Oh yeah!!!!!!!! I got my new acrylic stamps I ordered from Flourishes..........a member company on SCS. My first time ordering from them......and they were FAST!!!! I ordered the Cake Decorating set and the Bon Bon set! Of course!! LOL I only made simple cards because the last 2 challenges on SCS were to keep things pretty simple. The first challenge was PP Here, PP There, PP Everywhere. We could ONLY use patterned paper.....except for the card base. I did use white cardstock for the base, but everything else is designer paper from SU called Berry Bliss. This is one of my faves!! Pink and brown and chocolately yummy!!!! I cut out the cake image and used stickles to "ice" the cake. I used lots of stickles actually!!! I was using it as a crutch since I couldn't stamp the image onto white cardstock and color in lots of detail!!
This next challenge was Tool Free. I have to say I really thought about skipping this one.......I mean really.............NO PAPER PIERCER even!!!!!!! Okay, so I decided that the challenges are really challenges and are supposed to get us out of our little comfort zones!!! This card actually came together pretty quickly.......which totally surprised me!!! But then, using a Gruffies image can make up for a LOT!!!!! They're just so dang cute!!!!!!! AND......I only used my paper cutter and a pair of scissors for tools!!! But I DID use bling!!!! The sentiment also comes from one of the Flourishes sets.
Now.............I have a fantastic little bit of news............our little kitty came home!!!!!!!!! She's been gone for 3 days............and that's almost always a death sentence in my neck of the woods!! And she's one of our littler ones!! We have 4 kitties.......and they all are bonded to dd. And she's a complete cat person!!! So she was very sad.......even though we've been through this and she accepted it and did not blame me. But I did!! I'd been careless with the dog door since she'd been caterwauling and thought if she got out maybe she'd play a bit and come back in. Boy was I ever sorry!!! So.......back in for good she stays!! And I ran around and woke everyone up to celebrate!!! DS was glad........then promptly fell back asleep, DH was confused then glad........then promptly fell back asleep!! DD was awake and just smiled ear to ear!!!! WHEW!!! Now I can give back the "bad mom of the year" award!!! Thanks for "listening"!! (Like you had a choice???!!!!) LOL