June 27, 2015

Nature's beauty

The amazing thing is that no editing was needed. These flowers are fluorescent pink all on their own.

The amazing thing is that no editing was needed. 
These flowers are fluorescent pink all on their own.

June 23, 2015

Hello, 21st century!

I must admit, I have been slacking on the index card-a-day challenge. You see, there's this thing called vacation. And to be honest, I don't even really know what day of the week it is. 

The husband and I took last week off from work. We had big plans to finish the DIY project that we started in the bathroom. Well, he went back to work Sunday (I went back Monday) and we never even once opened the bathroom door to see what needed to be done. 

Every day this past week (except for Saturday, I refused to even step foot outside the door on Saturday) we drove around town in the 109+ daily record-breaking heatwave. Every day in a car with no Air Conditioning. Arriving home drained and without the energy to do more than just veg in front of the television. 

Although, we had to deal with the high temps, the destinations made it all worth it. Why is that, you ask? Well let me tell you. 

The husband and I have finally joined the 21st century! We went to the store for one thing and came home with iPhones. Not only are these phones "smart" but they can text too! Up to now I have only had a dumb phone and the husband had none so texting each other is a completely new concept for us.

We also went to see Jurassic World. It's been way too long since I have seen a movie in an actual theatre. I liked it. I was surprised at how few people were there to watch it though. There were probably less than 30 people there. I remember when we saw the first Jurassic Park in the theatre many many years ago. The theatre was so packed that we couldn't all sit together and the husband and I ended up sitting in the very front row. It really was a much different time back then. 

June 14, 2015

icad 2015 :: Index card No. 2

I finally got some time to photograph my latest index cards. I told myself that this year I was going to share ALL of the index cards that I create and not just some of them as I have in previous years. If I am going to make that goal, I guess I had better get busy sharing those cards.

For my second index card I did a quick wonky doodle. It makes me cross-eyed just looking at it. It's neat how just a few stripes can make such a trippy pattern. For supplies I just used a black pen. Pentel EnerGel liquid gel pen to be exact.

icad 2015 :: Index card No. 2

Please pardon my dust

I have been wanting to update my blog template for quite awhile now, years actually, but I haven't had the time to devote to it. Tonight, I quickly wanted to check to see how a custom template would look so I did a quick backup of my blog template. 

I usually copy and save the blog HTML and use that as my backup, but this time I made the mistake of using the Full Template Backup that Blogger provides. Big. Mistake. I lost it all! All my widgets and special coding. Ugh! I have no idea all that I have lost because I have been adding and updating the same template for years!

So, you may end up seeing weird things happening on the blog over the next few days. 

Note to self: NEVER EVER use Bloggers full template backup!

June 8, 2015

icad 2015 :: Index card No. 1

I am really getting a late start on sharing my index cards for this year's Index card-a-day challenge.

I don't usually follow the ICAD prompts so I really hadn't paid any attention to them this year. Last week, when I was looking through the ICAD Facebook group I started to see a lot of owls. My first card this year has owls. Apparently, I end up following the prompts without even trying or I just have way too many owl stamps. I even did an owl card during my first Index card-a-day challenge back in 2012.

For this index card I used rubber stamps, stencils, Distress ink, Stickles and Modge Podge. I find that my stamped images are never dark enough whenever I use black ink so I usually have to use an ink pen over any stamped images that I do.

What I learned: The new pen that I bought during last year's ICAD smears when using Modge Podge. At first, I was a bit disappointed but now when I look at it, I kind of like the effect.

icad 2015 :: index card no. 1

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