Sunday, November 23, 2008

Don't Forget To Visit The Polls On The Right!

Exercise your right to vote and make absolutely no impact on anything. Just help me keep the sidebar busy and filled!

Kliban Jogging Cat

The day my fat cat starts jogging is the day she also stops eating. Her face is constantly in the dish throwing out what she doesn't like-picking thru the bits and whining when the light brown pieces are gone.5-6 times a day I have to scoop the food back into the dispenser. What makes it to the floor (we keep the dispenser on the kitchen counter end) the dogs scoop up like THEY are starving.

I believe that Rubber Stampede owned the rights to these images at one time. I wonder who does now? Because of the ridiculous prices on eBay for these stamps recently (some over $100) it would be to some one's advantage to buy up the rights and make more as I would want one of each they have.

Ya think this kitty has the "Meow Mix" song on his Ipod?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Darcie's Dragon, Knight and Damsel

I think this wonderful set is still available on the Darcie's site. Darcie used to come to the stamp conventions and I have their Cd's and other items. They also has some of the best make and takes going . Either the expense or the crappily run convention keeps them away now.
So why is the knight shorter than the damsel? She could probably whip his ass and then take on the dragon by herself. Whack a dragon with a thorny rose. I am wondering if this may be the same company that made the previous Scot boy and Girl as the art seems similar in some ways. I will have to dig better on Darcie's when I get some time. Now I need the dragon here the most as I have a "thing" for dragons but they have to be red!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Scottie Boy & Girl

Another set of stamps with no identity. I can't even place the "art" as you often can with certain artists and their style. I wanted these because my gramma was from Scotland and I had an outfit my aunt sent me from Aberdeen when I was about 6 or 7 that had a kilt and jacket in the family tartan. My mom gave it away to a little girl across the street but I sure wish I had it today to pass on. It was wool and itchy as all get-out tho.

All that wondering over whether you wear panties under a kilt? I have no clue on the guys-my brothers would not have been caught dead in a kilt (I almost had my son convinced to wear one at his wedding but they went this route instead, which is just gorgeous too. Some of the relatives thought they were bonkers-and the chariot was a golf cart.) But I did wear panties and tights and socks over the tights sometimes. It was cold when I was in 2nd grade!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Club Scrap Old World Map 2003

I love maps. It's pretty odd to remember the times when I was with my dad and he had a glove box full in his Ford/Dodge trucks (he worked for GM-duh), and none were anything but Michigan maps, and out of date at that, is kinda nostalgic at 3 AM. I like to pick out odd named cities or follow rivers to see where they exit the land. To think I still believe the tall towers north of gramma's farm is really the North Pole-dad would sure chuckle at that.

I found Club Scrap at my first scrapbook convention. Thought about signing up but decided I just wanted some of the stamps, not the add-ons in the pizza box. So every once in a while I will come across a stamp I like on eBay. This is one I bid on and lost. Odd long map and certainly "out of date". I did find an Aztec-like design and guitar tho. Someday I will have the Andes and the Amazon to go with it.

In the ensuing mess of my life, I managed to actually acquire TWO of these beauties. I will have to decide what to do with the extra one soon. I bid on a lot and got one, and when another auction had a glitch, the seller included one of these as compensation. Wowza!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Miss Tickle Nurse Diamonds Stamp Company

I had never heard of this company until I came across this stamp on an auction on eBay. From what I gather, the Diamonds Stamp Company is long gone. The idea is that somewhere on the wood mounted stamp is a faux diamond. You can see it here on the stethoscope.

Nowadays if you are in hospital, you give yourself your own bath. And heaven help you if you are slow about it. You will be denied any privileges like breakfast. Been there-I ended up sneaking into the shower while hubby kept watch for the wench so I could wash my hair after a week. And I faked the tubby wash by slopping the rags in the sink. This is a throwback to days gone by when the attending nurse has the big "o" just by welding a washcloth and bar of soap. Watch out young boys!