Saturday, December 28, 2013

Drunken Stampers Challenge #156-Person: Marilyn Monroe or Anything Glamorous or Glam!

 Hello All!

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!  My family Christmas celebration is actually today.  We waited so my nephew and his family were able to join us!  I can't wait to see them!

Make sure to join in the fun with Drunken Stampers Challenge #156--Person: Marilyn Monroe or Anything Glamorous or Glam!  Most of the design team focused on Marilyn, but I went with glamorous.  Make sure to check the other design team members' blogs! 

Both stamps are from Crackerbox Palace Rubber Stamps.  Their site is being updated, so check back later.  I paper pieced the glamorous woman and the mirror.  The pearls are from Zva Creative and the purple papers are from Club Scrap.  My friend Vicky B. came up with the idea of using thin copper wire to make bobby pins!  Such a great idea...there are some in her hair, but they are hard to see due the pink curlers. 

OMG, do you remember those curlers?  The soft sponge ones or the hard plastic...which did you choose?  For me, the sponge rollers were the only ones I wanted to sleep in...but my mom sometimes had other ideas.  The hard plastic weren't too bad if you used them when we needed the hair style right away.  Then you had to put on the hair bonnet, connect it, and reverse the vacuum to dry your hair.  I had my hair curled almost mom felt I everyone needed curls.  :)  What was even worse were the home perms....yuck!  Check out that wonderful hair style on my first Communion photo...the glasses were pretty cool!  They were pink with glitter...could be in style now!  I was so glad when the Seventies came...straight hair, but then you had to iron it so it was perfectly straight!  It's amazing I still have hair.
Make sure to create something using Challenge #156-Person: Marilyn Monroe or Anything Glamorous or Glam!  You could become our next Life of the Party!  

You have until Jan 3rd at 11:59pm PST to post your link.  I'd love to see what you can do with this challenge!


  1. Ohhhh Karen your post made me giggle!! I used to sleep in rollers too, I always wanted curly hair (still do!). I love how you used the wire to make bobby pins and I adore your first communion picture, pink glittery glasses??!!! LOVE!!

  2. Very good card. If I wanted curls my mom would wash my hair and then put it up in much softer on my head.

  3. That is one fabulous photo of you, Karen! Of course, as a curly-hair, I longed for straight growing up. Older and wiser. :D
    And as to your card -- glam indeed! The bobby pins are indeed a perfect touch.

  4. Me too I always wanted curly hair! Terrible perms....and yep, I wonder sometimes how I still have hair. I had glasses very similar to yours in the 80s, so it should be time for them to be in style again! lol! Love this card - getting glamorous is hard work! Those bobby pins are freaking genius!

  5. OMG! I. Love. This. Card! The bobby pins? Brilliant! Your communion picture is absolutely priceless! Way to rock those glasses! As a straight haired chick, I always wanted curly hair. As a kid, home perms by my Mom always were a terrifying experience. And when not getting perms, she used the hard pink plastic curlers. We even had some kind of hair dryer contraption, like they have in salons. Thinking back on it now, it was like a reverse vacuum with a plastic shower cap attached to the hose! LOL!