Feb 10, 2014

Card in a box or pop out box card

Isn't this a neat idea, and oh so FUN.

You get to play with lots of different pattern papers and the little stamps. And it all turns out sweet and eye popping depending on the colours.
The idea came from Splitcoaststampers.
Most of the the dies are from Sizzix and Cottage Cutz....



Sometimes my blend of colours isn't all that wonderful... ..but I keep at it..

Stamps are from Penny Black (hedgehog), Magenta, Hero Arts (words)...



The heart is extracted from Martha Stewarts punch out borders. The pattern punch out in the centre of the flap is also from a Martha Stewart's punch.

Feb 6, 2014

I probably won't miss it !

The Financial Lives Of The PoetsAs I got out of the train this morning, I was thinking what if it slipped out of my hand and fell through the gap.

I'm reading a book, and well as much as the style of it is loose, the story is kind of depressing, yet funny in a dark sort of way !. Perhaps it is just not my cup of tea, not sure why I picked it.

I started it about a week ago, and I usually don't take that long to finish a book. What am I reading, it's by Jess Walter - The Financial Lives of the Poets -.  It 's not really about poetry but about this guy who lost his job and then is loosing his self esteem ( along with everything else ... wife, self confidence... honesty..)  but thinks himself a poet of sorts.
It's about reacting to crisis.
It's amazing what can happen when you go out late to buy MILK.

Anyway I am halfway through the book  (the Hero has not yet, is almost about to become a drug buyer to  '√≠nvest' and grow his money that is, before he loses his house),  and this morning I was holding it in my hand as I got out of the train and thinking I probably won't miss it if I dropped it and the book fell through the gap in the platform.

But it did not slip and I shall still continue to read it and hope things LOOK up !




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