This is the stamp set I picked to do my Controlfreaks Holiday swap with. Then when I got it, I had no inspiration. NONE. I had some serious stamper's block going until I just sat down and finally came up with something I liked. But then it was more complex than I would want to do for a swap. Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes, Mixed Medley, Music Notes wheel; Paper - Be of Good Cheer DSP, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade; Ink - Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler; Other - Large Scallop Edgelit, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, sponge wedges, Silver Stampin' Dazzle marker, Basics Rhinestones.
GOJUS! (YILM!) Here's my favorite Christmas colors again.I love how this turned out, but too much work for a swap.
And I don't need too much work. School season is upon us. Emily went back last week. Laurel started college orientation this week and both she and Will will be in school next week. Where does the time go? And how did they get so tall? Will is almost my height now! Ack!
If nothing else, all the driving will kill us. Now that they are at 3 separate places, life has suddenly become much more interesting. We are hoping that we can sell our van and buy something smaller that Laurel could drive downtown, but right now she's not experienced enough for me to feel good about her driving downtown alone. She won't have her regular license until she turns 18 next month, so we will still be driving down there in any case until she does. The bus would take 1-1/2 hours (public transportation in Detroit sucks) with a transfer between buses with a 2 block walk between bus stations,so that is not an answer. We're hoping she can make friends with someone else who also commutes, but at this point, looks like we'll be doing it. Oh joy.
So if you aren't picturing me behind my computer tapping away and working or behind my stamp desk madly creating, think of me behind the wheel of my van, holding on like grim death, driving in rush hour in downtown Detroit.