Ever tried blogging with a cat's head on your laptop keyboard? Good times! *lol* Yes, my lovely fur balls have joined forced to ensure that they wake me up at 5:00 am everyday and then thwart my efforts to be even mildly productive at that time. They take turns. Seriously. Every. Day. This. Week. I ask you … is it REALLY necessary a) to lick yourself for 10 minutes straight and b) to lick yourself for 10 minutes straight at 5:00 am? That sound drives me crazy in the DAY time, never MIND when I'm in the middle of a romantic dream with George Clooney!!!! Dumb fur balls!
Well … despite being up ay stupid-o'clock AGAIN I'm looking really forward to today. I'm spending most of it cooking with friends. We're getting together to make 10-20 freezer meals so I can offer my family better options than Kraft Dinner on those nights when we have things going on. Notice I say "offer" because let's face it - they aren't very likely to EAT these lovely offerings, now are they? Nope. The little *angels* will likely wrinkle their noses and decide they don't like it before it ever hits their cute little tongues … cause that's what they do *lol*. But thats ok. I've decided Mom's Restaurant is closed from now on as I can't seem to figure out the rules of what they do and don't like. Seriously. They will eat, say, lasagna, … but not on a Wednesday of a full moon in a month that ends with the letter Y … but they'll eat pretty much anything if they get to do it in front of the TV … or if grandma is over … or if they are wearing their lucky socks. Ya. Whatever. So I decided a few months ago since I can't please everyone I'm gunna please myself! (hey, isn't that a song?). I make what I think Craig and I will like and if the small people can't *possibly* gag it down because it's soooooo horrible … well … the toaster is over there! They HAVE used the toast option a few times but really … they're pretty lazy and rather than get up and make the toast they usually gag down my food. Score one for mom! Sooooo - to sum up a rather long, rambling post (hey, give me a break, it's 5:30 in the morning!!!) I'm going to make 20 meals that I'M looking forward to eating!! … once I can eat carbs again, that is!
Right - enough psychobabble about my pets and kids - on to an actual card! Here is what we made at Technique Class last month:
As much as I loved the reflection aspect of her card Watercolor Paper is expensive … and I didn't have a lot on hand so I needed to make it a lot smaller. I just used a 2" piece for mine, matted on a piece of Island Indigo card stock on a Very Vanilla base. For my image I used the "Calling All Superheroes" photopolymer set and inked it with finger daubers using Blackberry Bliss, Tempting Turquoiseand Crushed Curry inks. Once I had the stamp inked I used a very light spritz of water on the stamp so the colours would blend slightly. I stamped it on the watercolour paper and then used my aqua painter to blend the colours more. I waited for it to dry completely before mounting it on the card and adding a few rhinestones to make sure everything would stay attached. I used the Million and One stamp set, inked in Blackberry Bliss.
I absolutely LOVE this card … but let me warn you … if you MAKE this card only make one … EVER! You will love that card … but you will never, EVER be able to make another one quite as lovely. Trust me … I tired … 17 times! There were two problems when I tried to make this again in class. 1) I forgot how I did it the first time (took 5 attempts of daubing and spritzing to find out what I did!) and 2) that Blackberry Bliss ink stains your stamp quite completely. What that means is that I wasn't abled to get the same colour of yellow and/or blue ever again … the pink tint altered the colours slightly … and those colours are what I loved about the card. Now don't get me wrong, I made some really NICE cards after the first one - but the first one is the best one. You've been warned.
Right! It is now 6:32 am and I think it is reasonable to make a cup of coffee! Pop in again soon. Until then - have a stampy day!