Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hey! It's not a card!

 You may have been wondering if I ever make anything other than cards, and I do, I just forget to post them here all that often. This week, For Fun Challenges reminded me to post something different with their anything-but-a-card challenge. I made this little business card toting tin--actually two--one for me, one for Etsy, both with this painfully cute rat terrier digital stamp from a favorite of mine, Melonheadz! If you have not been a regular over at her site, you are missing out. For one thing, she generously shares a large number of her creations free of charge, fully addicting you to her distinctive style that's beyond adorable. I think it's the slightly off-kilter eyes that I can't resist. But then she can make a blender evoke cries of, "awwwwww!" so that can't explain it all.
 But wait, you haven't begun to hear how much I love this designer because...guess what! Oh heck, you'll never guess. I'll just tell you...she designed this stamp (and his other canine pals) for me! I freaked. Like, really I have no idea how to go about thanking her enough. I'm thinking of ways to try, though. :) As usual, everything takes me 3 times as long as anyone else to complete. Fun with chronic illness.
You can order your own Melonheadz images from Nikki's Etsy Shop if you want pre-colored ones, or if you're like me and you're mad for customizing them yourself, paypal her via the link on her blog and let her know which un-colored-in sets you want.
Anyway, take a minute to stop by For Fun Challlenges and check out my teammates' creations this week to see what *they* do when they aren't making cards. Then, show off your own project in the challenge linky dealie when you're done so I can some check out your blog.

 What? No kitty/doggie/rattie break? Nope. Today we have freaky invasion photos. I'm not sure what we did to make all kinds of crazy things happen to our house this week, but after the coffee maker broke in a second way (you already had to put a can of coffee on top of it or it wouldn't run) and the refrigerator dumped water all under the wooden floor slats, and Scott found out that the ants coming out of the outlet my electric toothbrush plugs into were actually part of an enormous colony living in our attic (sorry the pic is sideways. You can't see the enormity of the ant hill growing there in a still photo really, but if it gives you any idea, those white blobs in the weird cheapo so-called insulation the previous owners used are ant EGGS! Grody!)
Saturday, Scott discovered this giant cone hanging over our driveway from the crepe myrtle/rose bush (the two have wound themselves together). It was like 2 feet long and made up entirely of BEES! Seriously, bees! I tried to get a clear photo, but to be honest, I only wanted to get so close. Still if you look, you can see that it's just hundreds of thousands of bees. No hive in the middle, just bees. Why? I have no idea, but they had moved on by the next morning.
 What the heck? Anyone know why that kind of thing would happen? I'll seriously send a little prize to the first person who can tell me (or who can lie about it in a really convincing fashion, since I really have no idea what the answer is.) Freaky!


Lisa Lara said...

That is so weird. Just had to look it up. It looks like you have a honeybee in horror movies. Ick. More info here:

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Lisa Lara said...

Forgot to say what a cool box. I haven't tried making over my altoid boxes yet. Great inspiration. Love that dog image. Good luck with the bees and ants? EEEEEEEEEEEEEw!

Marie said...

My gosh! Such "fun" time you are having. Love your little tins they are wonderful. And a big thank you for the card you sent me. It means the world to me. I should have thanked your earlier but my energy is not just here. Thank you so much!
Love n hugs

Katy said...

First I want to say I love your card box! What a cute digi!

Second-wow! At least you found the ant colony-that's the biggest problem. And the bees? Here today gone tomorrow? At least their gone-maybe migrating or something. Yikes! :) --Katy, GDT at FFC

Helen Dooley said...

cute cute box. Those bees are scary!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a neat altered tin! Especially love the flower inside. :o)