Monday, January 25, 2010
I made this a while back for an article featuring Lost Coast Designs stamps. They make gorgeous rubber stamps like this architectural arch. I included a few of my favorite things in this one, a couple of old bingo pieces, a page from an old dictionary, and some Graphic 45 paper. I love to do the crossword puzzle in the paper, so this was a fun image to include. I adore most of the old kind of games, you know the ones that don't need batteries or electricity or a game system , so this Game Time Arch is a way of recognizing that part of me.
I'm editing to add that this arch meets the Mixed Media Monday challenge today- The Games People Play. It's been a while since I played in one of the challenges. I had it in my mind that this was the challenge at gothic arches today, but saw that it's not. I must have remembered the theme from a peek at MMM, but can't remember much these days. Thanks for the heads up, K.
I don't want to talk about that 4 letter word today, but you know that cold white stuff came down in buckets here. Seriously nearly 4 feet of it. I so want to live in a place with an ocean view and a warm tropical breeze. If I never saw another snow shovel, I'd be happy.
Oh, and UPS is holding hubby's birthday present hostage because of the 4 letter word. They might be able to bring it by tomorrow. Whatever. He had a nice birthday yesterday with two back to back play off games to watch and home made pizza for dinner with boston cream pie for dessert. Sadly no gift, just a printed out photo of the gifts along with a card made by me.
We didn't make it to CHA consumer show on Saturday due to that 4 letter word. I'm still hopeful I'll get to go the trade show part on Wednesday as planned. I'm enjoying all the sneak peeks online though. So far I think I need the new metallic StazOn inkpads, the new colors of Distress Ink, Julia Andrus and Wendy Vecchi stamps, Sizzix embossing folders and diecut flowers from Tim Holtz line, 7Gypsies printers tray and receipt tray, the sewing themed chipboard pieces by Maya Road, a few selected sheets from all four of Graphic 45's new paper lines, and Basic Grey's new Basics line of papers in 6" x 6". I hope they come in the smaller size. Those are things that I think realistically I'll get sometime this year, but there are so many other wonderful peeks out there. Have you seen anything you need yet?