Hard to believe that our trip to Bend is over...sighh. My husband survived the suffer-fest (and has given the nod for tackling it yet again next year; fingers crossed that comes to fruition); water-bottle passing was a success; we enjoyed every. single. minute.
In addition to the most excellent cycling events, I landed on some mighty fine crafty sales as well! And yep...I took advantage; the mobile crafting unit is coming home a little more 'stuffed' than when it first left. My finds include: two packages of Michael's #110 cardstock (at seriously less a cost than in Alberta - then add on coupons + a gift card from the sweet Taunya that I won over at her blog a little while back - thank you again, Taunya...super score!!), Versafine black ink, a card+envelope set (again, mega reduced), two embossing folders, one TH stencil, a variety of adhesives and a 24 package of Prismacolor water-soluble pencils (lessons needed...). I've likely forgotten a few things, but the bottom line: sweet deals!!
At the moment, we're in Kelowna, visiting my husband's family. My crafting time is virtually nil (although I did go for a wee shop at the local amazing scrapbooking store: some paper, a Memory Box die twisted my arm to come home with me), but I have a card that I created in Bend to share.
It's a simple numbers with elements you've seen from me umpteen occasions before, but there is a 'first: the 'splatter with water-droplets' technique. I know, I know....sooooo daring *grin*, but I've decided that by taking 'baby steps' with getting the hang of water-colouring, I may experience better success - at least as far as my attitude to what I make is concerned. I'm rather happy with the way this turned out, so it's heading over to where the inspiration was initially sparked: Paper Crafting Challenge #14:
Sponged background, sponged butterflies. Same old, same old - and I thank you immensely for your patience with my repetitiveness in images, of late (more variety in the mobile crafting unit, next time!). The traveling has been nothing short of fabulous, but home is calling....I'm looking forward to being reunited with my crafty goodies, my own bed, my routines...
ETA: I was hoping to find time to make more of a 'photo inspired' card for the Curtain Call Challenge: Anything Goes,
but my opportunities are skimpy. Waiting until we return home will see me miss the entry deadline. So, I've decided to share my card here over at the gallery. Happy First Anniversary, Curtain Call! Thank you to the team for investing time, energy and talent in creating such fabulous challenges and sharing such incredible inspiration. May Anniversary #1 become #2, #3, #4....
NOTE: Honoured and delighted to have caught the Paper Crafting team's eye with this card. THANK YOU!!
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