It's raining...

like crazy out, so what a good day to stay inside and scrapbook!  I could be doing housework and laundry too, I guess... no, I don't think so!

I forgot to mention in my last post, about an adhesive that Urban started carrying for their fine glitter called "Sookwang".  I bought some the other day after Sheri commented how great it was, not just for glitter, but everything, especially ribbon.  This stuff is amazing!  It sticks even better than glue dots, in my opinion.  I used some on ribbon, and I agree, it is so much better.  It comes in big rolls, in two different widths.  I highly recommend it.  Is it just me, or do any of you find that the adhesive out there just isn't as sticky as it used to be?  It is very dry here in Alberta and that is something us scrapbookers here all complain about, anything that has adhesive on the back dries out immediately!

Here is another layout I did using Tim Holtz distress inks.  He had a contest on his blog, which you had to use distressing and his inks.  If you check out the comments section here   under the "distressing posts", there are some great ideas from everyone on using inks and different techniques!
























































 I used paper from my Tim Holtz "Lost and Found" paper pad.  There are pages with all these little squares in them.  I used three colors; fired brick, vintage photo, and crushed olive and inked the edges, masked and stamped some of the plainer squares.  For the background paper, I first inked my non-stick craft sheet with fired brick, lightly spritzed the ink with water, then laid the paper on top, pressed down lightly and then lifted it off.  It's hard to tell by the photo, but some of the paper squares are higher, using pop-dots.  The square with the eye on it, is a clear acrylic tile first stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp (staz-on ink), then alcohol inked on the back and a square paper piece underneath.  It's hard to tell again, but the "E" is also done the same way.  I stamped and alcohol inked the film strip and the heart charm too.  On a couple of the squares, I stamped and used crackle paint too. 
This layout is of my daughter, who always has to do the "model pose" when her picture is taken, lol!
I put an action on the photo (altur8 by JoesSistah) to make it grungier (is there such a word?)  I love doing layouts like this, it's fun trying different techniques and just playing with paints, inks, and all the messy stuff!
Yesterday I had to go to the hospital for blood work and I'm wondering what the nurse thought when she saw my ink and alcohol ink stained hands!  That stuff does not come off very easy!  I usually get more on myself than the actual piece I'm working on.
Everyone has been asking how I'm doing, so just to let you know, I'm doing o.k.  My treatment was cancelled last week, as my white blood cell count was too low, so it was delayed a week.  It's o.k. now, so I go on Monday for the third treatment.  Hopefully, it doesn't take me as long to bounce back, as the last one.  After this one, three more to go!! 
Have a great weekend and I hope wherever you are, it's sunny and warm!
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