I had the best mommy time this weekend. Wondering what that is? Well, every Saturday I have free mommy time from 12 noon till 3 o'clock-ish. This Saturday I decided to check out a stamp store in Glendale, since it was not too far from me. I drove to the Creative Quest and when I went in the door, I knew this had been what I was looking for. I was looking for a store that had less emphasis on scrapbooking and more emphasis on rubber stamps, paper and cardmaking. I am so excited about this store you would not even believe it. I spent about an hour browsing around and found some new rubber, some flexible microscope slides, and some precut book board. The Impress flower is pretty rad. It is just the flower, not the center pieces. I love it. I also got two sentiments from Penny Black, but I have not used them yet, so look for them in a future post. I am so excited to play with it all. When I was done there, I made a pit stop at Ceretta's Chocolate Factory (like a block away) and bought some delicious chocolates. M was pretty happy about that when I got home . . . he looked pretty frazzled, apparently my kids can be nerve wracking, who would have thought??? What a perfect mommy time. I took less time than I usually do too -- I think I was back just after 2 pm.
Here are a couple cards I created with a stamp from Impress and Sweet Spot (Stampin' Up!), retired set. I love them!!! The colors I used were elegant eggplant, cranberry crisp, garden green and close to cocoa. The eggplant one was the second one I made and has little glittery "bling" jewels added and the funky green stripe ribbon that I scored at Michael's in the $1 ribbon bin and had been waiting for a place to use. I sure do miss Sweet Spot.