Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stamp Club projects and My Beach trip

It's been awhile since I posted and that is because I was on vacation with my entire family. There were 23 in all...my three boys, their wives or girlfriends, their children, my parents, my brother and sister-in-law, their two kids and spouses and kids. We went to a fabulous resort near Destin, Florida called Adagio. What a great place for a reunion. We rented two condos that had everything we needed and were decorated so nice. The pools (there were four!) were to best ever, and the beach was just a few steps away. We had perfect weather and the most fun. We've already booked it for the same time in 2011!

We tried soooo hard to get a group photo of all 7 of the great grand kids for my parents. This is the best one! lol! The boys were cooperative, but the two girls did not want to sit on the bed long enough for a good picture.
kids on the bed
Sunset on the beach.
sunset at Adagio

But now I have to get busy with my stamping. Let me tell you it was hard to be away from my stamping room the same week that the new catty came out!! This happens ever year, because my Dad likes to book our vacations this same week every year. But he pays for the trips so I'm not going to complain! Although, next year, he has booked a cruise for us that will be in August after convention.

So now I have stamp club to prepare, swaps to make for the demo meeting on Sunday, swaps to make for a SASSSC stamping retreat next weekend, more stamp club projects for July 31,and swaps to make for convention!!! When I see it down on paper like this I start to panic!

Okay, deep breath, here's what I have for tomorrow's club (have to make the third project when I finish this post). The first card uses Circle Circus. I got my inspiration from Lisa S at SCS. This pairs up Bermuda bay with black, crushed curry, and going gray. I put a piece of Bermuda bay through the cuttle bug and embossed it with dotted swiss, then lightly sanded over the raised dots. I love the new in color dotted ribbon which I used here. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes ( a new must have for every occasion) and punched with the new modern label punch.

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This card was a case from Ilina Crouss, except I changed the color ink to rich razzelberry and old olive and added the razzelberry ribbon. The stamp set is from Kind and Caring Thoughts ( a level 3 hostess set).
razzelberry thoughts

1 comment:

Lil' Inker said...

What a nice trip! I love the pic of all the kids on the bed.
Love these 2 new cards you made.