Smiley from millan.net Good morning! I finally got my stamp room put back together last night and everything put away. You wouldn’t believe all the stuff that was delivered here while I was at CHA and then in Texas. I kept piling it on a coffee table in the basement, and finally had to do something with it. Of course it didn’t help any that I was so sick after CHA. . . . And if you are wondering, I’m feeling much better this week. It must have been that second flight.

By the way, I learned something last week. When landing in Dallas, my right ear was killing me. The pain shot down my neck, I couldn’t hear a thing and felt like I was in a tunnel. Bev and Kristi picked me up at the airport, and our first stop was Target. I went to the pharmacy and asked them what I could do. As it was, if I held my head slightly to the left I could actually hear, but other than that I was in misery. The pharmacist told me to either take a decongestant or ibuprofen to reduce the swelling. I started taking a decongestant and within 30 minutes I could hear and the pain subsided. Just a bit of trivial information I wanted to pass along in case you didn’t know and if this ever happens to you.

I had the honor of being asked to work on the August Project of the Month for High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I’ve been waiting for the POM to be published on the web site before I showed it to you here, and I finally noticed it yesterday. Of course, it could have been there well before, but I was so busy getting chores done around here I forgot to look. (Here comes the noodle brigade now) Now that I’ve had to stop and take the pups for a walk, let’s get on with the card.

POM August HH

Lots of masking here. Stamped ships wheel, masked and then stamped Oberto. Polly was stamped on the wheel and then the mask was removed. The ships deck and the base for the wheel were sketched in pencil and then drawn with a Copic Multi-Liner. The images were then colored with Copic Markers and the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. For the background, I stamped the Treasure Map randomly on the paper, then inked the white paper with Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Inks. I misted the paper with water, then crumpled it up in a ball and opened it up. While the paper was still damp, the edges were distressed with scissors, sponged with Tea Dye and then highlighted with Vintage Photo.

  • Stamps: On Guard Oberto, Ships Wheel, Polly, Treasure Map, and Sentiment “Ahoy!” from High Hopes Rubber Stamps
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, SU Basic Black and Cool Caribbean
  • Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black, Archival Jet Black, and Tim Holtz Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress
  • Accessories: Copic Markers and Multi-Liner; Eclipse Masking Tape; Tonic Tim Holtz Scissors for Distressing; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Hemp Twine; Oval Punches; Antique Copper Hardware

Here’s wishing you a great day today! I’m heading down to the rubbah room to get some stampin’ done!

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