Monday, April 11, 2011

From This, to ...

Ahhh... A whole weekend of papercrafting!

That's right, I packed up some of my stuff (see first pic) and headed on down to Eugene to spend the weekend papercrafting with my mom.  Just the girls.

Our tradition actually started with a whole group of friends getting together each November to make our holiday cards, drink, eat, stay up late and generally just have a great time.  As the years have gone by, it's gotten harder to get us all together in one spot.  Children, sporting events and geography have all eroded our tradition.

A couple of years ago, my mom and I decided to just get together ourselves.  This last holiday season we decided that we should do another weekend in the spring to stock up on cards for all of the many other occasions that happen throughout the year.  And that's what we did!

My neatly packed boxes ended up covering half of my mom's lovely kitchen.  We set up on opposite sides of the kitchen island, and had another table as a cutting and embossing station.  Totally cool!

My dad played it safe and went golfing :)

Over two days, I managed to make 36 cards.  No two alike.  I got to play with all my neat goodies that I've accumulated.  There are not a lot of things that could make me as happy as making art for a whole weekend. 

Except coming home to my boys at the end of it.  They are so great about allowing me to do this periodically.  And of course they had a very nice boy weekend - t-ball, cycling, pancakes...

I'll try to share the cards I've made over the next few posts.  See you soon, thanks for visiting!


  1. Oh how fun!! I had a great Spellbinders retreat in Phoenix. Good times had by all! Hugs to you.

  2. woo hoo! hip happening will be all about the d'bug!! :)