No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I've had a bit of a bug but I'm feeling just fine today. I do hope you are all well and enjoying spring like weather. Spring and Winter are having a battle here. I am always fascinated by how different the weather can be just a few short miles from one place to the next. We live very close to the foothills of the Cascades. In the higher elevations it is snowing gang busters. It keeps trying to snow and hail here but gentle rains are winning and I am sure before long Spring will win out. We are still experiencing strong winds and although we are damp here, just a few miles down the road it is very dry and the winds are causing dreadful dust storms. Visibility has been so poor there was a 20 car pile up on Sat. There have been several other accidents since then so the powers-that-be have been closing roads off and on since the weekend. Thankfully no one has been injured.
I can’t believe this is my 100th post! I really can't believe you are actually sitting there reading what I have to say. As promised I have a small candy to celebrate. Truth be told I don't know how to use Mr. Linky and Random whatever, I don't have the time or inclination to learn how they work at the moment. Besides I wanted one of my followers to win, not someone who only stops buy when a candy is offered and I don't think you can stack the deck if you employ those. Anywho, I've decided to simplify things and go old school. I put the names for all my lovely followers in a bowl and had my grandson pull out a name. The winner is:
of CarysL Cards
Carys is only 14 years old and although my candy isn't very big I am thrilled to help fill her craft space with a few stamps, ribbons and a little flower punch.
Congratulations sweetie. If you will send me your snail mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll get this off to you as soon as possible.
With all the weddings and graduations coming up I’ve made a number of these simple Congratulations cards for the craft fair. Isn’t this a fabulous stamp! It is another well loved stamp found in a thrift shop. I suspect it is rather old, save for the manufactures name, Rubber Stampede, I could not find any other information about it.
Cheap Trick: Although some of the stamps I find in thrift shops are new or clean, most are not, actually some are incredibly dirty. I give those a good scrub with Dawn dish soap and warm water then let them dry completely, usually over night. I then use my adhesive eraser to erase the remaining ink then wipe with a baby wipe. This almost always gets all the ink off the image and gives it a bit of 'tooth' as well. It even gets off StazOn ink. I've been doing this for years and can't remember who to give credit to for this great tip.
Have an Amazing Day!