month. You can go to the Odd Bird Planet store and click on kits to see the other two kits: the BLUE one and the RED one. The kits are only $30.45. Truly a bargain!
Dont'cha just love these little squirrel guys? I especially love the ratty tail on the one on the ground here. This guy just looks pissed off all the time. I colored the ground, acorn and the tree with my Copics and paper pieced the squirrels.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Almost Halloween!

So I haven't been just sitting on my butt doing nothing. I've been sitting on my butt making cards. Halloween cards. Here are a few I made with Odd Bird Planet stamps. This first one is made from the stamp called Kelly's Nasty Parts. All three images are on one stamp, but I colored them with my Prisma pencils and then cut them apart. I also put Crystal Lacquer over them so they looked like real jars. The sentiment is from Odd Bird Planet, too. The second card was made with another Odd Bird Planet stamp called Kelly's Nasty Potions. I colored the images with my Prismacolor pencils and did the backgrounds with my Copics. I scored the background paper for a little interest. The last card was super easy. I used the Franken-mouse right and stamped him three times in a row. I colored him with my Prisma pencils. I used some of my QuicKutz doodles and cut them out on purple paper. I ran a couple of the doodles through my Xyron and then put purple glitter on them. Then I ran through the Xyron again so I could adhere it to the paper. It's very sparkly! This card is 3.5 x 3.5.
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I used the random number generator and it picked #2: Nancy - directmailscrapper! Congratulations, Nancy! I'll send you a message over on the 'Shack.

Flames of Desire

Have you been introduced to Bombshell Stamps yet? No? Well, let this be your introduction. I found out about these cool stamps when I joined Rubber Stamp Chat. I bought four sets of her UM stamps over a month ago and hadn't used them until today. Aren't they cool? Head on over to that website and get yourself some stamps. She's having a SALE and there is a contest, too! Stay tuned for more cards this weekend made with Bombshell Stamps.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

All Your Base

I joked with Johanna yesterday that maybe she should add this sentiment to her line of stamps.

Do you remember this sentiment? Here is the real story as told by Wikipedia.

I thought this card needed some sentiment on the front and my brain went to AYB for some reason. I used the white poster paint sharpie to letter the sentiment. It is the best white writer I've found yet. I got three different sizes at Dick Blick.

I colored the earth topiary with my Prisma pencils. I was just goofing around with them and this card just happened. I now own all the topiaries that the Odd Bird Planet makes.

B L O G C A N D Y A L E R T ! ! ! ! !

Do you collect certain things from particular stamp lines? Let me know what and where and you'll be entered into a drawing for some cool blog candy! Deadline is Thursday, Oct. 23. Tell a friend!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bookmark Card

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a copier. No, not like Xerox or Minolta, but a CASE'er. That means I Copy And Share Everything. I was visiting Cathy's site today and she put up a card that I really like. It's a bookmark card. She made the bookmark and put little magnetic strips on the bottom. You know the ones that were so popular awhile back? I love those, so I decided I was going to make one for a friend who's having a birthday TODAY. Happy birthday, Pam!!

I kind of knew what image I wanted and I kind of knew what paper I was going to use. I think it's important to pick your image and paper at the same time or at least have a darned good idea of what paper you have. If you pick it out ahead of time, you can match your coloring to the paper. I know this isn't exactly newsworthy what I'm telling you, I'm just sayin'.....

By the time I finished the bookmark, I realized it was getting pretty big for a paperback book and I didn't want to make it any bulkier, so I didn't use the magnets, so I left it flat only attached it to the front of the card with the two spiral clips. I DID make the bookmark, so do I get half credit for CASE'ing Cathy's card? I'm not really asking. I'm just being silly.

Oh hey, don't you just LOVE this paper?? It's from Imaginisce. Let's Pretend collection, Sidewalk Chalk line. It may be discontinued, and in that case, I wish I had bought a ton more. It's loud and wild. Like someone I know.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I wonder how I get myself into this mess time after time. I have a very large craft room compared to many - it's 10x24 - yet each and every time I sit down to make cards, I'm only using a space the size of a dinner plate.
When my work desk is cleaned up, everything I need with the exception of my stamps, is on my desk in its proper place, and within 10 minutes, it looks like this.
I seem to remember some saying about a clean desk is the sign of a disturbed mind or something like that.

