I have done a bit of scrapping, though, especially with my Scrappy Chic kit for July. What with all the new-cat/injured-cat business in our house these days, could you blame me for jumping on We R Memory Keepers' latest line, Friends Furever? Tired pun notwithstanding, it's pretty cute collection for cat AND dog lovers, and there's lots of orange, which looks good with Simon. Who has a beard! Here:
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A little orange goatee, to be a bit more exact. I used papers from the new line, along with some alpha stickers I've had hanging around for awhile (the green Studio Calico ones are in one of my favorite-ever fonts. Thanks, what the font, for telling me! Thanks, Meg, for telling me about what the font!!) I also used these glass (plastic, maybe?) little drop thingies. Look closer:
When you're done looking at cutie Simon, see those dots on the arrow? I think they're called dew drops? Anyway, I kinda like 'em. I was surprised at that. Other stuff here: a semi-failed attempt at misting, some paint splatters, some flocked lace stuff from ages ago. Simple little layout. Cute little cat!
That photo above was taken right after Simon came home: he weighed about 2.5 lbs and was as fuzzy as all get out! Here he is now:
5 lbs (that's double, people. Whoa!), less fuzzy, cone-free!, but still cute. I checked: beard is still in place as well.
Now, as for where I'm going: CHA!!! I'll be right back in Chicago at the trade show next week (not the Consumer SuperShow, so don't ask me to buy anything for you, silly ;) ) Chris, owner of Scrappy Chic, is very generously taking me along to shop for the store!
I'll get a front-row seat for all the new releases for the next 6 months or so. Can't wait!! My goal is to blog some finds and fun and such in the evenings, assuming I can stay awake after shopping and walking, walking, walking the show floor. If you have anything you'd especially like to see in those posts (or in the store, local folks), leave your requests in a comment, K? If you just can't wait, you can find links to a lot of what's already been sneak-peeked here.
And in other people-going-places news, my good pal Meg has already sped through the first round of Paper Crafts Magazine's Gallery Idol competition -- her card for round two, which I'm sure will be absolutely fabulous, will go live tomorrow afternoon. If you agree that she is absolutely fabulous (and why wouldn't you?), feel free to vote for her in Round Two! You can keep up with the competition here, and with Meg via her blog here.