I know you're here to check out our weekly sketch challenge from Stamping 411, but before we get to that I have some news to share with you. This is my post on the Stamping 411 blog tonight :( "This will be my last week with Stamping 411. This is a decision that has taken me quite some time to come to, and I will truly miss the wonderful group of Operators and dear friends, as well as the inspiring entries from our players!
As you may know, I began working full time last fall. I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but wow, I had no idea how little time I'd have leftover after working all day and maintaining a household! (I worked 3 hours a day previously and had plenty of time for my favorite pastime, ie. stamping :) Throw in my two boys that play on 3 different baseball teams that travel and it gets downright chaotic. Over the past 8 months or so, we have also encountered some serious health issues with my dad, that have required numerous trips to Boston. In short, I needed to figure out what I could cut out to keep up with the rat race that is my life right now, and the only "optional" task I have is the one I hold with Stamping 411, so I had to make the tough decision to let go.
I'll be honest with you, I worry that I won't stamp at all if I don't maintain my weekly schedule of stamping for Stamping 411, but right now that is not a fear I can succumb to. I love my time in my stamping room, and I hope to get back to it and maybe even play along with the challenges some time in the future."
I wanted to thank you all for the support and inspiration you've shown over the last year that I've been with Stamping 411...now without further ado, here's the sketch this week, we sure hope you'll play along :)
Stamp Set: Cheers to You
Ink: Melon Mambo, Real Red, Garden Green, Pool Party, Black StazOn
Card stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Flirtatious Specialty dsp
Accessories: Blender Pen, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black StazOn
As always, thanks SO much for stopping by :) I hope I'll be back to share more with you before too long :)