Saturday, January 24, 2009

Paperwork, And Some Stampin' To Celebrate Completion of Same

The dreaded year-end paperwork continues in The Crooked Stamper household. I finally added in all my December activity, and darn it if I did not end up in the black again. I could not handle making a profit. After a few nights' lost sleep over this matter, I remembered I had not added in any all! Well, my dear readers, at 50.5 cents per mile, even those 5-mile round trips to the local Farmers Markets added up, so I am now safely in the red again. Phew! That was close!

I am not quite done, yet, as a few stray receipts remain, but I did stamp something to celebrate.

Okay, so there's not a lotta stampin' here, but I did slave over the layout for an hour or so. I really wanted to end up with one of my Basic Grey-esque cards, but it was not to be. Instead, I ended up with a muted, nicely layered, b-o-r-i-n-g card. But I did use three different patterns from the same paper pack (Candy Lane), plus I broke into my bulk buy hardware, so all was not lost.

I may swap out the Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon with a wider Vanilla ribbon. I might actually have to break down and buy some, since I think I am out. Oh, darn. :-) While I am at it, I may have to buy something else, too. You know... to justify the shipping.


  1. I don't think this is boring at all.... I think it's just lovely :)

  2. I love the look of this card as well. In fact, I haven't purchased the hardware yet, and your beautiful card may have put me over the edge to get it!

  3. no, no, no!

    *NOT* boring: elegant, understated, clean, simple, clever, minimalist (yet patterny!) and brilliant. so definitely not boring!

    ps: and it's RED which i assume is to signify the whole, "HOORAY we are saved from the ignominy of profit!" theme! so it's DEEP & METAPHORICAL as well, then! (niiiiiice!)

  4. O< I'm glad I'm not the only one to say that I really like this card. It's quite elegant, really. And I'm really impressed how all the DPs go together. How come mine never look like that?

  5. NOT boring! I love the clean lines and simple elegance of this card. And those very pretty dps :)

  6. I like it too! Without any additional stamping, your hardware enhanced sentiment takes center stage, which is quite nice.


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