Thursday, February 19, 2009
Happy Thursday!! Hope everyone has been having a wonderful week! I have to apologize for my posts being a bit spotty this past week or so - I ended up sick and at the Dr. on Friday (all better now) and then I spent a couple of days preparing for the release and my tutorial yesterday - but I felt like I had a bit of mojo back this morning and now I've got all sorts of ideas swirling around in my brain - LOL!! So I put that creative energy to use this morning for a combination of today's SCS Ways to Use It challenge and the Hanna Stamps New Set Release challenge - today's Ways to Use it challenge is to use stripes and the new set release challenge is to make a black and white card using the new Hanna Stamps "Busted" set - well...black and white - stripes - a prison guard image - hmmm....it all just sort of fell together in this card - LOL!! Seriously - I read today's stripes challenge - that Johnny Cash song got stuck in my head and I immediately reached for my "Busted" set - hee hee...my mind is a bit warped sometimes! I stamped my image and then cut it out with my circle nesties - I colored it with Copics. I did my black and white prison stripes by piecing 1/2 in. black cardstock stripes onto a piece of white cardstock. And because I am a bit of a stickler for details - that is not a random prison number. It's my tribute to my favorite author - the king of horror himself - Stephen King. The number is the main character's prison number from "The Shawshank Redemption" - the BEST film adaptation of a Stephen King novella - EVER. Frank Darabont should really be given the rights to direct all of Stephen King's stories - seriously - "The Green Mile", "The Mist", "The Shawshank Redemption" - some of the best Stephen King films!! OK...OK...I'll get off my movie and book nerd kick - LMBO!! Anywho - I die cut the numbers using my Cricut - they are from the "Plantin Schoolbook" cart - cut at 3/4 in. I added some black brads to accent the turned square behind the image. The sentiment is computer generated. And don't forget - there is still time to play in the Hanna Stamps new set challenge - you could win 2 Hanna sets of your choice - WOW!!! Hanna Stamps is also having a fabulous sale - 25% off a ton of products including some stamps!!!! Be sure to check it out!!