Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Just Found Flapper Lingo Online and Had To Share
By: Mai Bouchet, Special to KCTS 9
August 8, 2011
The term "flapper" evokes the image of short fringe dresses, cigarette holders, bobs and stylish hair accessories.
But beyond these shorter hemlines and daring fashion attitudes was a strong undercurrent of change for women in the Roaring 1920s. This new generation of young woman, tired of men's dominance in society and of the old social norms that stifled them, took on new behaviors previously deemed not suitable for women. They drove cars, drank alcohol, and attended jazz clubs by night where they danced, smoked cigarettes and dated men casually. They began to work outside the home and advocated voting as well as other women's rights.
Along with these new trends and social statements, these flapper girls invented their own slang, some of which still makes an appearance in our vocabulary today. Some of it is indicative of these women's growing liberation: "handcuff" was a slang term for engagement ring, "hush money" was allowance from a father, and "dropping the pilot" meant getting a divorce. This generation even had their own magazine, “The Flapper”, whose tagline was "Not for Old Fogies", that catered to the movement.

Read on below to get in touch with your inner flapper and brush up on the lingo from the 1920s. Are you a tomato, a flapper, or a Trotzky?
Alarm Clock: Chaperone
Bank’s Closed: No kissing
Bean Picker: An individual who attempts to patch up trouble (i.e. picks up spilled beans)
Bee’s Knees: See “Cat’s Pajamas”
Berries: Great (i.e. It’s the berries)
Big Cheese: an important person (originated in this period)
Blouse: Go, to go (i.e. Let’s Blouse)
Cat’s Meow: Something highly sought after
Cat’s Pajamas: Anything good, the best, the greatest
Dapper: Flapper’s father
Ducky: Term of approval
Dud: A wall flower
Dudding Up: Dressing up
Embalmer: A bootlegger
Father Time: Any man over 30 years of age
Fire Extinguisher: A chaperone
Flapper: Girl
Flat Shoes: A fight between a Flapper and her Goof
Fluky: Funny, different, odd
Forty-Niner: Man who is prospecting for a rich wife
Gimlet: A chronic bore
Goof: Sweetie
Handcuff: Engagement ring
His Blue Serge: His sweetheart, his girl
Hooch: liquor
Hopper: Dancer
Out on Parole: A person who has been divorced
Scofflaw: A lawless drinker of illegally made or illegally obtained liquor (coined in 1923)
Sharpshooter: A good dancer who does not hold back while spending money
Snake Charmer: A female bootlegger
Tomato: Good looking girl with no brains
Trotzky: Old lady with a moustache and chin whiskers
Weasel: Girl stealer
Whangdoodle: Jazz music, jazz band
Whiskbroom: Man with whiskers

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Make Paper Flowers For Scrabooking and Card making using Silhouette Cameo Spring Easter

Hey y'all just got finished cutting the image labeled 3D Flowers with my Silhouette Cameo. Spring is almost here do bring on the flowers! I cut a few sizes.
Want me to make them for you check out my ETSY STORE
Take your tweezers at the edge and roll the paper over itself inwards the patern to show will be rolled to the inside(doublesided paper is the best)
Leave a little circle not rolled for the base of your flower
Apply a few glue dots or your fave super tacky fast dry adhesive then uncoiling and opening up the flower a bit press it into the shape of the base hten with the tweezers all along the edge of the flower pinch and roll the edge of the paper under it may tare but after a few times it looks kinda cool like the roughed grunge and vintage texture we love in so many popular products now AKA Tim Holtz

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Look for my upcoming How to videos for Silhouette Cameo

UPDATE!! First video available on You Tube (unboxing machine adjsut blade) (Printing and cutting 1st time) (How to shop, purchase  and download from the online store)

So excited I have recieved my Cameo and I am so amazed at how simple and fun it is to use. Just incase your having any difficulty at all look for my upcoming instructional videos from unboxing to printing and cutting. Stay tuned!