Thursday, July 28, 2011

Announcing a new segment... VIEWERS' MAIL

I decided to add another segment to my babbling blog... It's called Viewers' Mail. I get so many great comments and I try to respond personally but actually, I felt like some of the other viewers might like to hear my witty comedic pathetic response.  It will be featured after the Card segment so that those who are actually interested in crafting (as opposed to my verbose ramblings) can move on to a quieter blogger  :)

Here is the card today:
 This card is different than the prior post that used the same image.  This card was not colored with Copics.... rather, I used (for the flower) distress ink and a blending pad. I cut the image out and then colored over parts of the image with copic pens to highlight the areas. Note: I have SINCE seen a video that says that I'm not supposed to do that with Copics as the copics will pick up the color from the distress ink and it will compromise your Copics Pen. (DING DONG).   I found that out on a video at
 I used a stamp from the Inkadinkdo's Clear Stamp (THANKS) with Stampin' Up's  "Whispering White."  I am  not impressed with white ink pads.  Never comes out WHITE enough.  Should have used white embossing powder.  The leaves and the rose were colored with copics.  The pink was embossed with a Tim Holtz Embossing folder (wood impression).
I raised the image on pop-dots.  And lastly, the flowers were part of a Recollections pack of 3 at Michaels.   I used my white gel pen on the flower too.
Paper Trey Ink sentiment and EK Success Dog Paw punch
 This card was for the vet techs and the receptionists at the vet hospital.  Just to say thanks for the day they did the diagnostic work up on him.  

Here is the hotel we stayed at for Comic-Con on the first night.  As you can see it is advertising this new movie.

And here is the view from our room.  

I met a woman who worked for Random House while we were standing in line for the Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Glee panels. She recommended a great book for young adults called The Maze Runner.  I'm reading it now. It's for high school-ish age. I like it.  It's like Lord of the Flies meets Sci-Fy.  There is an element of danger and death so parents may want to review the book first.  Anyway (yes, there is a point to this)... She said that Robert Patterson (ARE YOU READING THIS MARLENE?) was staying in our hotel and her co-worker ran into him in the elevator. 
Speaking of CNN, check out this costume.  At the time I saw this man, he was saying into the camera "I'm Wolf Blitzer and you're watching CNN."  (haha).  No, seriously.  They had him saying it over and over so they could use it for the airwaves.

Viewers' Mail:
CG says "LOVE your quilt! Mainly cause it's Hallowe'en themed and I adore the fabrics you are using! Do you sell these or just make them for a lucky few?"
Me: This is  my second only quilt although I have already received 2 requests for my dog quilts from co-workers.  I haven't yet determined if I will ever sell them as I don't honestly know how long they will take to make.  I never realized the steps involved and I try to be perfect, precise, anal, compulsive... do it right.  Once I ascertain my abilities to create a good product, I will let you know.
Oh, and knowing that you appreciate the specimen named "Jared Padalecki," I thought you'd appreciate the bags they were handing out at Comic-Con.  The torture I endured walking behind so many people who had them, resisting the urge to tackle them and rip them off their backs. 

M says "The skink taking a poop is cracking me up! You are so oblivious to it!! LOL!!!
Man, you are tiny, tiny, tiny. I'll bet you don't weigh 92 pounds soaking wet!"
Me:  Yes, I am oblivious to many things.  LOL!
As for being tiny, don't be fooled.  The British build very small door frames. Have you ever seen their refrigerators?  (Just kidding- I do love the UK and their refrigerators.  But my favorite kitchen appliance is the CHIP MAKER.  I remember when I was in Cork, Ireland and found out that the residence I was at, fried up french fries in their chip maker at night.  I nearly passed out.  YOU HAVE A FRENCH FRY MAKER IN YOUR HOUSE??? AND YOU CAN EAT IT AT ANY TIME?  WHERE AM I?  DID I DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN?   yea, I came back from that trip with an extra 92 lbs).  
Actually, you are correct.  I have been mistaken for Golum on occasion, but that was based on my feet.  They are very Hobbit-like.  As for being 92 pounds, HA!!! You.... funny lady!

R says "Is that fabric glow in the dark?? Too cool.
Also you would've made a great vet...except for having to see cats. Wish you'd take more vet tech classes - I sure enjoyed the stories you told about your projects and such."
Me:  No, it's not glow in the dark but that's a fab idea.  I didn't realize how much fabric for quilts, and batting costs.  That's part of the reason why I don't know yet if I could sell them. I've seen people charge $100+ on quilts and after seeing how much it takes to create them, I understand now why.  Yes, I am allergic to cats, but truly what held me back was that I didn't think I'd do well in the science part. 

MK says "Look at you! That's pretty brave, not sure I'd be able to hold that skink, lol! SUPER pics! And your quilt is just fabulous - so fun and whimsical and a bright burst of color - you are multi-talented, I see! x0x." 
Me:  Actually, I am very phobic about reptiles... but the one that I was extremely fearful of was the snake.  The skink was ok.  Like a huge lizard.  I just didn't want it to do something where I'd freak out and drop it.  (ha, it beat me in terms of dropping things. LOL).
I do have a photo of me holding a snake.  I was trying to conquer my fears. (ha!).  Scroll to the bottom for that photo.  I don't want to post it here because some might have visual snake phobias (like I do).

T says "Your quilt looks like it will be a fun project. How many quilts have you made?"
Me:  This is my second quilt.  Haha.  For those of you who have never tried, find a sewing teacher and just try one time.  It's simple but just a little costly for the fabric.  There are some places you can get photos created into fabric and I'd love to do one of all my pets (deceased and alive), but considering I have a revolving door of pets, it would be a pretty big quilt. 


I'm trying not to barf or hurl the snake across the room


  1. I would have totally snagged a bag! Or at least least got in trouble for trying!! Did you go to the Supernatural panel?! So jealous!! I'd have gotten removed from that for acting a fool and rushing the stage! Either boy, which ever was closet to me!

  2. You're too funny! Beautiful card.

  3. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!! The skink dropped something before you did! Now that was funny!!! Love this new feature, kiddo. Hope to see more!


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