Hello, beautiful people! Thank you for the well-wishes ... alas, I can't report that I'm back to normal just yet but do get to add bronchitis to my cache of feeling yucky - ugh!
But I don't stay down long (yeah, probably my whole problem, lol) but that's a life of mom, I suppose :)
Seriously, I'm like SO excited to share today's post! This post/image is a spin-off of a traditional swap ... in this one, 6 identical stamped images are sent to all the participants in the swap - yep, we all get the same image to work with! All 32 of us! And this month, I was the hostess!! I chose Florence from the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp line for a couple of reasons. First, I live in tropical sunny South Florida and wanted to send an image that represented this area and to see how they all would come up with their own version of *Miami* Florence! Second, sadly one of our treasured parks near my house is in a debate for the destruction of part of the nature pressures, mangrove trails and animal habitats. They want to pave it over to make an industrial boat storage :( :( They have already staged many rallies, hosted family park fun days, signed petitions and attracted the attention of national and worldwide naturalist organizations. They want to take acres of preserved, protected lands and mow them down 'for progress of building a huge boat warehouse' which would uproot thousands of local animals, destroy their habitats and homes and the ecological system that keeps them safe from harm :( I have a friend who is a local Miami artist that plans to have an 'art in the park' day and I challenged the swappers to do their very best work as I plan to make a board with all the cards as an example of what the park is all about - soaking up the sun, for one thing :) And let me tell you, they did NOT disappoint!! You can see the smorgasboard of cards that they sent for their interpretation of Florence as soon as the gallery is up and running (I will come back and edit!) Thanks ladies! Be proud! And thank you for your support of Matheson Hammock Park!
Meanwhile, here is my version of Florence, sitting on the dock of the bay ... wasting time ...
:) J/K! She's enjoying a gorgeous sun setting over the blue bay waters and hoping and wishing they leave the park undisturbed :)
|Some of the card dimension|
|And the inside! I used a sentiment from TGF :)|
Thank you for taking the time to read this lengthy post! If
you want to read about the park and/or the petetion, you can
see it here :)
Cheerfully entering this into: Docerela Stamps: Summer!
Card deets: CS: PTI Berry Sorbet, Summer Rain, SU Summer Sun
110 lb. White cardstock from Office Max ;
Image: Florence from Kraftin' Kimmie, sentiment from The Greeting Farm
DSP: My Mind's Eye Breaking Free Summer Series;
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and SU Tangerine Tango;
felt ricrac, CB, Scallop die, prismacolor markers; BG buttons