Sunday, December 30, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
If I were ol' Santa, you know what I'd do?
I'd dump silly gifts that are given to you,
and deliver some things just inside your front door ,
things you have lost, but treasured before.
I'd give you back all your maidenly vigor, and to go along with it, a neat tiny figure.
Then restore the old color that once graced your hair,
before rinses and bleaches took residence there.
I'd bring back the shape with which you were gifted,
so things now suspended need not be uplifted.
I'd draw in your tummy and smooth down your back,
till you'd be a dream in those tight fitting slacks.
I'd remove all your wrinkles and leave only one chin,
so you wouldn't spend hours rubbing grease on your skin
You'd never have flashes or queer dizzy spells,
And you wouldn't hear noises like ringing of bells.
No sore aching feet and no corns on your toes,
no searching for spectacles when they're right on your nose.
Not a shot would you take in your arm, hip or fanny,
from a doctor who thinks you're a nervous old granny.
You'd never have a headache, so no pills would you take.
And no heating pad needed since your muscles won't ache.
Yes, if I were Santa, you'd never look stupid,
You'd be a cute little chick with the romance of a cupid.
I'd give a lift to your heart when those wolves start to whistle
And the joys of your heart would be light as a thistle.
But alas! I'm not Santa.
I'm simply just me, the matronest of matrons you ever did see.
I wish I could tell you all the symptoms I've got
But I'm due at my doctor's for an estrogen shot!
Even though we've grown older this wish is sincere Merry Christmas to you
and a Happy New Year.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I've been playing around with new technique look which is frustrating me to no end, I haven't been happy with anything I've made, and my normally sweet, loving, supportive husband turns into the Grinch! He hates Christmas, the whole Christmas season, the presents, the wrapping, the trimming, the trappings, and the noise, noise, noise!!! Sound familiar yet? I'm telling you Jim Carey hung out in my neighborhood the Christmas before making that movie and patterned the Grinch after DH! I think Mr. Carey should send me half the royalities for that movie just for my aggravation!!!
Anyway, I sat down tonight to try to come up with something for my weekly Demonstrator Workshop Wow Challenge over at SCS (since the technique I'm working on doesn't seem to want to cooperate) I decided to go with a Faux Tearing look. This is what I came up with...
For "Faux Tearing" you just tear a piece of scrap paper, lay it down on your cardstock, stamp your desired image, the slide the scrap paper down about a 1/2 inch and then sponge heavily using the scrap paper as a mask.
Then, just because I wanted to share the love, I thought that wasn't enough of a challenge and I decided to make it mono-chromatic with just a touch of metallic and glitter.
So I ended up with a triple challenge:
You must do the Faux Tearing technique
You must make it Mono-chromatic
You must use a touch of metallic/glimmer
What do you think, good enough challenge? Will this break my Christmas Grumpy streak?
Stay tuned, I'll let you know!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Step 1: Gather Supplies, you'll need re-inkers, a spray bottle of water, a palette, and a brush.
Step 2: Spray your neutral paper with water until water runs off from it.
Step 6: After you have all your colors added, spray the paper again. At this point you may wish to spray with a mixture of water, Pearlex (SU no longer sells this) and hairspray. You could use plain water, the Pearlex just gives it a nice shimmer.
They have a much more detailed tutorial, and the most beautiful examples (much prettier than I'd attempt lol!)
But basically you made a design with sticky strip or other super sticky tape and burnish glitter into the tape - just beautiful!!!
Here's the link to Scor-Pal http://scor-pal.com/oct_magazine/index_files/Page428.htm
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I'm having a lot of fun doing it, but oh boy is there a lot to think about to take on something this large!
Friday, October 26, 2007
This week's challenge was actually a vintage Halloween image, but I liked the layout so my Whipper Snapper joyful pup was born!
Last weeks challenge was a painted gourd, so I used a C/B image for the background texture and the focal image from Baroque Motiffs.
Considering that I "through" them together within the last hour, I'm pretty happy with both of them :)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I was playing around tonight and came up with this. I'm not sure whether I like it or not!
I know that there is probably a name for this, it isn't a new technique, but I don't know what it's called. So for lack of a better name, here's my "Chalk De-Coloring" directions.
- I started my background on More Mustard C/S.
- I used a cotton ball and "swiped" chalks, quite heavily over it. I used Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant chalks.
- Then I inked up my stamp with VersaMark, stamped the image and "pulled" the chalk back off the C/S.
- "Seal" the chalks with cheap hairspray.
- I finished my focal image by stamping the same stamp into my VersaMark, then onto my Garden Green pad - tada! Instant "embossable" image!
- Then I embossed with clear embossing powder, sponged around it, added the ribbon, and punched out the word with my 3/4" circle punch and matted it onto a 1" circle punch
That's it, whadda think?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
What about this color combo? One of my favorite color combo's right now is:
So here's the challenge folks, make a card that is done in these colors and let me see what you come up with!
For this card the background is a Cuttlebug b/g (another WishRak wish) the Coffee for the focal image is from the Like it a Latte set (another granted wish.) The "foam" on top is Liquid Applique' that I sprinkled just a touch of glitter on before heat setting it. The cup itself is covered in Crystal effects which I had let dry overnight, but the strangest thing happened when I added the L.A. and heat set it. The dried C.E. began to "bubble" and "texturize" so I just kinda went with the whole thing, I'm really liking all of the texture in this card.
Now...What should I do with this?
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
A few of my friends will be seeing this card in action next week at my monthly technique club.
As all my friends know I've been coveting a Cuddlebug, however it just hasn't been in the budget! So in the meantime I've dusted off my light box and my Brass templates. The background of my focal piece is what I'm calling "Watercolor Rainbow" for lack of another name. I'm sure some other wonder stamper has already done this but I'll share what I did.
- The Celery base is stamped with the Canvas Background stamp.
- The Turquoise layer is Dry Embossed with the Classy Brass Circles Template, then over stamped again with the Canvas Background.
- The Apricot layer is also stamped with Canvas
- The Focal layer is Watercolor paper, which I scribbled all over with my Watercolor crayons, then sprayed with water until it was very wet. Then I just used my fingers to move the color around where I wanted it.
- I then just stamped and embellished as normal!
- Ta Da!!! This all there was to it!
Soon I hope to start posting card and Scrapbook sketch challenges for you, so stay tuned....