Today's card I am calling Just Thinking, mainly because it uses the Just Thinking Stamp from Stampin' Up!, but also because today I have spent a lot of time Just Thinking. You see, this past week, I had the insane privilege speaking to over 1000 demonstrators at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership conference in Orlando. It was an amazing opportunity!
Many of you know I talk about my daughter, Emily, on here quite a bit. I spoke to her everyday I was gone and she even read me a bedtime story one night because it was later where I was than where she was. Talk about sweet – I love that she thought this one up on her own. As I arrived home yesterday, we sat together for a long time with the ‘I love you's' and the ‘I missed you's', and then she looked me right in the eye and asked, “Well, did you do a good job? Did you do your best?” I told her I did. And she told me that she was proud of me. And said that even though she wasn't happy that I left, since she knew I did my best, it was OK that I went.
So it got me to Just Thinking, thinking about how much I love what I do and that I can be at home most of the time. That she gets to see me working hard and doing something that I truly enjoy doing. And her being proud of me doing that is icing on the cake.
As I unpacked this stamp, we were given it at Leadership, it made me really think about all of this. And so now that I have shared this long story with you, know that this card is for my daughter. She is a wonderful caring sweet daughter and also my dearest friend!
Here is today's Just Thinking card:
Stampin' Up! Stamps: Just Thinking
Stampin' Up! Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Accessories: Big Shot, Window Frames Framelits, Melon Mambo ribbon (from Spring catalog), Scallop Border Punch, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Jewels
How did I come up with the color combo? Emily was wearing it today! So that was perfect!
This is a fun set, and it is one that I would have normally passed over. I know I will really enjoy it and put it to good use. If you want it too, the item number is 129940.
Think of someone that you can send this card to – it will be on Emily's bed when she gets home today! What makes stamping so wonderfully fun is that while you make the card, you REALLY get to think about the person you are making it for – that is what I LOVE! I hope you enjoyed the card today using Stampin' Up!'s Just Thinking!