Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I use rubber.

I have been making cards for a long time…little cards…maybe a little stitching, maybe a little gluing of store bought embellishments…that’s no surprise. I started a subscription to a paper crafting magazine during my pregnancy. One day, I logged onto their website to renew my subscription and I found a chat room by accident. This discovery led me to another craft website pertaining to rubber stamping projects. Since then, I have been primarily stamping projects.

At first, I thought that stamps would limit my artwork and that they would produce cards that look like every other so called "stamper". I am glad this is not true. While some stampers go berserk over some stamps (you will NEVER see me make a card using a "bella"...and if one ends up here, please call the police), I make a point to try to do something on every project to make myself unique. (Granted, I am a beginner; this is not always easy and frequently backfires.)

I have a favorite stamping company, for sure. It is called "justjohanna". The images are fresh and cute, and ideas flow easily for me when I review the catalogue. The ideas don't always meet the paper with the intentions my brain had, but I try! I like the "hand" of these stamps. That is the lines are not dark and heavy, the images are not cookie cutout computer generated looking images... they are fresh and fun. (I know I said 'fresh' twice, but it is true!)

It might be my interest in birds. I like to look at birds, I feed the birds in my backyard every day (sorry, Dad), there were numerous bird pets then and now. I can relate; I think of these little stamps like they are my pets. (I don't talk to them....yet.)

Some more of my favorites:

And They're Off!

All of my personalities, that is…

I might learn to like this blog stuff yet. A long time ago, my friend Joe emailed me a link and told me to sign up so that he could connect me to his blog on My Space. I thought it was neat, so I created my profile and set it up. Within minutes, I was linked up all over the place and random dudes started asking me for dates. I freaked out and “unconnected” myself from poor ol’ Joe Joe. I am, of course, yet a simple woman.

Having said that, I think it is important that we establish some ground rules for the Land of Lost Luggage. Failure to follow the rules forthwith will result in your immediate exile from The Land of Lost Luggage.

Rule #1: Don’t ask me on a date. I will run in horror and never come back.
Rule #2: Get over it. I have toyed with this idea for a couple of days now and come to the decision that I am probably going to offend some members of the population with things that I say or do. I refuse to make myself politically correct for your benefit.
Rule #3: I reserve the right to speak about you in my blog if you post here or if you post about me on your blog.

I think that should about do it for now. Please enjoy yourself while you’re here, I look forward to talking with you!