Friday, October 30, 2015

More Fun With Glue Dots


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As our fans know we love a contest while we hop so three lucky commenters will win a prize package that includes:
Glue Dots® Craft Dots 3/8”
Glue Dots® Mini Dots 3/16”
Glue Dots® Removable Dots 3/8”
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous®
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous®
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®
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Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.
My post for today is:
A little more Halloween fun, that uses more Glue Dots than you think.
MATERIALS:
Prismacolor Pencils in Imperial Violet, Copenhagen Blue, Cool Grey 30%, Cool Grey 20%, White, Black, Metallic Silver, Chartruese, Neon Green, Orange, Dark Brown, Yellow Ochre
Black Twine
Black Embroidery Floss
Tapestry Needle
Small, Die Cut Skull  (I used my Silhouette to cut a file I purchased from their store)
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock Base
Craft Knife
Heat Gun
Nonstick Craft Sheet

DIRECTIONS:
1)  Stamp the image on Mixed Media Paper
2)  Color the image with pencils.  The background was colored first with Imperial Purple for the top and Copenhagen Blue for the bottom.   Then, it was burnished with Cool Grey 30%.  The crow was colored with Black first and then burnished on parts with Metallic Silver.  His beak is Yelllow Ochre.  The skull was Black and Cool Grey 20% and burnished with white.  The leaves were Orange, Neon Green, Chartruese and Dark Brown.
3)  Use the tapestry needle to poke a hole in the top of the die cut skull.
4)  Use the Removable Glue Dots to adhere the die cut skull to the craft sheet.  (Otherwise, the little skull will get blown all over the place when you try to heat emboss it.)
5)  Tap the skull with Clear Embossing Ink.
6)  Cover with Opaque White Embossing Powder.
7)  Carefully remove the skull with the craft knife and move it to another location on the craft sheet, gently shaking it to remove any excess powder.
8)  Heat emboss the powder.
9)  Repeat steps 5-8.
10)  Cut the twine into two pieces and adhere one end of each piece around the back of the project with Craft Glue Dots.
11)  Adhere the image to the black card stock.
12)  Apply one Craft Glue Dot under the area where the bow will be and press the twine into it, leaving a 3-4 inch length of twine on either side.
13)  Tie the twine into a knot.
14)  Remove the skull from the craft sheet and use the tapestry needle to thread it onto a small piece of embroidery floss.
15)  Tie the embroidery floss around the knot.
16)  Tie the twine into a bow.
17)  Place Mini Glue Dots in several spots under the bow and twine to attach to the background and press down.
18)  Use Mini Glue dots to press the skull down onto the background.

19)  Attach the card top to the base with Glue Dots.

Here are all the posts for today:


Thursday, October 29, 2015

All About the Dead Theme Week Dreamweaver Spider Card

This week's Stampendous theme is All About the Dead.  While my post doesn't have a skull, skeleton, or anything else dead on it, I can assure you that if THIS were in my house, it would be dead in short order:


Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Twine
Scotch Removable Tape
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
3D Foam Squares
White Glue if needed for rhinestone
Distress Ink in Weathered Wood by Ranger
Distress Ink Tool by Ranger
Embossing Heat Tool
Sharp Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Rhinestone
Paper Towel

Instructions:

  1. The base card stock is 5 3/4" by 9 1/4", folded on the top.
  2. Tape the Spider Web Stencil down on gray card stock using the removable tape.
  3. Tap the large stencil brush on the Versa Mark pad, and then on the paper towels to remove the excess ink.
  4. Use the stencil brush in a circular motion over the Spider Web Stencil to create the image with the watermark ink.
  5. Remove the stencil from the card stock.
  6. Generously pour the 3D White Glitter Embossing Powder over the spider web image and tap off the excess.
  7. Use your heat tool to emboss the web.  Do not be alarmed if the complete spider web image does not turn out perfectly.  It adds to the charm and distressed look.
  8. Stamp the Halloween Wish Image with Memento Ink on white card stock.
  9. Cut around the Halloween sentiment.
  10. Use the Distress Ink tool to apply Distress Ink to the edges of the words.
  11. Carefully tape the spider stencil in the location you like using the removable tape.
  12. Use the palette knife to apply the Embossing Paste.  You will need to put a little paste on the upper part of the stencil and use the back of the knife to pull it down from the top. (Imagine a squeegee).  It will not turn out perfect because it will be running over the 3D embossing powder on the web.
  13. While the paste is still wet, carefully apply the rhinestone.  You may want tweezers for this.  If it does not stick, use the white glue to adhere it to the spider body.
  14. As you allow the paste to dry, adhere the Halloween Wish sentiment to black card stock and then cut all the way around, a little ways away from the words.
  15. Cut purple card stock to fit the outside of the card.
  16. Cut a black inner mat.
  17. Adhere the gray background to the black mat.
  18. Wrap May Arts Twine around the card, adhering it in the back.
  19. Adhere the card to be card base.
  20. Use the 3D foam squares to place the sentiment on the card.
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoyed the post.  Visit the rest of the Dreamweaver Blogs for today for a little more All About the Dead Fun!






Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's All About the Dead Theme Week

This week, the Stampendous Team is All About the Dead!  Yes, it is Halloween Week, and we are getting creepy!  This project will also serve as a post for the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween.

Materials:

Stampendous Skeleton Lady Rubber Stamp RS-R229
Mixed Media White Paper
Real Red Opaque Embossing Powder
Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
Aged Black Embossing Enamel
Versamark Pen
Stazon Black Ink
Crayola 24 Count Crayon
Black Chalk Paint
Red Rhinestones
Paint Brush
Paper Towels
Embossing Heat Gun
Black Card Stock

Directions:

1)  Stamp the Mixed Media Paper.
2)  Color the image with crayons.  Make sure to color the white sections.  Use a lot of pressure in the areas that you want to make more colorful and less pressure where you would like a more muted look.
3)  Paint over the entire piece with chalk paint and wipe off with a paper towel.
4)  Use the Versamark Pen on the edges and emboss with the Aged Black Embossing Enamel to "distress".
5)  Use the Versamark Pen to add a layer of Real Red Opaque Embossing Powder to create a bloody drip from the top.
6)  Use the Versamark Pen to add an additional layer of embossing powder--this time, using Red Tinsel Embossing Powder to make it appear a little shiny.
7)  Assemble the card.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my All About the Dead and 31 Days of Halloween post.  I hope you liked it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Glue Dots Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Glue Dots Blog Hop!

As our fans know we love a contest while we hop so three lucky commenters will win a prize package that includes:
Glue Dots® Craft Dots 3/8”
Glue Dots® Mini Dots 3/16”
Glue Dots® Removable Dots 3/8”
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous®
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous®
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®
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Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.
Here is my post for today:
Materials:
Stazon Black Ink
Tombow Dual Marker #606
Water Brush
Prismacolor Pencils in Jasmine, White, Canary Yellow, Orange, Neon Orange, Pale Vermillion, Neon Green, and Marine Green
Core'dinations Card Stock
Black Embroidery Floss
Non Stick Craft Mat
Heat Gun
Scissors
Craft Knife

Directions:
1)  Stamp on the mixed media paper and let dry.
2)  Color the background using the Tombow Dual Markers and water brush.  Let dry.
3)  Color the pumpkin, moon and cat eyes with Prismacolor Pencils.
4)  Use the Craft Glue Dots to adhere to the orange card stock.

5)  Adhere Craft Glue Dots along the edge of the stamped image.  I found the easiest way to do this is to place the dispenser where you want the dot and wiggle it back and forth a couple of times before you remove it.  
6)  Count the dots you laid down in step 5.  This is how many "spiders" you need.
7)  Cut a 12" piece of the embroidery floss and remove 2 strands of the 6.

8)  Lay the floss on the craft sheet and place Mini Glue Dots over the top of the floss at about 1/2" intervals, starting about 1/4" from the end.
9)  Cover the first Glue Dot with a good deal of Aged Black Embossing Enamel.

10)  Press the embossing enamel into the Glue Dot.  Brush the excess down to the second dot.  Repeat until all the dots are covered in powder.

11)  Heat emboss the powder on the Glue Dots.

12)  Cut the embroidery floss between the Glue Dots.
13)  Using the craft knife, remove the "spiders" from the craft sheet and place carefully in the centers of the Craft Glue Dots.

14)  Use the craft knife to seperate the thread "legs" and press them into position on the larger Glue Dots.

15)  Cover the Glue Dots with Lime Micro Glitter, press in gently and brush off the excess.

16)  Use the craft knife to gently scrape off any glitter that may have stuck to the bodies of the spiders.

