Around this time last year, I tried out for the SCS CAS design team for the first time, which led to making lots of new friends and the start of this blog. I had a few guest designer weeks, but I haven't officially tried out again since school keeps me so busy. Now it is summer again and I decided at the last minute to throw my hat into the ring with this card.
Scooter's Day at the Pool from Eat Cake Graphics for quite some time now, but this is the first time I've inked it up. I stamped him on A Muse Ocean paper, then stamped him again on white paper, colored him with copics, cut him out, then added some Glossy Effects to his fins and snorkel mask. The sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas, white embossed. Then I used nestabilities and a good ol' hole punch to cut out the bubbles. I popped Scooter and the sentiment up on foam tape, then the other larger circles are popped up on two layers of foam tape. Hope Scooter's feeling lucky today!
As promised, here are the books I've been reading recently:
Book #11:The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian Like most of his books (he also wrote Midwives), there was a twist that I didn't see coming, but I'm not sure it was worth reading the entire book just for that twist.
Book #12: The Internet is a Playground by David Thorne. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200, just go immediate to Amazon and buy this book. It is laugh-out-loud, "wait, wait, you gotta hear this part" read-out-loud hilarious by the author of Missing Missy (which, if you haven't read that yet, click that link now, man!)
Book #12.25: Moby-Duck by Donovan Thorne. I say .25 because I read about 100 pages and could not see myself being interested in another 400. It's called EDITING. Yes, you can talk about a lot of different topics and get sidetracked, but if you want to learn how to do it right, read Mary Roach.
Book #13: Remember the Sweet Things by Ellen Greene. A sweet memoir about a wife who keeps a list of all the small little nice things her husband does. It started as a magazine article, and that was probably the length it needed to be.
Book #14: The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann. A collection of articles, some of them fascinating, some a bit too "underworldy" for my taste. Would recommend for a library rental.
Book #15: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. This book just made me so darn happy. Lincoln, who is hired to read emails that are flagged by security software, starts to fall in love with one of the flagged email authors. You will probably have to buy multiple copies, because once you loan it to one of your friends, she will end up loaning it to one of her friends, etc, and then you will never get it back, which is OK because that means more people are enjoying the happiness that is this book.
Hook me up with your recommendations in the comments--summer is quickly approaching (and I heard rumors of a Kindle approaching as well!).