Thursday, May 27

My Day Nearly Started with a BANG!

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Don't panic ... it was nothing to do with my shiny new and very pink Distrezz-it-all from Zutter ... but more about that later ... first things first ... and I am not entirely sure you are going to believe me ... I feel a bit like the boy who cried wolf after yesterday's ... erm ... dalliance with a whirlwind! ... but this tale is in fact very very very true!

Alarm went off at 7am as usual ... John got up first ... which is unusual on a Thursday but also very lucky as I have no sense of smell whatsoever!!! Anyways John get's up ... goes downstairs ... goes to put the light on and luckily realises ... just in the nick of time ... that he can smell gas!!! So he walks in the kitchen ... without putting the light on ... obviously ... or I would n't be here to tell the tale ... nor would some of the street ... not that they are here ... but you know what I mean ... and he can hear a hissing sound. One of the rings on the hob was on full pelt and had been since 1am this morning when my rather drunk foreign language student fell in the house slaughtered drunk ... attempted to get himself a drink and must have fallen against the cooker and switched it on trying to get up! So once John realised what had happened ... he charged around the house ... verbalising the ways he was going to kill the poor language student ... with rather rude words thrown in at regular intervals ... opened all the doors and windows to clear the air. I managed to calm him down by lunch time and luckily I also managed to keep the aforesaid language student out of his path for a good few hours too ... so we are all safe ... and all is well that ends well!ZZproject3a0610

Now for my new toy. This little book has 18 pages in it ... how long do you think it took me to distrezz 'em all???? ... oh about two minutes ... I LOVE the Distrezz-it-all ... LOTS!

The cover is a cover-all ... also from Zutter. I used Lord Tim of Holtz's Lost and Found paper to decorate as well as his corners and his typewriter key. You know Tim ... the man that can perform three life saving operations all at the same time while handcrafting a scale model of the City of Paris in the top of a cocktail stick using just his Non stick scissors and a curio knob.

Wanna know what's in the book??? Huh??? Do ya??? Well it is a colour guide to all 36 Distress Ink colours and every single page has a distressed edge ... all done at the same time! The Distressed edge that is ... not the colouring.

Have a lovely evening people ... only 22 more sleeps ... Ta ra!

31 comments:

Allyson said...

Linda, you are clearly made of sterner stuff than the rest of us. You narrowly escape certain death and then instead of having hysterics you go off and create a book ( and a fabulous book at that) to index your Distress Inks. I'm not sure you and Lin are safe to be around though, I think I'll have to take out extra insurance before coming to the new classes. Do you think they'd qualify as dangerous sports?

Kaz said...

ooohhh love the distressing tool thats one more thing for the wish list. Ooops poor student!! gave me a giggle though hope you have better day 2morrow x
kaz xx

kjjc said...

so please can we see inside it? Please miss. Phew are we glad that all is safe and sound.

Helen said...

Glad to hear you are ok - I would have probably turned the light on automatically - woops! Allyson is right though- you and Lin aren't safe to be around!
The book is absolutely totally gorgeous. You have to show us inside!
Got the big shot coming tomorrow!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous book Linda, especially as it nearly didn't live to be shown on this post.

My OH is always up first in the week and I'm 99% certain he would have switched the light on before registering any gas smell. Thank goodness your John is more alert in the mornings.

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when you next clapped eyes on the student!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Your book is AWESOME! And, I'm glad to hear the glowing review of the Distrezz-It-All! Mine's en route to me right now, and I can't wait to start distressing everything I can get my hands on.

Holy cow, I'm glad there was no explosion!!!

Lottie said...

Phew - drunken student - I'd have him/her out the door before their feet touched the ground.

Thank goodness you are safe - adore the book - and hope the next 22 sleeps go quickly and uneventful so that you can be with your Tim
xxx

Lori said...

The book is fabulous, I guess I missed the Distrezz-it-all, will have to check it out. Glad nothing came about as a result of the leak, but if it did, I'm sure Tim coulda fixed it with just a memo pin and glossy accents.

Debi said...

