It has been an entire week since I have come back from ScrapFest & this is the first chance I've had to post about it! It was an amazing experience & I couldn't have asked for a better traveling companion than my dear friend, Kari. Both her & I had so much fun meeting such wonderful ladies of the Flickr Hero Arts group & to top it off we met Jennifer McGuire, Shari Carroll, Tami Hartley & Kelly Rasmussen!! Love them all! (scroll down to see photos)
First things first...I haven't went overnight anywhere since last year when I attended the Women of Faith conference in Minneapolis. Emma was sick at that time & missed me terribly. I was pretty much a wreck the whole time I was away. My trip up to Minneapolis this year was so much better. Emma was healthy & didn't miss me one bit! :) I would like to send out a special thank you to Kari...she was such a great support traveling up to Minnepolis with me & helped me to remember that Emma would be just fine while I was away (she was in good hands with daddy, grandma & grandpa!). Kari also reminded me to have faith...thanks, Kari. :) As a special thank you I made Kari a card that also fits the "photo card" challenge at Hero Arts this past week. Here's to you, dear Kari...
Stamps: HA Friends Definition (digi kit), CL267 Card Messages & H5261 Flourish Trio; Ink: Ranger Distress Inks (Walnut Stain & Peeled Paint); Paper: American Crafts (photo printed directly on textured cardstock); Ribbon: Reasonable Ribbon (www.reasonableribbon.com); Buttons: my stash; String: Craft Supply Store Again, from helping me with taking photos during the Hero Arts class I attended (which I was so very thankful for & didn't tell her that at the time) to carrying my things...thank you so much Kari. You had my back that whole time & you know I've got yours whenever you need me. Hugs!
Kari at Starbucks...yes, we LOVE this place!
Kari with her Pumpkin Spice Latte & the pin I made her...
Me with my fave from Starbucks...lemon loaf!
Ate lunch at Crave with some ladies from the HA Flickr group. Left to right (Linda W., me, Kari, Lucille K. & Anita Rex...thanks so much for arranging this Anita!)
Here's a picture of us in front of Archiver's (Liz Haworth...very sweet & loved her too!, Lucille K., me & Sally)
Here's a photo of Liz with her adorable Hero Arts pin that she crafted up before she came...
Love you Kari!