Sunday, March 12, 2017

Time for Wine

Thanks to Martha for catching that the set is from Simon Says, not Hero. Sorry about that!

I love coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night.


It's interesting, though. I need several cups of coffee in the morning, but only a single glass of wine in the evenings.

I'm a cheap date.

The wine must be red. Big. Bold. Dry. A cabernet. A zinfandel. Or Apothic Dark, which is a delightful blend.

That's what I'm drinking now, actually.

So when I saw the Simon Says Stamp set Time for Wine, I knew I needed it. So much.

Of course, the set is mostly outline images in need of coloring, so I used Gina K's heavy-duty white card stock...which does not bleed through when colored with Copics. To create a hint of light hitting the grapes, I used a white gel pen. Not sure if that was a good idea, but my Copic shading skillz aren't awesome, and the effect is fine by me.

But perhaps it's the wine.

Reader Debbie asked about the job hunt. For those who missed it, my eldest son will be a senior next year and will go to college the following year. My younger son, the one with autism, is doing very well and no longer needs me at home all the time. I'm getting the itch to teach again and so will be applying for adjunct instructor positions at area colleges. If that doesn't work out, I'll find something part time as a writer/editor or as a clerk at Barnes & Noble.

Teaching is what calls to me, and I so hope that will work out. In fact, just before my younger son was diagnosed before he turned four, I was getting my resume together to teach again. His diagnosis derailed those plans, and I'm so grateful to have been in the position to dedicate myself full time to his treatment and therapy. He's now 14, and I have more freedom to pursue other interests. Teaching English is the most soul-satisfying professional job I've ever had. We have a number of universities in the area, so I am hopeful.

Stamping and blogging will continue! No worries there.

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Simon Says Stamp Time for Wine
ink: Versamagic Concord grape, Memento black
paper: Gina K white
accessories: Copic markers, white gel pen, craft foam, glue


  1. Now you're talking. :) I was going to let you in on the secret that Simon Says Stamp has a similar stamp set but when I look at your card I can see that set is what you used. SSS not HA.

    1. Thanks, Martha! I edited the post to make the change. Not sure how I got it in my head that it was a Hero set!

  2. That card is perfect for me too! Best of luck in the job hunt -- creative English professors are worth their weight in gold!

  3. Great card, I love it! Good luck with the teaching - glad you can consider scratching that itch again, it's one of the best and most rewarding professions, Jo x


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