Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Winner...

Ok, we have a winner for my last Giveaway and it is none other than...Maureen Morton!

Congratulations Maureen!  I was thrilled that Random.org picked your name as you always make the effort to visit me and I love your honest and funny comments!  I'll be contacting you via e-mail or Flickr, just need to see if I do have your e-mail address.

Well, I had a great, great, girly weekend with some awesome crafty and talented friends made over blogland these last 2 years, oh, and of course, a very special friend from down the road too!


Here we are, SHOPPING!  We all walked away with at least one bag of goodies! 
From Left to Right: Lisa, Trinh, Vera, Martha and I.

Of course, we did do other things like craft, well ...some of us did, Trinh in particular!  That lady is a crafting machine!  I think she made 8 cards if not more, and this is amongst all the talking and laughing!  She was also responsible for passing around, on a continuous basis, a bag of chocolate M&M's!  Every time we complained she would say, "but i'ts DARK chocolate"!

Vera came armed with a huge box of ribbones which she generously shared amongst us, I guess that now I just have to make bows!  And Martha showed me how to tie those pretty bows of hers, thank you!  She also taught Lisa and I how to make this booklet.  Hers was so beautiful that Lisa and I basically copied it, we even purchased the exact same patterned paper!  I won't share it now, I'll leave it to Lisa or Martha to do that.

I could ramble on for a long time about the weekend, but I'm hoping that between the 5 of us, each one will eventually share a little snippet of their experience.  There were so many  "moments", too many for this post.

I did make two cards, (only).  I'll share the one here:


You do not want to know how long it took me to make this card! Hours!  I was so busy listening to all the chattering going on and I also couldn't come up with a design at all...I finally landed up taking some of Trinh's patterned paper, and used Vera's stamp and just made something.  AND, I made a bow, hooray!

That's it for today, a bit of a long post, my apologies.  (It was even longer for me as this is the third time I am typing this up as Blogger is acting up again and not publishing my post in full).

Have an awesome day!

18 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, you all look wonderful, and so happy! It's awesome to see you all together! Love your card, Bren - I probably wouldn't have even gotten one card made with all the talking laughing and fun! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anita Recksiedler said...

Oh Brenda what a fun weekend you had! :> Love that you got together with local crafty peeps! :> Love your card today, I have that set too!

Rosemary said...

it looks like you ladies had a really fun weekend, brenda! thanks for sharing the photo... your card is lovely! :)

Virginia L. said...

Aw... thanks SO much for sharing your FUN time! I felt that I was (almost) there as I had been admiring ALL of your work in the last little while! Your card is gorgeous, Brenda, and I think it's worth the labor!? HUGS!

walchowDesign said...

Sounds like all of you had a whale of time, Brenda! I think I ended up making no cards just be hanging out with you girls! Thanks for sharing this fun gathering and am curious what others made.

Beautiful nature card and your bow is beautiful!

Dawn said...

Brenda... what a fun weekend. You all look so happy shopping and what a great memory to take with you. Your card is delightful. Love the purple and green together.

Jacqueline said...

So nice to see your photo with the girls and that you had a wonderful time. I wouldn't be able to craft in company either!

Lisa said...

Great card, B! It's amazing that anything got accomplished with all the chatter and laughing going on!
Thanks for the most wonderful weekend!! You know it was special to me for many reasons...some we won't talk about cuz then I'll have to be breaking out the tissues....
XXX

Cindy C. said...

Hehe.. sometimes it takes me days to make a card! So if you'd only took hours, you're already a lot faster than I am. :) Love the the colours you used! And from I've read, you had such a fun weekend. Thanks for sharing!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, love your beautiful card. The leaves look like they are swaying in a gentle breeze. Glad that you had a wonderful time this past weekend. Take care and God bless. Hugs to you.

Trinh said...

I am missing all of you! And just admit that you enjoyed those DARK CHOCOLATE M&M's on Sunday morning! Your card is so pretty; love the chartreuse green ribbon with the chevron paper and your layered stamping.

Sue Lelli said...

Looks like you had a REALLY FUN girls weekend! You will have so many special memories to take with you! PRETTY card, even if you used a little bit of everyone's stash to make it! LOL! LOVE your bow, too!

Robin K. said...

What a great photo of all your smiling faces!!!! Sounds like you all had a fantastic time - wish I were there!!!! I love your card!!! I probably would have been too distracted by all the girl talk to even get one done - LOL!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your day with the girls sounded sooo fun! How lovely to spend time with good friends and enjoy your love of crafting! Beautiful card!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, sounds like you had a fun weekend with the girls. Love your pretty card.

MV said...

Sweet, Brenda!
Thank you for a most wonderful and memorable visit! You and Lisa were such wonderful hostesses. Loved the homemade pizza and desserts! I had SO much fun crafting, chatting, and laughing with all of you. It felt like I had known you'll for a very long time. Thanks for sharing the fun photos.

Your card is simply beautiful! It was so much fun watching everyone's creativity at work!

Thanks for all the help with starting my blog. I could never have done it without your help.

BIG Hugs!
-Martha

Maureen Morton said...

You are such a sweetheart to share your goodies with me, especially when you have so much going on! I feel so lucky for the win, but also to have you as such a special light in my life! So tickled that you had such great fun with this great group - and you produced some lovely work! My heart is with you, Brenda. Thanks so much!

Tina said...

Thanks for sharing this, Brenda. You all look so happy and I think gathering like that with all the laughing, creating and shopping is just the best thing possible. I wish I could be there.... Your card is very beautiful.