Monday, July 20, 2009

A Snarky, Whiney Monday

Wanna know one of my deep, dark secrets? When I post to the blog, I write the whole thing before I give it a title. Yup. Because my brain is so weird, I have no idea where my blathering will take me until I finish typing. Then, and only then, do I name the post. Well, except for the UHC posts, which are numbered and require no thinking. Other than that? As I type this, the title is blank

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....

The gray layer under the sentiment is a Nestie that I trimmed so it was not three times the size of the vanilla piece. I just hacked off the outer edge of the top and bottom.

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!


  1. Hahahahahahaha! That's funny :)

    Ok obviously I'm color blind because I keep thinking that gray is blue! I like the pop of red- it goes well with either gray *or* blue.

    I'm a strong proponent of the ATG. I just posted about how I store mine! :D I'll spoil the surprise: it's so lightweight I just add it to a pile- it won't hurt anything.

  2. I love this feisty chick...she always gets the best lines! But now I'm really curious about who you would give this card to and on what occasion...I'm looking forward to finding out :)

  3. PS: can you send me some homemade jam????? YUM!!!!

  4. If you find a good bargain on the ATG, I may consider going in with you, if you are interested.

    I love your snarky card :)


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