When I was little, I always remember my mom saying, "Hey, don't toot your own horn, nobody likes a braggart..." - not sure what necessitated her saying that, but I learned from a young age not to brag so FORGIVE ME BECAUSE I AM ABOUT TO BOAST, BRAG, TOOT MY OWN HORN AND SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS ABOUT SOMETHING I AM JUST SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR THAT I CANNOT HELP MYSELF....(sorry mom) TODAY......TODAY,,,,YES, JUST THIS MORNING AS IN LIK 1/2 HOUR AGO.....I WAS NOMINATED FOR A BLOG AWARD. LEST YOU THINK THAT IS WHAT I AM BRAGGING ABOUT IT IS NOT. In actuality, I know that is nothing to really brag about as these awards are commonly shared among bloggers.....no....what I am BRAGGING ABOUT IS THAT I MANAGED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME TO GET THAT ADORABLE LITTLE AWARD FROM HER BLOG TO MINE!! I EXCECUTED THIS PROCEDURE AFTER MUCH STUDYING AND CAREFUL PLANNING AND A WHOLE LOTTA LUCK!! YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD ME WHEN THAT LITTLE AWARD SHOWED UP ON MY BLOG RIGHT WHERE MYPICTURE USUALLY IS!! Had I not figured out how to move it down I would have LEFT IT THERE!!!! I actually moved the award to the right place on my blog!!! MY HUSBAND THOUGHT WE WON THE LOTTERY I YELLED SO LOUD WITH JOY!! He even came over to give me a hug because he could see something had brought me great JOY!! Anyway- for all you computer geeks out there, I can stamp, but I CANNOT do these simplest of computer things without great frustration and usually without success!! I probably will never be able to do it again, but hey, I did it once!!! Please don't be jealous of me all the rest of you computer losers like me.....just rejoice with me!! Okay, about that card we just went by.....I posted it on SCS yesterday and alot of people said Wow, another black magic card, and it is NOT black magic. That is emboss resist. The way you do that is you stamp the flowers on your white card stock circle. Color them however you want to color them. Now paint them with a versamarker and clear emboss. Now they are masked and you can stamp on top of them, or you can smear ink over them, (gable green in this case) and draw some white gel pen accents on top. Michelle Z did this with me a couple of years ago and I use it constantly now - it's almost as addicting as Black Magic!! So try it and have fun and let me know if you have any questions!! I promise to do a tutorial on it one of these days.....I promise.
Now here is a card that I created as a take on the featured stamper of the week over on SCS - mine is different but I used her beautiful layout... you can see this if you click on the side of my blog and hop on over to SCS and see my gallery and her card is linked to mine there. I love to watercolor and sometimes I am happy with my results and sometimes not so much. This time I was happy!! Anyway - back to the subject at hand about me not being able to download stuff and what do you think my next problem is?? The thing that goes along with getting one of those awards is passing it ON!!! And you have to link it to other peoples blogs, and my lips are freezing just THINKING about it........I think I need a little more experience like maybe 10 years or so....forgive me but the buck stops here, the award ends here...I can say I would give this award to everyone I have my blog linked to IF I KNEW HOW......I'm also supposed to tell ten
things about myself that you didn't know so here goes, at least I can do THAT much....(oh and it was a Laura Van Vleet I believe who was so kind to nominate me for this award......1.) I am blog challenged. No, you don't understand, I mean I AM REALLY BLOG CHALLENGED!!!. 2) I have 7 grand daughters and no grandsons and that's okay, I am BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE 3.) I love my golden retriever and my husband and kids and not necessarily in that order 4.) I work as an office manager for a very nice dentist and love it 5.) I play the guitar once in a while when I'm not stamping 6.) I love Jesus and HE loves me and 7.)Did I tell you that I not only won a major award but I MANAGED TO DOWNLOAD IT TO MY BLOG???? DID I TELL YOU THAT??? CAN YOU PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS????? OH HAPPY DAY.......Until next time, keep on stamping!!