Yes, I'm still here! Had a bout of the plague-y crud that's been going around and had some back/right hip issues for a while, but thankfully both are better now. Work is keeping me busy (and out of trouble!) but I am loving being back in the work force.
It's almost time for the Spring/Summer 2013 Close To My Heart Idea Book launch to customers. Feb 1 is the big day! Once again, I am participating in Upline Susan's swap and I have two paper packs to share with you. First up is Buzz & Bumble. I love the browns and yellows in this pack. The bee is from the stamp set that comes in the Buzz & Bumble Workshops On The Go paper pack and the "honeycomb" hexagons are from the Honeycomb Flair stamp set. The bee hive reminds me of the old wax stamp impressions that we "useta" use on letters that we would write and mail. There are 4 different impressions in the Buzz & Bumble Assortment and also 4 flowers and 4 little bees.
And second we have Surf's Up. This one is bright and summery with blues and greens and yellows. The Pinwheel is part of the Surf's Up Assortment and there are 2 pinwheels, 2 rosettes and 4 buttons with designs stamped on them in this collection.