Sunday, March 22, 2009

There is Nothing Like R & R!

Well, I am back from my Arizona trip and my visit with my sister. We had such a great time. We did all sorts of fun things --- and I got to feed one of the giraffes at the Reid Park Zoo! It was super cool and I had a great time doing it. I do have a couple of pictures, but my sister still has those on her camera, so I will post them as soon as I get them. I don't have a Michael's in my town, so of course we had to go there -- and I only spent $35! Pretty good, wouldn't you say? :)

I also got to have lunch with Connie McCotter (at Macaroni Grill YUM!) and it was a delight to finally meet her. Connie has our picture! Send it on over, Connie! :) I know she is with her family in the White Mountains right now, and I hope to show that picture soon too.

Now I have to draw on that R & R, as in the next two weeks I have performances for three musicals I am working on (yes, concurrently - don't ever do that......). Everything is done April 5, and I will be RESTING that day! HA!

Today I got to stamp something new for the first time in a week. And what fun it was. Today's SCS Featured Stamper is probably in the Top Five of everyone's book - Beate Johns! Beate has such fantastic designs and ideas, and is the nicest person! If you aren't a frequent visitor to her blog, you will be now! She just recently hit almost THREE MILLION hits.

I really loved the whole look of this card of Beate's, so I didn't change much at all - and I am now wishing I had changed a LOT, as I still love hers more!

I changed images, added a layer of ribbon, left off the corner punches on my black layer, and used DP instead of stamping the background. And I am out of Kraft! Ordering that today! Stamps are from Scripture Collection 1, newly released last week by Our Daily Bread designs.

Congratulations, Beate!! I could case you forever!

Stamps: Scripture Collection 1 (ODBD)
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Whisper White, DP by Stampin' Up!
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: satin trimmed white organdy ribbon, Kraft Tafetta, Pretties Kit flower, button, Nestabilities, Signo Gel Pen, ticket corner punch, distressing tool, circle punch


  1. Beautiful! Love the elegance of the color combo and patterned paper! Glad you had a great visit with your sister and that you got to meet Connie. Good luck (break a leg?) getting through the next two weeks. I'll be thining of ya!

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time of R&R, feeding a giraffe sound's awesome :). Can not wait to see your pictures. I love this card it is just so elegant.

  3. Oh I love this card Judy... love the verse and the elegant feel you created! I'm glad you had a great visit with your sister... good luck with the next couple of weeks! You'll take a huge breath of relief when they're behind you! Glad you got to stamp today!

  4. Very pretty card! Love every part of it! Can't wait to see your photo's!

  5. Glad you had a restful time with your sister. How exciting to feed a giraffe!!!! Your card is wonderful; I love everything about it! especially that button in the centre of the flower!

  6. I wanna see the photos of you and Nancy! And then I want some cheese to go with my whine. :)

  7. Glad you had a great visit with your sister, Judy!! Beautiful card!! Love your case!! the big flower and the color is awesome!!

  8. I love everything about this card, the flower, colours, sheer elegance!! Glad you had such a wonderful time with your sister!

  9. A beautiful card, Judy!!

    I did send you the pictures, so if you did not get them, let me know!! :) Had a blast!


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