Ah! How exciting! Marriage equality legal all across America! For once, I'm kinda proud of America.
So I made a flamingo, a lion, and a random fat cat.
I like the flamingo and the lion, the cat I feel is nothing special. I had this random small shape left over and I thought, "hey, a simple fat cat." but there is a weird texture on rubber that you can on the printed cat and it's bothering me a lot.
If anyone has any ideas about a pattern, let me know!
I guess the next step will be figuring out patterns for them!
I'm still working on the save the date cards! I think I'm gonna try and make a two layer reduction card. Since there is an overlap in the words, I want them to pop. So I am going to cut out out the words at the bottom and then the stringed lights, print that a light pink and then cut out the "We're getting married!" part and print the second layer a navy blue. So the We're Getting Married! part will be a light pink. We'll see how it goes. I know I definitely have to get a better registering system down, If I do actually do this for real customers.
Also font is really hard, I think the next time I try this, I'm going to type out the words and then put them on linoleum.
This has been a long week! I've worked a lot, but it is slow in State College, and we over staff every night, so I am not making any money. Yesterday was my first day off since last Friday!
And I have an awful new neighbor! It's just one guy, he moved in last thursday and blasted music everyday since, I wrote a pleasant passive aggressive note when he played music until 4 am on SUNDAY and surprisingly he kinda kept it down but then last night he had another party, that started at like 11:30 pm?? and went on until 3:30 am, and the music was so loud! I have resorted to a sleep app, that plays that weird ocean strumming guitar music to at least put me to sleep for an hour.
It is just so rude! To think of only yourself and not think of any consequences. And we have chairs out back that he just takes without asking and doesn't even put them back!
He is making it very easy for me to not miss this place. I have another month here and then we're gone! I overheard the guy say to another neighbor that he isn't even a student, so he doesn't have that as an excuse as to why he's AWFUL.
I get grumpy after one night of bad sleep, so after 7 days I am now pissed off. Even Kevin, who's been all kinda calm about the whole is finally over it. So we wrote another note and if he's ridiculous with the music again we're going to have to unfortunately call the police.
I hate confrontation but I want my sanity back for the final month.
At least we're going away next week! And it should be quiet after midnight! Kevin's family was nice enough to invite me to Deep Creek Maryland with them for a week, so that should be nice!
Hopefully the next time I blog about my neighbor it'll be how I am pleasantly surprised at how compliant he is and not at a full fledged war with him! haha.
Hope everyone has a good weekend!
So I waited until now to have coffee and oy I am feeling the withdrawal.
I feel like I did when I had mono, but I also might still be recovering from whatever weird virus I had a couple days ago.
I had a stomach ache, chills and a fever. But it only lasted two days, thankfully.
Time is flying by!
I can't believe we're halfway thru June!
I'm ready to move but at the same time I am not.
Speaking of which I guess it's safe to say now that Kevin and I are moving to Knoxville, Tennessee!
At least for three months, after that I don't know.
(I'm not gonna worry about that now)
Kevin has an opportunity down at Oak Ridge and I'm pretty much just following!
I'd rather do this fun adult adventure with the man I love instead of somewhere else!
But I am looking forward to just going somewhere new!
I really do love State College, it has been my second home my entire life. It'll be weird knowing I don't really have a reason to come back here anymore :(
I am definitely over college bros, and screaming girls, and loud music, though. People moved in yesterday and were blasting music, and I just like quiet, I appreciate music at a certain level and hearing the base three doors down is not my idea of a good time.
Now I am the kind of person that wants to be ready to go immediately. I always arrive 10 minutes early to things, I wrote essays a week ahead, even my mother had to hide those Valentine's Day cards you hand out in class because I'd want to write them out in January.
When I know there's a deadline I need to get it done ASAP.
So moving always makes me twitch because you can only do so much until you actually have the truck to move all your stuff.
I think Kevin is starting to see the neurotic side of me.
He's all mellow and "everything will work out fiiinnneeee" and I'm over here like
ANWAY. I have made a giraffe stamp. I'm working on stamps more because I will not be taking my press with me down to Tennessee, until I know where we are going after three months.
The pink and yellow giraffes are a custom order, it reminds me pink lemonade. And then of course, I had leftover ink so I mixed pink elephants with yellow giraffes and then I mixed pink and yellow together and got this weird flesh like color orange. But I was messing with patterns, seeing what I could get out of the giraffe.
And I have left over, odd size pieces of linoleum so I made a random ivy vine. I mean who doesn't want an ivy stamp?
It's a "decorative" stamp? For what I don't know, who cares, it's pretty.
I love this linoleum it is so awesome, it's so easy to cut and print! Moo Carve is the brand if anyone wants to try stamping on their own!
So I just got HBO Now, which is awesome, it's $14 a month, and you get to watch a bunch a movies, rewatch Game of Thrones (relive all the horror) Girls, and Sex and the City.
I was like Heck Yes! I can finally see all the episodes of Sex and City and in order!
Well it turns out I have seen all the episodes, I realized there were only 6 seasons.
BUT OKAY. Lemme just rant on this show for a minute (paragraph?)
Carrie Bradshaw is one of the most self involved, immature characters I have ever watched. I mean holy crap, the first season makes sense, because we're getting to know her,she's suppose to grow thru the seasons, but no she does not evolve at all.
Miranda gets a little softer around the edges, Charlotte isn't as vain and Samantha, actually Samantha is wonderful the entire time.
But Carrie just gets weird, like season five was a really stupid season, Sarah Jessica Parker was overacting so hard core and I did not get why. Aiden was an idiot for taking her back a second time. OH and the season 1 finale when Carrie seriously asked Big if he thought she was the one after what a few months of dating? How insane is that? Maybe watching episode after episode with a week in between each one is what made me hate her but boy was she annoying. And to be upset cause you were expecting your russian boyfriend to prance around Paris with you when you knew he was opening a show is just ridiculous, he told you that!? When she said she went to every museum after a week of being there, I laughed. It would take a week to get thru the freaking Louvre. LKSJFLKF.
Hey I like characters with flaws, but she doesn't confront any of hers, she remains the same.
You like how I rant about a show that isn't even a show anymore? LOL.
By the way Game of Thrones broke my heart in their season finale but no is safe man.
Have a Good Weekend!
Thanks For Reading!
HOT DOG IT IS SO HOT
Humidity and I do not mix. I hate being hot and sweating, blagh.
Anyway I've been working on stamps!
Here is a deep purple print that my Aunt Vicki ordered!
I also did one in a light blue but forgot to take photos of it.
A friend of mine at work asked if I could do a giraffe, and of course I can!
Anyone reading this, I can make a custom stamp for you! It won't be an extra charge!
So ask away!
I really like working on projects for people. It gives me something to focus on.
I really like how the stamp turned out! Drawing a giraffe body is actually pretty difficult. I was using spare rubber I had, so it was a specific size, and it was a square. So I I somehow figured out how to make the neck and legs seem kinda long. I really like the spots.
I feel like I should keep with the African Safari theme? I might try a lion. Maybe a monkey? What else is in the safari?
I just googled and there are zebras and cheetahs!
And I just came across this video and it is amazing.
Have a great weekend!
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