I’ve been wanting to try a technique with my peg stamps where I glued a foam circle to the bottom of them and then dip them into white pigment inks to make a circle backing for flowers. I tried it by itself and didn’t love it. Then I thought I might like it with embossing powder to make the circles more white. I hated the texture I got from using embossing powder on kraft card stock. I’m not sure why the embossing powder bubbled so much, so I re-inked it and tried again. Still looked bubbled, so as in all things that make me frustrated, I gave up.
I really wanted to make something with a branch and some flowers, so gave that a try. Then for added color, I added a white gel pen and other gel pens and then decided, why not use some Glossy Accents? We’re at the drying stage right now and I’m not very hopeful. Some days I think aren’t meant for crafting. I’m not sure what the difference is between a successful day and a fail day, but today really feels like a fail day. Even worse, tomorrow I need to do our taxes as we meet the tax people on Friday. I hate doing taxes more than just about anything.
When I was a senior in college, my major was accounting. For my internship, I did personal taxes with a pen and 1040 forms for the entire internship as it was 1981 and personal computers hadn’t been invented yet. I know, I’m seriously old. We didn’t have cell phones and when we wanted to call home, we used a pay phone. Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, Accounting and doing taxes. I realized right away, this was not the career for me. It’s not the best time to decide something that important, one semester away from graduation, but that’s when I knew. And now I just about get hives preparing to do our taxes, and I don’t even prepare them. Geez, I’m a mess.