Tuesday, October 11, 2011
You're a Cool Friend
I have eventually found a little bit of time to finally play along with the current Lawnscaping Challenge which is all about layers and dimension.
I recently won the "Making Frosty Friends" from Simon Says Stamp (thank you) and I desperately wanted to try out piecing a snow person! So, here he is, cool dude! (It can be a girl if you want, I'm not really sure what it is actually...)
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah; designer paper (My Mind's Eye: Blush)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Marker; Snow Cap Paint Dabber (Ranger); Colorbox - white
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Making Frosty Friends)
Other: gems (Mark Richards); dimensional tape
A CAS design with a fair amount of piecing and fussy cutting but it was fun. I wanted to create a snow effect without stamping a whole background of snowflakes so I just used my paint dabber and swiped it across the notecard. I did stamp 3 little snow flakes for interest and added a small little gem to each centre.
On the snowman I pieced and popped up his hat, gloves and scarf. What fun!
For those of you who may not know, Giovana is having a Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida this month, you can see all the details HERE. I am sure we all have some cards that we could send in to add some smiles to these gorgeous children's lives!
And lastly, for those that are following my running adventures....I had a "great" run with my running partner this last Saturday in Austin! Hills!!! Plenty! We ran the first 14 miles of the Austin Marathon route that we will be running in February. Why the first part of the race....well, because the first 17 miles are pure uphill! And we have no hills in Houston, none...flat as a pancake! We were faced with our first incline at mile 1 and it went on for 3 solid miles. Once we got our breath back we said, ok, not too bad. Then we had a glorious 3 or 4 miles, and then the fun ended, basically it was uphill until mile 13! Wow! I can laugh now, but I was not laughing then! However, it was awesome! Just everything about it, being in a different place, with loads of people out and exercising in large groups, they all looked so fit and healthy! Wow, how motivating to be part of that!
Ok, I know, I am getting really excited, but that is how I am about running and excersise! So, even if you are not a runner, I encourage you simply to MOVE every day, it doesn't matter what you do, just MOVE! It's exhilirating!
Have an awesome day!