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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Monday Musings.....

I was playing with the Lizzy Anne Au Natural stamp set and came up with this card.

I stamped the flower repeatedly, masking as I went along so some of the flowers appear to be behind others. I colored it with my Copics - but all I had was an extremely light purple and an extremely dark purple - so blending was a little tough.

I'm teaching a class to new stampers this week - and I was going to mention ribbon tying. I always tie mine by cutting a separate piece and tying it around the piece going across the card. The tails always lay flat, and I can slide the knot along the ribbon until I get it positioned where I want it.

I also like to use the Tombow Monoadhesive tape to hold the ribbon in place until I glue the back with something stronger. It never bleeds through to darken the color of the ribbon. This is what works for me anyway.

My musings....

Today is my 42nd birthday. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

I've had a bunch of different "jobs". I worked for a beer company (back when they had a keg of beer in the lunchroom free for employees - I kid you not!), I've formulated automotive paint (and learned to use one of those spray gun thing-ys), I supervised one of the largest industrial wastewater treatment plants in the world (on rotating 12 hour shifts - yuck, can't stand working at night), I've supervised industrial process safety at a major chemical manufacturing plant, I've been a full time Mom, I've been a part time contractor and a full time Mom.

Now I've started my own papercraft business (and I'm still a Mom - by the way) and it has been a fascinating adventure. I don't know if this is "it", but I'm really looking forward to finding out.

Have any of you figured out what you want to be? Did you know right away?

Anyway - enough of the babble. Since its my Birthday, I though a little give away might be in order. So leave a comment on this post about what your favorite ink for stamping is. One of the commenter's will win a Lizzie Anne "Happy Birthday" sentiment stamp. I'll draw the name early Monday morning.

Oh - and sorry - we sold out of the Mega Thanks stamp set this weekend but there will be more soon!


Anonymous said...

Your card is PERFECT!!


Pamie G. said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

stamp and a prayer designs said...

Happy Bday to you!!!!

My bday is next week and I still have not figured out what I wanna be either.

I would say my fav ink for stamping is Jet Black stazon! I do mainly watercoloring with my images and it doesn't smear :)

Have a super bday!


Alhambra Club said...

Happy Birthday, ah to be young and 42 again. Have a fun day, love your card and thanks for the ribbon tying tip

MelissaS said...

Happy Birthday to you! I love that floral card :)

I just purchased some Color Box chalk inks, and love them! Until then I had been using SU! Classic ink.

Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Wish you a great day.
My favorite ink is Palette Hybrid.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Cathrine!
Thank you for sharing your ribbon tip. I'll have to use that one!
My fave stamp pad is Tim Holtz's Distress ink in Vintage Photo.
Barb C

L.A. said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Lori SBS2

Gail said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday and your tip for ribbon tying is great, I have never been able to do that until now!!.
My favorite stamp pad ink is Tim Holtz distress inks in many colours not just one and then Stazon.

Danni said...

Happy Birthday!!
You did a great job at blending!
And no, still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Leaning towards working in a zoo more and more though....
Hope your day was great!

Teresa Abajo said...

Happy Happy Happy birthday Cathrine! Hope it's a great year.
If I grow up, I'd like to do something I can do from home (I work in a laboratory ATM) - you know - besdies being mother of 3.
My fave ink pad currently is black Versafine - it's the only one I've found to date that gives me the dark dark black I want. Plus you can emboss it, then use Copics with the stamped image........and everyone knows how into Copics I am!

Lori said...

Happy birthday! Hope your day was a great one.

Michelle Pearson said...

Hope you had a great birthday!
I use Brilliace Graphite Black but I'm not convinced it's the best....I'll find one someday!

Heather Grow said...

Happy birthday!

Catherine said...

Happy belated B-Day, Cathy!
My fave ink is VersaColor dew drops - rich colors, easy to ink any size stamp.
I'm on my 2nd career - pension administrator. When I grow up, I want to be a million-dollar lotto winner and thereby, a SAHM to a beagle!

Anonymous said...

Belated birthday wishes. Nothing new -- all my birthday cards are belated. Might as well make it a specialty!!!

I'm 65 and still wondering. Don't think I will ever fully make it into adulthood. Have to say I've enjoyed my extended childhood.

I love using chaulk inks. Just read about sparkly ones and can't wait to acquire bunches.

JennyM said...

Happy Birthday to you. I had the perfect job for 6 years, being a stay at home mom. But, just this year I went back to outside the home work. Part time at a local high school, a one on one assistant.
The card looks great. My favorite ink is any that work well. I don't really have a fav. yet, I like stamping but don't have much in the way of inks. Basic black, a SU red, the colorbok circle of colors. That's it. Jenny

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Happy Birthday! I'm going to be 42 this month too! I hope you had a FANTASTIC birthday!! My favorite inks are Stampin' Up classic inks.