Ahhhh ... finally a *down* day ... one with no particular plans ... and it's cloudy and a little rainy ... a great chance to get caught up on some of those niggling little things on my *to-do* list. Whilst the girls seem to be able to function just fine now that school is out I'm struggling a bit to find any sort of rythym (I THINK that's how you spell rythym ... I checked with my 10-year-old ... we think it's right *lol*). If/when the girls sleep in I have to be quiet as a mouse so I don't wake them (Rebecca will wake up at the slightest noise!). Being quiet is NOT my forte ... and it keeps me from getting anything productive done! What it DOES let me do is craft! Since my craft room is in the basement ... and since it's a QUIET *task* I can stamp for a while before anyone is vertical. That's what I did today. I have one card that I *love* and one that is ... *meh* ... it's ok ... but isn't what I was aiming for and doesn't blow my hair back! So let's start with that one first, shall we?
I started this one last night ... but my mojo was stuck and I walked away. I was trying to get inspiration from the yummy new DSP "Modern Medley" - page 154 - $13.50 (but at the moment all of the $13.50 DSP's are buy 3 get one free!!)
I particularly like the striped sheet ... so I cut a 1 1/2" strip of that and layed it on a Very Vanilla base. And then I sat. And stared. And turned it sideways. And turned it back. And sat. And stared. And grabbed a few stamp sets and black ink. And sat. And stared. And sat. And sat. And sat. And gave up. It just wasn't happenin'.
This morning I went down to play and it kept niggling at me. I tried again. To make an all-ready-too-long-story shorter I ended up with this:
Right ... my stomach is growling so it must be lunch time. Pop in again soon. Until then ... have a stampy day!