As a matter of fact, I just saw them this past weekend in Mesa, Arizona, at the Rubber Stamp Show that is held there twice a year. My sister, Barbara, and I spent Saturday morning at the show. Blowing our money at two booths each. We both bought a lot of items, mostly Cheery Lynn dies, at the Sweet Stamps booth. Then Barbara went to Stamps by Judith for some new rubber stamps, and I went to Judikins for some Diamond Glaze.
I didn't buy any stamps at QKR, because I use their digi images. I rarely buy stamps anymore, as I've found I'd rather work with digis. It is so easy to size them and storage is a dream!
Gary wasn't too thrilled when I told him how much I had spent. But he also wasn't really angry either. He is my bestest sugar daddy, doncha know. Besides, I knew ahead of time that he will get a bonus from work in the near future--and I had to help him spend it. Before he did something silly, like invest the money. I can't die-cut a retirement account, now can I?
I was invited to a party Saturday night, but due to spending time at the convention, I couldn't go. Too much crafting to get done. Crazy, isn't it? I am almost caught up again, but just as soon as I say that, something else will happen, and I'll once more be behind. Why? Well, it's a Murphy's Law, isn't it? If any of you find Murphy, especially before St. Patrick's Day, send him on a long vacation, OK? I thank you.
Oh, and I just had a memory flash of St. Paddy's Day in 1977. I was working for an architect in downtown St. Paul. As an office manager. Of one. In other words, I was more like a Girl Friday. And Monday. And Tuesday...well, you get the idea. I did it all. Including running lots of errands for the office. And that particular day I had to go out for something. OMG! I knew then, and there, I would never work in downtown St. Paul on St. Patrick's Day again! It was AWFUL! Oh, sorry for shouting, but it really was. There were so many inebriated people on the street. Throwing beer bottles and garbage. It was an excuse for everyone to act like bozos. I was a young thing then--to be exact, I was 27. And drunk guys were making physical contact with me as I walked down the street. Gag. Me. Aren't you glad I shared that memory? And, just why can I remember something that happened 36 years ago, when I have no idea what I did 36 minutes ago? Inquiring minds want to know.
OK, I will put you out of your misery now and give you the details on my card. I used QKR Picking Flowers, because this is a flower and butterfly challenge, right? I'm on top of things like that. I printed this cutie on Make It Color Blending Card and colored her with Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, R20, BG90, BG93, BG96, E000, E00, E21, E23, E25, E31, E50, E51, E53, G000, G12. Then I fussy-cut her, and popped her on top of some cheesecloth. Which was on top of a die-cut doily, which was on top of some other die cuts, which were on top of some Stampin' Up ribbon, which was on top of some DP from the Prima Sun Kiss collection, which was layered on top of some Bazzill and Stampin' Up CS.
The other components are the butterfly die cuts and the Create with TLC sentiment, (which was also die cut and layered), as well as the corner die cuts. And the dies I used for this card were: Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily and Exotic Butterfly Medium; Memory Box Kaleidoscope and Vivienne Butterflies; Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and Scalloped Squares; Marianne Designs Garden Branch and Decorative Elegance; and SCACD Classic Corner.
We had a great turnout last week, and are hoping for the same this week! So, dream of spring and show us your blooms 'n 'flies. And be sure to check out the fabulous cards by my talented teammates!