Hello and HooRay! Saw my 200th follower pop into the list this morning. ASAP will do the Random Generator gig, & post the winner of the blog candy.
I am doing a Happy Dance, can you see me??? I said YESSSS when I saw that number, and DH came in to see what the fuss was about. He just said "Hmmm...that's nice" when I told him :-[
Extending warm welcomes to: Alethea of Lilo Design, and for NO. 200, MaggieC of The SilverCrafter. Thank you for becoming followers and helping me achieve my latest goal. Please do take some time to leave some love and have a fun browse around these bloggers' fantastic work.
An update on yesterday's test: Mammogram was pretty easy...the tech is very skillful, takes quick pictures and seldom has to retake one. Found that my bone density could not be done yesterday - due to insurance constraints. Will need to be rescheduled for Jan 2015, to keep my mammo & bone density tests done at the same time & comply with insurance constraints. I was lucky that the bone tech checked my records to see that it had not been quite 2 yrs since my last one, else I would been billed rather than our silly insurance rules covering it! Next headed for a nearby Panera Bread & had a yummy brunch of mini-quiches, orange scones, & caramel cappuccino. Then thus fortified, we did some running around errands.
Here's one of the hardest cards I've had to try to take a picture of to date. I've been messing about with the camera and this card all day.
- image is a sale stamp picked up on our Christmas visit to Sparkle n Sprinkle in Ruskin, Fla. Stamped on Xpress snippet & colored very easily with copics. Just dabbed on various bright colors. Used some spica pens, wink of stella on different places. Wink applied over the snowflakes then glittered.
Die cut with a S/B & edged lightly with BG0000 & splotches of BG0000 under him, for icy patches. Dabbed on a smidge of brushable glue using a toothpick, then sprinkled some Crystal Ice glitter over the snowflakes & the ice patch. Hat fur got brushable glue, then Twinkling Clouds. This product makes the nicest snowy look when added. I liked it so much I purchased a larger jar of it, so I don't run out.
- Card base is Bazzil textured navy blue, embossed with THoltz Tall Pines EF. Glue added here & there on the 'branches', dusted Swan Wing glitter tinsel over the glue. Looks quite icy IRL.
- MB Frostyville Border (988146) diecut from Studio G 6x6 paper. I had seen this Youtube by Scrap Made Simple. Stacy demonstrates using a cutting die with design paper backed onto double sided adhesive. She used Sookwang, and so did I. Poked all the bits out, peeled the adhesive away, and didn't have to glue tiny places. Loved this technique, and will use it again.
Snowy was adhered to a DP banner (snippet from the diecut border), & sent to the top corner as I didn't want to cover up all the decorating. Frustrating trying to get a decent picture, but finally had to settle on this one. I've used some snippets, so this will get linked over at Pixie's Snippet Playground for Week 107. I spent a most enjoyable last evening being inspired by all the lovelies that have been shared by those Playground Elves, and laughed my head off at Miss P's poem. Trust me, you gotta check this out if you need a good chuckle and craft inspiration.
Realized I should enter this one in the January 2014 Sparkle n Sprinkle challenge too, since I used so many of their products!
My assignment this afternoon is to empty the hot water heater closet - which is by my airbrush table - so that the plumber can have clear work space to install a new heater come Saturday. Purchasing a new hot water tank was one of our chores yesterday.
Thanks to all you wonderful, supportive followers who have made my blog journey such fun. I'll be back with a candy winner as soon as I get the DH off my back about doing something besides sitting here at the pc & wasting time!!! (sound familiar? He's usually very good but I do know there's some chores that need to be done in time for the Saturday project). So off I go, Thanks for your visit today. I know I rambled on a bit, but heck, I'm excited. HUGS! HUGS! Hugs