Monday, October 4, 2010

OH THE PRESSURE OF IT ALL.......

All I can really do is STAMP. When it comes to taking good pictures, I have taught myself and improved a LOT. Good old Picasa III. BUT, when it comes to downloading or uploading or whatever the process is, I am one lame dame. Please take note - the new catalog has finally appeared on my blog. It only took me 3 months!! How pathetic is that??? I ask you!!?? I still remember the first time I blogged without my niece looking over my shoulder, it was like a trip through the land of very large rodents for me......here I am blogging all by myself. HOWEVER, the whole schedule this to go up at some time tomorrow- it ain't happenin'. I will save it as a draft and get up at that magical hour of 5:00 am and make sure the darn thing goes up when and where it's supposed to this time!! Anyway.....this card is a vintage creation, so lots of tearing and sponging and dirtying things up....I used the stamp set "Peaceful Season" from the new mini....mostly because it's the only one I HAVE so far since my order is due Thursday, (another wonderful example of impeccable timing on my part....)and I used the Big Shot, wallpaper ef, oval dies, 1/2" circle for the scallops, the music wheel, markers, the stamp set Tiny Tags and the Tiny Tag punch, Vintage Brads, white gel pen, Black Stazon ink - a versarmarker and clear powder and heat tool so I could emboss the holly and then roll stamp on over it and sponge on over it....black satin ribbon, eyelet border punch, rhinestone bling, sponges and crumb cake ink for aging.....and I think that about does it!! Do you know how to do the emboss resist technique? You stamp and color just the way you want your main image, (the holly in this case) I drew some on top with a black marker for definition, and then I colored over the holly with a versamarker and then sprinkled clear powder on, embossed, and there you have it - emboss resist because now you can let an elephant stand on top of it or let you dog chew on it...(okay, well maybe not the dog thing) but that embossing is a mask and you can stamp on top now!! Have fun with this technique - I sure do!! And Happy Tuesday everyone, and when you see things like current catalogs on my blog, and new posts, and even posts that appear when they are supposed to, don't take them for granted!!! This little pea brain is working overtime to make all this happen just for you!! Until next time, share some technology with someone over 50 - they will LOVE you for it!! Blessings on ya!!

12 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and detailing. You do white gel dots beautifully, too. I really heart the little tag with vintage brad detail. Lovely card!

Cynthia said...

Karen - you continue to crack me up! I am so happy you are on a design team - you being "forced" to blog regularly means I get to see your talent and creativity on a regular basis. What joy! And I absolutely hear you about the technology-thing. Even some of us under 50's get all spazzed out and hyperventilate when we are asked to do some techno-stuff. Give me good old-fashioned rubber stamps any day!
Thanks for your wit. Your sharing. And for making me smile.
Have a lovely day and God Bless,
Cynthia

jdmommy said...

How beautiful in the RED!

Ilina Crouse said...

I just sent you an email about the scheduling issue :)

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty card Karen! love the music bg - the holly - the oval opening - a lovely creation!

Cook22 said...

I am so behind on catching up with things after our holiday. I haven't congratulated you - or made you that hydrangea card yet! This is so gorgeous, I just love it. So rich and elegant, with such a traditional feel too.
And hey, your posts show up some time, I wouldn't stress too much about when :D - they're always enjoyable to read no matter whether they arrive on schedule or not.

Joanne Travis said...

Totally stunning!! It's great to see you posting on your blog again!

Lynnor said...

Gorgeous!!! I'm lovin' the vintage look of so many of the stamps and papers this year!! You did a fabulous job on this!!

Belinda said...

Gorgeous! I am such a huge fan of your work.

Francie G. said...

So glad to see you blogging, GF! This is just gorgeous. Your work is always outstanding, Karen!

Peggy said...

GORGEOUS card Karen!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Well you make up for your tech shortfalls with your stamping and that is all that matters.... if I lived closer I would offer to come over and do your loading for you!

This card is a stunner, fabby choices for colour and embellishments, love the tones!