Monday, October 11, 2010

Uptown Girl


I can't believe how FAST my week of vacation flew by. But I ended it with a BANG. My 2 sisters and I drove down to Kansas City for the CKC Scrapbook Convention vendor fair on Saturday, which we've gone to for the past four years in a row. LOVE seeing all the new products and demos. My niece, Trisha, was so sweet and used some of her personal points to get us a FREE room at the hotel company she works for. THANKS so much Trisha! We started out EARLY on Saturday leaving at 6:00 a.m. My sister, Gloria, did ALL the driving (thanks, sis!). We stopped in St. Joseph at Cracker Barrel for breakfast - YUM! Then we drove directly to the Expo Center in North KC and spent FIVE hours shopping and doing make and takes. After checking into the hotel we continued our shopping spree - stopping at Kirklands and two other craft stores in Shawnee Mission. Let me say that we all agree The Scrapbook Page is the bomb! LOVED that place, and the gals were EXTREMELY nice and helpful. We can't wait to go back for one of their manias sometime soon. During our drive, my younger sis, Shari, had Gloria and I in STITCHES. In our family, we have this oddity of at any given moment finding something hilarious, that one of us will get into a giggling fit ... which then has the rest of us laughing so hard that we can hardly breathe. Thanks, Shari, for that moment! After shopping, we continued on to Legends and had a nice dinner at Bob Evans. We then met up with my good friends, Marcia and Bunny, at their hotel for an evening of chatting and working on projects. Marcia had us ALL laughing with her story about "Uptown Girl" and did her best to entertain us by lip sinking to several songs playing in the background. We finally CRASHED back at the hotel around 10:00 p.m. We drove back home Sunday morning, and I pretty much napped and relaxed the rest of the day. I got a pad of 7 gypsies paper that I used to make this card. I used a Tim Holtz bird stamp on the tag, and am having a blast with the hug snug seam binding, which I inked to match the color of the rust colored egg on the tag. I also added a hand crocheted flower that I made over the weekend. An EASY pattern that I found the the latest issue of my Papercrafts Magazine subscription.

7 comments:

scrappermimi said...

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Kim said...

What a beautiful card hun! Love your use of the tag on there and those papers are beautiful!
Hugs~ Kim

Gloria said...

It was a great weekend all around. Learned some new techniques an had fun bonding with my sisters. Love ya both!

Gloria said...

Oh ya ... and I love the card!

lynn said...

love this! your crocheted flower is just lovely!! i've been trying to do this--what a mess:)!

Jen said...

WOW, love this card! What a spectacular flower you made...now you've inspired me to pick up my old needles! This card is pretty fab and I really love that tag...awesome!

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