Garden Party

Six hours later, here's my card for Cathy's Garden Party challenge for this week. Yes, it really took me 6 hours to make this card. At least 6 hours. Oh I watched a movie, "Because I Said So" (chick flick), caught up on my DVR'd episodes of Road Trip with Huell Howser, and watched too many episodes of Parking Wars on A&E. I am hooked on that show.

This stamp is by the Stamp Barn in Ottawa, ON. My friend, Jennifer, got it for me. When I saw the challenge this week, I knew exactly what stamp I would use. Don't you think this stamp fits the challenge? I love this stamp, but man oh man, it takes a LOT of coloring. I colored it with my Prisma pencils and THAT is why it took 6 hours to color this card. If I had used my markers, it would've been done a long time ago.

Well, I did try my markers, but it didn't look right. I'm going to send some images to Cathy and see what a Copic pro does with this image. Yes, Cathy, you have been warned. ;) Do you want some images, too, KH? I'd be happy to send you some you fantastic colorer, you!

Give the Garden Party Challenge a try. It's not so hard. You don't have to be a maniac like me and color for 6 hours. Just use the challenge photo as inspiration and give it your interpretation. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Playing with pencils

Being sick is exhausting, but at least I get to play a little. I got out my Prismas and a Terry Medaris image and started coloring. One of the things I like most about Terry's images is that there is no preconceived ideas about what colors things should be.
When Terry colors his images, he uses lots of colors. When I first bought this image, I thought of coloring it with subtle, earth colors, but this time, I only saw rainbow colors, and so this is what came out. I thought any patterned paper would detract from the image, so I didn't use any. I used bright Prism paper for this card after cutting out the image. Ha, don't even ask me what colors I used. I did not use gamsol, either. Terry teaches to blend the colors together without gamsol.
So that's the card for today so far. I've got many more on the desktop to finish. Thanks for stopping by. BTW, that icky dot on the bottom of the card under the image isn't on the card. I have a dirty scanner. Bad scanner. Bad, bad scanner!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some Halloween cards

These are the Halloween cards I started last night. I finished them today. All stamps are Inky Antics clear stamps. When I first started getting into rubber stamping years ago, I took some classes at Cat's Craft Cupboard in Escondido. The first class I took was a Prismacolor pencil class. I'll never forget it. When Cat showed us how to color with the pencils a big, giant light went on in my brain and I knew that's what was going to be my passion. Time went by and I took another class, this time a Halloween card class using these same stamps. It was the first time I used gamsol with the Prismas and I was in love. For a little while. I realized the difference right away between using gamsol and not and I truly preferred not using gamsol. It felt like cheating. I wanted to blend colors, not just spread them around, so I put the gamsol on the shelf for awhile. Fast forward to this past weekend. I've been pretty sick, and so I've been doing a lot of internet surfing and checking out videos on YouTube. I came across a bunch of videos by jennifermcguireink. Check this one out. If I don't get those stamps soon, I'm going to go crazy! Make sure you check out her other videos when you have some time. She makes some fun, innovative cards and she uses gamsol almost exclusively with her Prismas. At first I was like, "oh eh, Gamsol" but then I watched how fast she could make cards and they were really cute and high quality. So, I got out my gamsol and the Inky Antics stamps and went for it. And I liked it! So, Cat, I must say a big huge THANK YOU again for introducing me to Prismas and gamsol. I hold you personally responsible for those obsessions. If you've never met Cat, you really should stop by her store when you're in the area. She has some really cute stamps there as well as in her online store. I made the first two cards for my friends' boys. I hope they like them. The last card is for someone special. I'm not telling who it is yet. Maybe she will post here and tell you who she is once she gets the card.

First fire: Camp Pendleton

Well, it's started. The first fire of the fire season. It's burning at the back gate of Camp Pendleton in Bonsall. People have been evacuated. Here's the story. The fire has burned over 1,500 acres already. The news says to expect up to 60 mph winds tonight and tomorrow. Humidity is down to 6-10% right now. We won't even get fog tonight unless it gets below 10 degrees F. Yeah, like that's gonna happen. John said he could see the black smoke on his way home from work. I didn't see it because I slept all afternoon because of this darn cold. I did see the doctor today and got some drugs. Yay for that. I'm going to go make some Halloween cards since I can't sleep now that I've slept all day.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Quilt Giveaway

Do you love quilts as much as I do? See that gorgeous quilt there on the left? You have a chance to win it, but you have to hurry. The deadline is this Friday. Check out the Pigtails and Snails blog to see what you have to do. It's simple, really. Just leave a comment on her post. You can do other things to earn more tickets, too. How fun is that?