I am still playing with the soon to be retired stamps. This octopus from Sea Street is just so stinkin' cute! I stamped him in Cucumber Crush (a color I really haven't used much). I stamped the balloons and cut them out - drawing in the strings. The little cupcake and the balloons are from Party Wishes - a great stamp set from the Occasions Catalog that will be retiring also. Another retiring item that I will really miss is the Washi Label Punch. It was just the right size for some of the sentiments.
I don't have any sneak previews for you .... yet! My order is supposed to be come on Wednesday. As demonstrators, we are allowed to pre-order a select few stamp sets and accessories. I have only ordered the InColor stuff - paper, reinkers and stamp sets. I decided to save my money and order products that are on my wish list from the new catalog along with everyone else in June. I think this is the first time I haven't ordered a stamp set from the pre-order sets!
I hope you had a nice Mothers Day. Ours was pretty low key. Ashley called me after church to wish me Happy Mother's Day. She had taken me shopping at Chico's while I was with her last week in Texas. We went over to Marianne's house around 1 pm and played cards with mom and had dinner. We decided on Mexican - Marianne made tacos and beans; I made a Mexican quiche, fresh salsa and guacamole and Angela did strawberry shortcake. I think Mom enjoyed it. Angela bought Mom, Marianne and I each a beautiful orchid. I'm taking bets on how long Marianne's plant will last. She did not inherit Mom's green thumb. If anything, hers is black! I'm hoping for good luck for mine!!
We had a bit of excitement in this area yesterday. Sonny had gone up to the gas station to get gas for his boat when he heard that a section of I-150, our main road to and from Mooresville, was closed due to an armed gunman and a stand-off with the police. Evidently the incident started about 4:30 a.m. and the highway was not opened back up until around noon. I think it started as a domestic situation and the police ended up shooting out his tires. Here is an article about the incident. We waited until hearing that the road was clear before going to Marianne's.