Friday, August 21, 2009

Hoot! Hoot! It's Friday!

How's your day going? I can't complain. For one thing, it's Friday, and besides, what good would it do? LOL.

My card was a quickie that started with my desire to try out this new (to me) background stamp from Hero Arts. After seeing so much done with it on both the Hero Arts and Jennifer McGuire Ink blogs, I finally ordered it. My thoughts are that it will be one of those "classic" stamps that I'll have in my collection (and use) five years from now. As for the rest of the card, it was simply the matter of reaching for this silly-looking owl who makes me smile.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Chocolate and Bamboo cardstock; Retired CTMH Summer Carnival B&T paper; Desert Sand and Cocoa ink pads; Chocolate marker; Hero Arts Dots & Flowers stamp; Cornish Heritage Farms U R A Hoot and Impression Obsession Anytime Messages stamp sets; Twill ribbon; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; EK Success Caption punch; 3M foam mounting tape.

As for the question about my mojo meter, the needle goes up to 10. My mojo meter and energy level gauge seem to stay relatively even. Understandable, I suppose.

What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? Exciting? I plan to clean my house, the biggest mess being in my corner; meet with the bride and groom to review the "lists;" spend as much time as possible with the little ones, with lots of outdoor time as the weather is supposed to be nice (for a change); attend a 60th birthday party for Marv's cousin's husband; and last, but not least, make a card or two.

Marv should be occupied all weekend, watching his new TV. No more than did we get home this afternoon than he turned on the living room television only to declare, "My TV just died." Sure enough. Sound, but no picture. So, off we went to buy a new one. It seems to me there used to be a little warning before televisions died. Oh, heck. I'm so old I remember when there was TV repairman who came to the house and put in a new picture tube. Now, stuff just quits, and we buy new stuff, while trying to figure out where to store the old stuff until we can dispose of it properly.

Enough jabber. I'm off to clean up my corner, which might just help raise the needle on the ol' mojo meter. Ya never know... Thanks for stopping by! Later...


Sarah said...

Cleaning up craft spaces is THE cure for Mojolessness...LOL

Love the card Kathi...totally cute. That owl is sweet!
Sounds like you have a full weekend my friend! Enjoy it and the new TV...ours died too...fortunately it was fixable...unfortunately we had already purchased a new one...sigh.

Alanna said...

That owl is so cute Kathi. I hope you are able to get everything done that you'd like to this weekend. Enjoy it.


Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! Hope your hubby enjoys the new tv.

Laurel said...

So adorable! I LOVE that little owl!

Kariberry said...

What a cute owl! I don't think i have any. Hmmmm. Anyway, enjoy your new TV. :)

Jeanne said...

Oooohhhhh...I love that owl! You know I'm not that "into" owls, but THAT one could convert me. *Ü* I smile every time I see it.

And that background, love, love it! I'm glad for you that you got it and I'm sure you will enjoy using it for a long, long time.

Sorry to hear about your tv, but glad you could get a new one, so you don't have a grumpy bear stomping around.

Hope you are enjoying your boys and you get some cleaning up done so you can find your mojo again!