I thought about that on the drive out to the Hill Country - which, by the way, is supremely beautiful, if you've never been. I thought about how my GPS on my phone got me to the funeral home, and how we had all texted each other addresses and times. I thought about the touch screen climate controls in the car, and the charger for my phone plugged into the (gasp) formerly-known-as-cigarette-lighter.
I thought about the jacket I was wearing, because I bought it on Amazon a year ago and it arrived in two days on my porch, after a few clicks on my keyboard.
What wonders she saw in her life. In the year she was born, a wave of MOLASSES killed 21 people. Molasses. And we worry about not eating enough kale. Astounding.
She actually didn't ever learn to drive until she was in her 50s - after her husband passed away, she had to. But in her 80s, she was trimming trees at the ranch with a chainsaw when she broke her arm. Driving is for sissies. Everything is relative.
Speaking of driving, on the way home from the funeral, I saw a sign - numerous times - that just stumps me every time I see it.
"Guardrail damage ahead."
What is the point of this sign?
Am I supposed to be FULLY intending to go crashing into the next intact guardrail I see, and then be deterred at the last minute by the notification of a sub-standard guardrail?
I can just see myself saying "DANG it I really wanted to be saved from plunging into the creek by a brand new guardrail, but this one STINKS - and now I have to drive until I find another!"
I don't understand it.
Miraculously, despite the damaged guardrails, I made it home safely.
Just in time to post this card I've been DYING to share with you. I thought of this idea in a half-dream state - even worked out how to do it, and I'm tickled pink with the result.
It's a combination of a reflection stamping technique with a mirror image stamp from So Suzy Stamps, my Mini MISTI, along with some masking and sponging techniques and a brand spankin' new Sale-A-Bration set called Pedal Pusher.
This set is available for free with a $50 purchase from yours truly!
So here's what I did with it - SQUEE! Look at the puddle! Look at it!!
Here's how I did it - it's SO easy you won't believe it. I used the 2" Post-It Labeling tape in the video, as well as the Beautiful Ride stamp set, Crystal Effects, and Clear Wink of Stella.
Now, before you go watching this fun video, please take note that I have a fun new online class for the Number of Years bundle. And NONE of the cards in the class involve putting someone's age on the card :). These are super creative ways to use this bundle without making anyone feel old.
Also, I only have a few seats left in my mini retreat in Salt Lake for April - registration will close soon, so don't miss out!
So without further ado - please enjoy this tutorial! And remember - life is a beautiful ride. We won't all live as long as Wanda did, so make the most of the time you have. Especially if you're a stamper. :)