As alluded to in the last post, recently we were on another girls’ crafty weekend at a new-to-us B&B called the Girls Night Inn. The Inn is a spacious Victorian home that was recently saved from demolition and revamped into a B&B geared toward ladies’ scrapbook/getaway weekends. I can’t believe that a home as grand as this was so close to demolition but am thankful that it was saved. Many of the Victorian touches are still in place and can be seen in the rich woodwork throughout the house. http://www.girlsnightinn.net/
Girls Night Inn, Exterior
There is nothing like a weekend of crafting, laughter, and music with close friends to renew the soul, not to mention having someone else do all the cooking and dishes. Oh, and there might have been a wine tasting too. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Barb hard at work
Traci with Intricate Recipe Box
Terri with Christmas Card
Ronda & Teresa – Definitely NOT Newbies
Creeping on Crafters
Kim Working on Quilting Scrapbook
I don’t know how I missed getting a picture of Lisa and her 12-Days-of-Christmas cross-stitched project, but I think she was out and about taking pictures when I was making my rounds. Pashaw.
Group in dining room
Thank you to Ronda and Teresa who helped me assemble some children’s valentines for OWH! Can’t wait to find time to spend another crafty weekend with all of you!
Me Holding Kiddie Valentines
Hurray! The large flat rate box was mailed to OWH last week and included 284 love/valentine cards and 43 Anyhero cards. It seems that I get writer’s cramp so quickly these days, so I am thankful to those who helped me write out the Anyhero cards! I am also thankful to my friends who, at our previous girls’ weekend, helped me assemble the last of the bunch of regular cards. Without all this extra help, I would not have been able to get the box sent in soon. Thank you!!
Valentine card, silver embossing
Stampin Up Language of Friendship
Full box of cards
Anyhero Card, Snowman
Anyhero Card, Christmas Tree
Full box with Anyhero cards added on top
There were also some cards geared toward children; maybe I will upload those at a later date. Now that it is snowing like crazy, I might get to write a few more posts this weekend. Be safe out there!
The “box of love” is filling up faster than I thought thanks to a productive weekend with friends at a new crafty hideaway, which I will talk about in another post. Here are a couple of cards that I was able to finish the week before I left.
Universal Man & Woman
This man and woman images were cut from Cricut’s Going Places cartridge and they sweetly share each other’s hearts (which are enameled with Glossy Accents) and are holding hands. The red background is a bit difficult to see but it is embossed with a Darice heart embossing folder.
The next two cards follow the same assembly but were made in alternating colors. I really like the designs of the damask patterned paper that was bought at Michael’s.
XOXO Pink & Purple
XOXO Purple & Pink
Only about one-third of the box left to fill! Have a great week!
It has been a productive, crafty week. I made a big batch of these Love/Valentine cards for OWH following a challenge of using unconventional valentine colors and think the golden yellow/olive look so pretty.
Punch Pourri Card
The background is embossed with Devine Swirls in white. The stamps are from Stampin Up’s Punch Pourri set and coordinate with the Boho Blossoms, Heart, and Bird punches. The olive strip is embossed with SU’s Square Lattice folder, and the yellow edge is punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch.
Next I am working on some traditional-looking Love/Valentine cards with Cricit cutouts. Hopefully I will finish those in a few days – so many ideas, so little time!
How in the world did November arrive so quickly? Guess time flies when you are having fun! I finished the Hawaii scrapbook but know it is not my best effort. It was so overwhelming because of the length of the trip and the amount of pictures to go through, but I was determined to get that off my plate. Over two weeks I devoted huge chunks of time to it but was glad to get the last embellishment on the last page. Then I had to get all the pages over the metal binding posts with added extenders, which is no easy feat, and just as it was almost on my last nerve, the final post was screwed together. Of course that was after one kept popping off and the dog tried to eat it multiple times!
Another reason it was on my last nerve was because I have so many ideas swirling in my head for the other projects I want to finish by the end of the year as I mentioned in my previous post. I am making headway on the love/Valentine cards for OWH and am showcasing this one today.
The owls are from the Stampin Up Owl Punch and the branch is from the Stampin Up Bird punch. The heart is a Martha Stewart sticker, the moon is a 3-1/2 inch white circle, and I used the Cloudy Day embossing folder from Stampin Up on the blue background. Thanks, Sharon, for giving me a gentle nudge to update. Now back to my crafty corner to start a new batch. Happy November!