Thursday, February 5, 2015

Boy Howdy!!

"The funny thing is she wasn't even planning any of this.  It all just sort of happened, and *boy howdy* was she glad it did."

It's a Technique Junkie kinda of Thursday!!!  Thanks for stopping by to see my techniquey offering of the day!  

I chose a background technique to highlight this most fantastic sentiment from Technique Junkie Stamps (Boy Howdy #SD432).  It couldn't be a better descriptor of my life lately.......

Stuff happens to all of us.  I know.  In that first moment, bad things can seem worse as we struggle to process and deal with fear and uncertainty.  Add in some feelings about ourselves, our self doubt, our......fill in the blank.......and WOW!  It can all be so overwhelming, sad, crippling......OR, we can train ourselves to wait.  To be silent.  To be led.  I found myself in such a place, recently, and am happy to report that I've been preparing (or being prepared) to wait and be led for quite some time.

And, the funny thing is....I wasn't even planning any of it, but it sorta happened and I am so glad it did!  I am on a new road in so many areas of my's very exciting!

One such is my increased involvement with Technique Junkies!  Technique Junkie Newsletter and Stamps has been a huge part of my life for a long time.  I'm proud to be part of this growing company and delighted with the addition of this fantastic stamp line!  I can barely wait to see where we will go together!

For my background, I used the Peace Background stamp and the technique called Patchwork Distress.  It's the online bonus technique for the June/July 2014 edition of the newsletter.  If you are not yet a Junkie, do not despair, there is still a way.....there's always a way!

I'm a big fan of details and always get a kick out of making my own to tie a project completely together.  Using several inks, I stamped portions of the background stamp images and trimmed them.  I added a layer of crystal lacquer for some dimension.  When dried, I had three fun little coordinating buttons to add to my project!

So, tell me......what is it that YOU weren't even planning??

TTFN & Don't forget the awesome!

1 comment:

  1. In the 60s and 70s, those peace signs would be considered upside down.