Friday, May 1, 2015
Blog Re-launch and a Masculine Equestrian-Kind Birthday Card for my Uncle
Years have passed since my last blog post, so I decided to renew my efforts and re-launch this spot with a new name. It used to be "Stamping Spot of the Lily Lover." I shared some of my crafts but none of my vibrant daylilies and elegant calla lilies. They just did not seem relevant to my paper crafting, and after doing any sort of gardening, there was nothing left of me saved for crafting and blogging.
My family has been encouraging me to re-start my blogging efforts, so my children and husband joined me in creating a new, more relevant name for the blog. I was holding my small dog, a brussels-griffon, when my husband jokingly said, "Rock, Paper, Scissors!" I was sure that the name was taken; and, besides, what was I going to do with a rock? Throw it when one of my craft projects did not work out well? Paint it and treat it like the infamous "Pet Rock" fad of a by-gone era? A safer option versus the more stress-relieving toss idea...but it sure would not help comfort me when a project went from beautiful to dreadful.
However, my dog, "Stella" (a/k/a: Stella Monster) has been a great comfort to me over the years. She has been a loyal, unconditionally-loving, and attentive member of my family; but, everybody knows that she has been the most attached to me since the day we brought her home. So, it just seemed natural to rename the blog, "Dog, Paper, Scissors," and this card is the first product of it:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesdays Anything Goes
2. Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
3. Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes
4. Creatalicious Challenges Embossing Wet or Dry
5. 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog Anything Goes
6. Crafty Hazelnut"s Patterned Paper Challenge Patterned Paper
Papers: Well Worn DSP (Stampin' Up!), Cream CS (Staples #110), Creamy Caramel CS (Stampin' Up!), Chocolate Chip CS (Stampin' Up!), Cajun Craze CS (Stampin' Up!).
Inks: Chocolate Brown Embossing Powder (Stamp-N Stuff), Timber Brown (STAZ-ON), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!), Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up!), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), Dusty Durango (Stampin' Up!).
Stamp(s): Out West (Stampin' Up!), Baroque Motifs (Stampin' Up!).
Punches: 1/8" Circle (Stampin' Up!), Small Oval (Stampin' Up!).
Cuttlebug/Big Shot: Leaves #2 Die (Sizzix), Woodgrain Emboss Folder (Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix), Square Lattice (Stampin' Up! by Sizzix)
Embellishments: Beige/Natural Raffia (Scrap--Source Unknown)