What a Day!!!

I'll post the picture of my card first, before I get into the fun we had yesterday!!! I whipped up this card with some leftover dp I had on my table from another card I had worked on. I like to stamp several copies of an image when I stamp, so that I have extras in case I mess the first one up! So I have lots of extra images floating around my desk (which is in desperate need of tidying, by the way). I picked up this copy of Tilda in her Heart Dress and coloured her in with my Copics to match the sparkly patterned paper which is from the DCWV Nana's Nursery Stack. I used Cameo Coral for the card base and the strip in the middle, added glittery brads and some Hydrangea Primas. It's a very simple layout, but sometimes that's all that is needed! I made this card for a fellow Magnolia DT member's challenge on her blog. Bea is from Germany and her challenge is to make a card using 'Rosa' which I believe is pink and also to use flowers. I went with coral instead of pink, but I hope it still counts!!

Someone asked me yesterday where I get all my Prima flowers. I often pick them up at the local scrapbooking stores but most of my Hydrangeas (which are my favourite) I got at Scrappin' Great Deals. Sheila is so kind and generous and there is SO much to choose from in her store!!! Head on over there and have a look, why don'tcha!?

Okay, now on to yesterday's fun!!! I left town about 10am and after stopping to get gas, I plugged in a Janet Evanovich book on cd and started my journey to Petrolia! It was a nice drive and even though it was super cold, the shine was shining! I arrived a little bit early and went straight over to Phebe's store! I thought I would be the first one there, but Bonnie and Marcie beat me to it!!! Hahaha!!! They were already inside shopping with Marcie's little guy, Jake in the stroller! Bonnie and I have already had lunch together but it was nice to finally meet Marcie! You'll have to head over and check out their blogs if you haven't already!!

WELL! You should SEE all the awesome new things that Phebe has in the store!!!! New My Favorite Things, New Hanna Stamps, lots of New Whipper Snappers!!! AH! We were in heaven! She has lots of new Prima Flowers, great inks and glitters! The newest edition to her store though, is the new line of High Hopes stamps and they are all on EZmount all ready to be stamped!!! Woohoooooo!!! And she has some great specials on to celebrate National Craft Month, so be sure to give her a call or email her for all the details!!! SO I picked up a few things before heading over to Actors for lunch!


It was so fabulous to put some more faces to names at lunch today!! A lady named Lin came all the way from Chatham to join us and Maria came right over from Sarnia after work! Also my Mom came from Wallaceburg and brought Connie and Irene. And of course there was Phebe and Ellen, the owner of Actors!


It is always such a riot to get together with ladies that have the same addiction......I mean PASSION as me! We share tips and ideas and where to buy certain products. It's wonderful!! And we just laugh and have a great time! The food, as ALWAYS, is AWESOME!! This time I tried something different and had the grilled chicken breast on a toasted bun with fries and it was superb!!! I think I'll have that again next time!!!! Heehee!!


After we stuffed ourselves with yummy food, we headed over to the store (some of us, for the second time....hehe). Everyone was dizzy with rubber-induced excitement at all the new stamps in the store!!! We can never go home empty handed from The Town Scrapper!!! I came home with some Prima Fancies, a couple of Riley the Moose stamps and of course, some new Whipper Snappers!!! I also, discovered some new Robin's Nest Dew Drops in my bag when I got home. Now either some generous soul named Phebe, snuck them into my bag or I shoplifted some in my stamp haze!!!! I'm hoping it was the former one........THANK YOU PHEBE!!!!


I drove home thinking how blessed I am to have such wonderful friends and family!!! I'm so thankful to have this 'hobby' that has brought me these amazing friendships!! And I can't wait to do it again next month!! See you then, girls!!!


Claudia said...

since the "somebody" was me who asked you about the primas i say "thanks for the info" kimmie.

great card for today.

happy eastern

Anonymous said...

yep, yesterday was sure fun and as usual we all did some serious damage at Phebe's Town Scrapper, but Phebe's deals are so great and she is so sweet and accommodating, how could we not!! All we three from Wallaceburg had a great time! Also today's card is gorgeous, love those Prima hydrangeas. Mom

Alyssa Walters said...

Sounds like you had a great time! And what a darling card! Have a lovely weekend! (SBS10)

Colleen said...

Oh...I am so jealous of you! I wanna come on one of your get togethers!!!

Sounds like you had a great time!

Heidi said...

Kimmie- I have to make this trip one time. I know it can't be more than 2hrs for me to make the trek.... and lord knows it would be worth it to meet you, the gals and shop at that store for HH, Magnolias, prima, etc.... oh man- have to plan ahead. heidi

Deborah said...

Darling card! Love your brads, paper and of course that sweet image! Looks as though you had a good time! Deb

Belas Creating Place said...

Kim, I always enjoy reading your expeditions to Petrolia and your visits with Phebe at The Town Scrapper. You are so humourous in your writings. Another great day in the life of Kimmie and another great buy.
Thanks for sharing...by the way,Florida did you good, you look fantastic. Just like our model look-a-like Heidi (she is my look-a-like too...ah well I can be dillusional at times from all that adhesive smells in my stamping room).
Take care,

Stampingcaz said...

THanks for the story of your day out, it sounds fun. Oh how I would love to come over!! LOL Bit of a long trip for me.


petra/paradise said...

ooh! What a day!!! It couldn´t have been sheap! *hihi* ;)
But...as I allways says; Your are just living once! ;)
Supercute card you made!! Love the details!! =)

Thanks for the "glad påsk", yes..it means Happy Easter!!! :)

SO, Glad PÅsk on you to!!!! =D
Hugs Petra

megastamper said...

oh kimmie, your card is so lovely and so cute. i love it.
thank you to do this and your warm words.
hugs and happy easter, bea

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys really had a blast yesterday! It's always nice to put a face to a name and find out they're as much fun in person as they are online.

I do wish you'd stop using Magnolia stamps (wink). I'd never heard of them - have now ordered several and everytime you put one up, I want it! They're not my usual style preference, but they're just so darned cute I can hardly resist them!

Well, don't work too hard today because I'm looking forward to more great posts from you!

Diane said...

Glad you had fun!!! I love your card,lovely colors!!

ink'n'rubba said...

sounds like you had a great day out! and I love the card you made with the little heart dress Tilda, she is so cute! and those papers look wonderful, I must keep my eye open for them here in the UK.

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