Betsy’s Textured Blossoms

I wanted to play around with making a custom stamp pad today.  The first idea I had didn’t work well, but this one was ok.

I took a foam pad that had felt on one side, and I made a custom pad with Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry.  I used it direct to paper to create a background.  Here’s the full picture.

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Stamps:  Betsy’s Blossoms, Tiny Tags; Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Baja Breeze classic ink refills; Versamark; Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green classic stampin’ pads; Paper:  More Mustard, Whisper White card stock; Other:  Tempting Turquoise embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Details, Big Shot, Delicate Designs embossing folders, sponge, mini glue dots

I stamped the big Tempting Turquoise flower in versamark, then heat embossed with colored powder.  For the other sets of flowers, I used versamark and classic ink with clear powder.  Then I ran the panel through the Big Shot with the delicate designs folder.  I sponged over it a little to bring out the design.  I like the way it turned out.

So if you’re just interested in the artwork, you can stop here, because the next part is just blabbering.

Mike & I had to run an errand in a neighboring town today, and on the way, we stopped for ice cream.  We had to go to the hardware store, and since there was a HandiMart with a Baskin Robbins right there, we dropped in.  At the door, we were greeted by the clerk yelling at someone across the counter.  I think she was complaining about another employee, but we didn’t stop to ask.  We went on to the ice cream counter.  No one was there, so we checked out our options, and decided what we wanted.  And waited.  Finally another employee came over to the counter and picked something up.  We were ready to give her our order, but she walked off, yelling to the clerk, “Do you want me to get the ice cream?”  I think she yelled back in the affirmative, but I’m not sure, because the ice cream dipper went into the back.  So we waited about another minute and decided Wendy’s Frosties were pretty good; we’d just get a couple of those instead.

Off we went to Wendy’s, which was just down the road, and still on our way.  We pulled up and Mike ordered his Frostie and one of the new strawberry shortcake parfaits for me.  I know those speakers aren’t really great, but I thought Mike’s enunciation and speaking voice were perfect.  Obviously the Wendy’s employee didn’t share my view, because there were several, “huh?”s and “What??”s before she finally got our order.  We drove around, she took our money, and then another employee tossed the Frosties out the window.  Mike’s also a very good catch, thank goodness.  But it’s kind of hard to eat a Frostie without a spoon.  And I need napkins.  So we waited until the first girl came back.  She looked at us like we were from Mars, and finally gave up a couple spoons and napkins.

The moral of this story – it made me more determined than ever to offer the best customer service I can!  I appreciate every order I get, and, I hope, I treat everyone the same whether they order $5 or $500.

Our adventures today may have been because the town we were in was several towns south of us, so maybe they didn’t pick up our border accent.  When I was in college, I visited my best friend in Tennessee, and I had a hard time for the first day or so deciphering the accent.  Her mom asked me if I wanted a “Vieenee” on my sandwich.  Trying to be as polite as I could, I asked, “Excuse me?”  “A vi-eee-neee.”  “A what?”  At that point she called me a Yankee.  A YANKEE.  I thought that was uncalled for, but I tried to stay respectful.  Then, my friend’s mom held up the can of “Vie-ee-nees.”  Which were Vienna sausages, and it makes a lot of sense now.  I’m not sure I ever got even with my friend for not helping me out by translating.  She just sat there and kept her head down.  I think she was trying not to laugh, but, still, she could have been a little more helpful.   She got me in a lot of trouble.  Maybe I’ll tell the story of the day I highlighted her hair….another time!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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