The dreaded year-end paperwork continues in The Crooked Stamper household. I finally added in all my December activity, and darn it if I did not end up in the black again. I could not handle making a profit. After a few nights' lost sleep over this matter, I remembered I had not added in any mileage...at all! Well, my dear readers, at 50.5 cents per mile, even those 5-mile round trips to the local Farmers Markets added up, so I am now safely in the red again. Phew! That was close!
I am not quite done, yet, as a few stray receipts remain, but I did stamp something to celebrate.
Okay, so there's not a lotta stampin' here, but I did slave over the layout for an hour or so. I really wanted to end up with one of my Basic Grey-esque cards, but it was not to be. Instead, I ended up with a muted, nicely layered, b-o-r-i-n-g card. But I did use three different patterns from the same paper pack (Candy Lane), plus I broke into my bulk buy hardware, so all was not lost.
I may swap out the Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon with a wider Vanilla ribbon. I might actually have to break down and buy some, since I think I am out. Oh, darn. :-) While I am at it, I may have to buy something else, too. You know... to justify the shipping.