My plans for this evening were thwarted by grocery shopping. I needed to get chipotle peppers and some pectin, and while I was there, I picked up a few other things. I thought because I live in a pretty diverse area that I'd have no problem finding chipotles in adobo sauce, but noooooooo. I went to three stores, and finally found them at Whole Foods. (Yay, Whole Foods!)
Then I got home to an infestation of ants in the kitchen (I live in a lower level, so it comes with the territory), but what a total pain in the arse. Spray, wipe, shoo the cat, shoo the cat again, spray, wipe, shoo the cat... Finally, I had it taken care of enough to start in on the blackberry jam.
Ah, the jam. The recipe makes 9 cups of the stuff. WHAT WAS I THINKING?! So it is cooling on the stove, all the clean-up is done, it is 8:15 pm and I am just now sitting down to unwind so I can go to bed in an hour.
Luckily for you, if you came here for something besides the whining, I did stamp a card last night, and I'll share that with you now:
This is one of my go-to ladies. She has attitude, and I can make her say anything I want, so she has been pretty snarky since we've met. Except for the base of the card, this is all from The Heap - even the pieces of ribbon that I thought to save from when I made my Velveeta cards. I made three or four of the ladies, because I kept coloring her ears pink along with the curlers, and I needed to start over each time. Did you know a Copic 0 marker will not remove pink ink if it is dye ink? Ask me how I know that....
In case you do not want to click on the photo to read the teeny tiny sentiment, it says: Do I look like a freakin' people person? Funny, because I am a people person, but then *I* am not buying this card. :-) And do NOT ask me on what occasion you would send this to someone, because I have no clue. But I have sold some, which is why I made some more. I'll make a note to ask the next person who buys one what they plan to do with it. Could be interesting.
In other news, I am wrestling with the decision of whether or not to purchase an ATG for myself. I go through double-sided tape like water through a sieve, and it is pretty pricey stuff. I am looking for a source where I can buy the size I need in bulk. As of the moment, I plan to stick with (HAHAHAHAH, how punny) Staples as my source for tape to use for workshops, and just use the ATG for myself. If I can figure out where to put it .... But that's another post for another night.
Now, let me see, what shall I call this post ... hmmmm... some whining, more whining, a card, and an out-of-left-field comment about ATGs and tape sources. Okay, got it! (And you already know the answer.)
Thanks for stopping by!