I am back from one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had. We rented a cottage on a lake north of here in Michigan and spent 10 days up there with friends who also have a cottage there. All the kids got along so well with no fights or lack of things to do. My kids learned how to go tubing behind the boat and played most of the time in the water. The cottage we rented was so homey and comfortable.
I spent some of my time crafting. I learned how to make those barn stars found in the SU catalog! I mad a whole bunch of them and even left some at the cottage for the owners. They fit right into the decor so I'm pretty sure she will enjoy them.
Here is a picture of some of my first attempts. I got the pattern for this site. I followed the pattern, but still tweaked them a little after making the 1st cut. They're pretty fun and easy to do once you get the hang of it. They look really nice when you also put an eyelet in and string it with some hemp. Very cute.
Okay now for my BLOG BROWNIE WINNER! My little contest for the blog brownie was to guess how many emails I would have waiting for me when I returned from vacation.
Well, the answer is 498!
My blog brownie winner is..... Lindystamper! So Lindystamper I will await your snail mail addy and you will be getting this cuttle little purse full of cards along with a few sheets of the retired Au Chocolate designer paper from Stampin' Up!. Thank you all for your submissions. Some of you predicted that I would have 2000 or more! Wow, I wouldn't know what to do with that many! I'd be sitting here for a week just trying to get thru them! OY!
I am now off to prepare for a workshop and make some copies at staples.
For all my local stampers - be sure to check out my calendar for the upcoming classes. I only have a few spots left for the PMS Night on September 15! Also, note that the OSW Class is being held at Woodhaven Church on October 6th. A little note - October 6 is National Card Making Day so it is the perfect day to come and enjoy a night of stamping and making 16 cards from one sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper. Click on the calendar on October 6 to review the details.
Thanks for stopping by today and bringing me smiles with your comments.