Yes, you heard me right.
And yes, I mean thank you notes from the Convention that just happened, NOT my first one thirteen years ago.
I said it was a miracle, right?
When I was in Utah, a friend was telling us that at some weddings, you actually pick up your thank you note from the bride & groom on your way out of the wedding, along with a nut cup or some such.
Now that, my friends, is efficiency. I suppose I could try sending out NEXT year's thank you notes right now and then being all smirky when I arrive in Salt Lake - "Oh, hi - I hope you got my pre-thank you cards - thank you so much for whatever nice thing you're about to do to me!"
Except no. I like to have mine be a little more personal, even if they're late.
So at the BEST CLASS EVER at convention - the Stamps, Ink and Paper optional class given by Melody, Donna and Arika, my friend Sue won a stamp set designed by Melody Hyde called Yee-Haw.
It. Is. Awesome.
It won't be released until August, but you're going to love it. It's a photopolymer set of 25 western themed images and phrases and it ROCKS!! Now Sue was kind enough to GIVE me, her favorite Texan, this prize and I've been stamping up a storm with it.
This set is SO AWESOME that it even helped me mend my relationship with Wild Wasabi, which is strained at best. I have a really weird psychological aversion to most greens, with few exceptions, and Wild Wasabi is definitely my least favorite. BUT - I decided to try something and we are back together now!
What I did was cut a mask for this cute lasso image. Then I masked off the lasso and sponged inside it with Wild Wasabi, and then sponged Coastal Cabana on top of that - it makes the most AWESOME sea-foam green. Seriously - looks just like the Crayon of my childhood. THIS is a green I can live with!
Then, while the mask was still in place, I stamped Hardwood over the sponged area and removed the mask - WHEE!! The cowboy hat I colored with the Dark, Medium and Light Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, and then used my Project Life pen to do a little of my addicting stamp etching technique on.
Now if you can't wait to get your hot little paws on this set, just email me. The day it goes live, I will order you one AND include a sheet of masking paper in your order! Mighty kind of me, I know! Maybe I should pre-thank m'self!! :)
Now I have to scurry off and get ready for my framelits class tomorrow. You comin'?