Saturday, January 29, 2011

"A long story filled with sighs."

So here's my long story.  You can supply the sighs.  Trust me, they will be needed.  Compendium challenge #29.  One main ingredient: acrylic paint.  No worries!  I've got a bottle of Ranger Lake Mist, never been used so it's time to pull it out.  Hey, this bottle feels weird.  No worries, it'll be fine once I shake it.  Shaking... hmmm, still feels weird.  Dab bottle on scrap paper.  Nothing. ...sigh... Dab some more, a little harder.  Still nothing.  Squeeze gently hey- why is this so hard to squeeze? Open bottle, find a beautiful bottle shaped mass of completely dried paint. ...sigh...  But, no worries, I've got a bottle of Ranger Cloudy Blue, that'll be just as nice ...sigh... yep, it's dried up too.  Not as badly as the lake Mist, but it means I'd have to scoop out the solidified junk to get to the little at the bottom...sigh... not happening.  So now there's worries.  I've got Pool, but that just doesn't say "I could be weathered wood" to me.  Root around in the back of the box.  Orange?  Um, no.  Yellow?  Not.  Well, there's some ivory, let's try that.  Now to cut and emboss my grunge... and here's a friendly tip, cut the shape out first then use the embossing folder on the shape...sigh...yep, three hanging signs later I get it right.  From there on it's a breeze.

Stampin' Up Baja Breeze card stock, one of Tim's styled labels for a money pocket-fancied up with a dash of Baja Breeze,Peach Parfait and Not Quite Navy ink plus some Vintage Photo thrown 'round the edges for good measure  and a Stampin' Up sentiment (oooh, now I can enter this in the Sunday Stamper too, there is a sentiment...but no journey.  Maybe not. hehe)  So at least it was eventually a success.  Plus I got to use a quote from the movie "Scott Pilgrim vs the World" for my title so I guess it wasn't a total loss!  Now off I go to stamp something else that should have been done about a month ago, oh well.  Happy stamping!  And just btw, for those of you noticing types, not only was my WOYWW picture old, the post was also a day late!  On the ball I am not.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

WOYWW...scrapbooking! Woo!

They say that confession is good for the soul, so I shall have to confess.  This desk picture is... TWO WEEKS old.  On the 11th, I was all fired up and on the ball and took my picture...and then was too lazy to remember to post it.  "No problem there" I said to myself, "I'll just post it NEXT week... which by then would be the 19th... and nobody will know."  Aaand we see how well that worked.  So here it is on the 26th and I've finally posted my desk.  Which really isn't a good image of my desk at the present time at all because since the picture was taken, I've cleared away the scrapbooking (if you are interested it was from a hiking trip to Virginia in 2005- I'm a little(!) behind...) done several projects for my Stamp Camp this past Saturday, then cleared all that up to start over.  So long story short...TOO LATE!... my desk today is shockingly nude and I don't want an "adult"(hehehe)rating on my blog so I posted the old one.  Hope you are having a lovely snoop 'round the desks!  And if you'd like to know what's going on, then click on our lovely leader's name Julia and you will be whisked off across the pond to find out!  My turn to snoop!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Compendium challenge!

I finally got around to playing along with a challenge!  Yay!  And as an added bonus, I was able to turn it into a birthday card for my sister, so not only did I get to play, I got to be all efficient too.  :)  The card is embossed with a SU! embossing folder ...and I really love these... seriously.  I'm pretty sure I need to enter a twelve step program... hi, my name is Becky and I can't make anything without an embossing folder...  and I ran the new In Color Poppy Parade ink pad over it.  The card stock and ribbon are also Poppy Parade.  The stamps are from two SU! retired sets.  To join in on the challenge fun, hop over to Linda's blog studio L3 and scroll down 'till you find the Compendium Challenge #28.  Here is a closer-up (yeah, that's a word! hehehe) picture of the fragments.

I especially like the shadow under the beautiful because it was totally unplanned!  Until next time!  Happy stamping!