Monday, November 23, 2015

The Hardest Part

STAMPS: Awesomely Artistic, Elementary Elegance (ret. SAB) INK: Basic Black Archival, Copic Markers B02, B16, B37, G24, G46  CARDSTOCK: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Silver Glimmer Paper, Smoky Slate DSP (ret.), Silver Cording Trim, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals
For me, the hardest part about moving across country wasn't the planning, purging, and packing. Yes, it was exhausting, both physically and mentally, but the really hardest part was saying good-bye to my friends. Some of them I'd known for over thirty years, and some of them were newer friends I made through our shared love of stamping. One of those is Becky, who holds a special place in my heart. We became closer than just stamping buddies, and without her help and resources, I'm not sure we could have pulled off the move as well as we did. So, huge shout out to Becky, whom I love and miss so much!

Becky's birthday was Saturday, and since we both love the color blue, I made another card using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, but in shades of blue this time. This one was a little trickier to fussy-cut, because I wanted it to look like some of it was hanging off the edges of the rectangle on which it was stamped. That involved the Stampin' Trimmer and some very careful straight cuts. If I had been smart, I would have cut it before I colored it, in case the blade slipped. But I lucked out and didn't chop off any important bits, thankfully.

Smiley from Millan.Net

Happy birthday to my friend, Becky. I hope the celebrations are continuing all week!

Meanwhile, in the news: Stampin' Up! started its week-long Online Extravaganza today. Select products are discounted up to 50%, and there are two 24 hour Flash Sales, today and next Monday. Check it out here: ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=100600&dbwsdemoid=2054459

Anyone who places an order through me during the Online Extravaganza will get a personal thank you from me in the mail, and if you use the Hostess Code NX7HKCQB you will be entered to win the Hostess Benefits from this party! The winner will be announced next Tuesday, Dec. 1st.

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