Saturday, we headed into the thick of the SXSW crowd for something I will show you tomorrow. Somehow there was a milagro and I secured a parking spot SMACK in the middle of Congress Avenue on the busiest Saturday of the year, too. It may sound mundane, but that's like the Nobel Prize of Austin life
Sunday, I attended the BLoungeATX (Blogger's Lounge) event, which I could do every day. Blogging doesn't have to be a solitary pursuit - it can be a fun group event with mini corn dogs and giant televisions displaying your Twitter feeds - INSANE nerd fun, and I got lots of blogging done.
Then it was on to the Texas Sake Company special winter batch tasting that my sister won on Facebook. The owner taught us so much about the process of making sake - walking us all the way through from rice in the fields to a yummy glass of his delicious Lone Star State born and bred brew. He made a winery tour in Napa seem boring by comparison and was a fantastic host.
After all that, I had time for just one card before some couchfest. Lori picked this week's cyber-stamping assignment as a sketch challenge with MFT's Getting Sketchy #10. Gorgeous. Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful (retired) Paper: Paisley Petals, Whisper WhiteAccessories: Rhinestone flower, Modern Label Punch, Pear Pizazz Seam binding
As usual, I stretched a bit - using a circle instead of a rectangle for the main shape, and a flower instead of a heart at the bottom. I had these beautiful little sparkly flowers that were a gift from a stampy friend that were dying to come out and play. I feel like sticking some on my car.
The paper is a sneak peek - Paisley Petals - from a promotion that starts April 1. *tease*. Lynn - I can hear you calling me that, you know! :)
Of course this time Saturday, it was an hour earlier. That's disturbing. What if you add up all our lost hours - what could we all have done with that time?
And who is responsible for Monday coming an hour earlier than it should have, eh?