Saturday, January 12, 2013


I cleaned. Well, no, that's a lie, although I did clean the bottom half of the window over the cabinets in The Captain's Quarters so Bobra has a better view of the birds, but other than that, I mostly moved stuff around. I've been listing a bunch of stamps for sale on my For Sale page, and I found some more on the floor (leave me alone) and went ahead and listed them, too. In the process of cleaning looking through that pile of stamps, I found some I'd forgotten about (about which I'd forgotten), so instead of working on some of the challenges I printed off, I used those stamps and some already cut-into papers so I could use them up, and then I could put the stamps away. That counts, right??!

Longest. Sentence. Ever.

This is what I made:

I had cut into that piece of 29th Street Market paper, and in my new "if it isn't a rectangle, don't keep it" mode of Scrap Management, I cut the remainder of the piece into four 4x5.25 pieces.The back of that paper is a dark, dark grey, so I used some quarter-sheet remnants of SU Basic Gray as layers.

I chose a roll of blue washi tape that's pretty close to the blue in the paper, then I pulled out my trusty color wheel to find a color to coordinate with the blue. That orangey peach is what I ended up using.

Now, about that cat. The stamp set and coordinating dies are from Clear & Simple Stamps. I first cut the shapes out of Vanilla, then stamped the cat and colored one with a Copic. DUMB. How about if you want it tan, you stamp it onto tan card stock? Duh. I like these a lot better.

I made three of those and one of the owl:

This guy was stamped on Vanilla and colored with Copics. The tree branch was cut from a scrap of textured brown I found on my desk.

For both of these, I used black Stazon to stamp the sentiments onto the washi tape. I love the smell of black Stazon. I even had to re-ink the pad. :)

Okay, NOW I'm going to tackle a few challenge. I'll be back soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Clear & Simple Stamps - Little Critters
Clear & Simple dies - Little Critters
Memento black ink (SSS | EH)
Washi tape - peach is from Freckled Fawn, not sure about the blue
Copics: E25, YR20, Y11, YR02, E31, RV14
Copic Multiliner pen .03 (SSS|EH)
Memento brown marker (SSS|EH) This is a set, but I got mine singly.
SU Basic Grey card stock
SU Naturals White card stock
Misc speckled Kraft card stock


  1. Cuteness! Love how you stamped on the washi. :)

  2. dang, you are fast! Wanna come move my stuff around? I think my piles are seriously stunting my creativity. I need an intervention.

  3. I love them both - that set of dies and stamps is on my wish list.


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