2013 Year in Review — July through September

Hi all!  Continuing with my Year in Review and favorites from 2013.   July was pretty plentiful, but August and September trailed off again.  I couldn’t believe I only had 1 post in September!  I was swamped with birthday party preparations for my daughter’s party and another surgery.

July

I was so happy to take part in the Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July challenges.  I miss my Bugaboo peeps!  The first challenge was an inspiration challenge, which are usually not my forte, and the inspiration Santa was relaxing.  I opted for one of my Tropical Santas from Bugaboo.  I created a nice beach scene using a bunch of die-namics from MFT.  Santa has some cool paper pieced board shorts and hat.  The only thing missing is a nice cool drink!

I really hope this card made the recipient as happy as it makes me when I look at it. This was made for our neighbor who underwent emergency brain surgery and unfortunately missed her husband’s 90th birthday party.   I just adore this duck from Bugaboo and these colors really make me happy.  Plus, I managed to push my pattern threshold and put three different patterns on the same card!

August

My favorite by far in August was a day of stamping with my friend Michele for PTI’s Stamp-a-Faire. We had a great time working on challenges, eating some yummy food and it was topped off with my winning a gift certificate for PTI.

September

So, I completely fell off the face of the blogging earth in September.  This was my sole post in September and it was in the beginning of the month!  This sweet little card was made with the Sweet Stamp Shop Scootin’ By set.  I paper pieced again, but using a stash of vellum I inherited when we were home in Wisconsin over the summer.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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