BR #2 has been mentoring me through this process with very helpful suggestions (and a killer recipe, if only I had a cast iron skillet). Today's approach addressed the molten center, and I baked it in a wanna-be bundt pan. Not bad, not bad, but it still needs work. I am going to have some well-fed birds and squirrels around here this week.
To celebrate this most recent "almost there" batch of the fiendish food, plus the completion of my 2008 FSA submission (yay!), I decided to stamp something. I would like to thank my beloved readers for the "green dogs for St. Patty's Day" suggestions, because this is what I made:
Yessir, green dogs! Being of the mind to not paint myself into a corner when I make cards, I tend to not put specific holiday sentiments on them. This increases the chance of them not going into storage for 11 months, because we all know how much storage space I have in here!
The only victim of this effort was the dog's paw barely sticking out next to the chair arm - apparently I cut it off while trimming the chairs the other day. I colored them in with a marker, but in real light they look weird, so I may go back and stamp that part of the stamp on the patterned paper and make real paws for the fellows.
I printed the sentiment on the 'puter (well, actually I generated it on the 'puter, and printed on the printer, but you know what I mean), and I lucked out that it fit perfectly in the SU Word Window punch without having to re-size it.
Did you notice: no ribbon! Although I desperatetly tried to find a way to add it, I ended up with the Word Window punch fold-over (not to be confused with a comb-over, but my mind just went there for no reason whatsoever).
What I used (to the best of my recollection): Stamps: from Purrs & Pants; Ink - Memento black; Paper: SU textured Neutrals, SU Artichoke, SU Haiku DS paper, Bazzill green; Other: SU Word Window punch, SU brad, SU Heart to Heart punch, markers.
Well, I suppose I should go make another batch of corn bread. I think this time I'll try a pie plate with a glass or something in the center. I'll let you know how that goes.