Sunday, June 20, 2010
Lots of pictures this morning!
After a really good, long sleep yesterday I woke up about 6pm. Got ready and went over to check on Sammy and Annie.
Note to Iggy: I was looking for the SCOKY head cones and none of them were at their posts? (Breaking news to follow.)
I cleaned Sammy and Annie's cat box. The new litter is much better. Not sure if I'd want to try it or not, tho. Maybe have to try it at least once and see for myself if it smells more or not.
Fed the two hungry critters...
...and then sat in the living room for a while to visit.
Annie isn't so shy with me anymore...
...and comes right up for a pet and scratch. She is so sleek and shiny!
She stopped to sniff my hand. Maybe she could smell Karma?
This picture of Sammy makes him look totally insane! He was just tipping his head back--the better for me to scratch his neck--but those bulging orange eyes!!
See--here he looks his normal handsome self.
On the way home I pulled over so that I could gather the evidence, Iggy. I found out what all the thin, knobby headed cones do on the weekends! They gather to party!
Here's a close up. See how so many of them are quite tipsy--and one is already falling over?
Now we know what they do when they are off duty on the weekends--wild parties!! ROFL!
Miss Karma gave me the hand sniffing when I got home from petting alien cats.
Okay--last night I decided to work on the StampTV challenges.
Karma kept me company--but not too close as I was up and down a lot--hehe!
I did make four of them.
But, for the life of me, I can't seem to get everything correct. *sigh* This one was the color challenge and I was supposed to use brown, cream, green, and purple. Not pink. I didn't even realize it until I had posted it. Oh well.
I am a little color blind so shades of reds and greens look different to me than to other people sometimes. It looked more pink to me than purple--but I should have read more closely. I will take more notes next time--hehe! I did write a note to the lady running this challenge in the forum and told her I realized after I had posted it and why I messed up. I'll just get disqualified, but that's no big deal. I am just happy to have actually done some of the challenges AND figured out how to post them! ;)
This one was the inspiration challenge. Had a picture of a floral walkway with lots of greens and yellows and some pinks (or reds?). You use the photo as inspiration for making a card.
This one was the sketch challenge. They give you the basic shapes to work with. This one had the horizontals and then the overlapping shapes on the front. After I got done I realized it would have looked more pulled together if I had used the same dark rose color on the bottom so that it would have made a thin dark frame around the whole front. Oh well. Live and learn, right?
And finally--the blast from the past challenge. They give you a technique that hasn't been highlighted for a while on the website.
The technique this week uses clear embossing (the "hello") on a patterned paper--and then you rub with distress ink or something similar to make the embossed rubber stamp pop out on the patterned paper.
Anyways, I have the four of them entered in the challenges. Delighted that I figured out how to upload them. (I hope I did it right?) It is fun to try new things. I love all the how-to videos on the site. Awesome! If I had some of their stamps I would get entered twice for each card instead of once. Maybe eventually I can win some, eh? ;)
Supposed to get up to the mid-80's today and not rain. There sure were a lot of tornadoes up here. Lots of stories on the news--and so many people have digital cameras these days, so videos of several tornadoes, too. The story I can't forget is the father who saved his daughter's life. I hope this link works.
The quote for the day is from Winnie-the-Poo:
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."