Friday I attended a fellow demonstrator's daughter's wedding in London - Roxy did a magnificent job of decorating a la Stampin' Up! and I was honoured to be present at such a personal family celebration.
Monday morning saw me stamping with fellow demonstrators Ruth from Waterloo and Lesley from up Barrie-way as we experimented with brayered backgrounds .. I was amazed at all the different results we got - it was an inspiring good time!
Then, last night I attended the Artful*Inkers' Summer potluck picnic - we chatted, shared vacation stories, watched the kids playing together, ate delicious food, and swapped cards.
I am constantly thankful for the number of very dear friends that I've made through my years with Stampin' Up! ... we've laughed and cried together; we've shared our creations and given positive criticism, we've supported each other in our businesses and personal lives ... I can't imagine a life without all of you!
Wilma - we're all thinking of you in this difficult time and I hope you feel our support as we try to hold you up through the miles.
Brenda - heal quickly and be pain-free; in the meantime we're all here to take on some of that pain for you.
And to everyone else who may still be reading this post - take the time today to tell someone just how important they are to your life. Here are some swap cards from last night's get-together .. enjoy!
The bird cage card was made by Samantha of Carlisle; our wonderful hostess at last night's dinner. How fun and cheery is this card!!!
The owl card was made by the talented Julie of Guelph; in her typical "Julified" style, it is embossed, inked, distressed, and absolutely beautiful!
And here's my swap card .. I'm keeping it simple because it's doubling as my card for a much larger Canada-wide demonstrator swap later this month. The stamps and punch are from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalogue (I had to borrow both from another demonstrator ... thanks Julie! .. because I'm trying to be budget-minded and wait til September to order)
The mini is full of wonderous stuff - that order is going to make one big dent in my piggy bank, let me tell ya! Jusst wait 'til you see the mini for yourself on September 1st - you'll be drooling over every page just like I did <grin>