Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WOYWW 10/03/2012 + A Trip Report

[ETA: Linked to WOYWW.]

I am in the middle of nowhere for a girls' week, and we brought our respective crafts to teach each other so we can grow as women. We won't mention the Mac & Geez that we ate to fill the crafting void that also helped us grow, though in a different way. And I don't think that walk we took helped much.

So anyway, there is a huge Dining Room table here we've commandeered as our craft room, and that's what I'll show you today.

Here is the Jewelry end of the table:

See all those organized boxes of gems and beads, and the neat little pile of tools? *ahem* I made these:

Then we tried stamping. Here is the stamping station:

This is after just two cards each, too. When I couldn't decide what tools to bring, I just grabbed my tool holders and took them as they were on my desk. It was easier. HOW can I make such a mess?! Sigh.

My pal Bunny made her first two cards. Here is her first one:

 and here's the one I made along with her to show her the step-by-step:

I thought it would be easy to focus on pretty paper and the mix of patterns and color. I can tell we already have different styles!

Here is her second card:

 I wanted to show her layering and the flexibility of placement of the rectangles. And balance -- twine to go with the plainer paper to counteract the busy patterned paper.

Here's mine I made along with her:

I think she dd GREAT for her first attempt. Later we'll try washi tape and heat embossing. :)

In other news, we took a walk to check out the Fall foliage. Here is a not-so-good photo of the trees:

the ski slope in Autumn:

and poorly zoomed-in:

As a final, crushing blow, can you believe Bunny would not buy me this house:

I was sad.

But I shall drown my sorrows in some Mac & Geez plus some Jalapeno Poppers. A girl needs a balanced diet, right?

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. GORGEOUS! All the projects like great- and the scenery is stunning!

  2. Yay for Bunny! Her cards are terrific, as well as yours. Gorgeous fall foliage...jealous! Love your new house (hint hint, Bunny!)

  3. What a great report on your getaway! Love all the cards and scenery, too. Have fun.

  4. How nice to be in the middle of no where with your friends and crafting supplies! Both of your cards are very nice...#94

  5. great cards, I need to add that to my to do list. The scenery...OMG, I miss seeing the trees change colors and being able to drive thru it. I'm a bit jealous. Happy crafting.

  6. Love those earrings! The middle of nowhere looks beautiful, do try to tear yourself away from the crafting table long enough to get out enjoy the scenery. I know....you could have a party on the porch of your new house! ;-)

  7. That Christmas card design is so elegant and pretty. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #99

  8. Man, some friends. She wouldn't buy that house? I would have been sad too. Bunny kicked butt for her first 2 cards, and your earrings rock. They're green, and I like that in jewelry :)

  9. It's a lovely house. But Bunny was right...it's too in the middle of nowhere for you...at least I think that's what she would have said? Your cards are ace, and a great way for someone to pick up design techniques, brilliant idea.

  10. What a beautiful house- I would have loved it too. Your friends first cards are ace, she did really well. Have a great week, Shaz #58

  11. Looks like a ton of fun! I've already printed that sinful Mac & Geez :)


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