Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pocono wrapup


If you read last Saturday's blog posting, you will know I spent a long weekend in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania for a stamping weekend. A few of my girlfriends and I get together at least once a year for this big crafting, eating and chick bonding time. We get up and start stamping before the coffee is poured and we don't stop until its time for dinner. Well everyone else stamps till dinner- I stop at 5pm to make dinner. I love to cook, so it is my job to feed everyone.
We always try to have a few projects in mind when we go up. I had lots of challenges to stay ahead on since I started my first class in my Master's program this past Weds. 


This week at Just Us Girls is Marisa's last challenge with us as designer. I will really miss her, she has always left the nicest and inspiring comments on my blog as well as being a talented stamper herself. This is a wild card week, so she got to pick any challenge she wanted to. She is asking us to create anything EXCEPT a standard A2 size card. What fun! I love this nestabilitie set from Spellbinders. i wish i could tell you which one it is- I don't know and I couldn't find it. The stamp set is brand new from Mama Elephant's August release- Carnival Cupcakes and Carnival Toppers. I think my husband is gonna love this card for his birthday.

I rarely am able to combine challenges, but this week at Just Add Ink their photo challenge is a rainbow of colors and I thought my cupcake fits right in.



Now here are some pics from the crazy crafting weekend:


Jude- whom is dubbed the "Angel" because she is just so darn nice- unlike me! :) Her plan was to watercolor all weekend and that's what she did.


Bevy B. my "it's 5:00 somewhere" partner spent the weekend making up ink swatch cards. Needless to say she brought up just about all the inks she owns!


Patricia, my bestie and co-pilot did a bit of this and a bit of that. Her CAS style was an inspiration to me over the weekend.


I was pretty tired on Saturday and took a wee nap. when I awoke my buddies had this set up at my place with two cards they made for me to celebrate my graduation! The sign "This is my happy place" is on my wall in my studio at home that I brought it up to the Poconos.


Here's my spot working on some challenge. I know its still morning because there is a hot cup of tea at my spot.

Hope you enjoyed my recap, but more importantly please show your support for Marisa's last challenge and play along at Just Us Girls!


15 comments:

Marisa said...

Thanks for the kind words, Sue :) And a HUGE congrats on graduation and moving on to your Masters!! Your stamping w/e sounds wonderful and what a wonderful group of friends :) Adore your card!! Great paper and shape!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Looks like you had a great weekend in the beautiful Poconos! Congrats on your graduation, too! Love your cupcake card and the sentiment, great shape.

Kristie Goulet said...

Looks like an amazing weekend was had by all. I love getting together with crafty friends. Congratulations on your graduation, too! Love the shape of your adorable card. It has been great being a Guest Designer this month. Thank you for all your sweet comments. xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a fun weekend! It sounds like it was a great success. Love the fun shape of your card. The colors are beautiful. Love the yummy cupcake! Congratulations on graduation and moving on to your Masters!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow what a fun weekend! We used to do a day of crafting...I can't imagine a weekend and in such a pretty place! Your card is so cute! Love the shape and the dp!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun to have stampers to play with! I so wish I had a group here in Arizona! I miss it alot -- Super fun shaped card - love that bg paper too!

Nancy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with friends!! Really like the shape of your card.... I see a case coming soon!! Congrats on graduation and heading on to your masters... So very impressed by all of that!!!

inkeverywhere said...

Sounds like a great crafting time away. I love the shape of your card and great colours. Chantell JAI

Louise Sharp said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend! I love yoir fun cupcake card, perfect for our challenge at Just Add Ink! Thank you so much for playing along this week and sharing your beautiful card. Louise xo

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I love the shape of your card and it fits the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge perfectly.

It was lovely to see your card at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish
JAI Design Team

Christine Blain said...

Unfortunately I can't read any of the text on your blog post, Sue - but this card is absolutely adorable!! I love the shape of the card, the cute cupcake, and the beautiful rainbow colours. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

KimB said...

Love the card sentiment Sue, the wonderful rainbow of colours is just perfect for this fun card. Sounds like you had a very fun weekend away! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Shona Chambers said...

How wonderful to have crafty friends to get together with. Bet you had loads of fun! I really love the shape of this card, nice not to have the usual rectangle. The rainbow paper is gorgeous and love the new stamps from Mama Elephant. Simply stunning!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Sounds like a fun filled crafty weekend was had! Great cupcake card, although I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at the delicious image and yummy colours! Love it :)

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Glad you had a good time! So sorry I missed it!!!