Don 't forget to comment on all the blogs.  Here are the posts for today:


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dreamweaver Thursday and Nathalie Kalbach Stamps

Although I am not technically playing along with the Nathalie Kalbach blog hop today, I was inspired to use one of her stamps on my Dreamweaver Thursday card.  Here it is:


Stampendous:
SSC1190 Say It Today Perfectly Clear Stamps™
NKCRS05 Cling Kaffee Klatsch
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
Blue Tinsel Embossing Powder
Micro Glitter in Black, Teal and China Blue
Jewel Royal Ultra Fine Glitter
Pearl White Ultra Fine Glitter
Versamark Ink
Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Double Sided Mounting Paper
Vegetable Based Soap
Scotch by 3M 1/2" Adhesive
Embossing Heat Tool
Scissors
Paper Trimmer

Instructions:

  1. Cut the base 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and fold in half on the side.
  2. Cut the Double Sided Mounting Paper to fit the Peacock Feather Stencil.  Leave it in a rectangle shape.
  3. Using the Acrylic Handle and Versamark Ink, stamp the Thank You from the Say It Today stamp set onto white paper.
  4. Pour Blue Tinsel Embossing Powder over the Thank You and shake off the excess.
  5. Emboss with the embossing tool.
  6. Using the Acrylic Handle and Versamark Ink, stamp the doily from the Kaffee Klatsch stamp set several times over green paper.
  7. Pour the Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder over the stamped images and shake off the excess.
  8. Heat with the embossing too until the powder turns white and puffs up.
  9. Rub the bar of soap on the back of the Peacock Feather Stencil.  You should have a light film of soap all across the back of the stencil when you are finished.
  10. Use the brush to gently remove the soap "crumbles" off the back of the stencil.
  11. Remove the backing from one side of the mounting paper, revealing the adhesive.
  12. Place the stencil, soap side down, on the adhesive side of the paper.
  13. Pinch some of the black glitter into the "eye" of the peacock feather.
  14. Continue to pinch glitter colors into the wells of the feather stencil.
  15. When all of the stencil wells appear to be covered, rub it in a little with your finger.
  16. Brush off any excess glitter.
  17. Place the project upside down on a hard, flat surface.
  18. Peel a little of the mounting paper from the a corner of the stencil.
  19. Using this piece, slowly remove all of the mounting paper from the Peacock Feather Stencil, while leaving the stencil flat.
  20. Pour the White Pearl Glitter over the top of the feather, brushing off the excess.
  21. Remove the backing from the project and attach it to white card stock.
  22. Use scissors to trim the feather and the Thank You words close to the images.
  23. Assemble the card.

  Here are the other folks posting for the Dreamweaver Thursday today:






Wednesday, October 21, 2015

31 Days of Halloween

Welcome to my Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Post for day 21!  This was a VERY EASY project:

Materials:

Crayola 24 Count Rubber Stamp
Paint brush
Computer Paper
Stayzon Ink
Black Acrylic Paint
Paper towel
Hemp
Bead
Black Card Stock

Directions:

1)  Stamp onto computer paper with Stayzon and let it dry. 
2)  Color hard with crayons over the entire thing.  Be sure to use an extra layer of crayon in white over the words and the areas you don’t want to color. 
3) Crumple the paper.  
4) Unwrinkle the paper and paint it with the black acrylic paint.  
5) Dab off the excess with a paper towel.
6)  Paint the edges again to "distress".  Let dry.
7)  Assemble the card.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Even More Buttons!


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We are SO EXCITED to be hopping with Buttons Galore and More for a whole week. We have some fun projects to share that all include an abundance of buttons that were so generously sent to our team.
Buttons Galore and More provides a wide selection including specialty designed embellishments for celebrations, holidays, and various other events and themes. Find a plethora of choices on their website at Buttons Galore and More!

Prizes

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Yes, we have PRIZES! There are three (3) prize packages that include one of each:
  • Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
  • Create Christmas Die Cut Set
  • Assortment of Buttons
To be eligible, you must be a US resident (see Official Rules), comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Deadline to comment for our prizes is Sunday, October 18, 2015. Winners will be selected by random.org and will be announced sometime on Monday, October 19th.
Wait! For our Aussie friends, be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
Here is my button project for today:

Materials:
Tombow Dual Markers in  947, 969, 912, 847, 977, 873, 451, 493, 443 and 879
Tombow Blending Palette
Watercolor Paper
Brush  (I used the water reservoir style)
May Arts Ribbon
Rhinestones
Heat Tool
Balger Cord
Large Needle
Thick Foam (like kids' craft foam)
Scissors
Prismacolor Pencils in Non Photo Blue, Cool Grey 90%, Dark Brown, Rose Deco
Card Stock
Adhesive

