Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm sorry... There's no Cure

I try to make you think about Swine Flu at least once per day, mostly because I find the word swine intensely amusing!

But - it's not the swine flu there's not cure for - it's the common birthday! It's true. Well there's one cure but it's far too unpleasant to discuss here...
Smiley from millan.net

I made this card for the VSN Challenge on Splitcoast this weekend. I'm hoping I can do more of the challenges - they always make me push my creative envelope.

This one was the second challenge. I had to use the Chalkboard Technique and I had to include a quote or a saying. The Chalkboard Technique is what sucked me in - I haven't used my Stampin' Pastels in a while and I miss them!!

I also had yet to ink up my newest purchase - the Cumpleanos set from the Spanish Stampin' Up! catalog. I fell HARD for the little Pinata in that set. SO cute.

Ever wonder who came up with the idea to bash the heck out of a little paper animal with a blindfold on as an activity to celebrate a birthday?
Smiley from millan.net

I'm fairly sure drugs or tequila were involved, because if you deconstruct the idea, it's terrible, regardless of the gaily colored tissue paper and resulting candy.

But it makes a HECK of a cute stamp!!

Anyway - I didn't really have a stamp with a good quote for my images on it, so I printed one on there from John Glenn.

The images are all stamped in white craft ink and then patted with pastels and a sponge dauber.

For the bow/strings, do the following. Cut three lengths of the FABBY new silver cord that doesn't have that white fluffy string in the middle. Holding the three together, tie a bow. Cut off the extra length from one side and you have your balloon strings! Easy. Multitasky.

Now, speaking of multitasky - check out what I ordered. I picked one of the new customized name and address stamps from the catalog, but ordered it as my little handmade stamp. What do you think?
Hope you have a FABBY....

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6 comments:

  1. OK..you tell us allllll about the cute Pnata stamp...and then not share??? I was all excited...hrumph!

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  2. Yeah, what Sue said. Hmph. What's your point? :-)

    Happy Caturday!

    WV: psupp. I could not psupp the change to say Hmph!

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  3. Lovely card Lydai! The the gradient colours.

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  4. lydia,

    Gorgeous card, the colors are fabulous.

    Urgh, now I have to go looking for the Spanish SU catty!

    Lisa Atha

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  5. Nice chalkboard technique, very pretty. I really like your new stamp. You never cease to amuse me, so I though I should let you know that, THANKS, you make me smile!!!

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  6. Funny pinata story- I was in charge of throwing a huge luau for my spouse's club members and families. I got a pinata for the kids- filled with toys and chewys b/c, yes, I am turning into my mom! Anyway- horrible day- once it started, the freezing rain (in August!! I LOVE WY) So everything was inside. Nowhere to hang the pinata- so we found a nail on a pole and hung the mermaid pinata there. After 4 kids it fell off- so we had kids wacking this poor mermaid with a pole in the ground!!! Lesson of the day- when you walk up on a mermaid laying there- whack until her insides fall out!!

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