I realized it's been almost TWO weeks since I posted... ACKKKK!!! I've been very busy, getting ready to go away to STAMP CAMP, which was this past weekend. Twice a year I go away on a weekend retreat with about 12 ladies - we go to a retreat center out in the countryside of Pennsylvania - meals, bedrooms, and craft space all on one floor - it's the BEST! Here's a few pix of my STASH of stuff, and my good friend Connie, who is solely responsible for getting me addicted to stamping.... she's a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!
|My stuff is on the left table, this is about HALF of what I brought... scary!!!|
|Miss Connie - working on her Christmas cards.... see below for the finished product!|
Here are a few pix of some of my creations from the weekend - they are tags for a swap I'm participating in with a certain BRITISH friend of mine.... so I need to have them ready to take with me to Merry Old England in.... ELEVEN DAYS!!! Can't believe how the time has flown by.... AND - the theme on this week's Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge is to make something that makes you happy, and these tags DEFINITELY make me happy!
|grungeboard flourish, grungepaper rose, Studio 490 & TH stamps|
|TH alterations-hanging sign, woodgrain embossing folder, Studio 490 stamps, grunge flowers & butterfly - love that little spider on the right.|
|grungeboard antique car, grunge hinges turned vertical for lamp-posts (LOVE that!) with teeny christmas lights for bulbs, TH stamps & idea-ology|
|close up of car against city skyline.|
|distress background, picket fence alterations die, Studio 490 stamps, TH idea-ology, maya road crochet trim, antique buttons|
|Stampin' Up! Baroque stamp-embossed in white, TH rosette die, TH & Studio 490 stamps, random metal button|
Hope you've all been well - I'll be busy the next week plus getting ready to GO SEE HELS!!! I'm going to need an extra bag for the art I'm TAKING TO HER, and another extra bag to bring back all the STASH.... OMG.... such problems..... HA.... NOT..... I'm feeling very lucky!!!
Be well til next time!
~ ellen. xxx