Saturday, July 30, 2011

Miss You Like Crazy and more SAF :)

Hello there, friends!  I’m back at it again today with a card that makes me smile.  It truly is one I love and it was so fun to make early yesterday morning (still on Ohio time! lol).  I started with this week’s yummy ColourQ colours…I pulled out some patterned paper, picked my sentiment and then played around with shapes until this layout formed.  I would have to say this is my true love style.  Oh, I love vintage and shabby…but this style hits my “happy place!”  I even got to use a new Basicgrey brad that was in my PILE of goodies from Archivers :)  This is my first time inking this fabulous Verve sentiment and I can’t help bursting into the song, “Miss You Like Crazy,” by The Moffats each time I see this stamp :)
Okay, here are a few more Stamp-a-faire pictures.  When Lynn so graciously invited me to Ohio to stay with her and attend Stamp-a-faire…it took me 5 minutes to decide to make it work :)  Not only would I get to travel to a new place, I would get to meet Lynn (and family!) AND meet my all time stamping idol, Dawn McVey.   I came across Dawn’s blog about 3 and a half years ago before she was on the PTI design team.  So I feel like I know her from all her heartfelt blog posts.  I had contacted her now and then with questions about this or that, participated in her Raspberry Suite colour challenges and even received a sweet RAK from one of her draws ages ago :)  She truly is stamping royalty in my eyes (and heart!).  I brought her the card I made for the June PTI blog hop and her birthday, a little keychain from a local Kamloops artisian and my favourite Canadian maple cookies!! LOL  I was shaking a bit as I stood in line for her make and take :)  And guess what?  She recognized my name and our little conversations over the years!  I was tickled by that since she has SO many friends and contacts and fans.  That’s how special and sweet she is :)  I could go on, but this is turning into a diary entry…LOL!  So here are the photos :)
The first one is the placard beside each Design Team’s make and take.  Next up is me and Dawn at the dessert reception where we were able to take pictures with all the DT members :)  Meeting her was on my bucket list…truly..I’m getting teary eyed looking at this :)
Towards the end of the evening, the DT were all standing together so I grabbed Lynn for this fun picture…Dawn was so sweet and asked me to come stand by her :)  These women were so friendly and sweet…that Lisa Johnson is a firecracker and a Northwest gal like me :)  She was the only one who knew exactly where I lived!!
Papertrey Ink thought of everything!  They had a photo booth set up for friends to take pics together…what a cool idea!  Here are the 4 fun photos of me and Lynn…smiling, smooching, jazzy hands and striking a pose…teehee :)  Isn’t that the best souvenir?  It would be so cool at a wedding :)  Whew!! Did you make it through all that?  Have a lovely weekend…it is our long weekend here in B.C (and I think for most of the country).  My whole family (including my son) is in town for my dad’s 80th birthday celebration tomorrow :)  I have a sweet card in the works…will share soon once I finish it :) 

what’s in it?

stamps: hope blooms (Verve)

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti white, ocean tides, su espresso, basicgrey, october afternoon dp

accessories: circle nestabilities, pti blossom die, fiskars border punch, basicgrey brad, pti ribbon, gems, stitching


Lynn said...

I made it through and I smiled the whole way :)! Such happy memories!

I adore your card...I see you used one of your BG brads with your flower...I'm proud of you!!! LOL

Looks like rain here today...I'm off to sneak in a run..all the boys are still sleeping :)! Give your dad a birthday hug for me today!

Luanne said...

I know just how you felt when you met Dawn, cause that's how I felt when I met you! :-) Thank you for being my friend too! These are great pictures and bring more wonderful memories.

I did break down and order a couple of Verve goodies yesterday. Julee just does sentiments so well. Your card today is awesome, isn't it fun to play with new stuff? I'm looking forward to your Dad's creation, I'm sure it will fantastic! Have a wonderful day!

Anita Scroggins said...

Wonderful card, love the stitching and the punched flower. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ColourQ.

Елена said...

Хорошего дня! Такая открытка поднимает настроение! А цветок просто очарователен!
С уважением, Елена!

Kim H. said...

Your blog was so sweet! The story about Dawn was heartfelt and completely understood! And the group shot of you both with the entire team... woooow! So happy that the event was sooo much fun for everyone!!!!

Andrea M said...

Oh Maureen! That is just so wonderful!!! I am so glad you were able to cross off an item on your bucket list! So nice that Dawn recognized you - you are pretty wonderful and I am not the least but surprised she recalled you!!! The photo booth - a perfect idea!!! Great pics!

Christina said...

LOVE your photo booth pics with Lynn! You two know how to have a good time!

I also LOVE your card! That brad couldn't be any more perfect for this color challenge, and your bow is just yummy. Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ again this week!

Aimes said...

How on earth did I miss this post!
Strike a pose, Diva! :D
Lynn and yourself look like you had such a FUN time!

Marisa said...

Love the card and the photo booth pictures are too fun :) So glad you had such an amazing time there and what a joy being able to meet Dawn in person :)

TannyP said...

Fabulous flower and gorgeous colors to inspire this beautiful creation. Looks like such a great time in Ohio - I adore the photo booth pictures. Lucky you to meet Dawn!

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