I was reading an article the other day about how to be safe when you travel. One of the topics was bedbugs. This creeped me out, but I kept reading. The author suggested that you carry a picture of a bedbug with you when traveling so you will recognize one if you see it.
I don’t know about you, but if I see anything crawling around in the bed, I’m packing my bags, going to the manager and getting my money back. Then I’m washing everything I can in hot water and lots of detergent. Anything that can’t get washed will probably be thrown away. I’m absolutely not going to ask the thing to pose beside the picture, so I can ascertain if it’s really a bedbug or just a bug in my bed. In my opinion, any bug crawling in my bed is a bedbug.
And can you imagine pulling your pictures out of your wallet to show your friends? “These are my boys; aren’t they handsome? I’m so proud of them. And this one is Mike. I took this on our last vacation. And here’s Hoss; he’s lost a little weight since that photo. And this…oh, well, that’s a picture of a bedbug named Pete. I just wanted to be sure I’d recognize him if I ran into him at a motel.”
No thank you. I don’t want to see bedbugs – in photos or otherwise, so I’m not carrying it around in my wallet. Or even in my suitcase. It’s just, well…creepy.
This swap from my friend Kath Ricks, however, is not creepy. It’s downright gorgeous. Kath is my demo friend I mentioned the other day whose watercoloring is so incredible. I’m not sure if it comes across in the photo, but in person, this little bird looks 3-D.
Stamp sets: Young Vermillion, Petite Pairs; Ink: Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand stampin’ write Markers; Poppy Parade classic; Jet Black StazOn; Paper: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla card stock; watercolor paper; Other: Circles #2 die, Big Shot, Houndstooth embossing folder, Flower Garden embossing folder, 3″ circle die, 2-1/2″ circle punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch, 1-1/4″ circle punch, aqua painter (all products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
I haven’t put this on a card base yet, but I’ll probably go with Kath’s recommendation and use Pear Pizzazz.
That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be keeping everyone affected by the hurricane/tropical storm in my prayers!