Hello again! It's time for another Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past Blog Hop. I bet you're wondering about the title of my post today. Well this last Saturday night/Sunday morning, we lost power for over 2 1/2 hrs (2:30 - 5:00 am) in what was still 90 degree weather and with another migraine (rolls eyes). For those of you that live in Central to Northern California, you know what that means...no power = no air conditioner = no sleep: even at oh-dark-thirty with the front door open and the screen door locked. So I grabbed a flashlight, a battery operated mini floodlight and found my way to my stamp table in the dark. Fortunately, I had already chosen my stamp set and stamped my images.
After pulling out my dusty Stampin Up! wood less pencils, I colored the dress form and sewing machine and then outlined them with a light gray prismacolor marker before layering. Taking my Maya Road chipboard pieces and some Stampin Up! craft spots, I "colored" the chipboard pieces by using the direct to paper technique and then colored again using the matching marker on the sides. Once the chipboard dress form was dry, I took the saying from TE's Sew Happy set, inked it in PTI dark chocolate ink and stamped the saying over the dress form.
Once everything was totally dry, I pulled out some Making Memories ribbon I've had for over 5 years and have been afraid to use since I liked it so much and began assembling my card still by flashlight. Now, other than the card being crooked, and a few other things being slightly crooked, I think the whole thing came out ok considering the circumstances it was made under. Under normal circumstances, I would have finished in 30min or less, however, with no power, working with a migraine, and working by flashlight/mini mag light it took the entire 2 1/2 hrs we were without power.
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Stamps: TE Sew Happy
Card Stock: Stampin Up! Cameo Coral, Vanilla, October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Spots: Craft Cameo Coral, Close To Cocoa Craft, Old Olive Craft, Ruby Red Craft
Accessories: Stampin Up! Wood less Pencils, Color Spritzer Tool, Maya Road Chipboard Pieces, Primas, Ribbon, Stampendous Class-A-Peel Stickers, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Mini Circle Punch, Mini Pop Dots, Prismacolor Gray Marker