Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday Montage #70

I'm BAAAAA-AAAAACK!!! And it's Monday Montage time again!!! I swear my body has NO CLUE what time zone I am in (we did a 14-hour timezone change TWICE in a week ... and the sun rises at 4:30AM in Beijing ... and we had to get up at 3:00AM on the morning of the race)! I couldn't really blog while I was in China. The internet access we had was absolutely AWFUL!!! (And there is a lot of stuff I couldn't access at ALL ... so there you have it!)

This is Flirty Flamingo Day for me!!! I am IN LOVE with this color!!! Both cards I am sharing with you today are from my 2016 OnStage "stash" ... I still have more to post from that and will try to get them all up in the next week. Trying to adjust to "normal" ... whatever THAT means!!

Stamps: Fabulous Flora
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, 2016-17 InColor DSP Stack
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Rhinestone Basics, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch

So very happy that the "Party with Cake" stamp set is carrying over for another year. And the Writing Notes background stamp as well!!! I think I am going to wear out my Mini Treat Bag Framelits Dies as well ... Now I want cake ... and a brownie ...

Stamps: Party With Cake, Writing Notes
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Pool Party, 2016-2017 InColor DSP Stack
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Banner Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Framelits, Pool Party Thick Bakers Twine, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim

TAAA-DAAAAAA!!!! Yes, I DID IT!!! I FINISHED!!! Holy smokes!!! This was, without a doubt, one of the most incredible, amazing, breathtaking, challenging, awesome, fantastic things I have EVER done! It took me 8 hours 9 minutes and 8 seconds (the wall portion ... SO many stairs! ... was two hours in each direction!) ... it was 86 degrees ... probably HOTTER if you take into account the heat reflection from the pavement and the bricks on the wall. I felt GREAT the next day, though (was so wiped out on the 3-hour bus ride back to Beijing, though!)!! I feel like I can do ANYthing!!! Can't even express in words how this made me feel ... it was beautiful and humbling to climb on The Great Wall of China ... I want to do it AGAIN!!

Click "Back" for Melissa Stout and "Next" for Amy O'Neill ... they inspire me!!!


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6 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Wendy! What an ENORMOUS accomplishment! It's true: you CAN do anything!! And your pretty pink cards are perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynn Streifert said...

Congratulations Wendy what an amazing accomplishment! You are so inspiring!

Elizabeth Price said...

Super cute cards and I really love the cake card. You have sold me on the Writing Notes stamp. I am so glad you have shared your Great Wall Marathon story. I have read every FB post and was cheering you on! Smiles, Elizabeth

Linda said...

Congratulations.

Linda D.

Paradise Stamper said...

Congrats on your accomplishment! I can only imagine how beautiful it was there!

Debra said...

I meant to message you sooner to say congratulations on your marathon! That is fantastic and I hope you feel really proud and accomplished! I think it's amazing! I am really thrilled for you!