Back to Normal

Virginia’s “Five Minutes of Fame” seem to be over.  The earthquake is almost forgotten – at least where I live – and the news has moved on to Hurricane Irene.  I know in other areas closer to the epicenter there was more damage than we had here, but I think everything will get fixed up pretty quickly.  Where I live, the worst that happened was things falling off shelves.  Mom had some CDs fall over, and one of our lawn chairs toppled to its side.  I think she left her CDs on the floor for a few hours, in case someone wanted an interview or photos.   She was kidding, of course.  Seriously, though, we are very blessed!

In stamping news, you have less than a week left to order from the summer mini catalog and to take advantage of the designer series paper promotion (buy 3, get 1 free).  And, of course, the Strength & Hope campaign will be ending Aug. 31 also.  Remember – Stampin’ Up!® will donate $2 from the sale of each stamp set and digital download to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  After Aug. 31, the set will be gone, so don’t miss out!  Here are details (under “Promotions”).  And then just click “Shop Now” to order.

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Stamp sets:  Strength & Hope*, Ribbon of Hope; Ink:  Versamark; Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive classic; Paper:  Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Old Olive card stock; Other:  Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, scallop trim corner punch, clear embossing powder, Melon Mambo embossing powder, stampin’ dimensionals  (*summer mini catalog; all other supplies can be found in the current Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)

I wanted to practice one of the techniques for next week’s class, and this set with the Ribbon of Hope was perfect for the technique.  It almost looks like the ribbon is stamped under vellum, but it’s not.  I’ll post the directions for this and the Faux Brayer technique after Wednesday’s class.

I don’t know if I’m still catching up on sleep or the pollen is really bad, but I’ve been super tired today, so I’m off to bed.  Thanks for stopping by!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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3 Responses to Back to Normal

  1. Jean Fitch says:

    Hi Miss Buffy,
    Wow…now you are a seasoned earthquake survivor and your experience sounds about like what I used to experience on a regular basis when I lived in Southern California (nuclear reactors, relatives unsure it happened and all). Life goes on…until the next one…ah yes…welcome to the paranoia that also goes with living through an earthquake. Once you have…you know they are possible. Oh..and the tiredness…yep…earthquakes sap your energy and leave you enervated…just ask the cats….well…mine at least! LOL.

    Thanks for the lovely send off for Strength and Hope. Wonderful technique and the bright colors are lovely.

    Hugs and blessings and wishing you joy as always my friend. – Jean


    • buffycooper says:

      Jean – you’ve lived so many lives!! I appreciate your warning about being tired. That explains a lot! Does it make people grumpy, too? There sure were a lot of grumpy people out on Tuesday evening! By the way – I think Wicket and our dog would get along great. Our “gentle giant” loves little animals (no, not to eat!!), and he’s a great bed for them to sleep on. Plus, they can walk underneath him in the rain and stay dry. Be blessed!!


  2. alteredforhim says:

    I’ve never experienced an earthquake, thank you Lord. My family and I have experienced hurricane Isabelle in VA.
    Your card is beautiful, I love all the textures.

    Have a blessed day.


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