Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Drying Aversion Derangement Syndrome (D.A.D.S.)

I have a terrible illness. Debilitating illness, actually.

It's called Drying Aversion Derangement Syndrome, or DADS. I have an acute form, that should really be studied for the benefit of future generations of crafters.

I CANNOT resist messing with things before they're dry. I can't. It's a compulsion.

My sworn enemies are glazes and finishes. They are TOO SLOW. I HAVE TO TOUCH THEM and completely destroy whatever I'm working on.

I wish someone would help me.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about. You know last week's paper button? Well that thing is as good as a real button, because I kept messing with it before it was dry, so I had to add 40 squillion layers of Crystal Effects.

I made another paper button for yesterdays Try a New Technique challenge, in combination with this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge, and, because of my disorder, could not resist putting the twine in it before it was dry. That resulted in a very ghetto salvage operation, involving suspending the twine from the wet button using a small teapot shaped business card holder and my DVR. You think I'm kidding?

Yep. Then I had to walk away and play Angry Birds and hope that I'd saved it. Whew. Help me. Please.

Accessories: Twine, MFT Dizzy Border Die, Crop-a-Dile, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Crystal Effects, DVR, Small teapot :)
Thank you.

No really, thank you.


  1. I SUFFER FROM THE SAME THING! I DO! And I had something alarmingly similar to your rigging on my own desk. I think it's the whole instant gratification thing that makes us this way. DRY. NOW. Grrr.

    But I looooove that button.

    PS: I used a dime as a "support" for my button so it wouldn't be CE-stuck to the wax paper. Now the dime is stuck to the button instead. Sigh.

    WV: efflecks
    A technique where you put ink onto an old toofbrush and rub your finger over it to spray the "flecks" onto your stamped card stock.

  2. Gorgeous button and definitely worth all the drying troubles ;) Its fabulous on your card which is super pretty!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Bwahahaha! DADS I totally have this. I recently sprayed fabric with glimmer mist and couldn't wait for THAT to dry so brought out the heat gun.
    And then realized that wasn't such a good idea when my fabric started smoking! Isn't that stuff flammable? GAH!

    Poor Leslie! The dime!! HILARIOUS!

    Lydia, I love how you MacGyver'd that teapot thing! HAHAHA and had to go play Angry Birds....poor you! BWAHAHAHAHA :D


  4. OMG I didn't even comment on your card! I freaking love that die! Great use of that twine...and of course the button is super-cute using that newsprint DSP!!!!

    WV: swerdis

    I swerdis a lot when playing WWF, realizing I can't play words that exist in my geeky universe...like Jedi...Yoda...Vader. Pfffth.

  5. Seriously, I have this too. It can be embarrassing. I did this with my first and only manicure. Sat there under the dryer thingy for what seemed like an eternity and then I just had to check. Wrong move. Didn't they have fun talking about me-not in English. Haven't had another one since.

    Your card is superb! Love the button and twine - such a great result of your drying attempt.

  6. Great take with the buttons and twines, Lydia! I love the intricate look of your card! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your fabulous work!

  7. I can so relate. That's the one thing I hate about crystal effects/glossy accents, etc. Love your card.

  8. I have the same disorder - the only way I can wait for Stazon to dry on Whisper White is to stamp twice - then when my project is finished and the black ink is all smudged on my sentiment or image - I simply reach for the one that has dried while I was working on the card and switch it! Love this lacey card of yours!

  9. Laughing hysterically at your disease - well, not AT your disease, but at the fact that you recognize the disease! LOL But the fact that you were able to salvage this darling button and create this amazing project is so inspiring! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - hope you'll join us again!

  10. You know, there's a support group/therapy group for this illness. What they do is get a bunch of crafters in a room, padded walls, and each one has to make a project that requires drying time. Then, they make you sit down and cuff you to the chair. They do this because they know from past experience, some of the crafters will approach the table and try to blow the project dry. They feel with enough sessions this disorder can be brought under control. However, we all know that's not the case! Good luck.

  11. Ooooooohhhh what a pretty card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. That button is fab! Love the choice of colors you used for this card, that twine really makes the button pop, fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. *chuckle*
    Your card is truly lovely. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

  14. You are as hilarious as you are talented. With the fumes in that lacquer I think we all might need a support group. heehee. Thanks for the riotous glue giggles!

  15. Just checked in today and laughed my head off!! My cocky sister came down one year, made fun of all of sneezing, then went home and ran fever for a week. Does enjoying having the last laugh make you evil??
    I love the lacy paper on this card! How in the world did you do it? Will also be trying pumpkin/peanut butter soup!! dona6505@yahoo


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