Hey y’all happy Thursday!  You know, I was thinking the other night how I often open my blog posts; it seems to be Hey y’all or you guys.  Now having been raised in Kentucky, where they call you by your first and middle name, it was always y’all.  Of course I was called Sherry Lynn or the shortened version, SherLynn, all my life.  I still have relatives that would know me by no other name.  I went to college in the middle east of Indiana.  There I had friends from all across the county with all different types of accents.  For instance, I had one friend from Jersey who couldn’t say purse (it always came out puss) so it was always a pocketbook with her.  I met Mr. Stodgy in college (well actually on Ft. Myers Beach during spring break).  We lived in the same group of dorms.  I brought him home one weekend and we went shopping.  The cashier said, “can I help y’all.”  Mr. Stodgy looks at me and asks “why is she asking us about a truck?”  I laughed so hard that I almost peed my pants.  You see, Mr. Stodgy is from Northwest Indiana, affectionately called the Region by most Hoosiers.  We got married and moved to the Region.  The first time I met Mr. Stodgy’s grandmother, Grace, she was going to town and asked if I wanted to go with.  I was waiting for her to finish . . . go with?  Go with where?  Go with whom?  Another term I picked up while in the Region.  We moved back to Kentucky in 1983.  I’ve picked up my local southern twang once again but every once in awhile little snippets of other phrases slip out.  My point?  I truly don’t have one . . . I was just thinking about all the different accents and phrases I have picked up during my life.  I truly can’t help myself.

Have you had enough of my babbling?  I know I have!  But truly if you have, then skip down to the next paragraph.  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA read then skip.

Yesterday while browsing through the forums on Splitcoaststampers I decided to look at the Sketch Challenge.  After I did some picking up in the studio and had started another project that needed to dry, I started on the Sketch Challenge.  Needless to say, I didn’t finish last night but this morning instead.  I’m still working off and on with the other project.


This time, I decided to watercolor with crayons.  I’m off on that tangent of painting with different mediums and having fun with it.  I used my new favorite toy, my Koi Water Brushes and Stampin’ UP! Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  My gosh I haven’t used those crayons in ages.  They actually look practically new!  Anyhoo, I needed a card for a friend and I thought this would be perfect to let her know I was thinking about her.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Happy Tuesday!  I took the day off yesterday and did some organizing in the studio.  I let my mother, aunt and sister go through all my extra cards Sunday and I had a few left over that I wanted to organize into categories and keep.  I also got energetic and labeled all my Copic markers.

Now that my studio is clean and little better organized, I really wanted to stamp this morning.  I thought that one of the images from There She Goes would be fun today and that’s were I headed . . . right to the potty humor!


The image was colored with markers and Koi water brushes.  I also haven’t used my Cuttlebug Embossing Folders for quite awhile and decided I needed to that as well.  Not much more to tell here, except that I truly needed something fun today!

  • Stamps:  Tastes Like Chicken from There She Goes
  • Paper:  Canson Watercolor; SU Basic Black; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories:  Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls Embossing Folder; Koi Water Brush; Ranger Inkssentials White Opaque Pen and Glossy Accents; Venture Foam Tape; Scallop Border and Small and Large Oval Punches; Brads; Ribbon

Thanks for spending a little time on the BAD Side and I hope you are having a fabulous day!

Happy Saturday!  The Rubbernecker release and Blog Stroll was so much fun and very exciting.  Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all the winners!

Now that the dust from the past couple of days have settled, I thought it would be fun to check in on the Saturday Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Today’s inspiration comes from the Grandin Road online store.  I looked at the samples shown in the thread but ended up going online and finding this one:

grandin road inspiration

The minute I saw this piece of wall art I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Here’s my take:

IC175 Wildflower Inchies

The first thing I did was make the background the inchies are mounted on.  I stamped and embossed the new Abstract Floral Background from Rubbernecker and then sponged the entire panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I then stamped the image panel, cut the panel into 1” squares and mounted the squares on 1” squares made from Chipboard Coasters.  The background behind all this, is the Abstract Floral Background stamped in Antique Linen on white.  At the last minute I decided to distress the edges of the backgrounds and sponge everything with Antique Linen.  To finish off the card and even though you can’t see it very well in the photo, I tied an old button from my stash onto melted ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in today and Smiley from millan.net

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