Friday, October 29, 2010

First Casualty of the Season!

Oh, gosh what a horrible night, or shall I say wee early morning I had. I was abruptly awaken at 2:00 a.m. to some unfamiliar strange noise. It caused one of my dogs to jump out of the bed. Of course, when I turned on the light and saw her standing on the floor I thought the noise I heard had been her and perhaps she'd fallen out of the bed. That didn't seem to be her problem as I was able to quickly coax her back into the bed. I left the light on hoping to hear the noise again so I could determine the cause. Then it did it again and my mind raced to several options. A bird caught in my gas logs in the bedroom, or a squirrel or a mouse? Maybe it was trying to get in my room or maybe it was stuck in the wall and fluttering all around inside. It was causing a lot of commotion that's for sure. Finally I grabbed the flash light under the night stand and shined it on the grate of the gas logs and I could see something. When I opened the grate there was the culprit; a mouse. It'd gotten stuck on the glue trap standing straight up and it was trying to pull itself along to safety. OMG!! What to do? I finally decided I needed something long enough to grab the whole trap; the tongs worked great. But my reaching for it caused the little rodent to place it's other two feet on the glue and there it was really stuck for good. So now I have it and am really not sure what to do with it. Hmmmm....all I can think of, at this hour, is to place it outside and see what the rest of the dark would bring.

Leaving for work this morning, I tried not to look where I'd placed it but couldn't resist. Now I feel horrible because there it is still trying to get free and I can't bring myself to put it out of it's misery. If Brian were in town he'd have taken care of it for me. As it stands, I don't ever want to use those glue traps again. I think they are a very cruel way to capture rodents. From now on I'm going to use some other more humane system.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just A Note

I created these last night with the Just A Note stamp set from Stampin Up. It's only 1 stamp in the box and it's perfect for simple quick cards. And, I didn't even CASE this time. Card stock colors are Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. I used Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and clear embossing powder. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Look @ Tink now!!

Isn't she beautiful. This is a picture of her taken for a photo shoot this summer. Her new owner has been a blesing for this little girl. She is very happy and very well adjusted. She even has another playmate. Her owner says they are so very happy together and cuddle often as well as play very well together.

Halloween Fun!

I do like Halloween a lot and each year it seems to sneak up on me faster than the one before. Not sure if I'm dressing up this year; probably not since it's only a few days away and I have no idea what to be. But I do get my cards sent out in time. Here are a few that I'll be mailing.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Tree For All Seasons (retired)

Sadly for some, this stamp set is retired from Stampin Up's collection. I truly like it a lot and refuse to let it go. After seeing samples on Splitcoast Stampers I just had to re-create this card with the set. No sentiment has been added so I'd say it can be used for various reasons. What you can't tell is that the Crushed Curry is actually layered on top of Bashful Blue. The scalloped paper is actually River Rock. Guess my scanning isn't as true to the real thing.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

2nd Holiday Stamp-A-Stack

I'm offering another Holiday Stamp-A-Stack and you're invited. The date is October 26th (Tuesday) beginning @ 6:00 p.m. Come join us for some creative fun! We'll make 10 cards (5 of each design) for $25. The location is 2112 W. Laburnum Ave., Ste. 205, Richmond, VA. So email me by the 19th if you want to attend. One of the cards is my design (in either red or blue) and one is totally CASED, so I can't take credit at all for that one. But I'm sure it's one you'll love.