Does anyone out there know the shelf life of dried pasta? Seriously, I need to know. Why? Because I just consumed some pasta I made from an opened box I found in the way-back of my pantry, that's why. And I need to know whether to go stamp some more, or maybe fold some laundry, or take myself to the ER. So far, I am still vertical, but the evening is young.
As I finished assembling my color charts this afternoon, I had an Ah-Ha moment. It suddenly dawned on me that the new Soft Suede looks very much like True Thyme, which was one of the original In Colors. Check it out:
That circle is True Thyme, and I tucked it under the Soft Suede square, just for effect. What do you think?
Here's another shot with a Soft Suede square on top of a piece of True Thyme. Interesting, non?
Why do I care? I don't really, except that this could make color matching a lot easier. If I could only remember back that far, whatever we came up with to accompany True Thyme should work with Soft Suede, dontcha think?
Sigh. Please excuse me while I go close all my doors and windows. ... ... ... ... ... I have a neighbor who (from the sounds of it) has set up his drums set in his back yard. Since we live in condos (townhouse set-up), instead of just annoying his immediate neighbors, he annoys ALL of us. Plus, we have a heavenly breeze that I now must shut off. Too bad he's not any good, or it might be okay. But I digress.
Then I actually stamped something! I am playing with my new colors, trying to come up with a few killer color combos. I have not had any epiphanies, nor have I hit on a killer combo yet, but I did make this one:
This is Black & White & Bermuda Bay, with some Melon Mambo fleurs. I resurrected my Baroque Motifs set for the main image, and the sentiment is from the new Teeny Tiny Wishes set, stamped a bit crooked, of course.
I punched a bit of the side out using a 3/4" circle punch to make room for the knot in the ribbon (gots to have ribbon!) I have seen this done on many blogs, and I'd just filed it away until now. Since I cannot remember what I had for breakfast ... thinkthinkthink ... oh yeah, left over pie), I find it amazing that I could remember that punch thing, but I did! Yay!
I'm off to play some more. Thanks for stopping by!