Thanks for the emails and the comments we are on the mend again. :) (and even sipping coffee! whoo!) went up stairs yesterday to start cleaning up for the stamping party on saturday and came across an envelope stuffed with images from Pam. this Emmerson is one of them and the first thing i have played with in there. I colored it with Prisma pencils and its up on pop dots. this card is 5X7 in real life. the stripe pp is from Creative Imaginations, the Wish stamp is from Stampendous, the U is from Hero Arts, the were here are MM magnetic letters from the CK Stenography set. the Blue ink is Nick Bantock Cerulean Azure. (which right at the end i managed to smear across the bottom but the paper is distressed looking and all the inked edges it doesnt really take away much. ( as it would on a perfectly clean card) could this be why i end up inking the edges of almost everything?? haha. the brads are karen foster loopy brads. I also had Happy mail yesterday, Fern sent me this beautiful card done with that Stampin' Up Doodle flower, I totally love the colors of this and then on the inside, (she's really smart) She used some removable adhesive to stick chipboard slides to the inside front of the card, so this card went through the mail in a regular envelope with first class postage! Today is another short day at work and more cleaning on the agenda... have to figure out what to feed people tomorrow too. I know most people wont eat, but Alice will need something. ( she's so skinny it will make her sick to not eat for the time they will be here) So that's hard because you know in your brain that it should be something "good" but, you want it to be something like a "treat". I am also hosting one of the Challenges at the twopeas stamping board world wide stamping weekend this sunday. (and will squeeze in a random RAK on saturday) the challange i am hosting sunday is at 11 am for people in the pacific time zone. I know there are huge threads for this at Peas if you want to check it out and see what that translates into for you... the challenge is to make something stamped (without using ink) and you have to upload a photo of it into the two peas stamping gallery and link it to the thread i start on sunday. (its ok to put it in your blog or another board, but, to be in the drawing you need to upload to peas.) if you don't have an twopeas account you'll need to create one. (its free).two peas in a bucket Hope you all have a chance to come and play!