Thursday, October 4, 2007

whoops - there went Wednesday!

How did that happen?! Actually, I have a pretty good idea; would you believe that I sprained my ankle on Monday? Yep, took a dandy lil' spill down the last couple of stairs and now I'm a hobbling fool! Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I have a fair amount of experience with this and did all the right things immediately. I have to say, though, this getting older stuff is a real bear!

Would you believe that it's October and it is unbelievably WARM in Pittsburgh? My A/C just kicked on, which I am going to hobble over and turn off just as soon as I'm done here! I have a personal quirk of avoiding climate control costs for at least two months a year, given that it is usually feast or famine with the weather in Pittsburgh. If you're not paying astronomical heating costs, you're paying unbelievably high A/C costs - and I think we all deserve a break! (And it is all the more money for crafting supplies!)

Here are a couple of sketch cards that I did for personal challenges. On my first sample, I used papers from October Afternoon, die cuts from Spellbinders and ProvoCraft and stamps from PaperTrey Ink (the lower rectangle that is off-white w/ tan circles is stamped, as well as the 'sending joy' sentiment). You may notice that both scalloped circles are also embossed, although I'm not sure just how well that shows up in the photo. I also did a little faux stitching on the larger circle with a white pen. On my second sample, I used paper and a sticker from Making Memories. The sentiment is stamped with a stamp from My Favorite Things. There is stitching on it, as well. LMK if you have any questions! And if you're interested in the sketches, you can find them at the Sketch This Cards blog

Don't forget! World Cardmaking Day is this Saturday. Check out the Paper Crafts WCMD website for more information, as well as the Paper Salon WCMD blog for some great give-aways!

Be well! ~ Jenn

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