Tuesday, February 10, 2015
T Stands For Tuesday already.
Where did the week go?
As you can see, I was up before dawn a couple of times.
Sleep has still been see-sawing from decent to bad. More bad than decent, so I haven't accomplished much lately.
This is what it looked like yesterday--a mere smattering of snow remained on the ground. But this morning it is snowing and blowing--very white out there. Not expected to last long, though.
Since we last spoke, I won the "Love Coupon" stamp set from the Precious Remembrance Shop's YouTube channel!
I know the perfect little boy who just might get coupons when he's a little older for playtime with clay or crayons or paint or paper & scissors with Gramma. ;)
I also ordered a set of stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop.
It's called Plan to Work...
...and has all these teeny, tiny stamps...
...perfect for a planner or bullet journal!
They also sell a whole series of other "Plan to__" stamps sets. So very cute!!
Miss Karma received a birthday present package from Tori in England!!
I forgot to mention that Karma was ten years old on February 5th, but Tori remembered! Thanks so much Tori! Karma loves them...of course. ;)
I did make a JetPens order for FriXion pen refills, like I mentioned. But the really exciting purchase I could hardly wait to get my hands on was the orange and grey pen/pencil case on top of my bullet journal...next to my favorite red Thermos cup, of course.
I know...they were out of red ones...but this was too cool to hope they would restock and wait with fingers crossed--LOL! (You never know on JetPens if items like this will be around or for how long.)
You can unzip it from the bottom...
...and fold the top back.
Voila!! A standing pen holder!!
It has a couple pockets, too. And say you just want to quick grab only one pen...well, if you zip from the top down you can reach in that way, too. Now I can more easily drag around all my Frixion pens (and a little ruler) with my bullet journal no matter where I go. Isn't this just awesome!?
And--tada!--I found a spot (with a ton of room to grow) for my washi tapes (and the teeny, tiny regular colored tapes I bought umpteen years ago). I found this ArtBin thin satchel that was empty in my closet and they fit perfectly.
Got a few more washi tapes, too, on sale from JetPens. Maybe they are on the way out. I've seen a lot of them on sale here and there online. Well, kind of good for me, I guess.
Oh, and I did get a hold of the sticker company about the calendar stickers from Amazon to complain that they were 2012 and not marked as such. The lady replied that if I scrolled down below in the written description it did say 2012 (thought I had read the whole thing--could have missed it), but then why it there no year and does it say they could be used for a mini desk calendar, etc, up on the top of the description? She said people use old calendars as decoration for art projects so they never get rid of old product. (Why would anyone want to make a "decorative" three year old desk calendar?)
Anyways, she said she could mail me a 2015 set and I should contact Amazon for a refund. I did contact Amazon and got a refund--and I amended my review a little, but still warned people to read very carefully. I noticed now that there were some calendar stickers on Amazon from them that boldly said they were from 2013, but that the ones I bought still had no year up at the top. Maybe they will fix them all? And we'll see if she really sends me the 2015 stickers. I'll let you know.
Meanwhile, Karma snoozed while I actually did get to the art table for a little while.
Okay--this took me forever to get back to and I didn't do much, but I finally completed the first challenge for DLP (Documented Life)--"Be your own goalkeeper". I printed off my 2015 goals & my purge list, made an envelope and the 2015 header from some patterned paper. Done! I finally finished one challenge--ROFL!
You may recall I also have a dedicated journal for the J52 (Journal52) group. Yes, I guess I can see what I write through the exuberant ink play--LOL!
Well, I only got so far as to putting gesso on the backside (next to the page I used up the rest of the orange ink making circles). But at least I did something.
hate intensely dislike the puckered pages. I might have to skip to another page because I got that far and couldn't bring myself to do anything else on that bumpy, lumpy, hills & valleys page. I know. I know. I have puckered page issues. I know they don't bother most people, but I just can't change me now. Maybe I'll have to use just one side of the pages to get through these journals I made. I will never use cheaper, student-grade paper ever again. That I can promise you--LOL!
I still have a few more packages to arrive for February. Oh--this was interesting. Tracking on a FedEx package said: "customer nominated third-party customs broker has been notified of shipment arrival." What the heck!?! This is being shipped entirely within the US. Third-party customs broker? And this customer certainly never nominated them...and being nominated does not mean you won the vote--LOL! It really does make one wonder where our packages really go and who actually handles them?
Anyways, it's 28 degrees--still snowing and blowing. Enough that I couldn't get a picture because of all the fine snow on the windows. Karma is sleeping in my lap. And it's getting time for toast and more coffee! ;)
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset."
Crowfoot, a leader of the Blackfoot nation