each morning delivered to our front porch a basket full of goodies to start the day...........sending this your way today via through my blog!
And the first of my peonies .............I did not want them to get hammered last night by the weather conditions!
Girls tomorrow evening is really close and we can't be more excited. Today is last minute prep and safe travel to OKC! We will see you all tomorrow night!
A few days to get away always does the body and soul good.............my husband had a business trip to Key West Florida! This trip didn't actually fall at a great time with Retreat this weekend but you do what you have to and roll with it........ I have never been to Key West and it was definitely a treat...... the weather was beautiful except for 1 day it poured all day, other than the rain it was perfect. We did absolutely nothing but rest, eat, sit out in the sun and relax. I can say this, when you drive it is a loooooooooooooooong way from Oklahoma! Now that we are home I am looking forward to this next weekend at the Paper Crown for our annual Glitter Retreat with all our friends from all over the US! So all of you who are coming we are so excited for your arrival!
I have more photos of my trip and will share later.
For years I have followed Velvet and Linen blog..........I guess because I loved their style and they live in Ojai California! Several years ago I ordered their first book titled " Patina Style" hoping to get some great decorating ideas............for some reason in class a while back we were talking about different things as always and one of my students Kelly asked if I knew about this blog and said she knew I would love their style..........well the next time we had class she gifted me with their new book " Patina Farm", all about their new home they built and the land around the home, and let's just say it is wonderful. The husband is an architect and the wife is the decorator.......they have unbelievable taste and everything I love. A while back I blogged about doing some remodeling and showed several photos of what I would love to do and Kelly picked up on that and knew I would enjoy their book .........So a big Thank You Kelly! She even had them sign it for me......what a treat! If you like blogs with great decorating you need to stop by velvet and linen!
When the new year started I thought I could be like the rest of you and have several planner/calendars, I started with the Heidi Swapp and Documented Faith and I will admit.......... I can't do it.........I tried and it's to confusing and takes a lot more time! I am a one book person and trying to keep up with one is enough for this old lady! I don't know how you all do it with several. Now you know and here are a few pages plus I am running out of room.......I guess when you add all kinds of things in them it does fill up fast!
Of course there is always room for paper dolls! I have incorporated paper dolls throughout my book along with invitations, save the dates, photos of classes, important days and scriptures I like with the ones the Documented Faith has already set to each month.............so there you have my planner/calendar! I know I have a lot of blank spaces but somedays you are just blank!!!!!
And I forgot to include these guys yesterday when I had the latest paper doll post!
I guess that's all I have for today.........Happy tuesday all!
I was trying to find something the other day and stumbled across something I started last summer........and of course it lead to some summertime paper dolls.........oh my! It was fun but now I need to stop and get on with other stuff.........isn't it funny how one little thing will trigger a whole series of something!
Happy sunshine Monday...........
Yes they all finished their 3 new flips for the Tim Holtz frames........they made the Mother's Day, Father's Day and Summertime Flips in record time! For the 5 that could not make the class your kits are at the store for you to pick up at your convenience! And for those of you who couldn't make it the Dreseden bicycles didn't come in time for class so when they do I will let you know!
And we were so excited that Beth was feeling good enough to be back in the classroom............it's been way to long for this permanent student to be away! Way to go Beth, and keep doing what you are doing to stay well!
Like I have said many times over the years we have the sweetest gals who enter the front door at the Paper Crown! These gals are so easy to have around and friendships grow into something we all cherish, plus we get to create all at the same time.....something we all have in common! So Thank You girls for making this (as Becky Bullard calls it) "Our Happy Place", and we hope to always make it a fun and safe place for you to come and create and grow friendships, because that is what it's all about!
Enjoy your weekend..........21 days until Glitter Retreat............hope you all are as excited as we are!!!!!