Look. This is an art blog. If you came here expecting me to be good at math, well - you really have some misdirected hope.
Let me sum up my theory about quite a few things actually. The stupider the words you use to describe what you do - the more likely you are to be covering up the fact that no one is going to be interested in whatever it is. Let me give you a few examples, and if you are still awake at the end of this list, you will be rewarded with a card for Kristina's Color Inspiration #31.
Molality. (Interchangeable with Molarity)
Good golly- I'm boring myself to death.
Why do I bring this up? Well, I have been doing a little editorial work lately for stamping, and one of the challenges of a Dawn McVey style perfect card is getting your elements perfectly straight on your work.
So tonight, prepping for the challenge, I thought I'd snap some pics of what I did with the little starbursts to line them up.
I lined the card up on my grid paper, and then laid this awesome triangular ruler I have had for like 4011 years down on my cardstock, lined up with one of the horizontal lines on the grid, to help me place my dealy-boppers straight on my card.
Well after I took the picture I was all - WTH ARE ALL THESE WIERD MARKINGS ON MY RULER??? WHO IN THE WORLD PUTS NUMBERS ON A RULER ALL CRAZY WITH 64 RIGHT NEXT TO 30?
This is clearly a stupid ruler and I bet there's a word for it - like a "Hypotenusish Heuristic/Stochastic Molality Model Calibration Device."
You know what I would call something like this? A TRIANGLE SHAPED STRAIGHT HELPY THING.
People everywhere would instantly know they wanted it.
Sheesh. Simplify, my people - SIMPLIFY.
And on that topic, as I've told you before - I really love Julie Ebersole's style - lots of clean white space and crisp images.
I feel like the colors in Kristina's challenges should take center stage - so really, I take an Iron Chef approach - let the secret ingredients shine. She always picks a harmonious combo - harder to do than it seems, so tonight I just let them be who they are!
I used a really fun two-step stamping leaf from an incentive stamp set called Perfect Match. (Do you know about incentive stamps? Stamps for 50 cents!!! Email me to learn more!) For the Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa leaves, I stamped off once (twice for Eggplant)
before stamping the center of the leaves. The outlines are stamped with Basic Black, as is the greeting from Season of Thanks.
The little medallions they are on are punched out of matching cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch. They are adhered to a Whisper White card base with Snail, but the leaves are cut out and popped up with dimensionals.
So here is the full card. I hope you like it.
To answer a question about my webinar - the new Google Reader Webinar scheduled for December 2 is for those of you who missed the first one.
If you want to read what some of my attendees said, click here!
This seminar will teach you how to organize your favorite blogs and stamping projects for easy retrieval, without taking up one kilobyte (completely stupid word!!!) on your computer, and if your hard drive crashes - you'll still have all of it!!!
So check out this post and sign up for my December 2 Google Reader Webinar - it's live, interactive, and only $5!!
Now - do you want some words that AREN'T stupid? Some words that make you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy every time you hear them?