I was a little sad when Debbie and Holly left yesterday. We had such a blast that I forgot my to do list for a few hours. My card for today, was made for one of them. I'm not telling which.
This background was done with shaving cream and reinkers 4 years ago. When I do techniques like this, I tend to do several and store them until I need them. I think this is the last one of the shaving cream backgrounds, so I'm going to need to buy some shaving cream and make more! The tulip, another favorite, is a Eureka stamp. The saying is Hero Arts.
Details of the day yesterday.
Miraculously, even with Atlanta traffic, they both arrived around the same time. After we chatted for a while, we had our first "class", Blogger 101. Both of them needed a few pointers on their blogs. Holly's is called Today's Creations, and Deb's for now is called Inky Fingers. Deb doesn't really have anything on it yet, but in a few days when she gets back home, she's going to load it up with all kinds of her fabulous paper crafts. Holly on the other hand has been loading her blog with great pictures for a couple of weeks at least.
Oh, so you want to know who these ladies are?
This is Debbie Singleton from Kentucky. Debbie is someone I met thru the Gingerwood stamping board, and thru this blog. She posts as Kentucky Deb or Deb in Kentucky on Gingerwood. ( help me Deb) She is one of my friends who helped me thru the situation with my son's teacher back in the fall. ( She is a teacher) and this is the same Debbie who sent me the CD holder. She was in town for the week and decided she just had to spend a day with me.
This is Holly Craft. I first met her thru The Rubber Stamper ( let's pause for a moment of silence). We were on the design team together, but I actually met her in person at a stamp convention in Greenville, SC a few of years ago. We've talked about getting together since I arrived in ATL last summer, but this is the first time we actually made it happen.
After Blogger 101 we had lunch and then we played with all of Debbie's new stamp acquisitions. Now every stamper I know has been to that stamp store in Marietta, except for me! I'm going to try to go on Saturday, if I get a few more things done around here.
Speaking of my to do list, before I get a lecture, I'm not stressing myself out. I've let go of all non essential things, I'm not trying to organize the entire house, or clean it, for that matter. I'm trying to do just enough so that my mom will be comfortable. My kids have received their assignments. I am actually pretty good at delegating. Whether or not they actually do what I delegate is story for another day!
I'm making cards and getting myself together. I chose to accept assignments from Hero Arts for the month of April with the intention of getting them done early. I just have a little more to do and then, I'm finished all the way up to the end of April. I should be done with everything on my list by tomorrow. That leaves the weekend for straightening up.
Monday, I'll do all the pre-op stuff at the doctors office and the hospital-- which is all conveniently located near the Hobby Lobby. My mom arrives Tuesday mid-day and I have to be at the Hospital bright and early Wednesday morning. I don't know how much I'm going to feel like or have time for blogging in the next few days. Just a warning so that you aren't popping in to check over the next few days. I will probably do at least one more post. I have the Hero card photos and one more with purple tulips. I'm praying for a sunny afternoon so that I can take better pictures of them.
One last thing, I think I'm going to get my daughter to do a post next Wednesday evening to let you know how the surgery went. I don't think my husband bought the ole -"Doctor"-says-I-need-a-laptop-after-the-surgery-bit. I've never had surgery before so I don't know if I'm going to feel like coming all the way down to the basement when I get home either. We'll see. I'm sure I'll be back before you miss me too much.
Listen, have a blessed day!
Choosing Joy! Jacki