Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's time for the Rubberama!

I've been up since my husband got up at 4:00a.m. to see what the "weird" sound was coming from the kitchen this morning. It was the coffee pot I programmed yesterday to fuel me for the day ahead.

That's right folks, the Fall Rubberama is in my neck of the woods. Woo-hoo! Yes, I will be one of the first ones there. When the rubber house o' worship comes to town all else in my world stops. For a while, anyway. Being the rubber geek that I am, my ensemble is already laid out. It's the same at every convention. There must be other attendees that know (and point at) me by my outfit. I don my white long sleeved Stampa Barbara shirt, (one of the two days a year I still allow myself to wear it) my most comfortable (whatever fits at the time) jeans, comfy shoes, (today it will be Uggs) and my Blue Jansport backpack. For those of you that want to relate- I must look like the ultimate trekie (sp?) at one of their conventions. I should be a bit embarrassed, but I'm not. For the few of you that have ever tried to attend one of these events with me- your sittin' back laughing right now, aren't you? It's ok to admit it.

You can check out details of the event here: San Jose Rubberama. If you should happen to run into me, please do not get your feelings hurt. I'm not there to socialize- I must scour the premises for new and exciting goodies- be that rubber or new techniques. After all, this is now what is known as a "Business trip." Ha! That's right IRS- I'm keepin recepits, I'm logging miles. This is all in the name of business- Pawsitively Stamps, that is.

Other news of the day: My cards, cards, cards class is happening tonight at 5pm at the craft studio in Santa Cruz. It's almost a full class- yeah!

If I'm not too tired tonight I'll post some of my new finds.

Happy Day!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mosaic Stepping Stone


One must know me to understand that "You Suck!" is one of my highest compliments. Really, it is. That's what I had to say to my very good friend Cathy Bortolin (hey, Cathy- is it o.k. if I use your name???) when she was done with her very *first* stepping stone at class last week. Since Cathy's was so awesome I asked if I could picture it here. Too cool, eh?

Woohoo, Cathy! Great eye for design, layout and color.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The story of my life...


As if you want to know the story of my life. Let's suffice to say this card says so much about me. I'm very late getting a few birthday cards out in the mail. No, it doesn't make much sense since I LOVE to stamp. However, I've come to realize my strong sense of procrastination takes precidence over much of the on-goings in my life. As early back as I can remember I achieved great things when I was propelled by time constraints due to my ability to procrastinate until the very last minute. One would think I like stress. I don't. Really.

Enough rambling. (Again, I'm procrastinating.) I must get these cards out in the mail before they are one more day late. Happy day.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Must ... have ... sleep.

Ok, so what does sleep have to do with stamping you ask? Well, last night it had a lot to do with it, or rather it had a lot to do with the *lack* of it.

Last night's class was on Tile Coasters. Easy shmeezy (do not look that word up until I have a moment to add it in Wikipedia ... Anyhoo- the coasters looked great, everyone had their own unique style. Mulligans (thank you Earen) were had by a few folks. Ha... ha. It's always fun to watch fellow stampers. Did we all think we should be perfect on the first stamp? Really? It's taken me years to get that it's quite alright to get a little messy. That's the beauty in stamping. Nobody ever knows what you started out to create except you. Truly, we are our own worse critic. True, it's not always easy to fudge things on a tile coaster, but there's always another tile to ink.

Rambling, am I? That's PROOF of lack o' sleep. That's where I started with this whole post, right?

Let me simply say, last night was my last class scheduled on a day that I already work 10 hours. Ugh. What was I thinking?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Class update!

My class schedule is getting updated. Check out Google calendar for the most current class listings. If you'd like to be notified when I update my class calendar, send me an email to be put on the list.



If I can ever figure out where to better put this little link, you'll find it moved. Until then, I'll make this post one you can refer back to rather easily.

Now, I'm off to make some tile coasters.*If* I stay on task, those coasters will be posted for all to see a little later today.

Happy Day!