Thursday, April 8, 2010

Desperate Housewife III - Can It Get Any Worse

Note to self - Do NOT Leave Home Without Your Mounting Block! I've been dying to ink up this buggy bug stamp that I won from the ever so generous and funny Joanne from "Just a Little Something" and wouldn't you know it, it won't stick to my camera! What's a girl to do? Here I go again, thrashing the house to find something that I can stick this stamp onto (I do this at crops too, yeah, that's me the lady leering over your shoulder at your supplies, I have invaded church kitchens to find a bowl to make a big circle) , I guess if I didn't mind getting the camera sticky I could have used it, but nah, no sticky stuff on camera. I tried a stamp pad lid and ended up with ink all over me and a very bad image, edges sloppy, middle non-existent. I finally found an acrylic box with lots of brads in it - Hey, it's acrylic, the blocks are acrylic, the light bulb in my head turned on and I was able to stamp again. another dilemma solved. Ah, I hope you could stand that suspense.
The other major problem of the day was deciding what shade of green I was going to use on the bug in the buggy. Oh, the heartache, trials and tribulations. I do not know how I make it through the day.
I tell you, life is good. Yesterday my sister-in-law took me and the family out for lunch. We went to a place on the water, and how sweet is it for people to pull up in their boat to the dock next to my table and get out for lunch and while they're eating the staff is washing the boat. I actually said "Life is good" to one of the women as she walked by, and she agreed. So maybe I don't have my mounting block with me, but I can sit by the water watching dolphins cruise by, pelicans coming and going and toss back a brewski. Not a bad day.
Today, we went to the pool, the water was cold, oh dear I had to go sit in the hot tub instead. If you are going through a rough patch, try to remember that this too will pass. Everyday of my life hasn't been this easy and there are many days I complain relentlessly about the trivial nonsense going on but in the end I have to say, "life is good".
I made this card using the sketch from Mojo Monday. I didn't have anything else in mind, just to use this stamp and play in Mojo. The first week of the month is the one with a prize, but there's a good sketch posted there every Monday. Since my first beetle was orange I had to make this little bug orange. I wanted the paper to be bright and cheery to go with the orange bug so I used Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp. I just love the Mays ribbon I got from Michele the Enchanted Stamper. She's one of the NJ SCS stampers I've met at a couple shoe box swaps. Lots of fun and she's got ribbon, what more could you want in a friend.
Here's the deets:
Stamp - Stamping Bella "love beetle" huggabugg
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and some no name orange from Michael's for edging
Paper - Basic Grey "Sugar Rush" dp, DCWV Neutrals cs
Miscellaneous - Prismacolor pencils, Stickles, dimensionals to pop up the tires and center circle, Pebbles orange candy dots, Glitzy Glitter on the wings, Mays ribbon.
The Challenges:
That's it for today, I hope you life is good too. If it's not so good today call a friend and go out for a drink or a walk and you'll feel better and eventually it'll get better. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again. Don't forget to click on the pink ribbon, it's a good thing for you to do and it doesn't cost you a penny.


  1. very cute, great papers...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Chris how cute is this, I love that cute car!!

  3. I'm loving all of the dilemma's you are having away from your supplies - too funny!!! Remind me to hide my camera when you're around!!! Such a cute card - the image is adorable! The ribbon is great and so is the paper.

  4. Not bad for a limited amount of supplies!! :) I like it!! Sucess! It is very bright and cheer!!! You are the master of ingenuity!!!
    Way to go Chris!!

  5. Very cute card! Glad that you are enjoying the good life down there, even without your blocks. It's good exercise for the brain coming up with creative alternatives!! :-)

  6. what an adorable buggy! too cute! i love all the happy colors and papers-so glad you found a way to stamp her!
    oh i would LOVE to be having lunch somewhere on the water like that-glad you got to do that!


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