Sunday, June 22, 2008

Talk German to me......Oh. And of course I am scrapping.

Sweet silence.

Well, maybe not so much. It is Sunday and I am playing in silence as the boys are busy and have left me alone. This is the first time in a while that I have had a large stretch of time all to myself and the funny thing is, day 1, I was completely bored as hell.

And what is even funnier is that there are many times I have longed for a day that I could have a day to myself and do what I wanted, with NO DISTRACTIONS. And what happens? I have no idea what the heck to do. It kills me!

So, now I am out of that funk and I have a few things on the go. First and foremost, I am getting my fingers extremely dirty. I decided to play around with some stamping and my supplies and pulled a mucky-muck.

A little Staz On. Some Ranger Perfect Pearls, Alcohol Inks and Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paints. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

I am getting onto the Glimmer Mists a little more. They are definitely growing on me. They aren't just for spraying projects. I am having a ton of fun shaking them up and then dipping a paintbrush in the bottle and just giving my projects a color wash.

The Crackle paint is also pretty fun. I am having a good time trying to figure out how to get the best results on a project. Some stuff works brilliantly. Some not so much.

I tried it on metal and the results were more of an interesting texture. Cracks, meh. However, they are awesome on the Tim Holtz Grungeboard.

Now, I have to tell you about the COOLEST SITE EVER! Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Or maybe you want to brush up on a language you have already learned? Or maybe you need to learn a little bit of a language for a trip? Then you NEED to visit

This site is completely FREE. You register and tell what language you are fluent or native in and you set up what languages you want to learn. Then you take lessons that teach you how to speak, read and write it.

Here's what so neat about it too. In the community, you help others and others help you. You work together with others and help them hone their language skills. And.... you speak to others over the net! How neat is that? Now I need to pick up a microphone, though.

So, now that I found this place, I am going to try to sloooowly to learn a few languages just for the heck of it. I am starting on French, just mainly because it is our second official language here in Canada and I always learned a little through my life. I have no idea what I'll try for next. I guess whatever tickles my fancy.

Anyhow, there you have it. Join up and maybe I'll be speaking to you soon! Later!


Nat said...

LOL - guten tag :-)
you said it - talk German to me!

Love your projects- awesome look - the glimmer mist looks perfect on them!!!

Thanks for pointing out the site - sounds really interesting!!!

Trisha Ladouceur said...

rocking schtuff as always girlie!

Sorry you were bored for the first wee but but it looks like you got out of that funk in a hurry!

Another language.... you have got me thinking! Maybe we need to pick one and do it together... might give us the kick in the butt needed to actually follow through:)

Have fun this week enjoying your solitude:)

Anonymous said...

I wish my kiddos would leave me alone...hee-hee! Today they wanted to be surgically implanted to my hip. I couldn't even use the restroom in peace. Yeah, we had one of THOSE days. I swear I wanted to lock myself in a closet. I'm glad you were able to thoroughly enjoy your 'me' time.

What a cool site, thanks for sharing. I'll give the link to my hubby. I, on the other hand,barely have a grasp on the english language, so I don't think I could handle a foreign language...wink-wink. Funny thing, when I took french in HS my teacher said I was the first student shes ever had who spoke french with a John Wayne accent. I think it was an insult but I love John Wayne so her dig didn't sting one bit, so there Mrs Carter!!!...hee-hee.

That's the one thing that I would love to learn...stamping. Not just stamping with inks but all the goodies you wrote about. Love the projects.

Stacey Michaud said...

Oh, sigh! I love your work! Just fantastic!

Chris said...

awesome work!!!!

Anonymous said...

very cool janine!!! love creative messes!!!

and dude!!! what a cool site!! i need to brush up on my french....wanted to take a class...but the timing was always this will be perfect!!!!

have a fabulous night!!!

Beate said...

Oh, those ATCs are very cool! I love what you create so I'm coming back soon.