Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stamp Review Crew - By the Tide Edition


With all the excitement and hubbub many of the Stampin' Up demonstrators have been feeling about all the NEW things that will be coming in the NEW catalog starting June 1, I am really happy and excited to be able to give some life and excitement to one of our "old" sets with my friend on The Stamp Review Crew ... which, quite frankly, isn't old at ALL because it only came out last year!! AND ... quite happily ... is going to continue on with renewed life during the next year ...

AND I am also very happy to have been able to come up with something this week. After the day I had yesterday, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do ANYthing today. Bringing your college-aged daughter home from school for the summer ... with ALL of her stuff (SERIOUSLY??? How did she GET all this stuff UP there in the FIRST place ... where did it all COME from??) ... is a MAJOR chore. ESPECIALLY because when I showed up to get her at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday (her checkout time was 5:00!), she was the last girl standing. Which means that the mess left behind by her FIVE other roommates was ASTRONOMICAL!! Each girl had a list of "chores" to complete before they checked out, but they were only kinda done. Seeing as my daughter had to work yesterday and didn't get home - via the BUS, no less - until about 3:30 in the afternoon, she was left with the leftovers ... and every one else was LONG GONE! OHMYHECK!! (Sorry for the Utah swear word!) The FLOORS!! The BATHROOM!!! The KITCHEN!! EEEEEEeeek!!! And to compound problems, my daughter lived on the THIRD FREAKIN' FLOOR!! When the RA came to check her out at 5:00, she was no where even REMOTELY close!! We were a little panicked because they were threatening to charge her $130 for "failure to meet checkout deadline"!! WhatEVER!! So, I pleaded with the RA's (and gave them Otter Pops!) for ONE MORE HOUR!! If it hadn't been for my daughter's two AMAZING and FANTASTIC friends, we NEVER woulda made it!! But I think I RAN up and down those THREE FLIGHTS of stairs about 74 times!!! (Not sure HOW my daughter got all her stuffs in our car ... when she unpacked it was kinda like a clown car ... stuff kept pouring out and pouring out!) Then, we cleaned in HYPERDRIVE ... which is really kinda appropriate considering today is "Star Wars" Day (May the 4th ... May the 4th Be With You ... GET IT??). Sooo ... needless to say, we were WIPED out!! But, I digress ...

This card has absolutely NOTHING to do with college ... or cleaning ... or Star Wars ... but it IS this week's featured set for the Stamp Review Crew!! By the Tide ... Oooooh!! How I LOVES me a ANYthing that reminds me of the BEACH!!

Stamps:  By the Tide, Remembering Your Birthday
Paper:  Night of Navy, Crumb, Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, White Gel Pen
Accessories:  Starburst Framelits Dies, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Square Punch, Paper Distressing Tool, Natural Trim Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Linen Thread

Click on the "Previous" blog button will take you to Rita Wright's fabulous seaside creations, while the "Next" blog button will show you what Jill Coleman has to share!


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12 comments:

Nancy Smith said...

Wendy - you're so funny. I remember we dropped my daughter off with one van-load of boxes, but when we picked her up at the end of the year, I don't think all her stuff would have fit in 2 vans!

I love your card. I like the idea of lining up the shells like that. I will be casing this card!

Deb said...

I love how you layered the stamps! Just beautiful! The colors are just fantastic!

Ann Schach said...

Love it, Wendy! A great layout and awesome color combination!

Tanya Boser said...

What a day you had! I swear, kids can accumulate stuff faster than stampers, lol!

Your card turned out delightfully well, I love the way the shells peek out over the top of the banner, circle embellie, and ribbon :)

Cheryl said...

Can't say that I am sad to have missed that trip. Your card looks great as always

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, masculine card! Oh my, that story, just reading it, stresses me out! Put your feet up and relax!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

WOW Wendy!! Kids we are such a pain at times :) I love your card it is so striking! I love how you added the sequins.

Mary Davidson said...

Wow, I remember those days, Wendy! And I don't miss them at all...lol. Yet in spite of it, you made a fabulous card! I love everything about it. I would love to case this for one of my classes this summer. Of course, credit will be given. By the Tide is my most sold stamp set and my personal favorite!

Carol Carriveau said...

WOW...you really had a time getting your daughter our of college....so sorry it was so bad...hope she does not get the same roommates next year!!!!! Love your card...and am so excited that this wonderful set is staying with us...I love it too! This is a great blog hop using one of my most favorite stamp sets!

Catherine Bowers said...

Card=beautiful
Story+ HILARIOUS! I remember those days! Just remember soon she will be gone and you will miss it all…really!

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Lisa Young said...

Beautiful masculine card - even with the little bit of bling.