Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just one of those days

So yesterday was a "I should have stayed in bed day".  It started off great, I was off to see my grandson get his first haircut, DD had chosen such a cute place that specializes in kids cuts.  Well I was amazed at the set-up, as I'd never had these types of places when my kids were small, of course I made sure I took my camera to take lots of pics, go to turn it on........guess what..........battery dead.  Now, I have 2 batteries to eliminate this problem (can you tell I've done this before LOL).  I had put in a fresh one the night before (I thought), while I charged up the dead one.  Luckily I had my cell phone charging  in the car (sense a theme here....).  Well we did get lots of pics, even the teary ones, he didn't like getting his bangs cut. 

Well haircut done, off to the post office to mail off an ATC swap that a group of us have every month.  Oh shoot, it's the post lady that always gives me grief about something to do with my package. I nicely asked her how much postage I needed for this particular package, she answered $1.27 really quickly and before I could say anything she slapped on the postage!!!!!  I already had stamps out and she could see that, I only wanted to know how much I needed.   Anyway I used my stamps for the return postage and sealed up the envelope.  It didn't seal, faulty glue.  Nice post lady, watched me struggling with the flap, knew it wasn't sticking, but I had to ask her for some tape, she hands me a glue stick which I knew wasn't going to work now that the flap was all damp.  Then when I showed here it still wasn't sticking she did an eye roll worthy of "Stephanie Plum" and said "here I've got some tape", all the time never a flicker of a smile or any emotion at all.  This is not the first time I have dealt with her, the other post lady that works there is very nice, but next time I see this nice post lady I'll go to another post office. 

Then, everyone on the road seemed to be just driving crazy - one guy making a left hand turn decided he was out to far and backed up, into OUR lane!!!!  There was a police car behind me, but he was obviously going off shift as he did nothing except swerve like the rest of us to miss the left turning idiot.  It just seemed that a lot of little things kept going wrong.  Just one of those days!

Oh enough ranting on to some cards.

The technique for my WOW Wednesday class this month was Bleaching.  We all had so much fun trying out different colours of scrap paper to see what colour the bleach would turn them, some were really spectacular and others didn't seem to do much.  Oh and don't look too close, you'll see how I went out of the edges on the boat.  Even embossing can't keep me in the lines. LOL
We used the bleaching a stamped image technique for this masuclilne card.

The  recipe:
Stamp - Sail Away 
Card stock - Always Artichoke & Sahara Sand
Designer paper - Well Worn & Paisley Petals
Inks - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake & Black Stazon
and of course household bleach.
This is a" Z fold" card with the image added to a "gate type" front piece.

This next one used the bleach as a stamp pad technique. I have used this particular design many times on cards, it seems to be my go to when my mojo has got up and left.  It is simple and now I wish I had used a punched border on the bottom of the three sections.  It still is a very pretty card and everyone seemed to like it.

The recipe:
Stamp - Fresh Vintage & Elementary Elegance
Card stock - Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer paper - Elementary Elegance
Inks - Real Red & Crumb Cake
Extras - Vintage Wall paper embossing folder, Oval punches, basic pearls & Big Shot

Thanks for looking,