No, I don't live there anymore. But I did until two months ago, and before that for sixteen years. Seeing Texas in distress makes me realize I still consider it home. My heart is aching for Texas this week. And for my old neighborhood. One of the fires in Austin was in the subdivision we used to live in. The fire came within about three blocks of our house. Unbelievable!! I heard from the new owner (she's a fellow stamper and super sweet) - what they went through the past few days sounded absolutely terrifying, but thankfully they made it through ok. They were some of the lucky ones.
This week's challenge is sponsored by DRS Designs, and naturally I chose their Cowboy Silhouette image to work with. Little did I know how much I'd be thinking about Texas when the time for the challenge rolled around! I thought this week's colors could sorta give the effect of cowboys riding (and roping!) off into the sunset...
Also a bit ironic that I talk about anyone riding off into the sunset, as I'm very sad to report that this is my final post as a member of the Play Date Cafe design team. As you have probably gathered from the amount of posting on my blog (not much!!), I just haven't had much time for stamping lately. We have a lot of life stuff going on around here - getting settled in our new home & community, my son starting kindergarten, etc. It's been a struggle to juggle it all, so I decided it would be best not to have stamping commitments until I get back into a groove. I am forever thankful to Julie Ranae for giving me this opportunity, and honored to have served on this team with this wonderful group of ladies. They are truly THE BEST.
Thanks for stopping by today and reading my sad post!!
- Stamps: Cowboy Silhouette from DRS Designs, alphabet stamps (unknown)
- Paper: Watercolor paper, SU cardstock
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chipped Sapphire & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
- Other: Watercolor crayons, string, staples, scallop edge die