I haz a sad. I am NOT in the center of the known universe with the rest of my demo buddies right now at Convention 2014, but I am sitting at home. I am NOT on the way there. This is the first time since 2008 that I have not gone. I am bummed.
It's all in service of a very worthy goal, and that is getting my oldest through college. At this point, I can't afford to leave work for a week nor the money to fly out there and back, dine, and have fun. I have another summer that this will happen, and then hopefully I will be able to go again in 2016. Sob!
I have contemplated, after the success someone had recently raising money to make POTATO SALAD, for Pete's sake, doing a Kickstarter campaign next year to raise the money to pay my expenses and replace the salary I would lose being absent a week, but is that really possible? Would people actually donate? I mean, what's more important? Some guy in Ohio making potato salad (and raising $35,000 to do that? HOW INSANE!) or getting the great JanTink to convention to hobnob with the stampin' cognescenti, I ask you? And it certainly wouldn't take $35K to do it. I dunno. Phooey!
ANYWAY, I have been torn between avoiding Facebook so I don't have to see all the glowing faces at convention while I sit at home and stalking peeps on Facebook to see all the glowing faces at convention. Mostly having to work prevents me from doing the latter.
So, to distract myself from all this, I am going to post this card which I made with the new stamp, Friends Who Know, as well as the new photopolymer border set on the same page in the catalog, Chalk Lines. This stamp pretty much sums up my relationship with my BFF Wendy. Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Friends Who Know, Chalk Lines; Paper - Whisper White, Strawberry Splash, Crushed Curry; Ink - Strawberry Splash, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizazz; Other - Labels Collection Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Pumpkin Pie 1/4 cotton ribbon, Beach House washi tape, In Color Sequin Assortment, Mini Silver brads, Signo white gel pen, dimensionals.
GOJUS (YILM!) More views:
Yes, I'm crazy and paper pieced this suckah!
And these sequins make the perfect accents with the mini silver brads!
So, if you're interested in these stamps you can buy them in my webstore:
And you can buy this card on Etsy!