I will be visiting my step-mom and I will also be meeting two of the nicest people in blogland. I won't give their names yet, just in case something happens and we can't get together but I promise I'll write about it when I get back. Our plan right now is to have coffee or lunch together and doing a little shopping. I am so excited about this meeting and I promise I'll be on my best behavior! I wanted them to have something to identify me by, so here is a photo of my cute Spring handbag I will be carrying when we meet....of course I'll also be the one with the big goofy smile, too!
Yesterday, a few friends got together for a little "I'm so sick of Winter I could spit" brunch and tag swap.
We feasted on an egg casserole, monkey bread, strawberry jell-o sald mold,
cinnamon bread, cookies and cupcakes. We talked, we laughed, we traded tags.
From Mimi, I received this adorable pieced and sewn tag with her signature buttons!
Michele made this tag into a magnet...
and then she also made this tag
Cute enough just as it is but when you slide the sleeve up...this is what is underneath
We all laughed about that one!
The back of the tag was as cute as the front....this is with the sleeve
and then this is the quote that was stamped on the back. I love it!
(click to enlarge)
For my tag, I used this image provided by Elizabeth. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it on something. I loved the colors in the image and this is what I came up with...
I used my favorite papers from Making Memories...the Vintage line which is old, old, old.
Our tags were all 3x6-inches which is about the perfect tag size.
They were supposed to be done in our signature style and the
theme was friendship. My signature style must include a flower of some kind...
The flower is made by punching 4 flowers shapes using a Fiskars punch.
Each layer is crumpled again and again to soften the paper and make it fluffy.
The flower layers are stacked, a hole punched the center of all layers,
and a button shped brad inserted through the holes. I used a dimensional
glue dot to attach it to my tag.
The little gardner was mounted with dimensional foam squares.
OK-two blog posts tonight. That's going to have to hold you until I return from my trip next weekend.
I don't think I'll have any computer access at all while I'm gone...which will be hard for me.
I hope you all have a good week.
I hope all of my connections work and I can meet up with my friends.
I hope the snow continues to melt and I don't come home to "feet" of snow!
Take care dear friends....
(scroll down to second post...I know, you're just trying to get over the shock of two in one day!)