Mar 31, 2008
Mar 30, 2008
Wasn't the 1st "Official" day of Spring 10 days ago? - So what's wrong with this picture? - This is what we woke up to this morning and brrr baby it is COLD outside. The poor spring flowers look pretty sorry today.
I am so NOT a fan of snow so I'm hoping and praying that this goes away quickly.
It isn't even April 1st so this is just a really "cruel" joke for sure.
Happily (well maybe not) freezing here in the Pacific Northwest. Ida
Mar 28, 2008
Well I'm coming in just "under the wire" this week since it's still technically Friday here being as it's only 8:39 pm! Had some difficulties today trying to find time to stamp and coming up with an idea I liked.
This isn't the most fancy card in the world but I do like the nice fresh spring colors.
For this card I used: Pixie Pink Card stock with a layer of Lavender textured (Bazzill) and Green Galore, Whisper White.
Stamps Used: Garden Whimsy, Dots and Daises BG (both SU) and Spring Sentiment by Hero Arts
Inks/Markers Used: Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Wisteria Chalk (ColorBox) and Basic Black
Other: Oval Scallop Punches (Marvy) Green Galore Brads, Iridescent Ice EP (on bug), paper piercing tool, Ribbon SU (retired) not sure of the name of the ribbon at this time. Foam Mounting Tape.
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Mar 24, 2008
For this weeks entry I thought I would give you a little fact about an unnamed cat that helped out in a very special way here in Washington State. I learned this information when I visited the dam.
While many cats 'work' as mousers, one kitty who was nameless actually helped build a dam! When engineers were building the Grand Coulee Dam, they had trouble threading a cable through a pipe. Someone suggested a cat would do the trick. Engineers tied a rope to the cable, tied a string to the rope, and tied the string to this kitty's tail. This nameless kitty crawled through the pipeline and finished the job that the humans couldn't manage to do
Back later with something else to share.
Mar 17, 2008
Mar 14, 2008
Card #1 Uses (Birthday Whimsy) from the Sale-a-bration catalog.
Card stock used: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White and Bali Breeze Designer Paper.
I stamped the (Sanded BG) stamp with TT ink on the TT card stock. Then I stamped the birthday cake image with Old Olive and colored the flames in with Pumpkin Pie and distressed the edges with CC ink then mounted it onto a square of PP card stock & distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit. I layered a piece of the Bali Breeze DP on the Old Olive cs and added a strip of CC pierced and added 3 TT brads. I stamped the cake image again using Chocolate Chip CRAFT ink and Clear EP then cut out the cake and mounted it over the olive cake with foam dimensional tape.
Card #2 Uses (Birthday Whimsy)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red Textured, Old Olive, Whisper White and Designer Paper from DCWV(Die Cute With A View). I pierced a piece of Old Olive and layered that onto my RR textured card stock leaving a space between that and the designer paper. The corners were rounded with a small corner rounder. My cake was done the same was as in card one. I did use Nestabilities to cut out my circle and scallop for this card. I also embossed the sentiment and added Olive and Not Quite Navy brads to the sides and a piece of the Chocolate Chip PolyTwill ribbon at the bottom of the card.
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Mar 10, 2008
Sure wish I could figure out why the pictures don't upload side by side. It looks uneven which I hate but until I figure out how to put them in differently I guess you'll just have to bear with me.
This weeks Cattitude Monday is all about CALLIE JO the newest member of the Krause household. So far Dottie is the only one of the older cats that has even somewhat accepted the new kitten. Here she is allowing Callie to lay next to her. Then Callie got a little to close in picture number 2 so she ended up hopping off the couch shortly after I got the shot.
My last photo shows the "curiosity" of a cat because she was very interested in what was on the computer screen. I was actually viewing Rubber Stamps at: www.addictedtorubberstamps.com . Doesn't she look adorable! - Yes I am a proud mommy!
Mar 7, 2008
Mar 6, 2008
Tuesday after bowling my mom wanted to stop by the Pet Store so she could buy a fish for her tank. As is my habit when I'm there I took a peek to see if they had any cute kittens. Normally I just LOOK and leave. That wasn't the case this week. I saw this little beauty and was hooked immediately. Now mind you we have 4 other cats already so I really didn't need another cat. I called hubby (who happened to be out of town working) and he said, "NO, NO, NO...We do not need another cat." Of course I did my best to convince him that we did need one and that she was sooooo CUTE etc....but in the end he said his decision would be not to get one but he always leaves me to decide what I think is the right choice. Of course you know what my choice was. Yep, I bought her. She is part Siamese and part Calico (the owners were calling the Simaco's)
I decided to name her CallieJo (sounds like Calico if you say it fast enough). The first night we had her I barely got any sleep. None of the other cats liked her and I didn't think they would so I bought a big carrier to sleep her in until they get use to her. She mewed and mewed something awful. That of course caused our big male (also part Siamese) to YOWL at the top of his lungs. He could give a Howler Monkey a run for their money I think for loudness! Finally at 3:00 am still awake and exhausted from lack of sleep I got up and found a fuzzy teddy bear that I put in the carrier with her and within 5 minutes she was sound asleep. Ah, peace and quiet at last.
It only lasted though until 5:00 am when my husband would normally be getting up. He always lets the other cats out for a romp around the house and some cat treats before he goes to work so they started pounding on the door and meowing which woke the kitten up. Needless to say I was pretty tired the next day.
She is a sweet cat though and I think that she makes a nice addition to the family.
Mar 3, 2008
I created this card for an "Embossing" challenge that I signed up for. I absolutely love Pastel Colors (although I rarely wear them as they make me looked washed out.) For this card I wanted the look of those cute little Easter Chicks you use to see that were dyed pastel colors for Easter. You know parents use to give them to their kids as Easter gifts. Poor little chicks usually didn't stand a chance of survival but they were cute dyed all those fun colors.
We could use any type of Embossing for our cards. For my card I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots) for the chicks eggs. I stamped the chick first on the color of paper I wanted with Basic Gray ink and then ran it through the Cuttlebug and cut out the egg portion. I then mounted the egg over the chick image that was stamped on Whisper White card stock and colored with SU Markers. I punched the chicks out with a Square punch and mounted them on matching colors of card stock then added a punched flower with brads to the corners.
The sentiment was stamped with a Versa Mark ink pad and Embossed with Bold Black EP and punched out with the Word Window Punch. I also dyed a white flower from the Pretties Kit with Certainly Celery ink and then pressed it onto the Versa Mark pad and embossed it with Iridescent Ice EP and added a half pearl to the center from the Pretties Kit. Then I adhered it to my bow of Pink Taffeta ribbon.
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Designer Paper (Lavender Lace)
Inks: Basic Gray, SU Markers: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal
Other: 3 For You Flower Punch, Soft Subtles Brads, Foam Mounting Tape, Cutter Kit
It was hard getting a decent photo of this card for some reason. Tall cards seem to be difficult to photograph for me. Anyway I think the card turned out cute and I hope the receiver will as well.