Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The best Mother's Day......and the winner is..........
I love everything about Mother's Day. On Friday, I got a beautiful magenta azalea plant from MY mom, who lives in Arizona. It's gorgeous. About 50 blooms! Sunday was a quiet day to start, as my husband and son were still traveling home from college in North Carolina. My daughter and I had a wonderful morning at church and then she gave me a beautiful bright orange Sun Star plant, which looks like a tropical beauty from Costa Rica or somewhere! Then I got a chocolate cake with fudge frosting -- YUMMY! She and I shared a perfect girl lunch: salads and cake!! In the evening, my two boys came home, and that was the best gift of all -- having my whole family here together! My son was excited to be done with his first year of college. He gave me a funny card, a huge Symphony milk chocolate candy bar and my all-time favorite movie, The Shawshank Redemption. It's so fun to watch your kids grow up and change and be themselves, but also you, at the same time.
Well, gals, we have a WINNER!!!! And I have egg on my face!! But I like eggs, so I guess it's okay. I think I was a little misleading in my earlier post -- but it was from an honest mistake - REALLY! I thought the winning number was going to be 20 -- yes, twenty sets that I would be reviewing for Rubber Stamping Fun. And I talked to my sister and was excited, and I posted on here how excited I was -- and I still am, don't get me wrong. I just think it's hilarious that I read the whole e-mail from the RSF Prez in a different way. He will think it's funny, I'm sure, when he reads this. Anyway, the winning number is ONE. And our winner is CHRIS from Watercolor Garden. Check out her blog! She has BLOG BLING on there!!! (AKA Blog Candy!) Congrats, Chris! I will get with you about your address, and sending the goodies!
My mistake came from reading that reviewers will get to choose from 20 sets......I sort of left out the "from" in my mind!! Anyway, thanks for playing and I will have a new game later this week to make up for my blonde-ness! I am excited that I get to choose my review set. As soon as I get it, you will be sure to see some creations with it!
My card for today is a combination of two challenges on SCS -- the Color Challenge and the Try a New Technique Challenge. Colors were Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red and Green Galore. I was out of Rose Red (gasp!), so I had to substitute one of my favorite SU! retired colors: Rose Romance. The Technique challenge was to make a "Warm Up" card in under 15 minutes in the 3 x 3 size. This was a little harder than I thought it would be! That's a small card and I kept coming up with ideas that wouldn't fit! But I finally came up with this (see below) and I like how it turned out. "Magic" is from the Natural Beauty stamp set and the flower is from Petal Prints. I used the Word Window Punch after I stamped the Petal Prints flower and separated the image. I like the 3 x 3 size. I think I might get the hang of it and make a bunch!