Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm taller!

I don't even want to discuss how long this card took!  The rhinestone gems are attempting to hide the crooked corners ... I REALLY should have used white bobbin thread instead of being too lazy to change out the brown bobbin, and I think I could learn to sew a little straighter! My card grew and grew until I ended up not having cardstock big enough to make the base card - so what you see as the back layer is a light green file folder cut down. 
I had my bone density checked today and was measured ... I am NO longer 4 foot 11 and a half. I used to always add that " and a half" just like a little kid proud to be closer to the next birthday ... Nope ... I am a sky scraping FIVE FEET !  I had her do it twice because I have never hit 5 feet by anyone measuring ever.

Possible causes are coming in like crazy --
Dear friend says that at the rate I am going I might need to change my logo to a giraffe instead of a cat.
DH said it's due to living in Florida part of the year.  We're at a lower latitude and we actually are spinning faster which creates a centripetal force that makes you taller.  Or,  maybe it's all of the swimming you do down there?  Or, maybe you hit a growth spurt?  But then he told me the sad truth ... people are usually taller first thing in the morning because the spine compresses during the day. Then the discs rehydrate during the night again.  Oh well, I was 5 feet tall for one brief moment. Guess it is not enough to go get my driver's license changed. ( Besides, they might ask me to update my weight ... we don't even want to talk about that!)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Day!

A thank you for Michelle Zindorf. The lighthouse rays are a technique she taught us with the moonbeams.
(See my post from May 24 - Zindorf workshop cards)

It's easy with a sponge off the edge of a piece of cardstock or post it note.

After I printed out the text, it seemed a little extreme - kind of like I had joined a Brayer Cult or something.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Teapot

                 I really love the fish I copied and if you want him, feel free to grab the image:  I put things on my blog not so much because I think anybody else wants them ( although I am flattered if you do) but because then when I want them again I can find them!

Yup, if you look closely, this IS a teapot. One wonders what manner of tea would be appropriate here - certainly not your usual black or green tea.  She's not an Earl Gray either --- I am thinking Chai with peach.  I colored with copics and used my blender pen to make scales and dots.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Zindorf workshop cards

We made 3 cards at the Advanced Brayer class with Michelle Zindorf in Wheaton this weekend. I can't wait to try and see if I can duplicate what I learned now that I am home!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mike went running in Chicago

Mike was out enjoying the lakefront - so I pulled out my bag of copics and played!