Friday, April 28, 2017


I'm a member (in good standing) of a smaller stamp club that meets at IHOP once a month or more. Anywho, don't laugh, but IHOP had some pretty decent salads and usually one or more of us would have them for dinner.  This last time almost all of us got a dinner salad, a side salad or something with lettuce in it.

IHOP substituted their lettuce for kale. Yes! All of it! They didn't add kale into the mix, they just outright substituted kale for lettuce. Kale has such a distinct flavor by itself, and they didn't cut the stems off.

We all would shovel a forkful of kale into our mouths and chew and chew and chew. Every time we looked up someone had stems hanging out of their mouth, so I made it a point to say "Mmmmm! Kale!" every few minutes.

When we checked out we mentioned our dissatisfaction with all that kale. The waitress said, Oh, I know! That's from the Home Office. I said to them, 'What?! Are our customers llamas?!'" And thus, this card was born.
The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up except alphabet stamp set and kale stems. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Staying Home

Definitely you have to leave the lights on or else I can't find my own house in the dark, but really it's better if I don't leave there in the first place. Dorothy had it right when she said, "There is no place like home." And people wonder why I don't like to go places. All the good shit is at home!
The Fine Print: Card base, topper, stamps, and embellishments by Club Scrap except paper flower by Prima. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Newton! And Rudolph!

I'll start by saying I actually made a Christmas themed card the other day, which is amazing because I've been bad about doing so this year. That gives me an opportunity to join in the Rudolph Days Challenge. They only call for one card a month, but I can't even do that. I'd best get cracking because Christmas will be here before we know it (sure, you laugh now).
Sorry if this looks rather blurry. It's the photo, not you. My camera is the pits. You have to argue with it to take the photo and by then it's lost its focus. Well, let me tell you that his days are numbered.

The Fine Print: Stamp by Newton's Nook (yes finally I have some Newton's Nook Stamps), designer paper by Stampin' Up, dies by Spellbinders, seam binding from my stash. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hey, Chick!

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how a coworker told me I needed to spend more time with my hair (so I was going to take it on a road trip). Many of you felt my coworker was rude and/or out of line.

Okay, let me s'plain this to you. This woman is... well, different from us. She's not quite quirky enough to be considered "an odd duck" but she's definitely different. If she tells you that you should use a different moisturizer, shouldn't wear that color, or should spend more time with your hair, it comes from a place of love. She worked the fashion industry for 30 years and she gives these  honest assessments, like you would your BFF (even if you are barely on speaking terms). There isn't any malicious thought or back-handed compliments in them., They are just her being her.

And secondly. She's right. I went into the restroom the other day and thought, "Holy shit! I really should spend more time on my hair. Or at least brush it."

So yeah. There's that.
The Fine Print: Products by Stampin' Up.  I looked like I just came in off the back of motorcycle without a helmet the other day. Apparently, that's pretty common for me. I just don't think of these things (says the woman who religiously brushes the cat every morning).

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Mail Monday - April 24

This card is from my mom and came with a nice chatty letter. It was put together with bits and pieces that I send her from time to time. I actually received this card last week and forgot to share it. As the week wore on I was glad I had it to share because it looks like the mailman wasn't going to be bringing me anything to share this week.
When I mentioned the lack of mail to hubby, he reminded me that I got a box on Tuesday. I got it because I have cool friends who make sure I don't miss out on cool things. You may recognize this box as coming from Paper Pumpkin.
In case, I didn't have enough new things to play with my Green with Envy prize arrived on Friday. I've seen some cool things done with this set so I'm looking forward to playing with it
On Saturday the mailman decided to stop holding out on me and brought me these three on Saturday. The first two cards are from my weekly swap. One from last week, one from this... It was sender error, not the post office this time. The bunny card is from a spring themed swap I joined. I was going to do a rainy day card but rain isn't really what defines spring in Arizona. I should have though because everyone else did.
This is the card I made for the spring themed swap. I'm not sure why I nixed rain but opted for this card instead. This card isn't what Arizona is like in spring either.
The Fine Print: Stamps on my card by Stampin' Up, designer paper by Basic Gray, and card base from A Muse Studio.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lot of Wonderful

I made this card as part of that Green with Envy challenge I mentioned several posts ago. I originally made the pots in all sorts of green patterns but that was too eye-jarring so I changed them to all polka dots. Green 'n yella, kiss a fella.

The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up. Again.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

S'up Saturday

Now that my mother's birthday has come and gone I can share with you the card I made for her. It is one of those twist and pop cards that look like you need a degree in engineering, but really you only need a patient teacher to show you how.

The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up except for the numbered washi tape.