Monday, June 18, 2018

A Heat Wave and a Card

It has been brutally hot and humid here since early Saturday morning – even though we did have a short-lived thunderstorm then. It was about 34C (93F) but with the humidity it felt like 44C (111F) – yes, it was that hot! When we stepped outside from the air conditioned house, the humidity would take our breath away. They were calling for 80% chance of thunderstorms all day Saturday so we stayed home – being caught walking or biking in forested area is not good during a thunderstorm – and it didn’t even rain let alone storm! So annoying. Sunday we went for a lazy afternoon along the river where, in the shade, it was lovely with a light breeze coming off the river….a different story if you had to go out of the shade though!

Today we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary! The 30 years have flown by so fast its ridiculous. It was too hot to go out to celebrate but it will be cooler tomorrow so we are going out to a Chinese buffet. We don’t do presents – we don’t need more ‘things’ but we do like eating out now and again. We had another short lived thunderstorm just after the supper hour and lo and behold there was a beautiful rainbow just south of the city. I’m taking that as an anniversary gift from above! We love rainbows.

Okay, enough rambling – here is today’s card.

I’m still in the ‘use what you have’ mode – almost. I’ve had these Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamps since they came out about 3 years ago but haven’t used them for awhile so I pulled them out and stamped some. Then, as I was in our local scrapbook store, The Paper Pickle, I happened to see the co-ordinated dies for them….and they were on sale! Ooops, how did they end up at my house! Besides cutting out the birds it includes some extras – wings, beaks and eyes mostly. The accessory dies were also on sale and they came along too. The hat and bowtie on the bird are from the accessory set – but I don’t have those stamps so I had to improvise. I cut the hat out of grey and then drew in the band and sponged one the shadows and hi-lights. I think it looks okay. Then I did the same for the bowtie. Yes, the matching stamps would be better but I didn’t see them there or they likely would have come home with me too….I tried not to buy anything new! I really did but…..insert big sigh here!

        The bird itself was just sponged with ink. For the card I took the blue piece and ran it through the Cuttlebug embossing folder – one of my favourite – putting in so the bit you see was embossed. Then it was taped to the light green piece. To hide the seam, a rope was die cut (Die-namics) from the same blue. The tags were die cut using an old QuicKutz die and the sentiments were stamped. They were attached with a blue brad.

These Crazy Birds are fun to play with. I have the Crazy Dogs and Cats too so I think I’ll make some cards from them next….and no I don’t have the co-ordinating dies for them. Actually, I’m not sure there are any – which in my case, is likely a good thing.

That’s all for a hot and humid Monday, June 18, 2018.



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1 comment:

  1. Awwww congratulations on your Anniversary Violet!!! Hubs and i celebrated our 29th the first week of June.. The last time we REALLY celebrated was our 25th when we took that trip to the redwoods in CA and we saw the BEAR! lol We might have to plan something for our 30th... Chinese food sounds good!! I love those silly birds... And i like using what you got!!

    So hot and humid here... We need rain badly! Fingers crossed it happens before the 4th of July and fireworks... Hugs! deb


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