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.new-AI-inks---JM-lift-off

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!  Winking smile 

Have a safe weekend, Y’all!  And stay out of the ER’s if you can! 

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