Hi all! We had an amazing 10 day road trip for Spring Break. The absolutely dreadful weather this winter motivated us to take our first ever Spring Break vacation as a family (I am not a patient person, and dislike navigating through crowds, so we usually avoid traveling at this time of year). We drove about 20 hours from Chicago to Orlando.
Went to Walmart, cleared the snack aisle, and loaded up the car with food and entertainment.
We saw a few "things."
Stayed out at the theme parks late ...
... late as in we're-the-last-ones-in-the-parking-lot late.
Made crazy spur of the moment purchases, like an 8 foot inflatable shark.
How I chuckled walking behind them, going through the fancy lobby with this creature, and then the elevator. It lived standing upright in our bathtub, and startled me several times throughout the rest of the week.
We were chilly.
We were warm.
We were wet.
(Biltmore in Asheville, NC)
... and, right in the middle of it all, I got the amazing news that one of my cards was picked for Stamping Royalty! We had a no-screen-rule for the whole 10 days, and I broke it just once to check email on Friday night on the wild and crazy chance that there was an email from the folks at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. Imagine my surprise when there was! SO excited, folks!!
All the winning cards will be in the July issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. I thought I'd share one of the two others that I sent in.
I wanted to use the Papel Picado Banners from Avery Elle. I masked them all in a swagging pattern across the card.
With an exacto, I cut out the middle pieces so the midnight sky behind it would show through. Then popped the panel up. The inside is lined with AC Lucky Charm paper, and the sentiment is the wildly popular winnie & walter the Big, the Bold and the Happy.
Thanks so much for leaving congratulations on my blog, on FB, and just all around being wonderful people to hang out with! I'm hoping in a week I'll get caught up from my no-screen-time rule, and start visiting again : )
Thanks for looking!