Since this is Monday, MDS Monday has a new challenge for us My Digital Studio fans. In the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, there is Chalkboard Paper. (I am dying to get some and give it a go.) So the designers at MDS Monday thought it would be fun to show how we can use chalkboards on our digital papers. There is not a sketch this week; this is an open challenge. There are a few kits that have chalkboard downloads - Convention 2011 (I think that is the year); Back to School and Hello World. I ended up finding a chalkboard paper on the internet and downloading it into MDS for my page. You can also find some great chalkboard fonts to use HERE.
My sample is pretty simple. When we were at one of the shops at the National Harbor in DC in December, Sonny found a sign with this saying. He really liked it but it was pretty pricey. I took a picture and told him I could made in in MDS for him. (I haven't yet but .... the year is not over!)
I have a whole collection of Subway Art that I take pictures of when I see plaques and signs in stores - just for this purpose. Don't you just love this one?
I have a new story about my crazy cat - actually 2 stories. Last Tuesday (the day after Ashley and Bogart went home), I spent most of the day in my craft room cleaning up and making cards. After a couple of hours, I went looking for Sammie - she is usually in the room with me or in my spare bedroom laying on the bed in front of the window soaking up the sunshine. I couldn't find her in any of her usual spots. A few hours later, I looked for her again with no luck. So I decided to straighten out the blanket that she usually sleeps on top of in the spare room. When I did, I discovered her completely under the blanket sleeping. She stayed there all day. When I showed her to Sonny late in the afternoon when he came home, he asked me if she was alive! She was just worn out from dealing with Bogart for 4 months!
After Christmas, I bought her a new collar. I have had her for almost 3 years and she has had the same collar all those years. I just thought she could use a new sparkly one. It has a bell just like the one she had - not much different in the two. Well, every time I pick up the new collar, the bell rings and she runs away as fast as she can like a scalded rabbit. I have tried now for a couple of weeks off and on to put the collar on her. Tonight I finally got it on her but only by capturing her in a room with no exit. But I can not get the old one off of her. I tried to hold her and let Sonny get it off, but she hissed at us and tried to bite us. I don't know why she is having such a fit about this collar. But, for now she will be wearing both collars although she is trying like heck to get it off by herself!