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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ain't nothing gonna break-a my str...uh, will do

Here I was hoping that June would be the month to get on top of things. I had Matthew Wilder's "Break My Stride" playing in my head:

What song would anyone want more to get the blood pumping and the body moving and to bolster's one's will? OK...The "Rocky" anthem "Eye of the Tiger" would be an exception but I reckon that this song is boppier and doesn't make me feel guilty for skipping the sprints up stairs.

And yet, this blog has been woefully neglected and my newsletter is still fighting with "Break My Stride" - ie for my attention, inside my head, constantly drowned out by synthesisers and a litany of "never met a girl like you...Have to say - Oh!"

Currently, I'm placing the blame on the fact that our TV went poof! and left me with nothing to ignore whilst trying to do some crafting. This coupled with the really cold weather that has me in Michelin-man attire, constantly running to warm myself in front of the fridge...and interruptions to do other things.

Anyway, there's nothing quite like a cyberstamp to give me a shove in the right direction. This month's INKlings set of challenges was hosted by the very lovely Fiona Brown. Her first was based on the sketch clean & simple stamping FTL 44. Not much stamping but lots of cramping cutting for my attempt. It also features one of my favourite things at the moment which is making glittery brads from Supernova glitter, mini glue dots and plain ol' brads. The wide grograin ribbon knot finally found its home on this card after sitting neglected (and in the way, at times!) since December last year when I first tied it into existence.

Card made using Stampin' Up! SuppliesStampin' Supplies
Tangerine Tango

Stamp sets:
More Thoughts Simply Sent Kit

Haiku DSP
Old Olive CS
So Saffron CS
Tangerine Tango CS
Very Vanilla CS

Mini Glue Dots
Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Write Marker in Old Olive
Supernova Fine Glitter
Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon


Carol Dunstan said...

thank you for including that video - some how I had never seen what Matthew Wilder looked like... so not what I was expecting! I agree, boppy song :)

Love your card, the ribbon is awesome and thankyou for pointing out that the Supernova glitters would work for that technique too. Yum! Funny how the ol' brain works sometimes isn't it?

Louise said...

Lin Mei, I roared with laughter watching that blast from the past! Thank you!

Love your groovy card too!

Fiona said...

This is beautiful Lin Mei. It's lovely to see it large and see all the detail.Thanks for joining in the cyberstamp.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Hi Lin Mei

Been a while since I popped by. Just have to say great card, your more patient than me with your cutting!

Take care hun,
Marcia P

Lin Mei said...

Hey Carol! I know what you mean regarding Matthew Wilder ... I wasn't expecting the Barnum & Bailey strongman moustache which imho clashes with the 80's big hair. I should have guessed from the pitch of his voice that he would be ... ummm ... little.

Lin Mei said...

Hey Louise - I have been meaning to get together something to send you in lieu of a convention swap but it hasn't happened yet ... now you know why! Glad you had a laugh - gotta love those Solid Gold dancers too *giggle*

Lin Mei said...

Congratulations on hosting a grand Cyberstamp, Fiona! I enjoyed it a lot. Will post the others soon.

Lin Mei said...

Hello Marcia

I have to say that there hasn't been much reason to visit here recently due to my lackadaisical blog upkeep. Really lovely to see you pop by though - I'll be 'round in a minute! *hugs*

Sue said...

Wow when you say cutting you sure mean cutting. That's not a flower that would jump up at me and say cut me out! (It knows I'm so lazy with the scissors!) LOVE your card. Those glittery brads and the 2 tones with the ribbon are super ideas I'm just dying to try now!

Margaret L Crawford said...

Love the ribbon detai, Lin Mei.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful card. I love Stampin Up. I've left you an award on my blog!

Carolyn said...

I've left you an award on my blog!

Lin Mei said...

Hello Sue

I know - I can be a sucker for punishment :) I would have really loved that haiku flower as a stamp though!

Lin Mei said...

Thanks muchly, Margaret!

Lin Mei said...

Thank you very muchly for the honour, Carolyn! Welcome to my blog too :)