During all the garage sale excitement last Friday, the mailman dropped off this ‘SO sweet‘ blogger RAK from Nicole Cooke. It’s adorable! I love her attention to detail, like: the paisleys over stamped on the big blossom, the crisp and thick black embossing of the sentiment and the hint of red around the edges of the white cardstock (a different take on the ‘fall back on black’ method). Make sure you check out her blog Stampin’ Library Girl. You’ll be glad you did! Nicole, thanks for thinking of me!
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Who doesn’t like ‘happy mail’ and lookie what came to my house by way of SWEET Lizzie and Lizzie Anne Designs. She was giving away this set to whoever guessed closest to the date of her 10th wedding anniversary coming up! So, Congratulations to Lizzie and Phillip who will celebrate 10 years in December! Thank you so much for the set! I can’t wait to stamp something!
If you have a notion to stamp something yourself this afternoon, Lindsey at Embellished is having a contest if you utilize Lizze Anne stamps. It ends tonight, so be quick, check the details and get yourself entered!
I love it when a plan comes together, even if it’s Plan B. I was disappointed when a girlfriend wasn’t able to make a visit in from Atlanta this morning (flight problems). So, I went to Plan B….
Like any good mom, I arranged play dates for both my girls from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and waited for Brown. Here he is coming up my sidewalk, right on time, at 2:46 p.m. I told him that all over the United States there were lots of smiling women waiting UPS today! I’m off to play!
I had admired this beautiful card in the SCS galleries a week or so ago, and let me assure you….the photo cannot do it justice. I know that because I have it in my hot hand! Trudee, thank you for thinking of me and for your sweet, sweet note!
These beautiful blooms are watercolored…incredible. The layers of color and the shading is so pretty. Of course it sparkles…it’s from Trudee. The sewing on the vellum is real. This whole card screams ART. Thank you, Trudee Sauer , thank you!
Sharon Harnist asked me in the comments on a recent post if that was a ‘real’ water lily. YES! A few months back I showed you a dreary, bleak picture of my water garden after a long, hard winter. Man is it ever a sight when the lilies decide to wake up for the summer! The water you see on the leaves is from the gentle splashes of our fountain. Soon, the surrounding flowers will be in full bloom, and I’ll give you a full view. For now, thought I’d give you a snippet of the bliss I enjoy all summer long.
Speaking of Sharon, I have 2 pieces of Happy Mail that I have been hanging onto for a few weeks. They are 2 of the prettiest cards. Definately Happy Mail day when these beauties arrived:
This beauty showcases the PaperTrey Green Thumb set. The soft, even sponging on the edges, the shimmer and shine, the faux stitching…all Sharon Harnist trademarks. Gorgeous!!
This cute little thing was a challenge card that Sharon completed when I sent her the purple DCWV cardstock and the stamped Anna’s Bird images. She, Beate, Angel, Jenn and I had a wonderful time coming up with something, and this was such a surprise in my mailbox.
Thank you for thinking of my Sharon! I love my cards!
I can’t remember exactly what triggered the friendship between Teresa Shaw (jtkshaw) and myself. It’s been going on a long while. It might have been the exchange of some stamp sets or SCS forum chatting. I know if geography permitted we would definately scrap and stamp together. She’s so fun. She’s a paper genius. And, she knows me….would you check out that shimmer! Check out her blog: Inkfully Yours! She has some wonderful new catalog stuff posted in the last few days!
Thank you, Teresa! You are a doll! And, it was so sweet of you to think of me!
It seems that Monday was our day to be moo-ved by the Holy Spirit! The teenage girls group at our church, Acteens, is getting ready to go to a national conference to discuss missions, Christian life, loving Jesus… They have worked so hard since the fall to raise the money required to attend. Now they are fundraising for their mission project: Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is special at our house because both of our daughters gave their ‘never been cut’ hair to Locks of Love last fall on the anniversary of the death of their Mimi. The wigs and the ability to ‘slap hair on’ was something that gave our oldest the giggles and special moments with her Mimi during their last visits together, so Locks of Love was indeed an appropriate mission.
Back to the Acteens, there is this cow named Betsy that they are ‘moo-ving around Marshall’ with a note that says she was ‘moo-ved by the Holy Spirit to visit you!’ You have to pay to get Betsy removed from your yard, you pay double to insure she isn’t coming back, and I – being the supporter that I am – paid even more to make sure she stayed where we sent her at least through rush hour the next day. See Betsy has been known to hop 4 yards in one day…She’s quite the cash-cow! Laura (our sitter on the left) is getting excited for the trip!
So how fun that I would get this INCREDIBLE RAK from SoCal Sweetie, Amanda Sewell (who lives in Phoenix <wink>) on the SAME day!
Amanda is just a doll! She and I sat next to each other at SoCal Stamp Mania in April, and had the best-est time! She is an awesome stamper and so incredibly SWEET! I was disappointed when she couldn’t stay the night on Saturday to visit more. She drove to SoCal from Phoenix (there and back) all in one day! I’m glad she made the effort, and next year, I hope she can stay a little longer! I am thinking this is a Penny Black, and it is fabulously shiny on Vanilla Shimmery Cardstock, flocked chickens, Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl paper….OH MY!! Check her out at: Inkspirations!
Special thanks to Kim Howard for this adorable Bella Blogger RAK. This is the first time I have seen the ‘Bellas, live and in person! How stinkin’ cute! Make sure y’all check her out at The Basement Stamper! Thanks for thinking of me, Kim.