Sorry I'm so slow getting the "Steve's New Adventure" results published. We've had a rock band from Philly staying with us (loved having you Terry, Ian, Bryan and Kyle) plus I've had a bunch of other things that have kept me really busy.
So--I'll spill the beans. But first of all I've got to say that you are a smart bunch of scrappers. Close to 70 of you were correct!!! STEVE'S TAKING FLYING LESSONS and last Tuesday was his solo flight. Very nerve racking--I was a wreck that morning. Look how close he is to those big Rocky Mountains! Look at that huge smile on his face!!
It's my own fault that he's taking lessons. When we were first marriage, Steve wanted to be a pilot. After 30 hours of lessons we ran out of money and Steve pursued a different course. He's never been able to forget the thrill of flying and how much he'd like to get his license. Last year I met Jake Blackington, the hubby of one of the gals in the editorial department at CK. He is a flight instructor and convinced me that taking lessons is as safe as walking down the street. I caved in and bought Steve all the "stuff" plus flying lessons for Christmas last year. He was suppose to start taking the lessons in January but I totally chickened out and conveniently "lost" Jake's number. (Several friends had told me it was a bad idea because it's so dangerous.) In August, my sister bumped into Jake while hiking a mountain and he gave her his number and asked to pass it along to Steve. (I didn't know this had taken place.) Steve contacted Jake and the rest is history.
Yes, I'm a nervous wreck and wonder what we've gotten ourselves in to. However, Jake's an amazing instructor (very safe) and Steve's a quick study and it brings a HUGE smile to his face. He gets a little down the days when he can't go (when the weather's not cooperating).
So, that's my big news. I love how one of the gals commented on how her brother-in-law took flying lessons and now he owns a 700 lb. plane! Yikes!
I'm going to let 12 of you win because two of you forgot to leave your e-mail addresses. (I know one scrapper asked if there was a way to win without leaving your e-mail address. We'll work on finding a solution.)
Alisyn Evans and Maryscottagequilts--Please send your snail mail address as soon as possible to Angeladash@gmail.com.
As for the other 10 winners, we'll be contacting you for your snail mail address.
Here's the list of names:
Stephanie B. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Okay, so just a little shameless plug for my December Kit of the Mont
h that each of these gals will be receiving. It rocks!
It is hands down the coolest, hippest, most fashion forward stamp kit that you'll ever see and you'll love the value and quality. There are only a certain amount to go around and when they're gone, they're gone. The kit will be available to purchase on December 1st at LisaBearnson.com/kotm
I love the big bold titles, the cool arrows and all the fun shapes that are included in this kit. I branched out a little on this page (took me only 45 minutes to complete thanks to cool paper and stamps). I used kinda the "grunge" look in my journaling. I also love how you can use flowers on a totally masculine page. Who would have thought this would be possible when I started the magazine 11 years ago?
Congrats to the winners. Please let us know what you think of the kit.