Sunday, March 25, 2007
What a great weekend....
Friday around one I headed across the Everglades bound for the Stamping Memories store (www.stampingmemories.com). Thanks to Map Quest I managed to make the trip with nary a wrong turn! Josie's shop is a wonderful place, filled with the coolest stamps (both acrylic and rubber), inks, alterable items, great papers, rub-ons and stickers. It inspires one to scrap, to create! And I love the pink walls! She carries some of the latest and greatest and had just received a big shipment of goodies when I arrived. My Smoochie Girl, Reggie, arrived around 5 with her fun daughter and next came Lauri and her wonderful mom, Loretta. MOre of Josie's regulars and another Hilltop gal, Cathy, filled the crop. I did a make n take and we had such fun cropping until midnight.
Lauri had kindly offered to put me up for the night and she, her mom and I sat out on her lovely patio talking until around one-thirty. These are two very special women! Many thanks to you both for making me feel so at home and part of the family!
Sat. morning brought the Tower Class and we painted, papered and added tons of goodies to the front of the little drawers. We used Diamond Glaze to the flowers cut from one sheet of the paper to add dimension and to make the flower petals curl on the top of the tower.
We grabbed a quick lunch at the deli next door and back we went for the Coaster Class. Lo and behold! There was my old friend Susan from the old CK days who had heard I was teaching on 'her' coast and came to take my class. She is moving soon to Mass. Safe travels my friend!
I made it home in under two hours. At one point I looked down at my speedometer and, in the slow lane, mind you, I was doing 92...and that was keeping up with the traffic in my lane. Needless to say, I slowed myself down a bit.
As much fun as I had seeing old friends, meeting new ones and doing what I so love to do, teaching scrap booking to wonderful gals, as Dorothy so aptly put it, "There's no place like home"!