Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hmm . . .

I may have gotten my hands on some paper and stamps that are just too cool for a granny cuz I sure as heck don't quite know what to do with them. I'm talking about Close To My Heart's new Notebook paper and the Code It stamp set. My card was inspired by this card by Lisa. If you don't see too many similarities, it's because what I remembered about it was that she'd used this paper and the word "enjoy." I would have been happier, perhaps, with a different alphabet or shorter word. I can think of a couple. Oh well, I tried.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock; Notebook paper packet; Cocoa, Hollyhock, and Bamboo ink pads; Large Friendship Alphabet and Code it stamp sets; Big Pinks and Autumn Daisy paper flowers; Stampin' Up Build-A-Brad; Sponge daubers.

I've got a funny story about bar codes. When I was at the newspaper, the publisher/owner I worked for decided to raise the price of the newspaper to a buck. He wanted a bar code so that it could be scanned instead of rung up separately at the grocery and convenience stores where the paper was sold. As part of a newspaper exchange, we received newspapers from all over the state, so one day he told me to find another newspaper that cost $1 and scan the barcode so that he could use it. I don't know if he thought I was dumb or what, but my response was, "No, I am not going to steal a barcode for you." A barcode for a particular product at that time cost around $750. He really tried to convince me that it wasn't stealing but rather borrowing or better yet, sharing. I told him, "Fine, do it yourself then." The whole thing was hilarious, and yes, I worked for the most eccentric man you can imagine. I could compile a book of stories but most of them are so crazy, no one would believe them.

After a couple failed attempts at greatness in my corner this afternoon, I gave up and took a nap. That would have been good had I not woke up with a headache, sore throat, and the chills. I have stuff going on at work and cannot be sick this week. If I am, I'm going to have to work sick. Very shortly, I'm going take some Vitamin C and go back to bed in attempt to try to shake it. I received a fun tag and an award this past week that I'll show you tomorrow evening. Until then, have a good Monday and take care.


Jeanne said...

Well, if you insist, I will enjoy this card (since you mentioned the size of the word) and the barcode. What a funny story you shared and I can so totally see you standing up for yourself. What a hoot/and a pain he must have been.

Oh dear, I sure hope you aren't getting sick! Snuggle up and sleep well. Hugs!

Tiff said...

I think you rocked out the notebook paper and alpha!!!! Grannies rock it out too ;)

Your boss sounds like a PITA...heehee!

You get some rest!

lisascreativecorner said...

I LOVE it! You need to give your self some credit! This is a great card! Love the bar code story. Hugs! *Ü*