Rich and Famous and Not So Famous

Me and the Hamburglar

This weekend I met a celebrity. Yes, I really did. A famed figure since childhood. The Hamburglar. Robble Robble. This was one of the not so glamorous moments for the Hamburglar as it was a 105 degrees out and I can only imagine what it was actually like to be in that costume. I kinda felt bad for him, until I was reminded of the fact that he liked to steal burgers and I don’t want him to steal mine in the near future!

This got me to thinking…hmm, there have been a few other celebrities that I’ve met that would be fun to show you…and I might add some of these are celebrity impersonators, some are not. I just thought it would be fun to show both.

finger lickin' good
Here I am with a Colonel Sanders look-a-like in downtown Louisville. He actually charges for pictures so we had to pay him a buck.

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I swear, I don’t wear this shirt all the time! Anyway, here I am in Nashville with Honest Abe. I remember yelling, “Hey Abe, can I take your picture?” I think it embarrassed my sister. Heehee.

Last year I met a TV icon…Candace Cameron. I was so nervous having to ask for a pic, but I totally idolized her as DJ Tanner on Full House. How could I not?

This past year at CHA, I got to meet Candy Spelling. She made sure I covered up my name tag with her book.

While there I also met famed crafter Carol Duvall. I grew up watching her on the Home show!

And the always fabulous Brini Maxwell.

me and the weinermobile
The Weinermobile made a stop in Lexington a couple of summers go. It doesn’t get more celebrity than this! I was in dog heaven!

I guess I’ve met some other famous people, but eh, I don’t get all built up into a tizzy over it. They’re people too! I get more excited over the kitschy character ones like the Hamburglar anyway. Heehee.

Hope you have a great Monday!

Until next time Swellions!


Fun with Shrink Plastic

S with fab Brini Maxwell illustrations

I’ve been having fun making little shrink plastic creations. I want to get some more Sharpies and colored pencils to make up more. I only have a couple of colors of Sharpies at the moment, so I couldn’t really do much. I did make them very basic and geometric, which I think turned out successful. By the way, I photographed these first two on the inside pages of Brini Maxwell’s Guide to Gracious Living. Gotta give a shout out. The illustration and photography in this is wonderfully mod!

S with fab Brini Maxwell illustrations

For these, I chose to outline a 3 inch vinyl sticker stuck to my shrink plastic. I had to carefully remove it not to leave any sticky. It worked really well, since I know my handwriting couldn’t match that of a font if I tried. I used an old Aleene’s Shrinky Dink that I had on hand. It’s not currently sold, but there are plenty in the marketplace and at your local craft store, so finding it should be easy! They also have an inkjet printable version, so you could not even bother with doodling an image, rather you could have a clean and precise designed illustration or photo. It’s really up to what tickles your fancy!

TP Shrink Art

I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with these, but I know there are tons of things to try. Even if they end up in a drawer, it’s a fun creative exploration that I got to discover as I watched TV.

I thought it would be fun to see what other projects were out there, so here’s a list of some super simple & fun ones you may like to try as well!

Check out these amazing Shrinky Dink illustrative necklaces by my friend Silvia!

Make a statement with this necklace from Alisa Burke.

June at Planet June stamps on your shrinky dinks to make super fab ring

Wear your pet around your neck with Punky Style

Revisit the 80’s with these fun Cassette tape shrinky dinks.

Cool spirograph Shrinky Dinks by maitreya…remind me of childhood.

Kristy Neale’s adorable Home Sweet Home card.

Cool photo toy camera photo pendants from jnhkrawczk’s Flickr stream

Rad medals from sirmorrow on Instructables.

Until next time Swellions!