Friday, July 23, 2010

Convention Greetings!

I have been in the Cyber Black Hole ... aka SU Convention! (Between stamping swaps, eating, visiting friends, eating, stamping more stuff, visiting some more ... and oh, yeah - going to "classes" - I kinda forget about CyberLand. Actually, I don't FORGET, I'm just too dang exhausted to do anything by the time I get a few minutes!!!

I got to meet up with my Freaky Friends yesterday - aka the Control Freaks. There were 12 of us who got together for lunch and swapping. LOVE it!! These women are not only extremely talented, but beautiful inside and out!! I am truly blessed to be able to associate with them!

Front row: Dannie Graves, Wendy Weixler, Lorri Heiling, LeeAnn Greff, Cindee Wilkinson
Back row: Dawn Olchefske, Robin Spinner, Jan Tinklenberg, Connie Babbert, Steph Leider, Gretchen Barron, Patty Bennett

Here is the one of the cards I made for my "Freak Swappin'" friends. I have really been getting into lotsa white lately!

Stamps: Butterfly Prints, Inspired by Nature
Paper: Pear PIzzazz, Whisper White, Poppy Parade
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Basic Black
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Folder, Pop-Up Glue Dots

This picture just shows why I love Stampin' Up ... my bff's! These are my original Stampin' Up buddies - Shellee and Cheryl. They truly are wonderful and amazing and beautiful and talented. I am sooo lucky to have them as part of my life. (And they are ALWAYS on hand to help me justify my addiction!!) Love you, girls!!

And here is a list of Artisan Award Finalists. Several of my good friends are on this list!! (And even though I am NOT on the list, I am SOOO proud of these wonderfully talented women and feel they are all well deserving!)

Deborah Paise
Cindy Beach
Heidi King
Melissa Riker
Sandra Farrell
Lynsay Mahon
Beth Prout
Ellen Raymond
Amy O'Neil
Jennifer Thomas
Ilina Crouse
Ashely Van Camp
Ann M. Fitton
Jan Tinklenberg
Deborah Pippin
Rochelle Gould
Staci Lynch
Amy Bollman
Mary Bieber
Lynn Pratt
Jennifer Picard
Jennifer Diercks


Liz Shultz said...

What a gorgeous group of FREAKS! I wish I could be there with you...thank you for posting the photos! See you next year at Convention!

Pam said...

Adore this card!!! And another thing we can do with our butterfly punch--I do love butterflies!!
And I'm thinkin' I've gotta get that 1/8" ribbon with the subtle white border in every color!!! Wasn't crazy about "Pear Pizazz", but you've made a believer out of me girl!!! Now we wanna see pic's of all the fun stuff.......& close-up's of the "Artisan" winners!

Anonymous said...

Hey Wendy~

Looks like you are having a Fantastic time at the friends-get-away. *Ahem* I mean Convention. I can't wait to hear all about it!

What does it take to become a "Control Freak" in a good way?

He IS Able,
Traci S.

p.s. Hope you tell your friends there about He IS Able.