I just got the Distress Oxide inks that I ordered from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.  I only bought the colors I really wanted as in the past I thought I had to have every color and that’s really not the case.  Originally, the Distress inks focused on a lot of the browns and beiges so, of course, I have all of them, but with the oxides, I only wanted one of the browns for stems and trees, but otherwise, I’m sticking to colors that I can use for vivid backgrounds and flowers.

I need to come up with some new ideas for cards as I need to make some masculine ones.  I always seem to need them for thinking of you cards, since I send more of them than any other cards.

I’ve never been into sending birthday cards and as much as I think I should, I just never seem to remember to send them on time.   I want to make a very specific card for the person whose birthday it is, and then once I use that particular stamp, I can’t think of another use for it because I bought it specifically for that person’s birthday.  I’m pretty sure that they will remember it if I forget and send them another card with the same stamp.  I’m not saying that won’t happen, because my memory isn’t what it used to be, that darn menopause.

I saw Jennifer McGuire do a video where she used her paper shredder and cut thin strips of paper and then glued them to her card base.  I love using paper pieces on cards and might just create something like what she did, only I think I’m going to do it using different widths, significantly different, and see if I like the results.  I’m also thinking of putting in a few strips of glitter paper, or making my own glitter paper, just for the fun of it.  I always think glitter will be loads of fun until I start using it and then I remember why I don’t like it.  There is so much mess involved and I always end up with it on my face for days after I do a project with it.  Just one or two little teeny tiny pieces of glitter that I just can’t seem to remove.  What’s the deal with that?  Am I the only person who has that problem?  Probably so, as I never hear any other crafter mention the angst of   glitter that just won’t seem to go away.  Showering doesn’t get rid of it, it seems like I need to take sandpaper to any exposed areas of skin.  Maybe that’s the key.  Raw skin, but at least it will be glitter-less, it’s a thought.



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