I have been busy. I am not sure what I have been busy with, but the time has been flying along. Let's see. We had a family party for Joey who turned 8 on Monday. Here he is with his Ohio cousins, Auntie Cathy and his birthday donuts. It seems he is anti-cake.
Then we went exploring more of the Erie Ohio canal. This time we were in Brecksville on a gorgeous afternoon. Ohio has to be one of the most beautiful parts of the country. John is always ready to explore, especially if there might be a new fishing spot to visit.
What else? I got my favorite bulletin board up on the wall. If any of you were regulars at the Creative Block, you will recognize this guy. Back then he "held" the window in the classroom. Now he holds my bulletin board. Former employee Joyce, made him for the store by projecting one of my Stamper's Anonymous images onto paper taped to the wall, tracing it and then coloring it in and mounting it onto foam core. She did a wonderful job. He is really tall...almost 6' with the board!
Speaking of Stampers Anonymous, I have been working on sample cards for the booths using the newest Tim Holtz and Michael DeMeng and older images, too. It has been months since I have picked up any art supplies because of the big move. I am feeling rusty and uncreative. When making sample cards, one must come up with dozens of ideas, one right after the other. Sometimes I just get into a groove and knock them off without a worry. Other times, it is more difficult. There are restrictions: everything has to be Stampers Anonymous or sold in our booth (shoppers get frustrated when they see something and we don't have it), the cards must be complicated enough to be interesting, yet easy enough to be explained by any helper in the booth, images used must be pretty much whole so they can be recognized, sizes and colors should complement existing sample cards...and so on. Not as easy as it seems, especially if one is rusty. Hear me creak!