I started in paint. I was looking for a waterbased spray sealer. You'd think that would be with paint. I read 8,000 cans, all of whose labels have about 10000 squillion words on them relating to the specific type of brain cancer I'm going to get should I pop the lid off. But not a peep about whether they are water or solvent based. I asked someone. It was as if I were speaking in tongues. He told me I'd better go to the tile department, which actually made me laugh. However, I needed tile anyway, so off I went to meet completely befuddled and confused Lowe's employee #2, who I'm fairly certain did not even know where he was, much less what a water based sealer might look like. He pointed me to the grout section, which I'm pretty sure was the best guess he had.
I'm annoyed. I go back to paint and just grab something I will test. I get the other things on my list and head to SELF CHECKOUT where the trip spiraled into madness.
I start ringing up my items and a third employee who REEKED of cigarette smoke, came over and croaked in a Throw Momma From the Train voice that it would be faster if she "helped" me. Have I really misunderstood self-checkout all this time? Silly me, thinking this was the one last place in retail where no one would bother me. She gets a little scanner gun, and proceeds to stand way too close to me and smell while ringing up my items EXCRUCIATINGLY slowly, and not bagging any of them. A full FIFTEEN minutes later, she is finally finished ruining my independence. I thought I was going to have a stroke and have to be buried in a large Rubbermaid container from aisle 11.
Is it too much to ask for retailers to put computers in their stores for us to Google our products on and find them and buy them without dying of second hand smoke or having someone's nose in our brain? I think not.
Anyway, I survived and I have an AMAZING project to show you as a result, but not today! You will have to wait. Now, I have new catalog goodies to show you - specifically - OWL!
I was so excited to have the new owl punch in my hand that I made a card specifically to celebrate OWL and nothing else! :) I used the new Love Letter DSP, the Owl Punch, the banner from Party This Way, Rough Type, the new rhinestones and the new lace trim. The background is Sweetheart DSP.
I LOVE the OWL PUNCH!! He's so cute! All those little pieces get punched out as well as two little dots for the eyes, but I subbed the new rhinestones, which are the sparkliest rhinestones I've ever used - and I've used billions! They are like little crystals!! I'm so stoked about all the new stuff I can't even stand it. More to come!