Today I used my last allergy tablet, so I ran out to the big chain store to get another box. I really like to use two different kinds, but you can't get both at the same time, because they have sudaphed in them. (Yes, I know that's not the correct pharmaceudical term, but you know what I mean, right??) I also needed some crackers, and it occurred to me that I would have to walk the entire length of the parking lot (because you just can't park close to the store) and the length of the store twice (because one thing was in the pharmacy and one in grocery) and I would have to stand at least 10 minutes in line waiting for the pharmacist.
Just as I pulled into the parking lot, I decided I just didn't feel like it. I was tired, it was cold and raining, and I just didn't have it in me today to walk and walk and dodge people who weren't sure what they wanted but they had to take the whole aisle to figure it out, and then to stand in line. So I went to the "medium-sized chain store," which was just through the parking lot, across a side street and through another parking lot.
And now I know what a mouse in a maze feels like. Is it just me, or are parking lots harder to navigate? You used to go in, and you'd go out. The spaces were all lined up, and at the end, there was a way out. But now….they're in circles, and the spaces go every which way, and when you think you're at an exit – BAM – you're in another aisle. Well, I know it's not just me, because we tease Mike about getting lost on parking lots. Maybe it's just a Cooper thing. Maybe there's something in our house that causes this confusion….
The point is, I needed a little bliss today! So here's a card my friend Roberta Smith made for our swap. I was "CASE"ing (Copy and share everything) all my swaps and changing them a little, but this one? I love the the colors, the layout, the simplicity, and I'm thinking I may mess it up to change it. Janet gave me a card with a great color palette yesterday, so I may redo it with those colors, though. This week has been a little crazy, so I haven't had much time to stamp. I did play with a technique another friend reminded me about, but more on that later, because you're probably thinking, "Enough, already….just show the card!" Well, ok –
Isn't it gorgeous? She used black embossing powder on the flourish, and the butterfly and "Bliss" were stamped in Tempting Turquoise. There are little pearls on the swirl under "Bliss" and on the butterfly, and the black layer is embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder.
This stamp set is one you can get for Sale-a-bration – but right now you only have about 4-5 hours left! SAB will be over for this year at the end of today, so if you want anything, be sure to order right now! I'll be heading to bed, but you can order online up to the very last minute.
In April, you'll be able to order some sneak peeks from the new catalog. If you place a $20 order, you can purchase the Four Frames stamp set and/or the Paisley Petals designer series paper during April. If you hostess a minimum $350 workshop, you can earn them free! Here is the flyer…