Thursday, August 18, 2011

 What did I get myself into?
 It was my turn to present a project at our SU Club meeting. I was to present a technique and I'm sort of lacking in this department. I came up with the crimped diamond, but I couldn't get it to come together. I needed some mojo and I didn't know where to find it. So I went hunting for a project  using a crimper. I found this really cute pocket card and decided to play around with it. I was having a hard time with it. I think I e-mailed my SU Rep. three times in one day. I'm new to SU and don't have a lot of product to play with yet. I worked on my project right up to the time I had to leave. On the left is what I ended up with. I wasn't happy with it, but the technique is really great. This pocket card is made using a standard card envie.

< This piece is cut from the envie. Its the top and slips over the insert and closes the pocket.
< An insert to write a note on, or one could use the pocket for a gift card. 
< Body of the pocket card. This part is crimped AFTER it is decorated but NOT embellished. The cupcake, sentiment and any other embellishments are added AFTER crimping.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It has been a while since I have been here. I haven't been feeling much like being on the computer. As some of you know, I was in an auto accident, which I drove away from. Well, the insurance totaled out my 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro, which was still very driveable. The insurance company said they wouldn't fix it because it had little value. To them maybe, but to me... well, she and I had traveled over 210,000 miles together. And after the accident, we kept on traveling together. Sadly my Vanagon no longer resides at my address, instead there is a different set of wheels out front.
Its a Honda, and would you believe that is the brand of car that took out my Vanagon. The Vanagon was my first and only brand new car and was 4WD.
The Honda has some firsts for me too. It is deep plum, our first dark colored car, and, it is an automatic. Did you know that the left foot gets jealous of the right foot when it doesn't have its own pedal to play with? And, oh my gosh, my right hand keeps looking for the gear shift knob! After manually shifting for 50 years, I hope it doesn't take too long to break the habit..
Here's hoping the Mini and I will have many, many good miles together.