Gwen doesn't have a blog yet, but all of us were encouraging her to jump in. She lived in France for a while and is going on a two-week buying trip there soon. She brought a laundry basket full of French papers and prints, ribbons and lace (just to name a few) that were incredible.**
She gave each of us some of her ribbon, game pieces, tiles and book pages.
Karla made us tags--I love everything about mine, so pretty! She also shared some vintage wallpaper, a vintage ledger page, blank tags and cards.
Beth brought us vintage price tags and red & white cord wrapped onto the sweetest clothes pin.
Such lovely, generous women! Geez, I brought Skittles! I need to get myself better organized!
This is Beth (in her new estate sale hat) and me using Shawn's Cuttlebug die-cutting, embossing machine. I had no idea it did such cool things!**
All of us were embossing everything in sight--book pages, cardstock, sheet music! Inking the raised areas is really pretty.
I used one of the die-cutting plates to make lots of pretty flowers...and borrowed some of Gwen's new Cavallini rubber stamps, also pretty!
Karla showed us how to use her binding machine and I made two little books. I used a piece of the wallpaper she gave us for the cover on one of them.
Everyone brought a dish for a potluck lunch--it was delicious. Shawn also brought her homemade marshmallows and, oh my, they are so good! She said she makes different flavors too.**
Isn't Bethany darling?! She looked so cute trying on Karla's hats!**
Thank you, ladies, it was such a fun day! There's nothing like laughing and sharing with friends who love the same things I do!
**A big thank you to Shawn for sharing these photos! I had forgotten to take my camera with me...once again, I need to get myself better organized:)