A Quick Escape …
From Margueritaville – where NO Corona is served! [HaHaHa!!! … while pounding chest!]
I received my new Tim Holtz alcohol inks today (ordered back in late January/early February). So, I had to pause for a moment and try a J.McGuire technique.
- Maybe, 1): I shouldn’t be so SURE of myself [Umm, listen and follow all instructions! What?!? Me???]
- and 2): Maybe I shouldn’t take her instruction quite as literally as I did (Heavy, liberal ink application … ???). Not sure – but I like the results. I can definitely make a card or three from what I’ve done so far.
A couple of hints: 1) For certain – DO NOT use translucent Yupo (very thin) … it just begs to be warped under any amount of FAST/GENTLE heat; 2) Four passes (2 each way) of my regular cardstock (Neenah 80# Solar White) in my manual Big Shot die cutting machine to ‘capture’ the re-wetted surplus ink is probably 2 times too many – allows for EXTRA (too much!) smooshing/oozing of the alcohol ink … ummm, EVERYWHERE!!!
But, I like these first trials, and I have four more pieces waiting to go. So THANK YOU, Mrs. McGuire! I appreciate YOU!!!
Now – moving forward with my own family (insurance) crisis … Apparently, I will be spending several hours on the phone later today, combining the right amount of pleading and strong-arming conversation, along with a ‘hold no prisoner’ attitude until I have an answer – one way or the other. (We do have a plan B, and plan C … but they stink, to be honest!) FINGERS CROSSED!!!
I made my favorite once a year comfort food, [No photo – but it’s my great-grandmother’s fridge-cleaning meatloaf recipe. Nothing penicillin-esque, I promise – just some burger, rice, onions, cottage cheese, spinach, eggs, chicken mushroom gravy (IT WAS IN THE FRIDGE!), and a few spices …] apparently in preparation for the mental/verbal phone battle to come – along with much-needed preparations for another 24 hour fun-filled ER nursing weekend in Margueritaville!!! Fingers Crossed!
Have a safe weekend, Y’all! And stay out of the ER’s if you can!