Sunday, March 1, 2015

I'm an Idiot Sometimes, Pretending to be "Loose" with Limited Success, and Always Happy with OLS

I'm an idiot sometimes. Bet you are, too. 'Cause I know I am not alone.

Here are the goodies I ordered recently:

See that Delicata pad? Oh, yeah, I ordered one just about two months ago and totally forgot. I'm not that old, people! Now I have two. Yay! Whatever.

Anyway, I'm having fun playing with these new goodies and will have stuff to show you later this week.

*awkward non sequitur*

Have you noticed on Pinterest the number of cool crafty things with unevenly-typed quotations or sentiments? That sort of "loose" style appeals to me so much, but I have a hard time pulling it off, as today's cards demonstrate!

Feel free to laugh at me. I'm laughing at me, too.

This card is for my sister, who loves this quote from The Adventures of Buckaroo Bansai across the 8th Dimension. She could use a laugh about now, and boy will she!

And this card is for my husband. He never gives me candy, but he does pour wine for me.

Can you believe I don't currently have any candy stamps or wine bottle stamps? I must correct this immediately.

And now for the happy. Here's my card for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #14: Words, Words, Words. Feel free to click on over and play along!

To make this collage, I started with the giant happy in the bottom right corner, and then kept adding. I LOVE this card. It's so pinky-purple-y, and HAPPY! What a great way to use those word stamps!

stamps: Various
ink: Hero Arts and Memento and Ancient Page
paper: Papertrey
accessories: gridded acrylic block


  1. I just howled with laughter over your second card. When I was 5, I went to the neighbours for the first time. I recited to my new friend's very prissy mother, "Candy is dandy, rice is nice but liquor is quicker." She was horrified but didn't confess my transgression to my mother until my Grade 12 pre-grad. Thanks for the wonderful memory. I HAVE to find that stamp!

  2. Lol..giggling here, and DH is wondering what I'm up to! You are such a troublemaker :-) Your new stash is delicious! Have been eyeballing that gorgeous Delicata ink....looks beautiful on what I've seen so far. These cards are all perfect! My fave, of course, is the first one. Our kids move so much with AF and Army that we think of them as nomads. DS is awaiting his next location as we speak! Great projects, as alway!!!

  3. Love your cards; as usual. I am excited to try out my new Misti with the One layer Words challenge. I have several stamps that I have purchase twice!

  4. Love the card, the quote and Buckaroo Bansai --who knew. I do enjoy reading your posts and seeing your work.

  5. Oh boy Susan, you are SO not alone. Double ups on ink pads can still be useful but I am fairly sure I will NEVER get through 2 large containers of WOW clear ultra high embossing powder.

    Love all the cards and you got to use your map stamp again.

  6. When my new order came in from Papertrey Ink, I had two of the Lovely Laurels mini kits...I win the idiot award. : (
    But I love your "loose" style. All three cards brought a smile and a chuckle. : )

  7. My friend in WA has been the recipient of my duplicate purchases...and there have been many. Anywho...your Happy card makes me happy! Love it!

  8. Fantastic cards, I'm going to use those quotes on a couple cards thanks for sharing your ideas

  9. You are so NOT alone in the double up category, I've been doing it for years. Love the candy is dandy saying.


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