Today I got right down to working because I officially start back to work tomorrow. Eeeeeeeekkk!
I stopped by 2 scrapbook stores on the way home. I drove my car for this exact reason. My car makes stops at crafty stores.:-) Simon's not so much. It has be on the way and a bookstore or music store next door for him to consider the stop. I had never visited the one in Williamsburg, VA and was excited to see what they had. Lots of stamping supplies and loads of Hero Arts. I was very good and controlled my spending. The whole family camped out at the back cropping table while I looked about. :-) Thankfully I stopped at the Sonic prior to so they couldn't complain about being thirsty.
It was the second store that always gets me. I had to buy the new Teresa Collins papers. I managed to refrain from buying every piece and walked out with only 10 pieces. :-) I actually felt very good about that. I am like the crazy lady in the store talking to myself about which papers I must have and examining to see if some don't look so great mixed with other items. Please tell me someone else does this? I feel like my obsession with paper is beyond controllable. It literally incaptivates me on the drive home as I think of how I will use my new papers.
My card for today uses two new Cutting Cafe files. The houses are from the Welcome Home file and the bible verse is Joshua 24:25 printable stamp set. The Welcome Home set is huge and has some adorable images and fun sentiments. Be sure to check it out! I must ask, is this image blurry or do I need to get reading glasses? I know everything is tilted slightly because I can't hold a steady hand to save my life.
I made this card for the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge: #9 "Anything Goes"
Etsy Inspired: #103 "The Caged Fairy" I used this photo for inspiration how cool is that felt hat with orange feather?
Get Sketchy: #53 sketch
Other Lovelies: #24 "A" with focus on beginning of bible verse
Raise the Bar: #33 "The Hut" (houses)
Sentimental Sundays: #18 "Clean and Simple" this is as simple as I get :-)
Stampin' for the Weekend: #45 "Anything Goes"
Treehouse Thursday Challenge: #64 "Fall Colors"
and a big thank you to Stella and Monique for these awards! Thank you ladies! :-)
Stella gave me this beautiful award:
Melissa sent me this super sweet award:
Along with this award I have to say things I ♥ about myself:
1. being J's Mom
3. having my health, home, and freedom
and I have to share a favorite picture which currently is:
Now I get pass Stella's to 10 people and Melissa's to 5, but I want to pass it on to everyone that visits my blog. I feel so blessed to have your visit and kind words that uplift me each day. It is you that deserves this award because you have brought me sheer joy and happiness. Thank you for this!