Tuesday, September 21, 2010

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO ACCEPT.....


WEEK TWO OF OUR DESIGN TEAM FOR SU!!! CAN I JUST SAY I AM SO TECHNOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED THAT THIS DUMB THING WAS SUPPOSED TO POST AT 5:OO AM, THE POSTING SCHEDULE SAID, STILLS SAYS IT WOULD, WILL, DID....AND IT DIDN'T??? I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE OUT THERE WHO COULD GIVE ME SOME HELP WITH MY BLOG...LIKE HAS ANYONE HAPPENED TO NOTICE I STILL HAVE LAST YEARS CATALOG UP??? AM I A LOSER OR WHAT?? I HAVE SPENT LONG AMOUNTS OF TIME TRYING TO CHANGE IT....TO NO AVAIL. JUST LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT WANT SOME STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DO ANYTHING YOU SEE ON THIS BLOG.....WATERCOLOR? BLACK MAGIC? WHATEVER!! IN EXCHANGE FOR SOME HELP, PLEASE - HELP- UGH!! WHY DOES MY POST SAY WILL POST AT 5:00 AM, 9/21/10, AND THEN DOES NOT?????IS IT ME OR IS IT THEM??? ANYWAY, IT WAS A BIG SHOT CHALLENGE THIS TIME, AND I USED MY NEW OWL PUNCH, AND MY BIG SHOT DIE OF LITTLE LEAVES, MY TEXTURE PLATE OF WOOD GRAIN AND MY LATTICE EMBOSSING FOLDER FOR EVEN MORE TEXTURE!! SO FUN!! I LOVE THESE LITTLE OWLS.....AND THEY JUST MAKE ME THINK OF WHOOOOOO LOVES YA BABY? WHICH I SEEM TO SAY A LOT THESE DAYS AS I PRACTICALLY SMOTHER 5 LITTLE GIRLS WITH KISSES......WHO LOVES YA BABY???? (BY THE WAY THIS BLOG POST WENT UP, NOBODY LOVES LITTLE OLD ME, SO EXCUSE ME NOW WHILE I GO EAT SOME WORMS!!!!) NOW WATCH THE OTHER ONE POST SINCE I TOTALLY REDID THIS THING!! HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE!! Y'ALL COME BACK NOW, EVERY TWO WEEKS AT LEAST, YA HEAR???

Monday, September 6, 2010

DESIGN TEAM BOUND...

It's TRUE!! I am on a DESIGN TEAM!! I have said no when approached up until now to honor my contract with SU, but here is an SU DESIGN TEAM....started by my friend Cindy Coutts from SCS......and she asked me to be on it!!! TALK ABOUT MAKING MY DAY!!! And to all of my friends who don't say HELLO when they greet me anymore, but rather, "UPDATE YOUR BLOG" you'll be happy to know that it will be updated at least every other week now!!Our first assignment was a fall card. I made this card using the Autumn Harvest stamp set. I stamped it on watercolor paper and colored it using markers and blenders. I used to use stamp pads and blenders but I have found that by using markers and blenders I don't over wet the cardstock and I am much happier with the intensity of color. On a typical card like this I would use more then one shade of the same color to blend and get that variation of intensity. Experiment!! It's so fun!! Who needs copics!!?? You can achieve the same results with SU markers!! I used my favorite lattice folder and the paper piercing kit for details. I used Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Whisper White and Basic Black along with the imperative watercolor cardstock. I cut out the images after smearing some color where I didn't want it, and then decided I liked the cut out effect. Hope you like it too!! Of course I topped it off with the wide striped gg ribbon, which I cannot stay away from!! So this is the beginning, I promise to post in between with the usual ramblings about life. But I will actually be telling you how I make some of my cards now.....since that is the whole point of being on this team!! I am really looking forward to it. To all of you who sent me such beautiful comments on my last post, a huge and heartfelt thank you!! Right now, my son and his wife moved out and moved one street over with 2 grand daughters and my daughter and son in law who were in the Congo moved in with their two daughters and will be with us for the next 5 glorious months...and that has kept me very busy!!!! What a huge blessing to have FIVE of our SEVEN grand daughters within 7 minutes of our house, because Olivia Lou, the youngest one, lives about 7 minutes away!! And maybe the other two will come for Christmas from Minnesota......one can dream!! So, in closing, I will say again, "Did I tell you I get to be on a DESIGN TEAM????" Happy Stamping everyone!!