Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friends on Friday!

Okay - I walked in the door, returning from California about 6:30 on Thursday night.  I still had to run to Safeway, check things out at home, and set things up for Friday's "craft day."  Before I went home, though, my oldest daughter, Kate, asked Kim and I to stop by her apartment for a surprise that she brought back from New York.  Yes, she was in New York while Kim and I were in Oceanside!
She brought us two cupcakes, a vanilla cake/coconut icing cupcake (from Crumbs Bake Shop) and a red velvet (no photo, sorry).
Sorry you missed it!  Kim forfeited the vanilla cupcake to me and I have to say it was one of the best I have ever eaten.  I was also impressed that the cupcake liner was imprinted with the store's name.

I stayed home Friday and spent some quality craft time with my friends - Loretta, Nicole, Cindy, Lois, and Adriana.  They each had a packet of "Bliss" paper from Crate Paper with chipboard pieces, rubons,  and a naked frame waiting for them.  We had lunch, and for those who could stay, we had dinner.  I was having such a good time I forgot to take pictures before Nicole left - I try never to miss photo ops, but I sure did yesterday.  Here's what I caught:
The photo above is what Adriana accomplished before she left to spend time with her boys.
Adriana and Cindy (who worked on two Christmas altered books).
 Lois (working on her dog mini book - it is like a build-a-book that you make with others through the mail, a very interesting concept) and Loretta (who brought many pictures and worked on her scrapbook pages).
Miss Lois again.  Notice Lois' new punches on the left side of the photo?  I tried to slide them closer to me, but she caught on to that.  Lois always has the "bestest" border and corner punches.
I was able to finish my Christmas cards (designed by Cindy).  Now I can move onto another project, without any guilt.
Remember the company Unique Pages?  Well, the previous owners retired, but this is one of their frames, painted, and then distressed with white paint.  A little ribbon and a tag.  Put a photo or saying behind it and you've got a Christmas ornament or a door knob decoration.  Thanks, Loretta, for sharing this.
I REALLY enjoyed spending the day with my friends, at my house, doing crafts, and just chatting it up.  Can't wait to do it again!  I think next time I might be able to add another 2, maybe 3 spots!

1 comment:

It's Me! Adriana said...

I had sssooooo much fun! Thanks for giving me a day to use the other half of my brain.