Awesome project! You amaze me...awesome talent!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness Linda, that could have been sooooo nasty - I hope "said language student" is suitably repentant

That book looks amazing

judith@poppy cottage said...

Thank goodness you are safe and sound Linda. Your book is awesome, and that new Distress it all looks fabulous. Hope we get to see the inside soon. See you next week! Judith xx

Sid said...

Sounds like a very lucky escape, what the demon booze can do eh!! Anyway you can now get very distressed easily can't you? :-) Great idea for a book of ink colours !

Katy said...

wow what a day you had, you sure have someone watching over you! Lovely book.

Katy x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous book Linda! and I do like the sounds of that new tool.

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Rachel said...

Gorgeous book. I'd like to volunteer to give it a really good, loving, safe home. You know, just in case it needs adopting.

Since you have the new tool from Zutter, could you tell us all about it from a user's point of view? I'd love to know more.

* Shaz * said...

OMG i don't know how you kept so calm i'd have had the students bag packed quicker than i can fart lol you could have all been killed, dosent bare thinking about, fabulous book though xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gods Almighty hun, it lucky that you didn't all pass out with the gas fumes!!! I think I am with John on this one.. the language etc Glad to know you is okies though.. loving your book, need to see this one in persons pleasings.. and I need to see that Distrezzy thing too.. in person ;o)) Just for research to see if I need one or not LOL Have a goodly day hun... big hugs xx

Julia Dunnit said...

OMgee, you guys came incredibly close..so many people don't know about NOT using a light switch in the event of a gas leak/accidental thingy. Am very glad you're here today.
The book is just fabulous, I really love it. I even forgive you for the distresser....but really - you need a guide to the inks? Nah - use it as a diary next time you go on a trip...I'm sure it won't be long before you can go somewhere..

madelynb said...

OMG!!! You are soooooo lucky. The stars were aligned just right. So glad you and yours are safe and well. Love the book. You ARE going to show us the inside. Right? Are you taking it to show you know who?

craftytrog said...

Glad you are all safe Linda, would hate think of you with disressed edges yourself! Book looks fantastic! xx

Lou and Mel said...

Your blog makes us laugh - we really enjoy reading it and looking at your projects.

We have left you an award on our blog - hope you enjoy it.
Have a fab bank holiday weekend and how many sleeps now????

Dallying Debz said...

I think I would have still been consoling myself, not in blogland or craft land. Glad to hear alls well though.

Love the idea of a distress ink book. Cover looks fab

Linda said...

your guardian angel was watching! Love the book..every time I say no more new tools I see something "I have to get that" ;)

TinaB said...

OMG! Glad you all ok hun xx The book is amazing! Let's see inside xx

JoFY said...

Love the book - does this mean I don't have to make you a colour guide??!! lol
Show us the inside - come on - we NEED to see inside!
Glad you're all ok - when we left the gas on the hob was lit! I went in several hours later and couldn't work out why the kitchen was so warm! lol oops

Hels Sheridan said...

Aha, there be an award just for you on me blog :O)) x

Helen said...

Oh, and there's one from me too! (feel free to combine them!)

Dawn said...

Some one is looking down on you and keeping you safe for the other (Lord) Tim Holtz and also druken student flippin heck can you imagine if he lived on his own? (perish the thought) your all safe and that's the main thing (your beautiful new house the thoughts that must have run through your minds. but you are safe yay! and I also want to see inside pretty please with a cherry on the top!

Love Dawn xx

Paula Gale said...

O M G.... what would blog land and the crafting world done if the student had got up first - cos he was bound to put the light on aaarrrgggghhh - doesn't bear thinking about... thank god John had the piece of mind not to turn the light on... or have a cigarette or whatever eek!!!

Anyway - the book is a bit good aint it??? Can we have a look inside some time.. eh?

Apart from coming to look at your fabby artwork and reading your horrifying story - I have an award for you on my blog if you would like to collect it - of course its not compulsary cos you must get 20 per day... thanks

Paula x x x

Carmen said...

OOOOOOOOOOOh literal goosebumps here. How scary! Thank goodness for hubbys quick thinking!

As for the book, total gorgeousness. MUST see inside you tease you!

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