Friday, August 26, 2011

Lot's of Stuff....

Hello, My Friends!

Summer is winding down, (although it's getting really hot here now!)  Kirstin has already started her freshman year in college and Katie starts high school on 9/1.  Where did my summer go?!? 

Oh, yeah....

I was a little busy...

The first week in June, we were at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX.

Katie graduated from 8th grade, and two hours later I was on a plane to Puerto Rico.

I had a few weeks off and celebrated Kirstin graduating from high school.

I then found myself in Chicago.

The next week, I was in PA.

The next week was Nashville, TN.

Then, Katie and I took off for Hawaii for three days.  And YES.  I did take a FULL day off!  No phone, no emails, no texts.  Ken texted me that morning and I insisted Katie call him back and tell him I was taking a day off!  ;)  (This is actually a big deal.  I even manage to work an hour or two on Christmas Day when the family is napping!)  {That's what happens when you LOVE your job!}  ;)

So, I guess I had an eventful summer.  ;)

This fall, I'll find myself in South Africa for ten days, Houston, TX for Sizzix, St. Louis, Ontario (California), Seattle and...hmmm....wow...that might be all.  ;)

I hope you've all had a great summer.  :)

Also.....

Did you know we are sponsoring the CPS Blog this week?  If you aren't familiar with this awesome blog, it's where a sketch by Tami is posted and then you get to see great examples by their design team and then you can play for a chance to win!  ;)

So, for fun, I created a card using the sketch.  Here's the sketch.....



And here's my card.....
 
For my card I used praise4Him, Thanks2You and type4background.  :) The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and the twine of course is from The Twinery.  :)  Oh, and the inks, well yeah, mine.  ;)  Didn't get the dies on this one, but I bet you'll be seeing more of the dies soon!  ;)

Big Happy Hugs!

Stephanie
The Stamps of Life

3 comments:

gscrapbooks said...

I don't know how you do it - but I'm sure glad you do all you do! Gorgeous card!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, I love the sentiment in between the flowers. Hope you are racking up those frequent flier miles!

TenSGal said...

What a gorgeous card! Your schedule makes my head spin! :)
Susan

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