One thing that several of you said in Nashville is - "Where are Maddie & Splotchy?"
I am not one of those people that only loves animals when they're babies, and have snapped scads of photos of catnanigans, but I guess I've neglected to post them!
So here's a short reel of Maddie disrupting my stamping time by trying to eat a piece of my lovely MFT herringbone striped ribbon I was using for a cute project I'll show you tomorrow.
This weekend is the Mini Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast. I LOVE VSN! The mini is a warmup for the main event in February, when the challenges will run all weekend. This weekend, the challenges were issued on Friday evening, and you have 45 minutes for each creation, and you have till Monday to upload. So play along today! They are such fun ones.
What I love about the 45 minute time limit is that it forces me to keep it simple and not overthink everything.
The first challenge this time is here, and it's a combo sketch, punch or die and color challenge.
I decided to bust out a technique we tried at Leadership, that I call scrunched flowers.
We die cut the Springtime Vintage Fabric with the Fun Flowers die, and laid them out on a paper towel. Then, we lightly sprayed them with starch, scrunched them up into little balls and set them aside to dry. When you unscrunch them, the starch lets them keep some of their scrunch and they get this fun, shabby look. We layered some of the flower die cuts with First Edition DSP punched with the Scallop punch.
So for this challenge, I scrunched a flower to match the sketch and put it all together with an Antique Brad.
The rest of the card is simple - the stem of the flower is made with the Tasteful Trim die, and I used the Pinking Hearts and Scalloped border punches, the 1.75" circle punch, Basic Black Ink and Well Scripted.
45 minutes - no problem! I even had time to spare! Did I use that to clean my desk? NO. I just dinked around in Google Reader :)
And I found something fun! My good buddy Chriss posted this on her blog and I thought it might be fun to pass along - it's just four things... :)
1. Four shows that you watch:
- Modern Family
- The Middle
- The Office
3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:
- Can I take your picture?
- Quad short espresso with steamed breve, please
4. Four things you've learned from the past:
- Use a potholder to take the cookie sheet out of the oven
- If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck
- Your first instinct is always the right one
- White pants are a terrible idea
5. Four places you would like to go:
- Mt. Everest
- Had a serious nap
- Dinner with friends
- Made a card - didn't like it, threw it away
- Bought a new mouse for Maddie
- February stamp class
- Salt Lake City
8. Four things you love about winter:
- That it is short in Texas
- My hair is fluffier
- No fire ants
Back tomorrow with a super fun project for a teacher for MFT Fab friend week #3!