Friday, February 12, 2010

A Bright Tiny Light Went Out Today

A tiny bright light went out today. Zeus the hamster died, apparently in his sleep. In his approximately 2 years on this earth, he escaped more than a few times. During a few of his adventures he climbed stairs, spent one night in a pack with one of the cats, and hid in a tube of wrapping paper fortified with lots and lots of wool and was missing for a few days more than once. He had a bright inquistive nature. His stillness leaves the house feeling a lot emptier than his size would suggest. I am immensely saddened.

Diggin' the Gnomies

I found this wonderful faux bois stamp from All Night Media at Michael's (40% off coupon) a few months ago and hadn't used it yet. The gnomes are from an acrylic set of garden stamps made by Hanna Stamps. My only complaint, I need more than one gnome type lol. A variety of sizes would be nice too. So I stamped three of them, started singing, "One of these Gnomes is not like the other" a la Sesame Street and colored the gnomes in with a box of pencils I bought at Michael's the same night as the stamp that were in the $1 bin.

Stampin' Up some Thanks

I started with a ready-made blank card, stamped a nearly invisible-on-the-scanner Eiffel Tower (Destinations cart) and then used 2 of the Stamps from "Bon Moments". The flowers are colored in with the watercolor crayons. Another lovely features of the Cricut Stamp Material is that it's thin enough to put on a piece of packaging cut to size and slip in the envelope with a card. Great extra gift for a crafter.

This one is for my Stampin' Up Demonstrator who has really gone above and beyond in terms of support. I was so new to all this I didn't know which side of the glue dispensing snail was up. This is actually the second card, the first one was lost somewhere after the last class was cancelled due to inclement weather. The upside is that I thought to include a stamp for her.