Saturday, March 27, 2010

Yes, she is sinister!

If you don't think that sweet tiny little cat with those beautiful piercing blue eyes is not sinister, try living with her! I dare ya! Oh sure she looks all lovely dovey and cute. Oh sure she rubs her body and wraps her soft little tail around your leg while uttering those soft sweet sounding little meows. Sure she will even suck you in with her soft little purr while she nudges her face under your chin. Sure she does all these wonderful little things... while she is plotting her next attack on your ankle! OR WORSE!

Just how sweet would you think she is when she jumps up on your lap and drops a HALF dead mouse in your hand? Uh.. you still going "ahwwww isn't she cute"?

Well let me tell you, I love her and don't wanna be without her in my life right now but she is not the princess that she professes to be. But maybe part of her preciousness is the fact that she does profess to be a princess(a princess of the highest order in fact). So yes she is sinister and very precoioucs but so damn darling!!!

Haunted Design House

Till next time, the Oz

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

hold still dolly....

or spanky spanky....

I do have a soft gooey center. I just could not make this any darker...

I will have another go at it. Maybe watch a scary movie first.

till next time, ENJOY! the Oz

Sunday, March 14, 2010

to little.... too late....

I was admiring (translates to pilfering) my mom's rubber stamp stash and came across this tiny little naked doll. I do so love dolls. And if you were ever a doll person you know that most dolls do spend a lot of naked time between outfits. Some dolls seem to spend most of their life naked.
I was so drawn to this lovely little image of this bisque type doll, I just knew I had to use it.

so that is the "to little..." part. Now on to "the so darn late on everything" part.....

Barb at Stamp It Crazy chose Favorite Song for her challenge last week. I was going to put this card up for "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns and Roses but between work and that boring old need of sleep did not get it posted in time. Miss #1.

Barb at Haunted Design House did the theme of Devilish or little devil... not an exact quote... but close. I wanted to finish this card and thought I could change her up just a bit to fit the theme. It turns out that today is Spring Ahead day and Barb lives in some other time zone... Miss #2.

Like a brilliant flash of an old friend... memory... I thought of another challenge it would fit and while it would have fit perfectly.... that challenge closed last Thursday... Strike OUT!

So while I love this little card, even with the smudgy dolly arm, she will not be out there in Challenge world for all to peruse. She will stay here in my little blogland planet answering the life long question.... "What in the devil are you up to child?"

"Nothing Mommy, just playing dolly."

till next time, Enjoy. the Oz

Sunday, March 7, 2010

stuck inside ...

but not pouting about it! And why you say? Well because I have a ton of product just waiting to get used up in the best possible way. Ahhhhh my kind of heaven! Time and craft crap!!!!!

Yesterday was a beautifully sunny day, I know that because I could see it through the window. Today is a beautifully hazy gray day and once again I know because I can see it through a window... but this is my craft room window and that makes all the difference in the world!

That little quivery shaking feeling that had you a bit worried that perhaps it was an earthquake... no need to worry. Is just me Happy Dancing !!!

till next time, ENJOY!! I am.. the Oz

Friday, March 5, 2010

do you remember...

a time when all of life seemed to be a series of unanswered questions. Teen angst is the challenge theme on Haunted Design House.

All I could think of was confusion, anger, pain and more confusion. I don't think that was the best decade of my life.

till next time, ENJOY! the Oz

pat on the back

My blogland friend Barb from Haunted Design House also sells "The Angel Company" products. She was just promoted to a Team Leader! To celebrate this awesome promotion, she is offering up some blog candy. All you have to do is leave a comment! Easy peasy!

Check out what we call her normal blog here: fosterdesignhouse

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I am on the CASE

Anne's blog is inspiring as-is, what an amazing photographer! But now she challenges us to C.A.S.E. one of her cards. CASE stands for “Copy And Selectively Edit” or “Copy And Steal Everything”. I prefer the old standard... "make it your own!"

I went over Anne's photostream, what a pleasure, I encourage you to spend a little time there too. Anyway, while I was there I noticed that Anne likes to make up the backgrounds with Distress ink as much as I do. Ah Ha!! Inspiration hits .... this will be a easy peasy one!

So I sat down to "whip" out a card for this challenge. Did my email. Wrote up my grocery list. Played with the cat. She always knows when to do a "rub by". Well, what's for lunch?

So that didn't work out very well. But when I did sit down later and I picked up this new butterfly stamp to put it away and remembered that my last card for Anne had butterflies on it. I brought that pic up and next thing I knew I was stamping and clipping and sponcing away.

Inspiration is a funny thing. It comes in waves, sometimes tidal, some times lapping at your toes. It recedes away but it comes back. You just have to remember to enjoy the times in between too.

Thank you Anne, for inspiring me, for sharing your marvelous photographs... for being you.

till next time, ENJOY! the Oz

well some of us have to look the same...

or there would never be a crowd to "Stand Out" of.

Grandma Barb, at Stamp It Crazy, challenge this week is... wait for it... wait.... COWS!

What do you mean you guessed it already?

Well anyway, I made up this card with what turns out to be the only cow stamp I own. But as luck would have it, that is about to change. Grandma Barb is giving out a cow stamp to everyone that enters. Yep you heard it here first... that is unless you already knew. So then you heard it here again!

So I ask you, what is more fun that cow tippin?... why that would be COW STAMPIN!! Break out your COWs ladies, get a card made and entered! You have until the 6th of March to enter.

I double cow dare ya!

till next time, ENJOY! the Oz