Anyhoo, today is a day to showcase creations made with digital images from SCACD, created by the uber-talented Carmen Medlin. The complete list of participants is at the Store blog. Be sure to check them all out! I chose SCACD Holiday Owl by Carmen Medlin for my holiday card. So stinkin' cute, huh?
I printed the owl on X-Press It BC, colored it with my Copics, and fussy-cut it. Colors I used:
R02, R05, R08, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
I chose my colors loosely based upon my DP from the Prima North Crossing collection. That DP was Zutterized and mounted on Stampin' Up CS. My finishing touches were some Star Dust Stickles, some rhinestones, and a die-cut sentiment using Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas. Another holiday card done--YAY!!!
It is a bit of a miracle that I was able to write this post. I think I almost had a heart attack on Tuesday. 'Almost' being the operative word. I had done my exercises, (yes, believe it or not, I am still working on them, and hey, quit laughing), but hadn't yet taken my shower. Consequently, I really looked charming. My hair was sticking straight up in the air. I was still in my jammies. No makeup naturally. What I am trying to say is that I looked like an old witch.
Our doorbell rang. Gary was out back brushing down the pool. So I had to answer the door. There stood three young men, all looking very serious and actually a wee bit scary. The nearest one pulls out and flashes his official ID badge, and says, "U.S. Marshall, m'am. Is Gary Mull here?" And I said yes, and must have looked like an old doe caught in the headlights...well, that, and my hair sticking straight up, probably alerted him that he should reassure me. He said, "He's not in any trouble. We just want to speak to him."
Hey, there was NO way I was inviting them in. So, I said, I'll send him around to you and closed the door. Good grief. Now what? (Gary has a short history of leaving me "holding the bag" with people in official capacities, but that's a story for another time.) So I go out back and tell my sweet, innocent hubby that the U.S. Marshalls want to speak with him, but that he isn't in any trouble...
The marshalls are looking for someone who used Gary's old cell phone number within the last week. He gave up that phone number at the end of March when he retired. He didn't want any contacts from work being able to reach him regarding work issues. And that was the end of that phone number for him. So...we have no idea what is going on, but that whoever has that cell phone number now did something that isn't exactly kosher. What we don't know. But it was a bit scary. I want to assure you I looked the part of a scared old lady. Oh, and btw, these guys were not dressed in suits--they were in casual jeans and windbreaker jackets. I asked Gary what they were driving and he said he really didn't notice, but that maybe it was a black Escalade. Well, hardeharharhar, Gary.
I shall be back tomorrow with another post. In the meantime, be sure to stop by SCACD for the complete listing of all the participants in this holiday showcase. Be well. And don't answer your door with your hair sticking straight up. Put on a baseball cap. I wish I had...