Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Make it Monday With a Few Trip Photos

 Hello ! Here is my card for Make it Monday, 
I used Nuvo Crystal Drop : Pale Gold for the dots.

I added fun foam but left the dots open to show just a bit more of the paper instead of having it be all white.

thank you for the beautiful jewels , Colleen 
I put the card first , if you would like to see a few photos from my trip, continue on.

I had a chance to spend a few days with these dear friends , oh how much fun we had.

We needed to eat after shopping at the craft store:)  The waiter didn't believe we all just met
 ( Darnell came for a quick visit to my house last year) but for some reason he did believe Darnell when she said: 
Colleen and Linda were twins and celebrating their

 Colleen in blue: One Smile Lifts a Spirit  Linda in the middle:

First stop from airpot was this stamp store in Seattle called Empress( I had never even heard of it before) To say that I was surprised when I saw actual products that I made for Poppystamps was an understatement! I only sent Dave the owner two of the felt projects I made for the package covers ( he wanted a few for brick and mortar stores) To see them in this store was a huge surprise .

We even had a visit from Darnell's Hammy
 The girls welcomed my sister Marylou (above) to join us for the day as I spent the rest of my trip with her.
 We all had such a good time and so many laughs....
 Thank you again Linda for such a beautiful home to stay in and thank you... Colleen, Linda, Darnell and Marylou, for the great memories 

I hope your week is a good one!

Simon Says: All Things Bright And Beautiful
Simon Says: Anniversary/Wedding

Papertrey Ink 

Pretty Pink Posh

the patterned paper is from Reverse Confetti 


  1. Marybeth, this is stunning, love those gold drops and oh what fun to see those pictures of us all together! I just love the restaurant story!! *wink...twins indeed! (but we have heard that for years...her dad always said he wanted to get a paintbrush and paint my eyes brown! LOL) Have a fabulous week...don't work too hard painting!! I KNOW I am too old to paint anymore, of course, never was very good at it anyway, just wore a lot of the paint! Heart Hugs, Col

  2. Your card is so lovely, the gold droplets are elegant on the sweet blooms. Isn't it fun to meet blogging friends face to face? And shopping too? Fabulous memories. Not surprised at all that 'Marybeth creations' are featured in a stamp store! Hugs, and hoping someday to meet you and share laughs and crafting time together!

  3. Gorgeous card, Marybeth, and how fun for you all that you got to get together. Crafty friend meet ups are the best, and I hope that I will see you in my house again before too long.

  4. Marybeth, I just LOVED Impress... I spent hours there with amy T. and Kimberly W. when Tom and I drove there a few years ago! Looks like you had a great time, with fabulous company!
    OH another delightfully wonderful card!

  5. What a lovely and elegant card Marybeth! Wonderful photos from your trip, those smiles say it all! I took a peek back at what I've missed on your blog. Everything is amazing, as I knew it would be. Our reno is moving along, hope your painting is going well!

  6. It's fun to see how those dots changed the florals so much on your beautiful card. Every time I get near Seattle I stop at Impress although they have closed two of their stores where I used to visit. How nice that you all could get together in Seattle.

  7. What a gorgeous card, Marybeth ... love how the dotted border mimics the gold dots on that fabulous posy of blooms! What wonderful memories all you ladies made ... it's a joy to see all these lovely smiling faces ... and how amazing to see your own work in the craft store you visited! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. How wonderful to walk into a store and see your work on display. Congratulations! We can say "we knew you when". I can just imagine the fun you ladies had together and how great it is you all got to get together. Your card is lovely. I like how you used the gold Nuvo drops and the style of the card.

  9. Such a beautiful card, and well done keeping the holes open to show the background paper! I'm so glad you all met and had a great time! I can't wait to meet you myself one day! What a fun surprise to see you work at a store that you didn't even know existed!

  10. Absolutely beautiful card Marybeth and I can only imagine how you must have felt seeing your creations at Impress! That was the very first online store I ever found and used to order all kinds on embellishments from them--that was ummm over 25 years now?? Love the photos and looks like you have a fun time!

  11. Such a beautiful & elegant card. Loved seeing the photos of fellow stampers -glad you all had a fun time.

  12. Your card is breathtaking, Marybeth! Thank you for the tip on leaving the wholes open when you pop it up! I think that's genius!! You've written a fabulous post of our time together, which was WAY too short! Next time we will make it longer! I miss you!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Gorgeous card, Marybeth and thanks for sharing memories of your trip. Looks like a fun time.

  14. BEAUTIFUL card, Marybeth! The Farmer's Market Florals and Flourishes Mat are awesome on your gorgeous designed card, those Sparkling Jewels are the perfect finishing touch.
    And oh what a FUN group of ladies to meet up with!

  15. GORGEOUS card, Marybeth, and what a FUN trip you had! How thrilling to meet your blog friends and to actually see your FAB creations in that store! LOVE this post!

  16. Such a delicate card, I am in love with it!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again soon!
    x Zoey

  17. This is just lovely! I love the design and the soft colors! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge :)

  18. What a gorgeous card, Marybeth! I need to use my dotted die--just love the look! Wow--such a great trip that must have been! How fun to see your work for PS at Impress! Love all the pics!


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