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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A mish mash of everything....

Ok, for those of you who know me personally know that I am some what of a dork! First of all I wanted to give you a laugh for the day!

This past weekend I posted pictures of our snow that we received. Well a day after it stopped I thought that I'd shovel the driveway. Of course I got up that morning all ready to go and who would of known that by dinner time all the snow melted off the driveways, sidewalks and roads!! But at least it was a little bit of exersize.

One of my 'favorite' things to do is embarrass my DD. She is at that stage now that everything Mom does is embarrassing! And yes, I take this to the extreme at times. I tell her "this is my time. When you have children you can do the same to them". It does not help that my father was probably one of the biggest teases ever. I inherited my dorky-ness from him :)

I got sidetracked again - choo choo, my train de-railed. Anyway, I got up knowing that I wanted to shovel the snow and put on my layers. I've got long johns on, a sweatshirt, a jacket, 2 pairs of socks (that my hubby got me for Christmas in the hunting department.... mmmmm so warm) and the stupid hat. My DD's father sent her this hat the 1st year we moved away. Of course she would never wear it, hell-o! She might mess her hair up, not to mention that it is a stupid looking thing with the big ball on top. Yup, just up my alley. So I proceed out front *gasp! from my dear teenager* "You are NOT going outside looking like that" oh yes daughter dear, I am! So after a little bit she's got to come out and throw snowballs at me - And she wanted me to lift her out of the snow angel she made? HA!

Ok - enough of that stuff. I just had to show you how silly I really am! Yes, it is a family traight - and dear daughter you WILL once become your mother!!

Now on to biz-ness!
A little over a week ago my stampin' friend Betty came by and we were chatting away. I mentioned to her about a ribbon holder I saw A LONG time ago on line. I can't remember if it was on or SCS - but I had to have it! It was a big 4" or 5" PVC pipe that someone split down the middle and hung on the wall. Well I've been to Lowe's and the PVC pipe was a little costly and you could only buy it in an 8 foot length. You only need 1/2 of it because it is split down the middle, and what was I going to do with 16 feet of pipe? Ok, yes - I WISH I could fill that but I'd be in divorce court before you know it if I did :) Then Betty and her hubby went out to buy it! She split it with me and her hubby even made those cute little 1/2 circles out of wood for the ends so the ribbon would not fall out! It was so generous of them! So I got my DH to put them up the other day. Yes, I still have ribbon left to put in them, but it is not on spools - I need to find some empty spools or something to put the ribbon on. THANK YOU BETTY!!! Your the bomb ~ ka-boom!!

Now some of you might remember that I signed up to become a demo with theangelcompany™. Well, my kit came in and I've been fondling rubber ever since. As some of you know I had unmounted my SU! stamps a while back and posted it on my blog how I did it. I do not regret it one bit! I have so much more room! Well, TAC™ stamps are UM, and they do come in the clamshell cases like SU! however they do not have the indexing stickers like SU! does. Well, that's fine - really. But my Mom has a hard time telling what stamp is what just by looking at the rubber. So, I had to think of an idea to help her out too. I am not really one who likes the CD cases, or at least didn't. On a trip to Big Lots the other day I got a wild hair and decided to buck up and put on my big girl panties again and just be like Nike - and do it! I bought some CD cases and DVD cases. One of the reasons that I did not like putting my sets in CD cases was the bigger the set it does not all fit. Well I thought to put my bigger sets in the DVD cases. The ones I bought were the slimline and they did not fit the stamps. Then the light came on!!! I took my movies that I have not and switched them to the thin cases and used the old DVD cases my movies were in! And they fit the larger sets perfect!! I printed the name of the set and code number on to a piece of white paper with my printer and stamped the images on to that piece of paper for Mom and it looks great. I was even going to go as far as color all the images, but I might save that for a rainy day. Mom likes to look at the colored images (she loves House Mouse stamps because they are colored) but I was not that eager.

So what did I do? I made a card!!

I sent some TAC™ catty's out in the mail the other day and I wanted to make a card to go with it! I used the set "What's Moo?" from TAC™. I love love love this set!! And of course it was appropriate to use, what's moo? Me being a demo for TAC™!! So if you are reading this and I sent you a catty, this card is with it!!!

I used the What's Moo set from TAC™ and stamped the cow and colored her with pencils and gamsol. I have had this cow print paper from Darcies for a long long time and now was the time to use it!

The main base of this card is Certainly Celery. I stamped the "What's Moo?" and the "Howdy Ya'll" in Old Olive ink. I layered the cow print DP and the cow itself on Purely Pomegranate. Before I layered the cow image on to the card i used my black sparkle gel pen and drew the dashes and dots on the card then layered the image and I was done. There is also a cow set in the TAC™ spring mini that is adorable!!! If you'd like to take a look peek here.

Well, now that I have completed my "novel" I think I'm finished. It's time that I go do a bit of blog hopping of my own. Have a safe & scrappy day!!!


Diane said...

I love you new blog banner, very pretty and this little cow is absolutely lovely! Although I'm not part of SBS6 anymore I still love to drop by and see your work!!
Take care!

Yanitza Ramos said...

What a gorgeous card! I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

Claire said...

Wow what a fab cow card! Its so cute!

Mindy said...

You go girl! Good luck with your TAC adventure. Beware, I am my own best customer:) LOVE LOVE LOVE the cow card. Do you know who makes the cow print dp you used? My nephew is a farm animal FREAK and I'd love to have some of that paper on hand for projects for him.

Linsey said...

LOL, Joanie, you are a too funny! OMGosh, all that stuff looks awesome, how fun! I totally adore the cow card, that image is SO stinkin' cute! What a great sketch and dp--hope you posted it on SCS too, for many more to see, love and CASE, like me! :) have fun in the snow!

Nancy Grant said...

Love the ribbon organizers! Awesome! Best of business with your TAC adventures!


Nicola said...

I'm loving that Cow Card it's awesome. And that paper is just perfect for it.


Gabby said...

Joani you are to dern funny!!! I love ya girl! The cow card is stinkin' cute and I'm JEALOUS of your new ribbon rack! I may have to buy some PVC pipe and try it out! Give hubby a project to work Keep giving Dani hell...HA HA HA! Oh yeah...I just got the catty you sent me and girl...I can't wait until my tax refund check comes! I love your DVD case idea! P.S. I made a card for your blog candy...check it out!


Tarasdesigns said...

I love that card and all that ribbon (I'm obsessed with stuff). PS how did you add your signature?

Tara x

Tami in OH said...

This little cow is adorable!