Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Crazy Stampin' Ladies

No biking or hiking for me today! Several of us Stampin' Up! demonstrators are getting together tomorrow evening for a little shin-dig and we're doing a card swap. Everyone will make 7 cards using current stamp sets and colors from the new Fall/Winter catalog. I didn't have my cards started yet, so I had to get those done tonight. Here is the card I made for the swap...

I used Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi cardstock. The 'Year After Year' flowers are stamped using StazOn ink and colored using the Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi classic stamp pads and a blender pen. The 'Warm Wishes' stamp is from the new 'Hugs & Wishes' stamp set and it is stamped using a Basic Black classic ink pad.

I picked a couple of yellow squash today, a few green beans and peas, and a dozen cherry/grape tomatoes. I've been putting some of our squash and green beans in the freezer so, hopefully, we won't get burned out on them this summer and can enjoy them all year.

I'm not very good at keeping in touch with friends. In the last week, I've contacted three friends whom I haven't seen or talked to in a VERY long time - it's been WAY too long. I ran into Lisa Balmas, a friend from the good ole days at UMB Bank in Joplin, MO at the Tour De Loco this last weekend. We happened to be at the second rest stop at the same time and, luckily, she recognized me. It's been several years since I've seen her and so I'm going to try to do better at keeping in touch. She will be participating in the MS150, as well, so I hope to see her at some more of the training rides. Yesterday, I called my good friend, John Bryan. We used to hang out together quite a bit when I worked at Cabool State Bank in Cabool, MO. John used to own a Harley Davidson shop and would ask me along on the organized rides when they held them. I LOVED those rides and was reminded of them when BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) helped out at the Tour De Loco last weekend. They drove the route to make sure that all the cyclists were doing okay and didn't need anything. Seeing all those Harley's got me to thinking about John, so I called. A couple of weeks ago I called my friend, Kris Scroggins - another one of my UMB cronies. We had lunch together one day last week and have decided that we're going to have to do that on a regular basis. I'm adding a reminder in my Outlook calendar to make sure I don't lose touch with her again. It feels good to contact friends to whom you haven't spoken in such a long time!!

It's getting late, so I suppose I should close for now. I'm looking forward to my "girl's night out" tomorrow night with all the crazy stampin' ladies!! TTFN!

1 comment:

sandie c said...

I love this card - the pricking detail really sets it off beautifully. TFS

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