Happy Friday! It’s been rather a long week for me. At least it feels like it anyway. For some reason I’m just not sleeping longer than a few hours each night and then I crash and burn in the afternoons. Maybe if I could keep from falling asleep at 4:00 every afternoon it might help! I generally leave the studio about 3:00 or 3:30, head to the sofa, a fresh cup of coffee in hand to settle down to watch Reba and WHAM I wake up and it’s already 5ish. My daughters tell me I need to go take a walk instead of watching reruns of Reba – I tell them I’ve been on my feet all day, I need to sit down instead. Which leads to a question? How do you guys stamp – are you sitters or are you standers? I’m a stander and a mover! I need to walk from one end of the counter to the other, turn here, turn there. The only time I actually sit is when I’m coloring. There might be a little Tawdry Treat for someone who answers the question!

The first thing I did this morning, other than dog duty, was check the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast. Wow this was a toughy. Monochromatic (which wasn’t so hard) but NO EMBELLISHMENTS! For me, this is a challenge. I did a little faux stitching and made some scallops, but to me no ribbon, no brads – well someone in my family will love it, they can mail it in a regular envelope with no extra postage. Instead of using the Matt Pack for the faux stitching, I took the thread and bobbin out of my sewing machine and just ran a line of no stitching down the top of one of the panels. Then I went back and drew in the stitching lines with a white gel pen. In my eyes, real stitches would be embellishments.


Stamps: Priceless

Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou

Accessories: Fiskars Scalloped Edged Scissors, Signo White Gel Pen, Mounting Tape, Sewing Machine

I hope everyone has a great weekend, and for all you girls at CHA (and I’m not) here’s hoping you have a fabulous time!

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