Well I think it was about 11:00 pm but I found my mojo, I played around a bit and this is the card I designed for Rhonda's shoebox swap. We had to do 20. 8 were just the card guts for people to make, and then 11 had to be complete to swap, and then 1 was my master card. I got them all cut, embossed, the little tags done, before I went to bed, then I stamped them in the morning, I assembled some of them before my watercolor class got here, and after I taught the girls how to color, and they worked on their projects I sat at the table and glued the rest and tied on bows, and helped them as they needed it. (I will post pics tomorrow). I got them done with about 45 minutes to spare before I had to leave to go to MAMMa's. We carpool. I go to her and then she drives the rest of the way. We met Melissa half way cause she was going to come with us, but then she thought we would stay late (I wish she had of said that earlier cause we would have told her no we were not) so she followed us in her car. Then we all ended up leaving at the same time...next time she will know. If MAMMa goes, she reigns me in and I don't stay super late.
So we had a lot of fun, we met at Keegan's a bit early so we could eat and then we did the shoebox afterwards. I had my usual steak, salad, french fries, and I did have creme brulee for dessert. Oh and the steak I asked for was medium and it was more medium rare, but MAMMa said it wouldn't kill me and it was actually very tender and had a great flavor. It didn't moo when I cut into it, so that is good. "Say noo to Moo"...that's my motto when I'm eating steak. And it's almost midnight and I am still alive and well so all is good.
I remember one time my Mum fixed steak for my sister Jacqui and I, and when you cut into it, there was blood, and I was like ewwww, it's bleeding....and we didn't want to eat it and Mum was like it was fine, but we still moaned and groaned, so you know what she did? No, she didn't spank us and send us to bed hungry. She turned off the lights and lit a candle in the center of the table and we couldn't see the blood, so we shut up and ate. Ha! Mother's ya gotta love 'em.
Paper: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Whisper White, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Misc: Sprtizer tool, Old Olive marker, Square Lattice embossing folder, black taffeta ribbon, 1/2" lace trim Raven, jewelry tag, vintage trinkets
I loved how this card turned out. All the little touches (those vintage trinkets are a must have), and I didn't even need to color it.
You can order both the Dark & Dreary stamp set and the 1/2" lace trim Raven ribbon starting September 1 when the new Holiday mini catalog goes "live". It is amazing. If you live in the United States and don't already have a Demonstrator and you need a mini catalog, let me know.
Oh and guess what else starts September 1? If you sign up to become a Demonstrator you will get a free Greenhouse Gala tote (while supplies last).
If you are interested in joining my Di's Country INKers team, I would love to talk to you about it, ask about my new Demonstrator gift. You can sign up on line and begin taking orders today. You will need the code to sign in and that is TOBY.
Give me a shout and I can go over any questions you might have. I would love to have you join my family.
Well it's almost midnight, you know I post at night, it's like a nightly routine...just like brushing my teeth, shhh... I never miss the nightly blogging, but I will admit I do sometimes miss the nightly brushing. I am hitting the hay, got lots to do tomorrow. All my supplies are in for my Founder's Circle swap so I have to get those started...can you say 135 cards? Can ya?
Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks so much for stopping in!