Corona virus crafting and cocktails

Corona Virus Cocktails, anyone?

Well, in my haste to get out the quarantini card (from this post), I failed to mention from whence it came (okay, YOU try to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition, LOL). (Which also reminds me of an old joke, which I will not repeat here).

Four lovely Quarantini cards made during the Corona Virus.

I love how these turned out. This set is so cute, and I found it at an online store I had never visited before: Trinity Stamps. Check out their Fall release while you’re there – they have the best slimline card stamps/stencils/dies that I’ve seen so far. They’re based out of Washington state, just an FYI. Anyway, I digress. This is what the set, Happy Hour, looks like:

Trinity Stamps Happy Hour stamp set (now sold out)
Sorry, it’s sold out

If you have a minute, check them out. I am not an affiliate, I just wanted to share this find. Except that it’s sold out. But maybe they’ll bring it back!!

I wanted something to document this exceptional period in our lives, and somehow the toilet paper roll just wasn’t me. Martinis are definitely me! I have some scrapbooking supplies on hand that I’ll use in a layout for an album, so I’ll be documenting Miss Rona, (coRONA virus) no worries!

Until then, stay safe, wash your hands, and wear a mask! It’s almost Halloween anyway, so have fun with it! And do something creative today!

Well, it’s just another fine mess

Yup, it’s just another fine mess you got me into, Ollie. I mean, quarantine? Covid? Work from home? Crafting, take me away!

Facebook Meme Princess Bride Quarantine

Here we are, day 4,503 (that’s what if feels like, certainly). And what have I been up to this whole time? Besides no good? Well, I’ve had three hand surgeries since last we met, the most recent one due to some extreme crafting, as it were. I was GLUING something down on a project and tore the ligament and tendon in my right hand. Yes, all true. And I have the scar to prove it, too.

Needless to say my crafting was severely interrupted by all these shenanigans. However, I did manage to get out some timely cards to a few friends, an example of which is this one:

Picture of a card featuring a Quarantini

I’ve been working on making mini albums, as well. I’ll be showcasing those in upcoming posts. Plus lots of cards! Meanwhile, I hope you’re doing well and that you’re staying out of trouble.

Me? Not so much, haha! -;) Another fine mess, indeed!

Were you just bombarded with posts?

In case you just received multiple posts:   

I’m in the process of cleaning up the website and you may have just received 13 post emails or so. I do apologize. I didn’t expect that to happen! Just hit delete – they are old posts that I was trashing and they somehow escaped the box, LOL!

   I am also in the process of creating new content on the website. The CraftOmnivore website will be shutting down, but since there was no new content there anyway, everything is still available at the original
   Hope you’re well, and again, my apologies! See you soon –

the Jurassic Crafter

Late to the Party!

Okay, so I’m a bit behind the times, and trends, I suppose, but it’s only just recently that I hopped onto the Tim Holtz bandwagon.  I had never used any of the distress products, so on a recent project for the Heidi Swapp The Art of Observation class over at Big Picture Classes, I experimented on some alphabet letters.  I  covered the C and H with Vintage Photo distress crackle paint, let them dry a bit, and used my heating tool on them to finish the drying time. I then rubbed some Walnut Stain distress ink into them, and and then put on a coating of the Rock Candy distress crackle paint.  Again, letting them dry a bit, I reused the heating tool and the Walnut Stain ink.  Here the two letters are, attached to my project.  I like the way they sort of look like leather, and since this folder is for a family tree project, it seemed fitting:

late to the party