No, Lionel Richie, it is not. Though I do wonder if you kept that creepy sculpture from your "Hello" video. Nevermind. I really don't have time for all the different directions this particular tangent could go...
Yep, yep, I'm a busy little bee at the moment, trying to get ready to hit the road for two-weeks. It's once again time for our bi-annual Navarre, FL multi-family getaway, which I've written about in the past (2013, 2011 - here and here, and very briefly in other years probably due to the fact that most condos didn't have wifi then). Despite the fact that I've gained a more than a few extra pounds over the past couple of years that I'm very self-conscious about1, I'm so looking forward to this vacation. For one thing, I no longer live near all of these wonderful friends, so getting to spend time with them is extra-sweet. Number two: we are staying for TWO -- count 'em TWO! -- weeks this time2. And, lastly, it's our last big vacation before Truman leaves the nest, and he's staying for both weeks, which makes his mama happy.
On to business... it's Your Next Stamp's FUN FRIDAY, which means two challenges for you to choose from. This week, I decided to take on both challenges with one card...
Ta-da! See for yourself how it meets both YNS Sketch and Color Challenge # 15.
One more thing I want to show you - I die cut YNS's FANCY HELLO DIE six times, then glued the die cuts one on top of the other to give them that wood-cut look that I love. Nice & thick! (<--- Ugh! Don't say it like that... ;) A little "Regular Show" reference, there, for anyone else who happens to live with a 10 year-old.)
The circle border separating the top of the oval from the bottom oval layer was created using YNS's WHATNOT SEASONS dies. Head on over to the YNS Blog to see how you can play along with us and be eligible to win a YNS Gift Certificate, as well as to see some awesome inspiration from other YNS designers.
Okay, friends. I must go and finish the worst part of going on vacation: packing! Next time I visit with you, I will be miles and miles away.
1. I'm telling myself to breathe deep, know that I'm working hard on losing this weight (most of which was put on due to funky medication... grrrr... and maybe stress & age, too, who knows?) (exercise parenthetical: I've started running again), and that my friends aren't going to judge me or think about it for more than a split-second, if they think about it at all. It's MY hang-up and only an issue if I make it one...
2. We're staying two weeks this time to accommodate older children's schedules so that all who want to can come down and hang out. Not every working-adult child could make the same week, so a couple of moms decided to stay for two weeks. That sounded good to a couple more of us, so all but one family are doubling down this time. Most of the dads will have to go back and forth at some point, including ours.