Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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Well, I started on another of the workshops--Dion Dior's Sparkle-arkle...
...using that same journal I made with the student grade thin watercolor paper.
We were supposed to do a background wash around a simple flower shape (which will get covered with layers later).
I left it to dry overnight.
Do you see why I hate cheap watercolor paper?
Oh well, I will keep going. Maybe the layers will flatter it down a bit--LOL! Gesso and acrylics definitely work better on this paper. These have definitely become my junk journals for experiments--LOL! ;)
I was picked for a 200 subscriber giveaway over at StamperBumper on youtube! She makes cards and other crafty things. I covered my address...
...but look at these funny, colorful postage stamps from Finland! Aren't they cute?
This is what she gave away. A package of assorted die-cuts, a variety of scrap papers that match, a bag of seed beads, a roller stamp, and a box of Angry Bird candy. Leena informed me that Angry Birds originated in Finland. Did you know that? I didn't.
The little roller stamp is swirly and quite delicate.
Here...I ran it across a used envelope to show you. Pretty!
Thanks so much, Leena! :)
Something that has started happening to me on youtube is that the drop down area under the video with all additional information and links--well, as soon as the video is over it disappears completely. For me anyways. And restarting the video doesn't work, either. It won't come back. Has anyone else had this problem of late? Very frustrating because some of the craft videos have links to products and then--poof--gone! I have learned to pause the video before it is done, but it is annoying.
Another annoying thing.
Every time I turn on the McLap now I get a big notice that iGoogle will be gone in a month and that I had best tend to everything I have stored on iGoogle before it vanishes. What the heck could I have stored on iGoogle? I suppose I may have important cyber-info stored on there and don't even know it? I tell you, I think Google is bound and determined to try to force us all onto Google+...which appears to be just their version of facebook.
I know I am actually on Google+, but I could count the times I've been there on one hand. I'm a social network dropout and had hoped to keep it that way...but, I guess I somehow ended up on Google+ at some point and I don't even know how it happened, to be honest. *sigh* I don't understand the site or how it works, so I avoid it. Do any of you actually use it and love it? I do love my gmail, though. And they own Blogger now, too. Goodness!
Anyways, it's no surprise that my leg was acting up yesterday and I had to take it easy. Did my sciatica exercises and read another library book. Dagan and Leah are stopping by tonight and leaving the Galant for my doctor appointment on Friday afternoon. If they don't forget, they should have something really exciting for me (and maybe only to me--lol!) that they picked up for me at Target! I'll explain and show pictures later if they do. ;)
Cloudy again today and they're saying overcast with chances of rain every day all the way through the weekend. And quite cool, 40s and 50s--might hit 60 if we're lucky. Time to dig out the turtlenecks! I love fall! Rain or shine!
Enjoy the change of season wherever you are. :) :)
"Drag your thoughts away from your troubles...by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it."