Sunday, October 6, 2013

What a Wonderful Weekend!!

I have had a truly wonderful weekend!!  A good friend in town, a dozen amazing card makers, an entire day focused on cards and fun and chatter!!  Yay for World Cardmaking Day!!  How many of these people do you recognize??

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You may not recognize everybody from their bitty photos on their blogs - but I guarantee you know them all!  There's a picture of everybody with links on my Facebook page!!


Seven hours of crafting takes energy, so we were heavy on the snack food too!!

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The whole event was hosted by Michelle, the creative mind behind CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  She is a truly wonderful lady - a great hostess and an amazing talent.  I have to admit to getting a quick sneak peek of some new stuff that's coming from CAS-ual Fridays and it's going to be a great release. They started peeks today on their blog!

And to make it all even more amazing, the wonderful Stacey Schafer came in for the event (we gave her honorary Coloradan status for the day). We managed to do quite a bit of craft shopping and ate some huge meals (even after the feast shown above).  I took her to the airport early this morning so the weekend is officially over!!!

I had thought that she and I might spend a little more time celebrating over drinks - this was the first time we had met in person!!  But I totally wore out by the end of each day with all of the crafting craziness!!   I had made this card for her in advance of our wild times! (Stamps by Paper Smooches)

Let's Party

I also wanted to be sure to thank Michelle.  When you make a card for her you have to use CAS-ual Friday Stamps, right??

You Are So Sweet

I did use the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for this card and the sequins and chevrons from the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.





I did get some cards made yesterday, although less than you might think for seven hours of crafting.  But they are all for posts later in the week.  I am definitely going to take a day or two off (it's going to take me that long to put everything away that I had carted over to the event!) - I'll be back in a few!

33 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

I am sure you all had a wonderful day! I certainly looks like it. Happy for you and a teensy bit envious too. ;)

snappy scrappy said...

Looks like a fab time...love getting together and crafting with friends!!

Kara said...

I recognize many of those faces...what fun!!

cm said...

Lovely cards, Kim, and a wonderful photos of your fantastic weekend! Oh, to be in the midst of all those creative minds! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations; I know they'll be fabulous (PS: shared another of your inspirations over on my blog withe NND stamps). Have a great Sunday!
c

Hannelie said...

Lucky you! Looks like so much fun!
Love both your pretty pretty cards!

Bobby said...

How wonderful that you can get a group of crafty friends together like that. Your cards are perfect for the recipients.

Suze Bain said...

Looks like you had a fab day Kim! Gorgeous cards too! Xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Sounds as though it was a brilliant day, Kim ... both your cards are just lovely! Anita :)

KayM said...

Oh that looks like so much fun!! Your cards are fabulous too! Glad you enjoyed the time with your stamping friends :)

Judy1223 said...

Oh, MAN, that looks like tons of FUN! So glad you crafty ladies all got together (and YES, I did recognize some of them, isn't that amazing? I've never met any of them but I did recognize people by name! Crazy!) Now I feel like making cards AND eating -- thanks, Kim!

Seriously, though, it looks like you made some amazing cards and I can't wait to see them all as the week progresses. Happy WCMD!!!

Happy Dance said...

Oh Wow!!! I think we all recognize at least some of the faces....I'm thrilled you all were able to get together and spend time doing what we all love to do. Very cool. Ardyth was in the area this weekend, and we were able to connect for a bit too. So nice to hang out irl with bloggy friends. What an amazing time for both of us! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Bev

Barb said...

Wow! So happy for you girls! It would have been so fun to meet everyone :)

These cards are awesome. I love the precision stamping of the first and the pretty pastels of the second. Love 'em!

Annette Allen said...

awesome pictures.. so nice to hang out again.. looking forward to it again soon..

Amy O said...

That looks like a fun day! I love the cards. The sequins add such a fun and pretty touch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet cards and such fun!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...so exciting for all of you to be able to spend the day together! So much talent in one room, just amazing. Your cards are fabulous as always.

Tenia Nelson said...

We had a blast or WHAT?! I just LURVE your cards, Miss Lady!! We shall hang out again soon!!! :)

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - that looks like a truly fun weekend! I really like the cards you've made - simply super!

JD/ Jill said...

You've made some great cards!
Looks like you all had a great time. I had the opportunity to get together with a group a couple of times...so much fun, and you learn so much from just watching what other people make. I miss those get togethers!

Lisa said...

Wowzers this sound like it was FUN FUN FUN!!! And your cards are FUN too ;)

Stacey Schafer said...

It WAS a wonderful weekend, Kim! Thank you again so much for your gracious hospitality! Big hugs, friend!

C Wu said...

That looks a lot of fun. So much talents there.

Danielle said...

Thanks for posting your pics! I had fun, and we need to hang out again! Next time maybe I'll actually get something made! :)
Danielle

Jen Timko said...

Kim, this looks like the most wonderful stamp day! How fun! And the cards are awesome as usual. Love your FMS card! Glad you joined us this week!

Happy Dance said...

Stopping back to say congrats on the HM for this amazing card over at FMS. Way to go girl! Bev

Grá O'Neill said...

Fab cards, can't wait to see the other makes :)

Leigh Penner said...

What an amazing time-- I'm so jealous!
Great cards, too, Kim! That second one is especially gorgeous!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Looks like you all had an amazing time....totally jealous! Your cards are fab too!

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats on your win! I love your card!
Thank You~

Lesley said...

What a fabulous weekend! WOW! Love your cards as always.

Quip1320 said...

What fun! Maybe I can talk my hubby into moving to CO! ;)

Christina said...

What an amazing group of talented designers! You are all so lucky to have been together for WCMD, and it looks like you had a blast. Love your stacked martini glass card and your thank you for Michele!

maria f. said...

Love that cocktails card!