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Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Beauty Parlor - AGAIN?!?

Yep, it was Beauty Parlor night again. It took me a little over an hour to TRY to de-flea everyone. Yep, we have fleas... So, tomorrow, I get to vacuum again.

If you only knew how I HATE to vacuum...

But the little boogers are jumping on ME now, and they don't generally bother me... So, comb, vacuum, and flea spray - now all I have to do is hope the vet's office is open tomorrow so I can get some more...

I don't like using pesticides - they're bad for Mother Earth. But, every once in a while, the situation warrants it. I think it's been 2 years since I used this flea spray, so I feel OK about it - sorta...

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I've been able to play the past two nights! I got a couple of new packages of Designer Series Papers (DSP) and HAD to try them out. So, I used Tea Party and Pink Flamingo DSPs to make a couple of WOW boxes I'd seen posted on Dianne Shiozaki's blog.

They turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

And, after the proto-type, which is never perfect, I made the second one, ironing out my original mistakes. Remember, I told you I just can NOT read directions very well! I can replicate much more easily using an actual sample.

Here's my prototype, made with Tea Party DSP.


It's very pretty isn't it? I really liked the papers I used for this one. It's very feminine and soft. And there's that water colored rose again. I'm go glad I made so many of these when I was putzing around with that technique last week. They seem to fit with all the DSP I have.

But, Real Red is my favorite color, followed very closely by Summer Sun. I saw the red hibiscus paper in the Pink Flamingo DSP, and KNEW I would have to use that to made my seond WOW Box.

Here's the WOW Box made with Pink Flamingo DSP

Isn't it gorgeous?

Now I know you're asking why it's called a BOX? Let me show you.



See, it's got a box about 1-1/2 inch deep - to store 4 x 4 cards!

And here they are:



The box will hold at least 2 more cards. Unfortunately, we don't carry any 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 envelopes, so these would need to be used as gift cards you could hang on the gift. Or, you could make your own envelopes.

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My epiphylliums are started blooming in earnest and are almost done, so I have to enjoy them while I can!

Here they are!



I had forgotten I had a yellow one, so that one caught me by surprise. Unfortunately, there were only two buds on that one, and they've both bloomed.

The flourescent pink one had about 8 buds, and the red one only three.

I'm hoping to make it out to the Wild Animal Park next week to check out their epiphilluim house - and hopefully, the place will be ablaze with color and gorgeous huge blooms!

Have fun, whatever you end up doing for the weekend. I'M hoping to get some more sorting/cleaning done out in the Stamp Room!

Sam

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed visiting your blog today Sam. I love the cards and ideas as well as the cute cats and all the pretty flowers! Looking forward to seeing you at stampin Up's convention! istmpnv@aol.com Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

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  2. Hi thank you for the comment you left on my new blog, I love your blog too!
    I love animals a TON! We have a bunch..and I love gardening and flowers!
    Hugs
    Linda

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