I spell it Paula, Dana, Mary and Mary!
Yup, yesterday THE most talented card artist in the whole wide world and Elzybells DT member, Paula, made the trip across the border with her friends to visit me and my LSS Paper Pickle! Honestly, I cannot recall having so much fun. These ladies are just the nicest and most friendly people on earth! Paula is soooooooooo talented and her cards are just jaw-dropping stunning IRL!!!
They arrived at my place just after 12 and we headed to Pickle. There we me up with my BFF stamping buds Pauline and Lynn and while the three of us chatted, we let the 'Americans' go nuts. After the immediate rush of paper, rubber and ink we headed next door to Bride and Joy and I got some really fun stuff for my upcoming Martini party to celebrate the new kitchen. For those who are waiting, date has not been set yet!
Then we headed back to my place to share stamps, knowledge and just plain chit chat. Paula gave us a lesson on how she creates with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and I gave them a copic demo. I have experimented with pencils and gamsol in the past but never with much success. Paula made it look so easy! I think I got some really great tips and may be ready to give it another try.
Since the kitchen is still so new and exciting after the reno I was pumped to make something yummy for the girls. We dined on chicken kabobs, athenian salad, cucumber salad, pineapple rice and white wine sangria! Oh man, that sangria was good (my personal fav)! Since the kitchen table was overflowing with ink and rubber I thought it would be best to dine alfresco. I sweet talked the hub into taking a pic of the group of us, but only after I sweet talked him into bbq'ing our kabobs! What a good sport, so tolerant of my hobbies and will act as sous chef and photographer to boot! I think I'll keep him!
Well, that was my exciting Saturday. Hope yours was just as much fun! Thanks for stopping in!