Quite a week where nothing seemed to go to plan. Here we are at the day we peak around crafters desk's to see what they are doing. Just head over to Julia and see how it all works. This week I continued to try working on cards and feel I can make a few for things like thank you, notes and other things not birthday cards as I like to buy funnies.
Here is my desk. I decided to do the Kate Crane calendar challenge, splashing this out quickly, it is not very good but, and a big but it is, it will stimulate me to action. I will resume her DVD on return from our trip to California. There is much stress associated with this journey as Tripper has to go into cat boarding. Boarding sounds like some kind of early 20 th. century ominous living arrangement. It is in Junction TX and today visited it just for reassurance. My friend Kay heard about it from her parents. It is clean and seems kindly and caring. Important as Tripper now gets daily transdermal medication. The great news today from the vet is, it is working and his thyroid is back to normal levels. So I wanted a place I felt would keep this up and give him some TLC . Kay suggested we visit so we went today. So I feel better about that.
Two more cards from the class. Ido not have all the stamps they use so I have to rely on some alternative ways of doing them. Rather than use alphabet stamps, as I do not have enough, I printed this on the computer, it was a long process using Print Master. I changed it up a little and followed their layout.
This one was based on a stamped card from the class, I used paper, the brown is Japanese paper and the stripes are Washi tape. Quite like it. I am learning many things about stamping, die cutting and card making techniques, least of all that you need a gazillion stamps. I must have missed out a whole card sending decade or two as they do seem to have a lot of mushy sentiments for friends. Either that or a lot of time and need to tell their mate or partner how much they care for him/ her. I have also found out how much I enjoy stamping, not the itty bitty card making way , more the Revealry way, I call it the slap dash and tickle method.
This week the temp will be very high, in the 99F range and so tiring. It is going to last a week. No wonder acrylic paint dries out despite extender. Next week will be from the RV. Hopefully a little cooler as we head to Northern Californian wine area.
Better head to the kitchen and see what is for dinner. Last night I made pizza to cook on the grill as we had guests from Missouri. Having dinner guests on aMonday throws my sense of "day" off balances we normally never go out Sunday let alone have guests to dinner Monday. Confusing so writing and posting this early Tuesday to try and ground me. Have a great week and see y' all on the road to the west.