Lula Belle always had a smile for everybody. In this picture, taken in 1922, she was only 67 years old. Life was hard back then. She was married at 15 to her first husband who was 32 years older than she was. They had five children in seven years before he died face-down in a plate of Pasta Fuzz Ulee.
She bore 12 more children by her next two husbands, both of whom coincidentally died from being run over by newfangled automobiles. After that, she raised up all her children as a single mother! Except for that one incident when she lost half her right index finger, all the kids turned out okay. In 1911, Lula Belle Irene met and married Homer Wozkowski, her fourth and final husband. She never fed him pasta in any form.
Math Problem: How old was her third eldest child when her last child was born?
You didn't see that coming did you?
To present Lula Belle to you as the focus pocus of a one-layer card, I embossed a NBUS window die and then stamped LB in the corner. I colored her with my markers directly onto the stamp, but it didn't impress very well, so I used my water brush to watercolor her with the marker inks.
I used a gray marker for her face, neck, and arm, but when I removed the stamp, there was no image in those places. She was a ghost! I was going to cut an oval out where her face was supposed to be and inset a photo of my face, but then I remembered I was making a one-layer card, so that was a no-no. Stampamajig to the rescue! Love that thing.
I am entering these challenges:
- Less is More where it is "One-Layer Card" week with a theme of "Off the Edge." My little friend is peeking in from the corner edge of the window frame, so I hope that sufflies.
One-Layer Simplicity challenge where the fun theme, chosen by the talented Karen Dunbrook, is "I've Been Framed."
- Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes!"
New Friends Corner:
It is again my absolute pleasure to introduce you to five more new friends!
Barbara of My Creative Room. Barbara is a retired nurse who has been blogging since 2009. She is the mother of five and grandmother of seven! When she's not busy with family and travel, she is making wonderful inky and bold works of card art!
Carole of This Small Corner of Texas. Carole has been blogging a little bit off-and-on since 2009. She is hoping to make her hobby of cards and blogging a bigger part of her life and I'm sure a visit and some encouragement from you would be appreciated! Her CAS cards are just gorgeous and she often shares beautiful cards done by her 11-year-old niece!
Brenda Frame of 2 Peas In a Pod. Brenda has been blogging since 2010. She makes beautiful cards, but she also makes a lot of really cute and/or practical projects and she gives wonderful step-by-step instructions. A recent post shows how to turn those bags and bags of flat-petaled flowers into beautiful roses!
Taunya Butler of Daises Girl. Taunya has been blogging since 2012. You will find wonderful creations on Taunya's blog. She is enthusiastic about her hobby, her grandchildren, and life in general! She is all about spreading beauty and sunshine!
Lucy Woods of Little Lucy's Handmade Cards. Lucy is a wonderful inspiration and not just for her beautiful card art! She is 24 years old and she lives in the UK. She has severe ME and is bedridden, but her spirit and her artistic talents are not diminished in the least. Lucy has only been blogging since April and I would love it if you made a special effort to go and introduce yourself to Lucy and welcome her to this wonderful community!!
Thank you for joining, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse!
We are down to ONE WEEK left in the NBUS Challenge #1! I'd like to thank everyone who has participated so far! I am overwhelmed by your entries and your enthusiasm, support, and kind words! It's fun to be on the other side of a challenge after playing in and supporting so many as a participant!!
|June 6, 2014 - June 27, 2014
|RCRW, "Lula Belle Irene" 3043-I; Hello from TAWS "Words to Live By"
|Versafine onyx black; Pebbles pearl chalks; Marvy markers and water brush
|Die Memory Box "Small Madison Window";
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