Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It is Spring, Right?

You'll notice that the last post I made was on March 11. Well, this is what happened on March 12. Now, we are 2 miles from the ocean and half an inch of snow is a once a year or so experience here. Imagine waking up at 1am when a tree glanced off the side of the house and then watching 8 inches of the white wet stuff accumulate over the next few hours. Talk about putting a damper on going fishing. Sheesh! And then, we got to do it all over again last Wednesday when another freak snowstorm dumped 10 inches in Eugene while we were driving to the train station. Really hoping all that stuff about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb holds up. I'm ready for April!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Squirrel Girls Challenge: Layered Masking

After several fits and starts with this technique, I finally got something I liked. Of course, it would have helped if I'd brought all the supplies needed for this technique on vacation with me. But, alas I didn't and had to make do. Since I only brought distress inks, no Stazon and no glossy paper, I went with some sparkly white I had in the stash here. I decided that the black ink used for the script ended up just too busy, so went with a more subtle Milled Lavendrer for the more beachy looking cards.
 I like that faint background script much better and also came to the realization that I could make these cards using the 3 items of one color family required in the PSL challenge this week over at Club Scrap. Yeah, a twofor!
It is the start of spring break for me and we are spending it in Oregon. It has been pouring buckets here and we are expecting more of the same for the week, so pull on your galoshes and dust off the rain coat, it's gonna get wet!