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Gettin' "Dirty" . . .

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So, Brown came on Thursday. The box sat, untouched, while I finished up some other pressing matters. Life sure has a way of “getting in the way” of stamping. I had to attend to some paperwork, pay bills–stuff I’d rather not deal with, but, somebody’s got to do it.

My teenage daughter had a basketball game last night. A sophomore in high school, she’s the starting point guard for the Varsity Girls Team. I couldn’t not be there to watch her play. And, boy, do I love to watch her in action! She’s definitely inherited her father’s athletic gifts. They won the game, by the way. (grin) Now must play one more team; if they win this next game, they are guaranteed a berth at the State Tournament in Yakima. If they lose, they must play the same team again, in a battle for a spot. Yikes!

But, I digress . . . It’s Saturday. Other important obligations have been fulfilled, and now another deadline is upon me. Albeit a challenging one, it’s also a very FUN one for me.

I so love playing with rubbah, ink, and paper. And, today, I have brand new stamps to mount–and they are beggin’ to be inked and impressed. It’s going to be difficult to select which one to play with first!

Decisions, decisions!!! (chortle!)

A few of my favorite things . . .

Hmmmmm. So, I got to thinking, as I was stampin’ like a maniac today . . . what are a few of my favorite things, with regards to stamping.

Some favorite embellishments:

1. Ribbon
2. Epoxy Stickers, clear, decorated, all shapes and sizes . . .
3. Clear Acrylic Do-jiggies (accents?)
4. Rhinestones/Gems
5. Irridescent Prisma Glitter, Ultrafine
6. Clear Micro Beads, pretty little glass beads, Alpha beads!
7. Mini and Big Brads, Pearlized Brads
8. Sequins–especially daisies
9. Spiral Clips; well, even square and triangular clips, too, I guess . . .
10. Eyelets–usually jus the 1/8″ size
11. Metal Edge Tags
12. Buttons
13. Slide Mounts
14. Silk and Paper Flowers
15. Clear Dimensional Lacquer
16. Good quality white gel pens–very few of these exist, I’ve noticed!
17. Acetate
18. Self-adhesive zippers–I just get a kick out of these things!

So, what have I recently amassed a collection of, and would like to play with?

1. Bull Nose Clips
2. Binder clips

Things I’ve used with disappointing results:

1. Wire–just cannot get into it or like anything I do with wire.
2. Rub-Ons; I do not understand the current paper crafting fascination with these things–especially when I cannot achieve consistent results and the quality varies from one brand to another? Maybe I just buy “bad” ones . . . harrumph!

My favorite color?

Celery. Celery on everything. This is becoming a problem, too. I buy clothing, purses, shoes, in celery. It’s the first color I reach for in ink pads and paper for any project and I literally have to slap my hand and force myself to play with other colors. My favorite color combo has been celery and turquoise, but, now I think it’s any color + celery . . . pathetic, huh?

Things I love to make?

Cards. I never tire of making cards. I just finished 21 different card designs in 2 days. This makes me supremely happy!

I love to receive them, too. But, I’ve run out of room to display them all. I cannot seem to part with them, but where to store them is becoming an issue!

Storage. Aaaaah. Now, that’s another topic for another day. Storage and organization . . . something I need muchly . . . chuckle!

For the kid in you . . .

Magicalday Spring Release ’06; All images and papers by A Muse, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks, SU! Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pen, Deco Brads by Queen & Co.

Sometimes ya’ just gotta do a flat out fun-whammy for the kid in you.

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