I have not been online much this week and probably won't be for the next few weeks, between classes and working on fun projects for Brian and Meghan's Wedding.
My week started with a fun little Memory Box class I took at my LSS on Tuesday. Not only did I meet my friend Kerry there, but I also met another friend, for the very first time and we both had no idea that we knew one another until we started talking about craft groups and blogs and such. That's when Cindy recognized my blog name and introduced herself to me again. We had met online through the Operation Write Home Group, where she is one of the card makers. We had chatted at one time about the fact the we both loved "Absolutely Everything" and also about how unusual it was to meet other Massachusetts crafters online. Not that there are not several crafters form the area, but I find I also rarely run into any of them online? So, that ended up being a nice little meeting and hopefully we will get together at another time for a class. We all also did some shopping and all three of us are taking Tim's Holtz's online class which starts on Monday. One of the best buys that Kerry and I found were the brand new Dylusions Ink Sprays that had just arrived in the store. We both have been dying to try them and have been buying the Stamps and Stencils that go alone with the line. We are also looking forward to taking a workshop with Dyan Reaveley when she comes to AE in July! All in all, it was a really fun day, and as you often find, it really is a small world -- especially in the craft world!!
Yesterday, my day started out my having my nails done, always a nice treat and then I came home to catch up on some paperwork and phone calls. I am also now starting on the process of looking into venues for the Rehearsal Dinner for the Wedding. I'm so happy and excited and think this is going to be so much fun. For those who don't know me well, I have two sons and Brian is my oldest and this will be my first wedding. I also adore Meghan and am thrilled to have her in my life, so this is all very much a happy time for me.
They are planning to have their Wedding at a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast in Vermont, so it will be a nice little destination wedding for all. Yesterday, we started on their 'Save the Date' tags. We used my Silhouette to cut out all the tags on Kraft Paper and then had two stamps they designed with the Save the Date details. Meghan stamped the front and back of each of the tags and we added a grommet and little blue twine tie. We then were talking about envelopes and ideas and decided to check out what we might find in the Silhouette Store, which was where we found the perfect solution and the design we will be using, with a few adjustments. The envelopes will be a deep blue shade (Enchanted Evening) and we cut as many as we could last night, from what I had on hand. The cardstock we used is from PaperTrey Ink and I ordered another 150 sheets last night. Now, I simply have to wait for them to arrive, cut the rest and we'll put everything together! We made them the perfect size to hold the tags and the came out really cute. Once I have more time, I'll share some pictures.
Also on a very happy note, I received my new set of Ranger Distress Markers yesterday and this set is PERFECT. Love them !! I wanted to give special thanks to Heidi from Simon Says Stamp for putting me in touch with Ranger for the replacement set. I faxed the details to Ranger on Monday and had a brand new set delivered yesterday by UPS. I immediately tested each marker and they all work fine! WOOHOO! And just in time for the Creative Chemistry Class 101 which starts on Monday!
So....as you can tell, I've been very busy, but it's ALL been good!! I'm working on a few more envelopes today and then will be back to making calls to find the perfect place for the Rehearsal Dinner. I probably won't be taking part in many challenges while taking the class, but will post updates on some of the new techniques and fun things we work on. I know it's going to be a jam packed class and it should be a ton of fun!!
A Little About Me
- Northeastern, Massachusetts, United States
- Purple is my favorite color and ironically - Purple is the Awareness Ribbon color for Fibromyalgia, an illness I personally live with. I had to stop working in 2006 due to Fibro and Degenerative Disc Disease. It's been a tough road at times, but I have a wonderful family and fantastic friends. I am a Mom to two awesome sons (Ages 21 and 26) and a wife and friend to a wonderful Hubby. We live in a tiny coastal community in Massachusetts and have lived here all my life. My hubby and my boys are my whole world and mean every thing to me! I cherish all three of my guys!! I am very lucky to be blessed with wonderful friends. I adore and cherish each of my friends as much as my family! I am an avid card-maker and love all types and stamping, and also love coloring with my Copics. I'm very lucky to have this whole new world on online friends that I've met through my Craft Groups. HUGS TO YOU ALL!!