Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This stamp came in my September Unity Kit of the Month (KOM) packet (OK, so I have an insane number of stamps already and how can I possibly subscribe to a kit of the month you may ask??! That's a completely separate issue!) Anyhow, I was immediately drawn to her curly, disheveled locks; her glazed look- OMG- that's me!

Scary, but true, these days I resemble a lobotomized rag doll! I am screaming down the last 3 weeks to a major deadline (I have to present a talk on my research at a large medical meeting in front of several hundred people on Nov 1st- no biggie, right? Aaaaack!). I'm feeling a bit pressed for time and the DD tween with the homework issues is not making more room in the schedule (she also thought that this looked vaguely like me!).

I dug through the major stash of paper to find some chaotic looking paper and came up with some from my Basic Grey "Cupcake" 6x6 pack. I die cut the red background for my image from the center of the red background piece, since the hole would be hidden by the blue layer (a secret way to save precious paper!). I zigzag stitched the blue and red layers together and adhered them to the Kraft card base.

I then stitched the striped patterned paper to some Old Olive cardstock and tied a bow with some green sheer dotted ribbon around this piece. I then used my heat tool to shrivel the ribbon and make it look a bit frazzled as well! I stamped the lobotomized girl in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics- she was cut out using a deckle edge die to give her the perfect frizzly look.

I love the greeting that went along with this- what a perfect font to go with Frazzled-girl (that's Ms. Frazzled to you!). It was also colored with the same markers and die cut with a smaller version of the deckled edged die. A few blue rhinestones (even a brainless girl deserves bling!) and she's ready.

I love her so much I doubt I can give her away, although I have several friends who qualify to receive her right now!

Happy hump day- I'm off to my lab!

Stamps: Unity Sept KOM
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White (Stampin' Up), Basic Grey Cupcake
Ink: Memento Basic Black, Copics
Accessories: Green sheer dotted ribbon, blue rhinestones, sewing machine 


  1. Love it, love it, love it!! And it's even cuter in person! Love the colors. And, yes it looked like you today! Hope you found your pictures!

  2. I did finally find the slides- otherwise I would have absolutely imploded today! She has a special place on my desk!