One of my absolute favorite movies ever is The Princess Bride. It’s one of those “clever funny” movies. One of quotes from the movie that I use a lot is an Inigo Montoya line. Vizzini keeps saying, “Inconceivable!” Finally, Inigo Montoya responds, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Mike & I say this all the time. Like when people use the word “recovery” when talking about the current economy. Or “high speed” when we’re discussing our internet.
To me, high speed means instant. Not, “make a cup of coffee, dance around the kitchen, grab another muffin.” That’s what we had today, though. Holy moley. I thought I was going to pull my hair out. We had an outdated router that I thought worked pretty well, but my tech junkies decided it needed upgrading. It was a little slower than any of us liked, and they wanted dual band so they could do the video streaming thing. Great idea – but the new router is a piece of, well, to put it nicely, junk. It keeps dropping out and none of us is happy with it. Usually it comes back in a few seconds, but this morning it took a little vacation. (So I guess our internet provider is ok; it’s the router that needs a kick in the pants.) Mike reset it, and it finally decided to work today, but it was a battle at first.
One word that does mean exactly what I think it means is the word “gorgeous” when talking about Sandy’s cards. Here’s one she designed for one of her stamping days. She gave me one of the kits the last craft day we had together. I think I tweaked it a little; I had forgotten what Sandy’s original looked like when I finished mine.
Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Four Frames, Day of Gratitude; Ink: Marina Mist, Garden Green classic; More Mustard stampin’ write marker; Paper: Beau Château designer series paper; Marina Mist, Whisper White, Very Vanilla card stock; Other: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, decorative label punch, Framed Tulips embossing folder, sponge, stampin’ dimensionals, Dazzling Details (from the Holiday Mini Catalog)
Isn’t this lovely? We stamped the flower first, then embossed the Whisper White panel. I added a layer of Very Vanilla to tie in the vanilla in the designer paper. The Beau Château paper is so detailed, it was hard to see the framed tulips, so we sponged the frame with a little Marina Mist. And I had to add some Dazzling Details to the center of the flower. I’m loving that new product! I knew I would, because I had used a similar product from another company before. I’m so happy we have it now! It’s a little quicker than Crystal Effects and glitter, although you do get very similar results. I’m crossing my fingers for more colors!
That’s all for now. I’ve been working on projects for our Blog Hop. It’s going to begin September 1. We’re each using a section of the catalog, so you’ll get to see lots of ideas with current sets – including the Holiday mini catalog which you’ll be able to order from on September 1. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun!
Have a great day – and thanks for stopping in.