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Monday, July 29, 2019

By the Sea - Challenge Your Stash

Hello again. I'm here again already. So, I have two more days of work until I'm officially RETIRED! I can't believe it's really happening. Well, it wasn't really my decision. Our firm was acquired by a rather large law firm who decided to cut costs and eliminate my job and have our paralegal be the paralegal/secretary. Once our firm was sold, there was nothing my boss could do about it, so I am out! I'm not sure whether to smile and be happy or be sad. I've been saying for a long time that I have so many things to do and not enough time to do them. Well, now I'll have time. There is still school and now I'll also have more time for playing with my crafts.

I made this card for the Challenge Your Stash swap on SCS. Each month the hostess chooses a theme and we all make our own card to go with the theme, but we are only allowed to use items in our stash that we already have - no going out to buy something new. I tell you, I could sell out of my craft room; I have so much stuff. Our hostess this month was Pansy and her theme was Summer Water Fun. Wouldn't you love to be at the beach.

This one was pretty simple. I have looked all through my digital stamp images on my computer and could not find where I got this one. Strange. I didn't do too much too it. Just added a sentiment from a Power Poppy set called Good Thinking and some bling from my stash.

The Copic markers I used were: B0000, B000; E30, E31, E33, 340, E41, E43, E44; E47; E50, E51, E55; G14, G20, G21, G24; R30.

That's it for now. I hope to see you again soon.


  1. Maggie, this darling at the beach is colored so beautifully! Lovely card!

  2. This is such a sweet card Maggie - love the image and the way you have coloured and mounted her - I am sure you will soon wonder how you had the time to work!! Praying you will be at peace with your new status come Thursday morning!

  3. Maggie, your summer water fun card is so sweet! Precious image!

  4. Awww, sweet image- wherever it is from...: ) Love your coloring and the fun beach scene.
    I hope your retiring means more time for fun when you are not studying!!! Especially in your crafting space!

  5. What???? OMG, I'm so excited for you! So today is Wednesday... retired tomorrow? Wow! You won't be sorry. My friend kept putting it off, then finally did it at 67 and she wishes she did it sooner. She's alone, so that may be why she put it off. Now she's busier than ever. I retired at 62 and have never looked back except to remember how lucky I am. Well, you've sure got a cute card here. It has summertime written all over it and I sure am enjoying summertime! Very cute, Maggie!

  6. Maggie, congratulations! Retired! I wasn't expecting that. Now you have time for all that schooling, geneolgy, oh, yeah, and crafting! So happy for you! Hugs!


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