Friday, December 7, 2007

Pretty in Pink

I missed last night and didn't know if I'd make it back here tonight either. Marv and I stopped by a local restaurant for dinner on the way home from work. I don't know if it was the big meal, the Morgan Coke, or the combination , but when we got home I could hardly stay awake long enough to check my email. Usually, if I lay down for a snooze after dinner, I wake up within the hour. Tonight, it was a couple of hours. Then, Marv had a little home improvement project in mind. It was a one-woman job, but because he's a man, it required both of us. I won't go into great detail, but men and women definitely do not think the same. They (men) can take the simplest task and make it difficult, and frankly, it scares the you-know-what out of me to think that it's mostly men who are the engineers who are designing and building our skyscrapers and bridges.

Anyway, once our little project was complete, I retreated to Kathi's Corner and made a couple of cards. The first is another Elzybell card. I colored my stamped image with markers and a blending pen and added a little Liquid Applique "snow." If you can see the embossed edge around the edge of the stamped piece, it was not done with the new Nestabilities dies. Instead, I cut a slightly smaller piece of chipboard, used my lightbox and Empressor tool, and dry embossed around the edge. Do I need the Nestabilities dies? Probably not. Do I want 'em? Yup. However, because I have a slight amount of self control, I'm placing them on the same wish list as the Janome Mini Sewing Machine, which is the wish list I'll probably fulfill after I win the lottery.

My second card was made using a retired wood-mounted "Let Them Eat Cake "set from Close To My Heart that I retrieved and brought back to Kathi's Corner after my sale last weekend. I always liked the simplicity of this little set and realized that I like it better than any of the birthday sets in CTMH's current line. I don't know what all the pink is about. I've never really been the pastel type but have been using more pastels in my stamping lately and even found myself purchasing a pink jacket this past fall.

Speaking of fall, regardless of the fact that the winter solstice does not take place until 12:08 a.m. CST on Saturday, December 22, winter has definitely arrived in northern Minnesota. The temperature is currently 11 below on its way to a low of 19 below tonight. This is typical January weather. As an optimist, I will take that to mean that spring will be arriving one month sooner. Seriously, it will be a good weekend to stay close to home.

1 comment:

Stampin n da Hood said...

I LOVE pink!
These are just stankin cute, Kathi!