It has been an interesting week so far as the weather goes around here. Today I am out running around in the heat getting my errands done when I realized that my air conditioner didn't seem to be cooling off the car very well. I checked my iPhone weather app and here is what I saw! It doesn't look like it is going to be much better the rest of the week either!! I am guessing that my electric bill will be somewhere around $100-$125 per week if not more if this keeps up! I think I will just stay in and play in my craft room!
Welcome WOYWW #109. I have a lot of fun blogging and visiting the blogs of friends that I have made around the world. If you are curious as to what WOYWW is go to visit Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground and see what I am talking about.
Speaking of craft rooms this is a picture of my desk today. See the big glass if Iced Tea in front of my stamp pads? I bet I will be drinking gallons of the stuff this week to stay cool. Back to the desk, I am persevering in getting my stamps off of wood blocks and making them acrylic block mounted stamps. I have so many stamps that room is becoming and issue with storage of the stamps. I have a friend who is freaking out about me doing this and her number one worry was about the resale value but you know I don't plan on selling them so for me that is a non-issue!
I learned about using Aleene's Tack-It Over and Over from Sue in Oregon, another blogger, to use with the stamps and have been working on completing removing the wood this past week.
I thought I would show you a canvas I finished this week using the paper I had left over from making the Christmas in July tags last week. All the paper on the tags and the Santa came from one sheet of Graphic 45 paper. This canvas was a lot of fun to make and I might have to add it to the class if anyone wants to make it too! I used some of the Candy Cane Stickles, the mini Flourish die from Tim Holtz.
One last picture then I am going to go...I made bread this week and I just thought I would crow about it since it has been bugging me to death that bread has gone up over $3 a loaf here. I made a loaf of bread in the bread machine, then I got a wild hair and while that was making made a loaf of cinnamon raisin and 10 sandwich rolls. I have a mixer that kneads so I don't have to do the hard work. I am just excited I made all this and I probably have enough of all the ingredients to make twice as much more and I paid less than $7 for all the makings. Call me cheap!! I don't care I need to the money to buy more stash!
I'm off now to have a snoop around the other blogs. I need more iced tea and I will be set for a pleasurable time. Everyone take care. Stay cool.
UPDATE! I just realized as I was reading Tuire Flemings post that I hadn't posted a picture of the PIF she sent me. If you look closely in the desk picture at the pen holder in the center back of the desk I have the cat that she made. Here is a pic of the brooch and cat. Thank you Tuire I have received compliments on both of them.