A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and, rarely, profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS, too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!
I missed my Mojo Monday last week, so I tackled the new sketch for this week, designed by the uber talented Julee Tilman, which is:
In my forthright manner, I gotta tell you that this card was outside my comfort level by about six layers. I think it's because the lady who lived in the apartment over the garage looked like Gloria Swanson, playing Norma Desmond. I always thought she was a saleswoman for Max Factor pancake makeup. Her name was Miss Mercedes. She left an impression, both on her pillow and on me. I wore lots of foundation undergarments over the years, but I never wore foundation makeup until my friend, Cheryl, hauled me bodily up to the Chanel counter in the mall in Denver for my 47th birthday. It's taken a few years longer for me to build up the confidence to put layers on my cards like this:
It's a doozie of layers, huh? (I just noticed in the wide shot that I sat the card on some old bird poop. Sorry about that. Avert your eyes.)
You should click on over to this week's Mojo Monday challenge for your own inspiration mojo! There are prizes this week!
More excitement today in the land of followers to my humble web-dress! I send my appreciation to Ann of Kingston Mama Crafts, and Gillian, who is Made With Sparkle, for joining! I am over the moon that I have 75 followers! It doesn't seem like that long ago that I had only 5 and it's thrilling as can be watching it climb towards 100. I can't thank you all enough, seriously. If you send me your address, I'll send you a thank you card! I promise I'll send one without bird poop on it.
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Paper: PTI white; SU various Stamps: SU, unknown set Ink: SU brocade blue Misc. gems, brads Ribbon: PTI aqua mist, and blueberry sky Pop dots