Directions:
1.  Stamp both images with Versamark on watercolor paper.  Stamp the Snowflake image twice next to each other.
2.  Cover with White Pearl Embossing Powder and shake off the excess.
3.  Use the Embossing Heat Tool to emboss the background.
4.  Color both images with Tombow markers and the brush.  I colored on the blending palette and picked up the color and painted with my water brush.  Let dry.
5.  Cut around the snow queen image with scissors.
6.  Adhere the snow queen to the background.  
7.  Place the project on the foam and use the needle to poke holes in swirl shapes coming from her hand.
8.  Backstitch with the Balger cord into all of the holes, sewing down the buttons wherever you want them.
9.  Enhance the snow queen image by coloring over some of the water colored muscles with colored pencils.  Color around the snow queen image cut out with non-photo blue.
10.  Assemble the card, placing shanked buttons over the May Arts ribbon.
11.  Add rhinestones.

Don't forget that today's post is part of a blog hop!  So, leave a comment and check out the rest of the players for today:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

31 Days of Halloween and Dreamweaver Thursday

Welcome to Dreamweaver Thursday and another 31 Days of Halloween Post for Smeared and Smudged!  Here is my post for today:


This is what it looks like in the shade......

and this is what it looks like in the sunlight.
Materials:

Black Pigment Ink
DecoArt Chalk Paint in Black
Green Raffia
Card Stock in Black, Green and Purple
Removable Tape
Red Rhinestones
Paper Towels
Brush
Embossing Heat Gun
3D Foam Squares
Adhesive
Craft Mat

Directions:

1.  Use the Versmark Ink to stamp the Damask Bats Rubber Stamp on green card stock.
2.  Pour Kaliedoscope Embossing Poser over the stamped image and shake off excess.
3.  Heat Emboss
4.  Stamp Halloween Wish stamp on purple card stock using black pigment ink.
5.  Pour Marcasite Embossing Powder over the word and shake off the excess.
6.  Heat Emboss
7.  Put a little chalk ink onto your craft mat and add some water.
8.  Paint over the top of the bat image and tap off with paper towels.
9.  Use the paint on the edges of the bat image and the words to distress the images.  Let dry.
10.  Tape the stencil over the bat damask image.  Use a large piece of tape across the top of the entire stencil.  Then, tape all around the edges and the bottom.
11.  Use the palette knife to place the embossing paste on the paste spreader.  Make sure that the strip of paste you use is as long as the stencil is wide.
12.  Place the paste spreader on the top edge of the stencil.  The paste should be at the bottom and facing you.
13.  With the spreader in constant contact with the stencil, pull it towards you, filling in all the wells of the stencil with paste.
14.  Use the palette knife to scrape the paste off the stencil and place it back in the container.
15.  Remove the tape from the sides and bottom of the stencil.
16.  Using the tape on the top as a hinge, carefully lift the stencil from a corner.
17.  Remove the stencil completely and let the paste dry.
18.  Tie raffia around the bottom of the image.
19.  Use 3D Foam Dots to attach the words.
20.  Attach the image to the background.
21.  Place the rhinestones for eyes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Here are the rest of the players for Dreamweaver Thursday this week:





Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Buttons Galore!

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We are SO EXCITED to be hopping with Buttons Galore and More for a whole week. We have some fun projects to share that all include an abundance of buttons that were so generously sent to our team.
Buttons Galore and More provides a wide selection including specialty designed embellishments for celebrations, holidays, and various other events and themes. Find a plethora of choices on their website at Buttons Galore and More!

Prizes

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Yes, we have PRIZES! There are three (3) prize packages that include one of each:
  • Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
  • Create Christmas Die Cut Set
  • Assortment of Buttons
To be eligible, you must be a US resident (see Official Rules), comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Deadline to comment for our prizes is Sunday, October 18, 2015. Winners will be selected by random.org and will be announced sometime on Monday, October 19th.
Wait! For our Aussie friends, be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
Here is my post for the day:
Materials:
SSC1190 Say it Today Clear Stamps
DWLL3025 Mushrooms Stencil

Blue Tinsel Embossing Powder
Stampendous Pearl Glitter in White, Tiger Lily, Green and Royal 
Stampendous Jewel Glitter in Royal and Western Blue

Stampendous Micro Glitter in Gold and Copper
Acrylic Stamp Handle
3/4" Stencil Brush
Versamark Ink

Buttons Galore & More Buttons Scary HB109 Collection and Pet Shop BCB127 Collection
Glue Dots Craft Dots

Amplify in White
May Arts Twine

3D Foam Squares
Double Sided Mounting Paper
Handmade Hawaiian Soap
Heat Tool

Instructions:

