Sunday, November 1, 2009

And now for something completely different.....

I WON... I WON... I WON... At work there is a contest every year.  One of the companies that we write policies for (I sell insurance) sponsors this contest and the agency with the highest volume of sales in a set time is entered into a drawing for a trip for 2.  This year our agency won a trip for 2 to.....  are you ready???  LAS VEGAS !!!!!  Since the owners of the agency don't use the trips they hold a drawing among all the employees to see who gets to go.  AND I WON !!!!!! 

I have always wanted to go to Vegas and I'm jumping up and down with excitement.  I've asked my sister to go with me and she was very touched that I asked her instead of a friend.  We fly out December 2nd and return on the 6th.  Airfare and hotel is included along with a LARGE cash bonus!  We will be staying at the MGM Signature Resort (click here to check this out)  We will have a Junior Suite.  What a fancy place!

Best of all is the fact that in Las Vegas is a rubber stamp store that you don't want to miss.  Viva Las Vegas Stamps is right off the strip.  They have over 100,000 stamps in the store and they make 15,000 stamps of their own!  OMG....  I'm taking an extra suitcase!  LOL  Check out their blog for videos of the store.  You will drool over all the stamps.


Confirmation Blessing Card

Confirmation Front

Sorry to be away so long.  Sometimes life takes us away from our hobbies for awhile.  October is one of the busiest months of the year for me.

I'm starting out November with a card I made for my friend's son's confirmation.  It is the first religious card I have ever made but I think it came out ok.

I found the designer paper and the cross stamp at Hobby Lobby.  I tried to keep it simple and relied on my "comfort zone" to create the card.   I stamped the cross and then heat set with clear embossing powder.  The silver thread is the elastic kind and was really a challenge to work with.  Pull to tight and the card curls, not tight enough and it lays crooked!  I added the fish charm to dress it up and even though this is for a guy I don't believe it makes the card to girly.  What do you think?

The inside verse I found on the internet and I printed it off using my computer.  (click the picture for a larger view)

Confirmation Blessing

I hope it is appropriate.  Your opinions are welcome since I have never done something like this before.