Monday, June 8, 2009

It has been a Monday all day today.

That's something my Dad says... or some variation of it anyway. Me: Hey Dad! How are you? Dad: Fair to Partly Cloudy. Me: Well, it *is* a Monday. Dad: Yep, aaaaall day today. He's got this great dry sense of humor, he's quite witty. There are a lot of other little saying he has and when I was a teenager I was sooooo embarrassed when we would go to a restaurant and the waiter would say "Hi, I'm Susie Q, I'll be your server tonight." and my Dad would say "Hi, I'm Bill, I'll be your customer tonight." Most waiters laughed (or at least chuckled a bit, thinking of the tip I'm sure), but I hated it when he did that. Now that I have kids, I find myself saying some of the things he used to say. (But I *don't* do the waiter thing!) I'm sure I embarrass my kids, too, but, hey, they'll get their turn one day. I have been thinking about the Monday phrase a lot today, because a lot has happened. We have been with out internet for most of the day. I thought my DS, the 10 year old IT guy, was going to have a breakdown! He couldn't get it fixed before he had to go to camp for the day, but he did finally get it fixed for me late this afternoon. I think it's a bit pitiful that I was somewhat lost with out my internet today! I don't do technology very well. I like to be able to sit down and check my email and a few websites, blogs, etc. And if it doesn't work exactly as it did the days before, I am lost! Sad. I know. I am trying to learn though. I even unplugged and replugged some wire thingies and flipped some switches and even rebooted the computer. (All of which got me nowhere, but at least I tried right?!) Also, my son locked my keys in the car today and I didn't have an extra set. I had to call the DH to come home and take the blank key (it's a long story!) to a dealer here in town so they could cut me a new key. Thankfully I had the title to the car (because they won't cut a key with out proof of ownership) and the extra blank key so I didn't have to call a locksmith. That would have cut into the stamp budget! We had some other minor things happen today, but this post is already too long and quite possibly boring! :) But hopefully you stayed with me, because.....

Since I didn't have internet, I actually stamped! I only got a couple of cards made, but I am super excited about them. These are more sneak peak samples because I used my new SU goodies!

The first one uses a stamp set from the mini occasions catalog. You can shop from that catty now over on my SU website. Most everything else is Sneak Peak stuff!
Isn't it just too cute?? I love that little deer! The cardstock is Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White. The DSP is from the new Razzleberry Lemonade set. The ribbon is the new soooo yummy polka dotted grosgrain. It will be available in all 6 of the new In Colors starting July 1st when the new Idea Book and Catalog is released, as will all of the other Sneak Peek items. I used the new Modern Label punch too! I used the window word punch for the sentiment and then mounted that onto Soft Suede (used the new punch). I am loving it! It's hard to tell here, but the main image and the sentiment are both raised. This was a simple and quick card to make and I think it turned out great.

For this next one, I was inspired by a new purse I recently purchased. It has all these great bold colors and I was looking at it the other day and realized that the colors are all SU colors! How exciting! So I went to work using the colors of the purse as my inspiration. And this is what I came up with:
Don't 'cha just lurve it?? Don't 'cha?? Ok, so maybe I'm a little biased, but I Lurve Lurve this one. This is a 5 1/2 Square card. I used Dusty Durango, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, and Night of Navy inks, Dusty Durango, Temping Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock, Dusty Durango ribbon and several punches (Scallop circle, 1 ", 3/4 ", and 1/2 "). I used the new Circle Circus stamp set and the Thank You Kindly set.

I actually made one more card today, but it is headed out in the mail tomorrow for my secret sister. I don't want to upload it until after the secret sisters have been revealed at the end of next month. :) So you'll have to wait on that one a while longer.

OK - so now I have to head off to bed. This week is another crazy busy one. I think the whole summer might be that way. But that's OK by me. I like a certain level of busy~

So, as always, I would love to hear your comments and I hope y'all have a Stamptacular day!! Thanks for dropping by!

1 comment:

  1. I *love* the cards, especially the second one. I can't wait to get that set and unfortunately it hasn't even been shipped yet. And now i *need* the modern label punch, because I hate cutting a outer layer for the word window. :D