Monthly Archives: October 2007

Sometime I just can’t help myself

I couldn’t resist signing up for a second Altered Abbey skinny book swap.

Right from the beginning, I wanted to do two of the books. I ultimately decided just to commit to one.

I recently discovered that Chrysti has had several last minute drop outs and needed some help. The extended due date is November 30. I thought to myself, “I can do it!”. I emailed her before I could change my mind. (some would interpret that as ‘before my brain could engage’.) She said yes (does that mean she liked my work?! lol) and now I have 26 more pages to do.

I think she still needs some fill ins – so if you are interested click here.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed working in the last one (not the last minute part though). I have a brand new tree image to from Chapel Road to use. Yay!


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I have a new stamp company to worship…

I win the ‘Bad Mommy of the Month’ contest. Why? It was my son’s birthday yesterday and I still went to the Creativ Festival. I told him it was a special day with Daddy and Uncle and zooooom out the door. lol. I had a great time. Aren’t I terrible?

Check out Chapel Road … why have I not heard of this company before??? I spent a lot of time in Carol’s booth at the show. I think I greatly amused her.

She said, “Aren’t you lucky that I only bought half my inventory to the show?” after she glanced into my shopping basket.

“Aren’t you sorry that you only brought half your inventory to the show?” was my instantaneous reply.

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Birthday wishes!!!!

Happy birthday sweet darling son! You are such a big boy now!

Happy birthday to Martha and James too.

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you

happy birthday dear rowanmarthajames happy birthday to you!!!

p.s. check out his cake. lol.


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I have been obsessing about the new PostSecret book

I haven’t bought it yet.

I keep going to bookstores and picking up random copies to see if someone has slipped in their secret.

I really want one of those books with a secret…

I’m a little strange aren’t I?


Check out Waiter’s latest post. This is why I love him.

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Art club night

I did better.

We used microscope slides, alcohol inks, the Encore metallic ink pad, rubber stamps and Utee for Carmi’s demo. It was fun and some of the ladies made some astounding slides.

I only ended up with one completed slide. I dipped it in gold UTEE because I wanted to try dipping. Its trickier than it looks. I plan to redo it with platinium. I’m just not a gold girl.

For the past month my 3×3 metal etching has been going everywhere with me. It even went out west with me, I tossed it in my luggage, crossed my fingers and hoped it would arrive with me.

I would take it out on the subway and stare at it thinking, “What the heck am I going to do with this?”

I finally decided to do something I though I never ever do. I put it in an altered book.
I had a grand delusion that I would actually finish the whole book before the meeting too.

yeah, no.

It’s still very much a WIP. I plan to add UTEE to the front cover, which meant that I couldn’t do the inside cover. (I want to use both sides of the metal piece) I plan to use a transparency and I’m pretty sure it won’t stand up to the heat.

The assignments were unveiled at the end. I got to go first (bless you Carmi!).

Many of the assignments were a al deMeng. Which was very cool. The thing I regret most about not attending his class is learning how he mixes paint.

I had my camera but no memory card. I hope Carmi doesn’t mind that I ‘borrowed’ her photo.

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It’s gonna get me

It compels me to do strange and unusual things.

I wouldn’t normally do these things….

  • run into traffic
  • stop at the bottom of a crowded escalator with many people behind me
  • rush back off the streetcar into traffic

I keep dropping my blackberry at the most inopportune times. I think its out to get me….

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Sunday, sunday, sunday

I woke to a reminder on my bb not to be late for class. *sigh*

I am disappointed that I couldn’t go, however, a tiny part (maybe 15 %?) of me was relieved. I really enjoyed reading his book, I knew I would be stepping out of my comfort zone and yet I was still having anxiety about not being ‘good enough’ to attend. Am I not the wimpiest Leo you know? lol.

I was feeling bad about not taking my son outside to play earlier today. Then I turned on the news and discovered there was a gun battle two streets away from us. ***shiver*** What is happening to this city??? We did eventually go out – away from there!

I have three online classes beginning this week. Of course the new Jessica Sprague course starts tomorrow! Yeah!

I’m working on an altered book. Yeah, you read right. I may have removed to many pages and I am waffling on cutting the cover. Oh, that reminds me – I need to buy an new blade for the exacto knife. I’ll keep you posted.

What is the deal with Facebook? It seems like a whole lotta effort. This is addictive? Hmmmm.

I need to create a new avatar too. My last one was sooo cheesy.

Hope you had a wonderful Sunday too.


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