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Time to bite the bullet. I’ve been tagged twice – first by Cindy (Mothermark) and then by Judy (StampingQueenJar) so here are the rules as I understand them:

1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Seven weird facts? Gee, I think most of my whole life is weird. Or maybe that’s just me. I dunno. Well, here goes.

1. I love scary movies. Always have. Even when I was a kid, I would wait up on Saturday nite for the late thriller that came on at 11:00.  The problem was, at 10:55 the station always had a 5 minute message from the Weber Road Church of Christ. The man reciting the message must have been a hypnotist because he knocked me out in under 2 minutes. Every time.

2. As kid, I was always “finding” things. Dogs, cats, birds, rabbits. Sick, injured, lost. Then I’d bring them home. My dad finally had to ask me to stop finding things. My parents thought I would be a vet. I still find things. If someone says they’re looking for an item, I will, almost w/o fail, come across it.>

3. This may sound weird, but I’ve always liked my name. Growing up, I would hear others say how they hated their name. Or they wanted to be called something else. Not me. Up until high school, I hadn’t even met another Julie.  Now we are everywhere, lol.

4. There was a total solar eclipse the day I was born. (That’s kind of weird, isn’t it?) I was born just after the maximum totality part. I also have this weird magnetic thing. Before I had a quartz watch, I had a whole drawer full of  wind up watches. I couldn’t wear one for more than about 8 hours. They would just stop. So I’d change it out for another. And keep going. After a day or so in the drawer, they would start working again. The first generations of electronic cash registers always went haywire when I got near them. So did the first cordless phones. Back when we had the old floppy disks, my husband swore I could erase them by just sitting near them.

5. I was pretty much fearless growing up. Jump in the lake kind of thing before I knew how to swim. I was also the emergency room kid of the family. Go figure! Stitches, tetanus shots, rabies shots (yes, in the stomach), broken fingers, leg and toes.

6. Until I was 11, I was the shortest kid in all my classes. In 3rd grade, all the kids decided it would be fun to have a race between the shortest boy and the shortest girl (guess who?), I won, but wearing my dreaded little Mary Janes was like wearing ice skates when i hit the concrete sidewalk and I went thru the window of an empty classroom. Whoops! Please refer to fact #5 as this was another emergency room visit. Good news, though. At 11, I grew a lot taller and for 1 year was the tallest in my class.

7. In case you haven’t guessed, I was a tomboy. And one w/ a vivid imagination. When the kids on my block played army, I had to be the 5 star general. My dad is a computer programmer and he used to bring home key punch cards for me to play with. You know, all 0’s and 1’s. I devised a secret code only I and my best friend could read. We also built a very fine, two story treehouse. With lookout posts. And we tried to charge the other kids a nickel to come up in our wonderful treehouse. I hope the old lady on the corner never found out that it was me who told all the other kids about how she buried someone in her garage. She probably never knew why none of them would set foot in her yard.

Okay, so now I am tagging these seven people.

Deena (moonrise)
Stephanie (SmilynStef
Denise (luvthesea)
Silke (Sparklegirl)
Jami (sgtstamper)
Julia (artystamper)

Congrats to Terry, today’s featured stamper at SCS!. I went back a ways and chose Camouflage Birthday to case. You may be wondering how it turned into this. I’m not really sure. I liked the patterned letter and that’s what I started with. I pretty much changed everything else.

I stamped a piece of v.vanilla using the autumn rainbow ink and the leaves & acorns images. I took an exact equal to cranberry crisp and sprayed it w/ bleach. Then I die cut the shadow letters (AccuCut) out of each and reassembled.

The card measures 5.5 x 4.25 but I cut 1.25″ off the right front so the letters are actually attached to the inside of the card. I added a strip of the bleached cranberry to both the front and back edges.

The little image was stamped and punched w/ the postage stamp punch, then layered on nestie rectangles that have the edges sponged w/ bordeaux ink. I added a few punched leaves on top.

The long panel was stamped w/ the autumn ink and I attached some raffia to a little piece I had left from die cutting the letters. It’s attached to the card front w/ the image layers on top.

Stamps:FireCracker Designs by Pamela
Ink: AP bordeaux, Making Memories Autumn
Accessories: bleach in spray bottle, nestie rectangles & scallop rectangles, postage stamp punch, leaf punches, raffia, die cut letters, foam tape

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It’s inspiration challenge day at SCS. I love it when we have rooms to choose from for our inspiration. I chose Room 31. Fortunately, I picked up this chandelier stamps (Heidi Swapp) this past week. I just love chandeliers.

What I did:the chandelier, greeting (Stampendous) and flower (Autumn Leaves) were black embossed on Then I used the nestie rectangles to cut them out. The chandelier was a little tricky. I had to set the rectangle on top and mark so I could cut around area that would end up out of the box. Then I inserted the nestie rect. w/ the cut out parts on top.

For the white frames around my images, I placed the larger nestie rect. on the white c/s then place the next size smaller carefully inside and cut them. This leaves a nice embossed edge frame. I attached my images inside, added black & white dots and rhinestones to the chandelier and the flowers.

The bg was stamped w/ a large swirl like image (MM) and the white chalk ink. I used a smaller image from the same set and stamped in black. This is attached to a white card that the front was bugged using the textile folder.

Stamps: Heidi Swapp, Stampendous, Autumn Leaves, Making Memories
Ink: Versamagic cloud white, Clearsnap black pigment, Ancient Page coal
Accessories: black ep, Cuttlebug textile folder, Nestabilities rectangle set, white & black glaze pens, rhinestones, black marker

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