Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Card-a-Copia: Throw-down Cards #2 - #7

I haven't been slacking off on the throw-down challenge - - really!  (In fact, I've got more, but I need to finish the embellishments before I can add them here.)  I've gotten immersed in the Game of Thrones novels and have to read double-time because they're 700+ pages long and  can't be renewed at the library.  What am I going to do when school starts back up??

Stamps:  Stella "Another Drink" digital stamp (Bugaboo)
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), Basic Black, Old Olive, and Real Red (Stampin' Up!), Sports Xtreme "Motocross Dots" (Creative Imaginations), "Light Garden Pebbles" (Chatterbox), Adobe "Roosevelt Way"  (American Crafts)
Inks: Copics
Misc.: Old Olive ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Real Red eyelets (Stampin' Up!), Crystal Effects (Stampin' Up!), Two Turtle Doves font

Stamps:  Stella "Gene Pool" digital stamp (Bugaboo)
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), Basic Black, Real Red (Stampin' Up!), patterned (unknown)
Inks: Copics, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!)
Misc.: baker's twine (Michaels), Basic Black eyelets (Stampin' Up!), CK Hopscotch font

Stamps:  Stella "Roller Coaster" digital stamp (Bugaboo)
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), "Sunrise Stripe" (Around the Block), Funky Square (Heidi Grace)
Inks: Copics, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!)
Misc.: yellow twine (Walmart), Two Turtle Doves font

Stamps:  none
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), green (Coredinations), 
Inks: none
Misc.: pearls (Michaels), flower (unknown), ribbon (Michaels), scallop punch (Stampin' Up!), eyelet punch (Michaels), Clive Barker font

Stamps:  "Penguin in Summer" digital stamp (Torico)
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!), star pattern (unknown)
Inks: Copics, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!), Sharpie white marker
Misc.: ribbon (Michaels), brads (Dollar Tree), Pea Noodles Girlfriends font 

Stamps:  "Puppy and Chick" digital stamp (Torico)
Papers:  White card base (Georgia Pacific), Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), Quite Contrary "Cute" (My Mind's Eye), Unwritten "Happy" (Reminisce) and Togetherness "Pinwheels" (Cosmo Cricket)
Inks: Copics, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!)
Misc.: ribbon (Michaels), brads (Stampin' Up!), Stars from Our Eyes font

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Yadda Yadda Buffet: New Furniture

Ohmygoodness, ohmygoodness, ohmygoodness!  I'm getting a "new" table and chairs.  I've been clearing, cleaning, and reorganizing like a fiend to make room for this gorgeous table and chairs.  (Which is why I haven't yet posted my last seven card designs.  C'mon, new furniture totally takes precedence over blogging!)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Family Photo Update

Cocoa's portrait
(2 years old)
Saddles checking out the camera
(17 years old)

(9 years old)
Yael curled up
(2 years old)

It's been awhile since I got some shots of the "kids" posted, so I found time this week to try to get some good candids taken.  

To the best of my knowledge, the boys - Yael and Cocoa - are no longer hanging from the curtains for entertainment.  They still like to play kitty soccer with balled up paper and do kitty roller derby at 3:30 AM several days of the week.  Other favorite toys include twist ties, balls of twine and ribbon I've laboriously rolled and stahed in an "unreachable" location, and the sponges I use in my card making.  Cocoa remains nervous with unexpected movement and doesn't like to be petted around the head by someone using both hands.  Yael head butts everybody, which encourages the people around him to pet him but annoys the other cats because it is actually a way of marking territory!

Mignon remains reclusive.  The boys pick on her, which makes her more nervous.  She does occasionally venture out of the bedroom, but rarely goes beyond the guest room or the kitchen.  She was particularly terrorized by all the fireworks that went off last night, alternately diving under the bed or burrowing deep under the blankets on the bed for "safety."

Saddles is the same cranky girl she's been since I got her so many years ago.  She has developed a new weird habit of licking my arm whenever she gets a chance.  Very annoying!  She also likes to lay on the bed next to me and put a leg over my arm.  Very sweet!  She spends a lot of time sleeping and goes outside to take on the world several times a week.