Thursday, July 3, 2008
Office Accoutrement Retiring & a Publication Toot!
I've been a blog slacker lately, so sorry! I've just had so many social engagements! lol! DH asked if I needed the car Thursday (we share and carpool during school), and I said, "Heavens no! I've been out two days in a row and I'm exhausted!" lol!
I just *cranked out* this card as quickly as I could with one of my all-time favorite sets, Office Accoutrement! I really am boo-hooing over the retirement of this one! I used it for a lot of my Artisan Award projects last year, so I've always considered it my lucky charm! It will definitely be staying with me.
For the design, I used Laura's Sketch 3 from the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. I know I've told you before, but y'all definitely need to participate in this one! They have great prizes...I can't wait to get my Sakura Metallic pens from last week! Go check it out!
What is this next picture you ask?
This little project has also kept me busy...a stamping friend decided she didn't want her Clip It Up, so she gave me a good deal on it! The Upper Tier rack that goes with it is on my birthday wish list, if I can wait and not order it myself sooner! lol! If you google it, you'll see different websites that carry it and different sales prices (I had been looking!). The best deal I saw recently was from this quilting website, but I haven't checked in a few days.
My other big news you may have noticed from the title: I have a publication toot! I submitted a few things to Paper Crafts magazine last week and they picked up one of the cards to be published in the January/February issue! I had three cards published in Take Ten magazine several years ago, so I had kind of checked that off my "to do list" and moved on, but decided that submitting cards to Paper Crafts would be one of my summer projects.
Now, the next project...painting the living room, dining room, and hallway. I'm getting sore just thinking about it! lol! And it's going to be tough to get started as my new Stampin' Up! fall catalog sneak peek pre-order is arriving Thursday! Whoo! Hoo! That means new samples arriving soon!
Oh no, the dog is puking. Guess that's my cue to go. Talk about a crash from that last Whoo! Hoo! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?
Stamps: Office Accoutrement.
Cardstock: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Office Notations II DSP.
Ink: Brown Staz-On.
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon, On Board Blossoms & Basic Chipboard, Sanding Block, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 3/4" and 1" Circle Punch, Spiral Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals.