Good evening. What’s for dinner? I have 10, organic drumsticks in the instant pot right now cooking away in a ginger, garlic sauce (Living Sweet Moments). Now that I’ve been using this appliance for meat I’ve been cooking every day. However, it feels easier because I don’t have to stand at the stove and fuss over something.
The husband and I had restocked our fridge and pantry this morning at Costco. It’s funny because he is usually about being in and out when it comes to shopping. Today, I would turn around and he would disappear to another aisle; he even almost bought a Nerf gun set!
So I’ve been MIA this week because I was working on a birthday card for my Oahu uncle. Idea after idea worked half of the time and then I would have to go back to the drawing board. His birthday is Saturday but I just couldn’t get his card done by Wednesday so I had to text my aunt, asking her if she could let my uncle know I didn’t forget about him, but that my perfectionist tendencies are making me picky in terms of design.
Then yesterday I was inspired by Jana Millen‘s card. But when I picked out a stencil, my brain told me to make a brick wall so I could “graffiti” it up; you know I have to overstamp for that distressed look:
Gallery Photos (click on)
- the full card
- side view of how I raised the brick wall and 3-D’d the balloons and panda
- close up of the overstamping/graffiti
- close up of the balloons that were embossed with clear, embossing powder + distress ink blended over before punching out the shapes
I was able to get his card out this afternoon, right before the mailman came in his truck! I think it’ll arrive at my uncle’s by Tuesday.
Before I go, I just want to thank all of you for knockin’ out my stats Monday. Thanks for droppin’ by to catch up and/or to let me know how you comment here. I’m glad many of you aren’t having trouble. I’m also touched by how some of you created a WP account just so it’d be easier to comment on WP blogs.
I’m sorry for those who are unable to say what they want to say. I had researched further earlier this week and saw what my friend saw in terms of having to log in:
I had signed out of WP, went to Kathy’s blog, Compassionknit, and tried to comment. When I put in an email address different from what I use for WP, I was still asked to log into WP. So I talked to Support Chat. Basically, I was asked to log in because I had used that email for my first, WP blog – Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons. Support told me if my friend had been asked to log in, it’s because she either had signed up for a WP account long ago and had forgotten about it, or she accidentally clicked on a social icon which then prompted her to log in. Support wouldn’t be able to help her unless they know the email address she was trying to use. I of course wasn’t going to ask her for that information.
So that’s all I could find out for that issue. I looked at what social icons my comment box has as alternatives and am disappointed to find Google+ isn’t listed like how Kathy’s box does. I guess that’s just what this theme offers. I poke around some more to see if I can add a Google+ icon to my comment box because I really like this theme I’m using.
Okay, off to clean up the counters and maybe have a Häagen-daz. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Thank you for poppin’ by. TTYS.