So I do still exist. Sorry about the extended break from posting but I just had to take care of family and work things with stamping falling to the back burner. I don’t often write about my work schedule, mostly from a family safety point of view. But I have been on a leave of absence from United Airlines for the past 3.5 months because of my husband’s military responsibilities. United was amazing enough to allow for the leave but there are things I have to accomplish when that time is over to be in good standing. Needless to say, I don’t want to abuse the privilege afforded when they help my family out so much. So last week I had to head out to Denver for requalification on my airplane and that took a bit of logistics planning and preparation, as you can imagine. I am blessed with friends and a community that provided so much help and I am grateful beyond measure.
I can safely say that I missed a great week over at Freshly Made Sketches but we have another all ready for you. Our hostess, the incredible Cindy Lovell has such a creative and fun sketch for us this week. I needed something that I could use while still distracted with tons of work stuff and this was just the thing!
Just in time for me to get back from Denver, my pre-order from the new Stampin’ Up catalog arrived. Yippee!!! I ordered a new stamp set called You’ve Got This and the new In Colors. So here is my ode to Mint Macaron. This color is really pretty, don’t you think? I admit that I didn’t depart too much from the sketch but hopefully you’ll over look that as you see the pretty new things. I took my Butterfly Thinlits and used them to cut this new In Color Envelope Paper. There are stripes and a wood grain print backed with the plain color all on paper that is a bit thinner and great for lining envelopes…..or cutting with thinlits! I added a piece of the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim in the Mint and a tag cut from the Chalk Talk Framelits out of White Vellum. This sentiment is one that is great for so many cards and I’m so happy with this stamp set (more with that one later this week). I added a little bit of thread behind the butterfly to finish.
The ladies over at Freshly Made Sketches have created beautiful inspiration for you. Week in and week out, this team brings the most lovely work to share. And never mind the laughs over on our design team FB thread. I’m so fortunate to be a part of this group!! Make sure you go over and say hi to them and thank Cindy for this great sketch.
And to you, my followers. Thank you for understanding the craziness of my schedule. I’ll see what I can do to get ahead so there won’t be any large breaks again soon. I’m back to flying for the June schedule so if you are traveling over the summer, keep an eye out for me!!
I’m so excited to share my new edition of Stamps on the Fly! You all know how much I love working with sketches and I thought it would be fun to share that with you. I have a page up telling you all the details including the links on how to get these PDF tutorials for FREE!
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Stamp: You’ve Got This; Paper: Whisper White, White Vellum; Ink: Mint Macaron; Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, 1″Dotted Lace Trim, Vintage Faceted Button, Thread