Friday, January 24, 2014

Tips




The Christian race is one filled with battles, uphill struggles, falls and distractions but Jesus runs with us and therefore it is also filled with peace, joy, growth, and the assurance that it will end and there will be a prize.

I subscribe to a daily online devotion called Good Morning Girls and I loved this thought today.  I thought you might also!

Before we left for Florida, I got a perm.  My hair is so, so straight and the humidity is not a good thing for straight, straight hair.  It was the best thing I did for Florida weather and the bonus of all of this is that Jon has told me 6 or 7 times how much he loves it,  You can't get better than that can you?  What do you think?

I went to a demo at the Owl and Pussy Cat Scrapbooking Store on Wednesday.  It was fun and I learned a few new tips that I am sharing below.
  • When spritzing your paper it always curls.  If you spritz the back first it helps to keep it from curling as much.
  • On the larger 6x6 stamps, ink the stamp and lay your paper on top of the inked stamp,.  Then when lifting up your stamped image, hold finger on corner to lift it and your won't smear it.
  • If you use water color paper, the colors won't be as intense as if they would be if you use smooth paper.  She calls smooth paper Brayer paper. 
  • She used a glass mat when she used her craft knife.  You get a much more crisp cut.  I am going to ask her more about it tomorrow when I  take a class.
That's it for today!  Have a great day!!!

16 comments:

Rita Crabb said...

I saw you picture and loved your new look before I read your post. You look wonderful. And thanks for the tips too.

Sharman said...

First of all, Yes being a christian does not mean that we will not have those battles or struggles or free from the battles of life but yes it does mean that we have someone to lean on and know that He is walking right with us through lifes struggles. Second, LOVE the perm. It is so funny because the girls that go through beauty school now don't even know how to give a perm because they say that people do not gets perms any longer so they do not teach them about doing them. If I want a perm, I have go back to another stylist. Ha Ha. Third, when you say that once you stamp the image and you put your finger in the corner to lift it, are you talking about corner of the paper or corner of the stamp? Enjoy your Florida stay...

ednamburgess said...

Like the permed look. I did that before a cruise and was very happy that I did. Was easy for me to take care of. Thanks for passing on the tips. Enjoy your warmer weather. It's -2 to here today. Burrrr. Edna

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said.....
When I am challenged love reading Footprints in the Sand, its so beautiful and such a wonderful reminder.

LOL, now you look like me Joan. I too have straight oily hair and have to get a perm every 3 months, my hair doesnt hold it long and I have a similar short style, so only get 1 cut in between the next perm.

Thanks for your tips. Glad your enjoying classes.

Joan Fricker said...

Sharman, I edited the post to hopefully explain it better. I am talking about the corner of the paper.

Sarah Stainback said...

I love your curly hair. Got a perm last week, and mine is quite curly now.Mostly older folks visit the salon where I go, and they all know how to give perms. My hair is not only straight, but very fine. I thought when it got gray, it would be coarser and easier to manage, but not so.

Patti J said...

Love your post today! You look so pretty with curls! My hair is straight too - can't do much with it. Thanks for your wonderful words, and also for your tips. I think I must subscribe to that daily post!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Well Good Afternoon, I love quote, can always use them to make me think a little more. Your hair is beautiful and I do love the red on you, you just pop in this photo, time to change the blog picture. I've been working on cards the last couple of days, have about 10 that need to be done before I head for FL on the 4th. I'm also get a perm next week, but that's nothing new for me, but mine is so easy to do now. Love the tips, can alway use more in what we are doing. Enjoy your time in the SUNSHINE state.

Mary said...

Thank you my dear Joan, for speaking out for Christ like you do and I am doing business with Terry now and she is a nice gal. Miss you like you used to visit us every day but I know you like a little free time also don't blame you at all as I will be 80 my next b-day. Have a wonderful vacation and I love you hair it is so cute and I had mine cut real short as I have baby fine hair too and now I wear all kinds of hair pieces lots of fun. I live here too in FL and it is very humid some days and down goes the hair do.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOL! Me too ... love the perm ... no wonder Jon keep commenting on it ... you look so darn cute!! Thanks for the tips ... some I knew and some I didn't! How sweet of you to share! I think I'll pass this Daily Devotional site onto my daughter ... she loves the Daily Devotion book I bought through your guidance. And she's always on the computer/smart phone so she'll really like this! Thanks!! Enjoy that sunshine ... you're going to freeze when you get back home unless spring comes early!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your new do looks great. thanks for the tips. Glad you're enjoying the sunshine and have found a fun new place to shop. Thanks for sharing the devotional thoughts.

Juanita Braun said...

I also have hair problems and loved all the comments on perms. Don't know where I would be without them. They sure have come a long way over the years. Your hair is so pretty and so soft looking and I think you are pretty inside and out. Loved your tips.

Mihaela said...

Hi Joan! You look great with the perm and I think it is easier for you to arrange and style it. Thanks for the tips, good to know!

Janine said...

Hi Joan!! Janine here!! I hear you and your hubby retired!! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Great tips Joan. Thanks for sharing them. I am glad you are enjoying your retirement. You earned it.
Jackie

ionabunny said...

Perms are so easy to look after and this one looks natural and suits you. Win win. Thanks for the tips. Enjoy the class