  1. Cut the Double Sided Mounting Paper to fit the stencil
  2. Using the Acrylic Handle and Versamark Ink, stamp the Thank You from the Say It Today stamp set onto white paper.
  3. Pour Blue Tinsel Embossing Powder over the Thank You and shake off the excess.
  4. Emboss with the heat tool.
  5. Rub the bar of soap on the back of the Mushrooms Stencil.  You should have a light film of soap all across the back of the stencil when you are finished.
  6. Use the brush to gently remove the soap "crumbles" off the back of the stencil.
  7. Remove the backing from one side of the mounting paper, revealing the adhesive.
  8. Place the stencil, soap side down, on the adhesive side of the paper.
  9. Pinch the colored glitter into the wells of the mushrooms.  You will be "coloring" these in any colors you like.
  10. When all of the stencil wells appear to be colored, rub the glitter in with your finger.
  11. Brush off any excess glitter.
  12. Place the project upside down on a hard, flat surface.
  13. Peel a little of the mounting paper from the a corner of the stencil.
  14. Using this piece, slowly remove all of the mounting paper from the stencil, while leaving the stencil flat.
  15. Pour the White Pearl Glitter over the top of the project, brushing off the excess.
  16. Squeeze the Amplify onto the project to create dots.
  17. Heat the dots until they puff up.
  18. Remove the backing from the mushrooms and place on a dark green card stock mat.
  19. Adhere the words onto a dark green card stock mat.
  20. Adhere the mushrooms onto a yellow card stock background.
  21. Wrap the May Arts Twine around the bottom of the card.   Tie and adhere to the background with a Glue Dot.
  22. Adhere the words with 3D Foam Squares
  23. Adhere the project to a dark green card base.
  24. Adhere the buttons with Craft Glue Dots.

 Here Are the Rest of the Players for today.  Be sure to leave comments for your chance to win!



Friday, October 9, 2015

Got It? Haunt It--If the Shoe Fits!

This is my last post in the Stampendous Theme Week, "Got it? Haunt It".  This card really surprised me, because I was having a hard time deciding what to do with this stamp.  Once I chose a more "glam" theme, I just kept thinking, "What would Glinda wear?"


Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Chameleon™ Markers (Purple Grape, Spring Green, Black)
Shrink Plastic
Hole Punch
French Curve or Oval Punch
Heat Embossing Tool
Long Handled Tweezers
Clear & Orange Rhinestones
Scotch® 1/2" Adhesive Tape by 3M®
5" Machine and Adhesive by Xyron®
Ribbon by May Arts
Paper Trimmer
Sharp Scissors
  1. Cut the base of the card 3 3/4" by 11" and fold on the top.
  2. Cut purple card stock to 3 3/4" by 5 1/2" and adhere to the base.
  3. Stamp both green and orange card stock with the Damask Bats in VersaMark Ink.
  4. Pour clear embossing powder over the stamped images and shake off the excess.
  5. Use the Heat Tool to emboss the powder.
  6. Stamp the Shoe Fits Image with Memento Ink on the Mixed Media Paper.
  7. Color the Shoe Fits image with Chameleon Markers in Spring Green and Purple Grape.
  8. Sand the shrink plastic.
  9. Place the Spider Stencil on the plastic and lightly trace the images with a pen.
  10. Color the spider with a Black Chameleon Pen.
  11. Use the hole punch to create a hole between the upper legs.
  12. Use sharp scissors to cut around the spider.  Cut around the legs instead of between them.  Also, leave plenty of plastic above the hole.
  13. Use the Heat Tool to shrink the spider.  You can hold it in place with the long handled tweezers.
  14. Use the French Curve to draw an oval around the letters in the Shoe Fits Image and then cut it out.  Alternatively, you could use a punch or die.
  15. Adhere the words to a piece of black card stock and cut, leaving a little border of black around the oval.
  16. Cut around the shoe.
  17. Trim the green bats card stock, black card stock and orange card stock.
  18. Adhere the orange card stock to the black and that to the green, lining up the top edges.
  19. Mount the words to the orange bats.
  20. Run the shoe through the Xyron machine and adhere to the orange bats.
  21. Place clear rhinestones on the shoe.
  22. Place the orange rhinestone on the spider body.
  23. Wrap the ribbons and beads around the bottom of the green bats, creating a nice bow.
  24. Attach the spider as a charm to the bow using twine, and creating an additional bow.
  25. Mount the project to the background.
I hope you enjoyed this card!  It is one of my favorites.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Then, check out the rest of the players today: