Friday, February 3, 2012

A Surprise Adventure

Yesterday was such a fun day! Erin came for a visit & we spent the day together! Now, we also invited Karen, but since she couldn't make it we brought Flat Karen on our adventure! :D
(And it was so funny that Erin's sister thought it was quite odd that she was being picked up at the airport by someone she'd never met before & spending the entire day together. Ha. It never occurred to me that it wouldn't go great! And this is the closest to internet dating either of us have ever gotten. chuckle.)
First stop: Impress in Southcenter!

 Flat Karen seemed interested in the spray ink selection!
And look at that kraft & My Mind's Eye display!
A couple of May Arts Prima Ribbonistas next to a heavenly display of May Arts ribbon!
Next up- lunch with the sweet ~amy~! We all enjoyed The Old Spaghetti Factory in Seattle!
We had enough time to zip back to my house so that Erin, Flat Karen & I could work on a couple of cards!
 Flat Karen's input was wonderful! (and yes, I'm aware that my hair looks awesome like this. I always throw it up so I don't glue it to something, or light it on fire- but I'm not usually photographed while I'm crafting. I'm usually in yoga pants & wool socks too, so I guess this pic could be worse...!)
In Karen's honor, Erin & I worked on a couple of cards in a Carbon Copied style! :) I'll be posting mine soon!
Now, since I don't have the cards ready from yesterday, thought I'd share a Valentine I made for Hadley! :) This was actually an assignment sent home by her teacher- it was a heart we were to decorate & send back to be displayed. I might have gone a little crazy, but she is absolutely worth it, and the smile on her sweet little face when she saw it is etched in my heart. gah.
I used some pp from my stash, pleated some pink crepe paper & added some gorgeous May Arts lace.*swoon* I used my cricut to cut this sweet image in vellum (a child's year cart.). Oh, and I added some May Arts satin to hang it by, so it wouldn't have a giant staple in the middle of it.
 I used the pink paislee 'soiree' stamps I picked up at PaperMuse last week. Some tiny letters (PTI) spell out her name & it is held up with little pearls.
 The 'I love you' is from PTI damask designs- stamped in both of the colors that the banner & font were stamped in (click to enlarge!). The sentiment sits on a row of pearls. So fun!
I will add this to the Moxie Fab World Cool Tools Die Cutting challenge too! :)
I have to say, this was such a great day! Erin was so much fun to spend the day with! I really do hope we get to do it again! (Maybe for a crafty weekend!!!) I have a grin from ear to ear just thinking about it!
Thanks for stopping by- I hope you enjoyed the adventure!


  1. WOW....lovin' all your fab and fun pics girlie! I'm thrilled to have been able to spend a smidge of the day with you lovely ladies!!!!!!!

  2. It sounds as though your first online dating experience was perfect! haha

    It's so fun to finally meet those "pretend stamping friends" in real life. I'm glad that you all were able to get together for a fun day.

  3. Oh the flat me had so much fun and the real me sure got a good giggle seeing all the fun I did have, thanks for letting me join in on the fun. I hope someday that I do get to catch up with you, it is a dream to do so! So glad you gals had a great time!

  4. Hi Jen, So glad that you met up with Erin and Amy! How wonderful to share these happy moments with us blogging friends! Flat Karen could not look any sweeter! Your valentine project is darling!

  5. What a sweet Valentine! Love all the pinks & the silhouettes. And it looks like you, Erin & flat Karen had THE best time together!

  6. I can tell you "three" had so much fun! What a lovely get together! Did you go to Paper Muse?


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