I would like to welcome x_stei and Gail to my blog family! I wanted to say something original, but the first thing that popped into my brain was, "You put the p's in happy!" "What?" "What is that even supposed to mean?" and, "Ew."
Let me try that again...
I would like to welcome x_stei and Gail to my blog family! This is my little corner where I try to organize my creativity. It's a happy place here, except when it's not - in which case I turn to dog, and chocolate (but I try to keep the dog from getting the chocolate!!)
Before we left for GenCon (the gaming convention), I wanted a little swap that I could give out to people - a hold out from my years in Girl Scouting, I guess. I made these little tickets that say: "Consider Yourself HUGGED." The tickets were cut out on the Cricut. If you look closely on the stamp sheet, you will see a fine line around the Consider Yourself HUGGED stamp, and 1". This helps you know to set the Cricut at 1" so that the ticket shape will exactly fit this stamp. Fool proof!
When I first put a layer of the Pearl Paint on the ticket it bent in a U-shape, so I started gluing the ticket shapes all down with repositionable adhesive tape before applying the paint, and that worked really well. I just spread the pearly paint on in a thin layer with my finger. I can't do this enough. It shimmers so beautifully and makes me all kids of girly happy!!! When it dried I stamped the image with black pigment ink.
To add weight and solidity, I adhered the ticket to cereal box cardboard. This can also be cut on the Cricut.
So, yes, you guessed it - I gave one to Wil Wheaton when we met him.
He has to make small talk with fans and he is excellent at it!! Lisa and Tom know him from The Big Bang Theory and Leverage, as well as the time he interviewed Day 9 and Felicia Day on Table Top Games. Drew and I know him from those and Star Trek the Next Generation. (Yes, Tom, I know you watched the pilot on Netflix too, but we watched it when it was on in the late '80s.) Plus Drew remembered him in Stand By Me and used to read his article in The Dragon. Wil is a big gamer. The sad thing was that our Will was off playing a game and missed out.
Consider Yourself HUGGED, Wil Wheaton. You're a real Sweetheart!!