Welcome to Day Ten of our ten-day challenge to USE NBUS! For all the details on the history, rules, and prizes, please go here. If you have a card to enter today, the linky tool is below!
When I started this challenge ten days ago, I told you I was going to concentrate on using my humorous NBUS stamps for my daily inspirations because we could all use something to smile about with all the terrible weather catastrophes of the last few weeks.
Little did I know then, that Sunday would find us witnessing the worst massacre in US history by an insane lone gunman in Las Vegas. There are no words. It is incomprehensible to me that this is still happening in this country.
We can't succumb to fear, of course. We need to carry on and live our lives to the fullest as if each moment could be our last, but, damn, some days that's hard. In order to combat the anger and frustration I feel, I'm trying to concentrate on the stories of the heroes (both police and civilians) who helped others in all that carnage.
It's important to remember there are many more good people in the world than bad people. And I do want to try and make you smile today with another favorite image of mine:
This fun NBUS sediment is from Rubber Dance Stamps. The purple border is Washi tape. The gorgeous froggie ballerina is from Stampendous. After inking her in black, she and her fabulous tutu were clear-embossed and then painted with Ziggies. Finally, she was Winked liberally as you can see in this closeup:
- HLS October CAS Challenge: One-layer. Some challenges allow OLCs to have bling and Washi tape and some don't. If this does not met the rules, please remove it gallery.
- Less Is More: Watercolour. This has a lot more watercoloring than yesterday's card.
- Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. #41 Animals.
- Make My Monday: Animal Antics.
Off you go! USE that NBUS!! I've got one more card to make for tomorrow's BONUS DAY! See you then!
Edited to add: Dear Friends: I'm sorry to say that I've just learned the son-in-law of my bloggie friend Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time For Paper was shot three times in the Las Vegas Massacre. Marybeth and her husband were watching their son's six children so that the parents could have a getaway on their own for the first time. He had surgery yesterday and will be needing more. Marybeth has asked for your prayers and positive thoughts for her son's recovery. Thank you so much.