Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spammer Hell

I have had word verification for a while but had some ask me to take it away and do comment verification on my end. Actually I had both and only once did I ever have to reject a comment while using both. I took off the word verification last week and within 30 seconds, I had a spam comment. I thought, okay, I can just reject it. Ha!

Since that time, the spam has become worse and very suggestive and raunchy. I have decided to go back to Word verification. My other option is no comments at all, and I really don't get many, so it would be no big deal. I just don't like the gross comments that have nothing to do with my blogs.

So for the two or three that do leave comments, I am sorry for putting you thru another step. Until Blogger has a better way, it's all I can do.

And my gift to the ones who do this blog spamming is one of my dog's farts-in your face-at 3AM.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I love Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps. Even if you mess up, you still have a workable image. Can you see my oopsie?

I used a Spica glitter pen to highlight the flowers. The stamping is all done using Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, my go to ink of choice. I hear he has 12 new colors coming in January. They will be mine.

I am not happy with the string I used on this. I wanted a softer look but could not find a more burlap type twine. If I do, I will redo the laced string.

I didn't add a phrase or rub on of any sort, but will before I send it off. Another layer might have helped a bit under the white and torn layers. Something with more texture maybe?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sand In My Toes

Can you guess what I wish I was doing?

Instead I have mud, snow, and wayward leaves. And that is just in my kitchen. Damned dogs.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stickered Tree

Like the previous card, this is made with stickers. For anyone not used to using stickers on cards, these particular stickers are heavier than the cheapies from the mass market stores. I patted the backs of them to remove some of the stickiness and then used larger pop dots made from foam to give them that dimensional look.

If you buy sheets of stickers (some come prepackaged flat and some are on rolls), you could get enough to make 5-10 cards depending on what is on each sheet. And they don't have to match either! I have used stickers from several companies on the same card. This however, is from the same sheet. Sadly I removed the header so the sheet would fit in my binder, so I can't tell you who made this or the previous one. But it's a few years ago that I purchased it, so probably not around anymore, knowing the turnover in supplies at scrap stores.

As usual, I have to say I can't stamp straight-look at that phrase. This also utilized those wonderful pearls that were at the checkout for a buck. Many companies make them, I just buy what is the cheapest.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I have an addiction to stickers.


Monday, December 07, 2009

Spring Pot

I wish. Spring can't get here fast enough. A major winter storm is brewing for the Midwest and is due to make its imprint on mid-Michigan sometime Wednesday. Sad to not need a snow day from school-we always had an adventure or two back then. Ever played basketball in the snow? Pair from the chair! HORSE in winter is great as you add an extra handicap to the game.

These images are stamped with Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps. Since many of their stamps come in sets, I can't tell you which ones I used, because I take them out of the containers they come in and toss in a shoe box for storage. At least shoe boxes don't give me paper cuts.

I added some sparkle using Spica pens to the flowers. It just doesn't photograph very well. The stamped images sparkle very nicely however, in the sun (which isn't here, is it?)

The word spring is a rub on from the dollar store as are the crystals on the sides. These may have actually been dollar stores within a regular stamp/scrap store-because I always check the reduced or clearance bins first. Inks are Tim Holtz Distress pads from Ranger. Scraps are scraps. Never ending.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


No photo. No blatherings. I messed it up. So you get empty space and I get to be pissy with myself. I am now going to go cuss at myself even more and maybe empty the dishwasher. Nite.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Blog Candy AND a Great Digi Album!

Make sure you check out this entire blog. It's great!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Fly Away Home

This card has a case of the uglies. It is what it is.

Enjoy it if you want, barf on it if it pleases you. I am open to suggestions on what to do or not do with it.