Christmas Swap from Darrah

I got one of the coolest cards in the mail yesterday.  It was from Darrah Hopper, my friend in California.  It’s because of Darrah that I realized cyber friends can be, well, real friends.  Darrah makes me laugh, and every time I read anything from her, it brings a smile to my face.  Darrah is about my age, but she’s lived three lives more than I have, I think.  I don’t see how she could have achieved all she has in just one lifetime.   I have to admit, I was very jealous of my friends who went to convention in July and got to hang out with Darrah (and each other).  But they had a great time, so I can’t be too jealous.  One day I’ll meet all of my cyber friends, and that will be a very fun day!  It’s amazing, because we’re all different ages, from different backgrounds, religions and political “sides,” but we have that “rubber stamping thing” in common, so all the differences melt away.  Ok – maybe they don’t just melt away, but we ignore them.

Anyway…here’s Darrah’s amazing card.  The little preview at the top of the page is my “makeover.”  I’m using her idea at my workshops this weekend, but I didn’t have all the supplies Darrah used, so mine’s a little bit different.  I used different colors and one different stamp, but other than that – it’s Darrah’s card we’ll be making tomorrow and Sunday afternoon.

Isn’t that cute?  I don’t know if Darrah planned this, but you can spin the tree on the twine, so when the recipient opens it, the tree twirls around.  But that’s still not the coolest part.  Here’s the coolest part.

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When you open it up, it makes a little easel, so it can be displayed instead of stuck in your “Christmas card basket.”  Isn’t that fun?  I love it!  Thanks, Darrah!!

Tomorrow I’ll be up around 5 a.m. (yeah, I know.  Bleh.) to go help Mike register riders for the 12-hour Pedal for the Cure.  It’s a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation that Mike planned.  Teams can have 1-12 riders, and they “rent” a bike for the day for $200.  They can ride for 1 hour, all 12 hours, or anywhere in between.  All the money will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Mike even had our personal Spin® bike painted pink for the occasion, since he’ll be riding that all day.  It looks really cool!  It takes a very special guy to ride a pink Spin® bike!  I’ll post a pic of the bike tomorrow.  Anyway – I’m helping to register teams/riders from 6:45 until about 9.  Then I leave for my workshop.  I’m hoping to go home for a nap before I have to go back and help again, but there’s a Dixieland Band playing around lunch time, and I’d love to hear them!  So maybe I’ll go back, then go home and take a nap.  A nap is definitely going to figure in to the day somewhere, though!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.


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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