Earning my keep.... Or in this case, my prize!
A few days ago, fellow stamper/blogger/Angel friend, Melisa W., of Paperlicous Designs, http://paperliciousdesigns.blogspot.com/ wrote to tell me that I had won a free set of stamps for leaving the most comments on her blog. While I was totally thrilled, the give-a-way was originally meant for the week's challenge, which was to stamp on something other than paper.
So, I am sending Melisa this card, a full week+ too late! Hopefully, it will make me feel like I've earned my stamps! I had originally thought to stamp on a piece of tumbled tile, but thought I'd try stamping on miscellaneous ribbon scraps (here we are Windy City Stamper, using our scraps again!) which I adhered to a piece of card stock.
The stamps are from the Angel Company's new magalogue, Serendipity. The edging is from a set called "Edge Designs", and the sentiment and swirl are from a set called "Playful Parenthesis". Hope you all like it!
I'm working on some challenges for this week. Hopefully, I'll post some tomorrow.
On to yesterday! We went to Jefferson City and got all of my retirement (manley Stanley keeps calling it "unemployment") squared away. We had a wonderful day. The weather was beautiful for a 3 hour drive up. We left home about 8:00 for our meeting. After we got things in order there, we went by the Longhorn and had a delicious birthday dinner. Stan needed a nap, and I needed to work off a scrumptious Parmesan Chicken dinner, so we headed up Missouri Avenue, to lo and behold, a HOBBY LOBBY, where I truly shopped till I nearly dropped. This was the cleanest, largest, and nicest HL I've ever been to! I got a couple of magazines, and a set of NESTIES!!! Wahoo! I have Nesties!!! Anyway, we came home, and stopped off at the YMCA Trout Lodge, where our daughter's gone to work, and took a tour. The facilities are beautiful. The lake is about 500 acres, I think, and the whole facility sits on about 5,000 acres. It is all rustic and wonderful - we felt like we were in Coloroda, not Missouri!
Enough rambling - hope you all have had a delightful Saturday! Except for a trip to Wal-Mart and a trip to the accountant, our day's been fabulous so far!
Peace out dudes and dudettes! More later...
~If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle