Wednesday, August 31, 2011

on a roll...

another sanity saving card--

I used a sketch from my newer CTMH Wishes idea book, lucky layers. PP is basic grey blitzen. Fiber is also BG. CS is bazzill. Snowflake eyelet is from my stash.

Today was clean out Thomas' closet & dresser day. Everything that is left hanging or in the drawers is what fits & what he'll wear. Looks like it's time to go shopping!

Tomorrow is the first day of HIGH SCHOOL!!!! Where has the time gone. Didn't he JUST start kindergarten????

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

sketch #84 for OWH & a rant

card for this week's sketch from the stars & stamps blog.

I used Frances Meyer stickers from deep in my stash (I've been cleaning out the scrap room and trying to use what I'm finding. The stuff that is no longer fun is outa here!). Sizzix snowflake #6 embossing folder. Red & black checked ribbon is also from my stash. I uncovered 9 of these stickers sheets so I made 9 cards. Some of the pieces are backed with white, cut out and popped up with Sandy's roll of dimensional adhesive. :o)

Making these were my sanity saver today after our less than positive experience at Ted Brown Music. They lost a very long time customer today. (I figured it out that it was 30 years ago that my flute was purchased there....) I was not a happy girl when we left there this morning. I was all set to spend $1,500 to 2,000 today, but because they refused to apply ALL of my rental payments, I declined to purchase a better model of clarinet from them. Their offer was 6 months of payments. Ummmm, I don't think so. $96 vs 576 on a $1,500 model. So now, their competition will get my $$ and I will be telling anyone and everyone NOT TO BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY TELL YOU ALL OF YOUR RENTAL PAYMENTS WILL APPLY TO AN UPGRADE PURCHASE. Quoting the manager that I talked to (in a VERY condescending & patronizing voice)-- "They don't have the time & it's too expensive to train the temp hires that they use for the school band nights so sometimes the info that is given out isn't quite correct. And in all the noise & confusion people tend to 'hear what they want to hear.' And if he applied ALL that rental money, how would he make anything?" Well buddy, how are you going to make any money if I don't shop there & tell everyone I know of my experience & strongly suggest to not shop there & they tell their friends & they tell their friends..... Karma buddy, karma. All for $500 rental credit. [/rant over]

Monday, August 29, 2011

1000th card for OWH

 this card made 997 cards so far this year.....
then 4 of these guys put me over the top for my goal of 1000 cards for the year!!!! Thomas came up with the number last year when "we" hit the 800 card mark early in December. I figured I could pull off 75 a month, then push for 100. Thomas said "we" could do 1000 TOTAL for the year to take the pressure of the monthly goal. I got a good start towards that 1000 when I was off earlier this year for my surgery. Yesterday, number 1000 & 1001 were finished (I made 4 of the snowman guys). Wooooo Hooooo! Anything else this year is bonus!!!

The pattern paper in both cards is Basic Grey Blitzen. Snowman stamp is PSX & colored with Prismacolors. Crystal laquer on eyes, nose, & buttons. Smooch on snowflakes in background.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

sketch #83 for OWH

this is the card I made for this weeks sketch challenge for the OWH Stars and Stamps blog. Used old Basic Grey Blitzen paper, that I found in my stash when I was cleaning. :)

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