Connie, Joan and I are heading to Akron tomorrow for the oh-so-fun Adventures in Stamping convention. I've gone every year in April for the last several years. I am really excited to see what new products or techniques the various vendors will have to share. I'll post some pics later this weekend of the goodies I find. I've got a tight budget, but I'm sure something will grab me. I just love being elbow to elbow with other excited stampers as we browse the many booths of stamping delights! I think I'll try to do more make-n-takes and really take more pics of samples, etc.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with this card. I had made it a while back and sent it to my dear friend Merrill. Take a minute and say a prayer for this dear person who lost her fiance Jamie to leukemia last June. It has been a long, tough road of heartbreak for her. I just love this stamp. It is from a retired SU! set. I paired it with the Marvy scalloped punches, a piece embossed in the Cuttlebug (love that thing!) and a few tiny yellow Primas my friend Joan shared. The striped paper has a little slot detail in the corners. It is actually a punch that creates slots for another piece to be layered or a photo to be added. I just left it as a decorative element.
Time sure flies the older I get. In ways it seems like yesterday I was in high school with Merrill. Now we live 5 hours apart. What is so wonderful about true friends is that no matter the time or distance that separates you, love keeps you bound together. I am so blessed to know Merrill and actually all my good friends. I have such a blessed life! Always take time to count your many blessings, tell your family and friends how much you care and be sure to praise God for each day He gives you. Thanks for stopping by!