A whale of a time

We’re a long way from whale season in Hawaii…the humpbacks won’t return until late this year.  In the meantime, I found this funny stretched out fellow to keep me company:

a whale of a time

  • Longfellows Hostess Stamp Set
  • Basic Black and Baja Breeze Classic ink pads
  • Baja Breeze ink refill; Not Quite Navy Stampin’ Write marker
  • Certainly Celery, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock
  • Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss Designer Series Paper (retired)
  • Black Gingham Ribbon; Aquapainter
  • Itty Bitty Buttons and Itty Bitty punch

I have an enormous stash of retired papers and I am trying very hard to use some of them up.  The return of some of our previously retired In Colors as part of the new Color Renovation is helping…but there’s still a lot of paper.

The Bitty Buttons are returning in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog – and I’m thrilled – but Gingham Ribbon is going to that giant craft desk in the sky, so if you want to keep some earth-bound, you’d better get it soon.

I’ve had a few requests for information on the clipboards and I’ll try to post some details next week, but I have to tell you that they are embarrassingly simple.  The biggest issue is the product you use to adhere the paper to the board.  You want something that will dry quickly, but not instantly – you need a little time to work.  I’ve given up trying to cover the paper with a decoupage-style finish on top as I have yet to find a product that will dry sufficiently hard to keep papers on the clipboard from sticking to it.  It may be trial and error for some of you, depending on your climate and the products you have available.

I’ll be home from my travels soon and will have some new stamp sets to share 🙂


2 thoughts on “A whale of a time

  1. Love the card Anne, and the whale especially. All the whales are coming my way at the moment I live near the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia, they are all heading north to the warmer waters to have their bubs.


  2. Such a cute card! I visited Maui this spring during whale season and LOVED every minute of it! You are so lucky to call Maui your home! Hope to come back again some day soon.


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