HolySMOKES!!! I can't even believe I am still awake (it is just about midnight as I type this). I should be snoozin' ... which I will be shortly, but not before I share the a bit of what I've been doing the past two days.
First off, I never showed you one of the mui-FANTABULOUS projects we did in our Make & Takes ... it is a lovely card box. Lots of steps ... but the end result was sooo great!!! The M&T projects were TOP NOTCH this year!!! Amazingamazingamazing!!!
Yesterday at Convention was great!! Learned a lot of new stuff, saw a lot of new stuff, and hooked up with some great friends. This is a pic of me and my dear-sweet-wonderful BFF, Lydia Fiedler!! She is our Dirty Dozen Mama over on SCS. I cannot believe how much this woman makes me smile. I swear, I feel like I have known her forEVER!! A bunch of us went to dinner after meetings yesterday, then headed back to the Salt Palace for a class (which was fun, but I was honestly too tired to create, so I did a lot of visiting ... I know, I know ... so many of you would be SHOCKED to see that I talk as much as I actually do, right???) But, I digress ... I do LOVE this chick, though!
And these CUPCAKES!! Shut UP!!!! There were a few tables LOADED DOWN with 'em when we showed up to our class last night. YUMYUMYUMYUMYUMMMO!!! Cupcakes just make me happy!!
Today was wonderful and bittersweet at the same time. First, let me say that Jan and I stayed up 'til 2:00 a.m. (Note ... does "punch drunk" mean anything to any of you?? We were laughing until we were crying at THE dumbest stuff!!) and then woke again just after 6:00 a.m. so that we could finish our Control Freak swaps. (Note ... there is NOTHIN' that is too good for our Freaky friends!). I was even an hour late getting to the Convention Center this morning as I was finishing my swaps. Found a great parking place right on the street in front of the Convention Center, where parking is free for two hours on Saturday. Got so wrapped up in what I was doing that I forgot to go out and move the car ... which means I got a ticket!! Crap!!! But, I digress ... again ...
Our Freak Swap/Lunch Date was amazing. I can honestly say that I was near tears when I saw all the beautiful creations that everyone had brought to share. And not just because the swaps were so lovely, but that the women who created them are so lovely ... their inner beauty just shines in everything they do. I feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazingly awesome group of women. Love ya, girls!!
And what could be mo' bettah than Spencer Willis singin' "The Candy Man" with his four adorable children??? What a treat that was for everyone!! And the kids didn't seem a BIT nervous OR phased by their newly-found celebrity! Awesome!!
The theme this year was "Grow" ... I swear, I love this company. They are so people-oriented. I always learn so many things I can not only apply to my SU business, but just to my life in general. Lots of inspiration and just genuine good ol' warm fuzzy feelings. I have made some of THE most amazing friendships due to my involvement with SU. Lifetime friends ... people I can turn to when I need help ... with virtually ANYthing. What's not to love about a company that does this for so many people?? Okay ... enough gushing ...
And last, but certainly NOT least ... remember that FAMILY frame I posted a while back HERE?? My BFF Cheryl and I decided to do it as our shoebox swap project that we did with some of our bestest friendies. This is the one I designed using the new luscious Berry Blossom dsp. Isn't it just deLISH??? (The "blank" square is gonna have a family photo in it.) I also did one with the Mocha Morning dsp ... will get a photo of that one and share it with ya soon.
Had a wonderfullygreatterrificfantasticexhaustingexhileratinglyGREAT time this past few days. Now I think I am gonna gets me some SLEEP!!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (sentiment), Field Flowers (sentiment)
Paper: Berry Blossom DSP, Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Sans Serif Alphabet Dies, Scribbles & Swirls Embosslits Die, Decorator Label Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Petal Card Punch, Triple Heart Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Whisper White Satin/Organza Ribbon, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder