In another generous attempt to take one for the team, I will show you the state of my crafty space as of last night:
Not too bad. In fact, just having room for that small non-stick sheet is nothing short of a miracle, although you should notice it is tucked under some ever-present UFOs in the top left corner.
Let's do some numbers:
1. Stamps I used on a failed card that I was too depressed to clean and put away.
1.1 and 1.2. See #1.
2. Project Du Jour. More on this in a sec.
3. My standard pile o'crap. Notice how big the 3 is.
4. Printout of the Paper Smooches sketches I plan to use in my spare time. (I crack myself up.)
5. A pack of sticky clear plastic flowers I lost, then found, and I haven't decided where to put them that is "safe".
6. The stamps I use on the backs of my cards. Never put away. Never.
Now for the Project Du Jour: Playing with my food! Here is the final test from last night:
And here's how I got there. From the beginning. I started out with this:
We have a non-stick sheet, 3 colors of paint, a piece of paper, a kitchen knife, and a piece of okra. Yes, I said okra. Lookie:
This is the only thing I'll do with it. First, I cut off it's head:
Isn't that a fun shape? I made three piles of paint on my non-stick mat, dipped the now-flat end of the okra into the paint and started stamping:
Did you notice I changed colors? No washing! Just hack off a piece of okra! I love it!!! Check it out:
Then I got to the seeds:
That was a blue piece from a failed card. This is a piece of paper from a mis-folded envelope:
and more stamping:
You can see my piles of paint on my non-stick sheet and all the hacked okra from my color changes.
and finally, as I was running out of okra, I got a decent stamped image:
The schmears to the right are my attempt to see what would happen if I schmeared the okra. Not too exciting.
So that's it. I have a piece of okra left in the fridge, and I hope to play some more. I still haven't cleaned the kitchen floor, though I am gratified to learn that all of you, without exception, agreed that stamping does, indeed, take precedence over washing the kitchen floor. However, there are only 2 sleeps left before company, and it simply must be done. Maybe not tonight, but before the guests arrive, for sure. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
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