K 'n K Designs had two prizes up for grabs during the OWH Fundraiser Blog Hop this weekend and Cinnamon Sally was one of the lucky winners chosen from the comments on my blog! Congrats Sally, I believe that Jan has already contacted you! The other winner was Rhonda Miller from Shannon's blog, congrats!
Now onto the Lily Pad challenge. Lily Pad is having a sketch challenge, here is the sketch, (it's a good one) and I am also going to put this into the Wee Memories "Free for All" challenge:
I have been wanting to play with some of my Penny Black stamps and so I decided to combine a few of them with this lovely sketch.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Bundled Sage & Forest Moss Distress Inks; Copic markers
Stamps: Penny Black (Poppies; Hello Friend; Paisly Outline)
Other: Trim (a gift from Lucy)
I love the red and green combo on kraft. And those poppies are some of my favourites! And I love the Paisly Outline stamp which I stamped over the inked surface simply by spraying the cling stamp with some pearlized water in a mister. I adore that soft, subtle effect.
As for that gorgeous red trim, I received that from Lucy a while ago when I won something on her blog. Isn't it the cutest trim ever! You could be in your kitchen looking out of your window to the poppies outside! Well, at least that is the vision I am getting.
On the sporty front, I did a Half Marathon race yesterday, and it did not go according to plan. In fact, my worst race ever, and unfortunately it's due to a problem in my feet from repeated pounding on this concrete. I think I have a tough decision ahead of me. I love running because it's a superior emotionaly pleasurable experience for me! Some of you will understand what I am saying. Unfortunately, for a while now, it has not been that. And I have been running for more than 25 years so I understand that with long distance running one is going to experience discomfort, but it's not that kind of discomfort I am referring to. The problem in my feet is now part of my every day life where I am basically continuously uncomfortable on my feet. I am not giving up running, that would be the death of me, but I need to revisit my objectives and I may need to, for a while perhaps, (hoping that this problem can fix itself with rest), just decrease my distances considerably. I don't know, I have not decided. I have a follow up with the Podiatrist on Thursday and I want to discuss it with him. I just don't know....running is my other child you know, the other thing I love....Thanks for listening, I had to write it down more for my myself than for anybody else really.
But, life goes on and it's still awesome!
Wishing you a fantastic day!