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The new Nesties hit the stores this week!
Oh! The anticipation and excitement! I wish I could have them all! But . . . I’d be in the poor house for sure.
So, difficult as it was, I selected 4 only. I pulled them out this morning so I could show you which ones I got and what you can expect if you purchase the same sets.
OK, I have no idea what to title this post because it’s going to cross multiple topics.
First, I’m totally diggin’ Shoutcast Rockabilly. Call me weird, but I really REALLY like ‘50s music! Just do a simple “shoutcast” Google search and I’m sure you will find it.
OK next . . . on to the Phat Basturd . . . check this out . . . . here he is, in all of his questionable glory, sucking up to the heat register. You’d think I never turned the heat on in my hut. But when I arrived home from work, I turned up the heat so that I’d be warm in the basement where my studio is, and he crawled right up the register in the kitchen . . . he even ignored his dinner dish! From a male perspective, I’m pretty sure that ignoring the belly is pretty much unheard of. He totally went against his male cohorts, ignoring his stomach for heat . . . . he’s such a rebel.
I’m sure he’s really starving too and later on he’s going to eat as if it’s his last meal.
OK, next up, we had a sketch challenge issued over on Stampin’ Canada today by Brandy. She is a top ranked Canadian CTMH consultant and I tried to rise to the challenge. You can view her sketch challenge here: Brandy challenge. Brandy’s blog link can be found here: Canadian Scrappers.
Anyways,here’s what I came up with for her challenge. I had to skip the flourish because I didn’t have one that would fit, but I’m generally happy with the outcome.
On an even different note, I stopped by Michaels today to see what they had that was new and exciting. If I’m not looking for Nestabilities that I don’t have, I’m on the hunt for border punches. I picked up these two:
I bought this one because I thought it would give me a nice border, but it turns out that I was hugely mistaken. What it gives you instead is a fully trimmed out embellishment that you can add to your cards or scrapbook pages. Once I got over my initial disappointment, I started think about the possibilities of this punch and they’re huge! It’s so pretty that I can see using it on my 3D projects as well as cards.
Now this punch, actually performed as I expected. It furnished me with a nice daisy floral border. It’s a deep edge punch, so careful planning will be required. If you don’t care to put the thinking into the project, then trimming the interior of a card is a perfect solution. It not only looks real pretty, but it also adds a nice flair to the inside of your cards. Of course, you will need to carry out some minor trimming, but overall, there is no real thinking required. I love not having to think!
Thanks so much for tuning in.