Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Craftiness

We have been in California for the last five days, spending Christmas with our extended family!


The scenery is a far cry from New England's snowy landscape.


I received some very thoughtful, crafty gifts for Christmas!



Today the ladies of the family had a lovely brunch together, followed by a card-making party using Stampin Up products. Tracy demonstrated for us and brought some beautiful samples to inspire us!


We managed to create quite a mess as we worked around the coffee table!


And here we are with our creations!
Back row, l to r: Teka, Barbara, Debbie, Ellie, Emilie, and Kate.
Front row: Our hostess, Becca and me.


Throughout the proceedings, Becca's dog, Abby, supervised and lent support!!
It was such a lovely morning of friendship, laughter and creativity!! 

9 comments:

Songbird said...

Looks like fun!!

quiltcat said...

Hi Judy. How funny, your very nice comment on my blog arrived at the same time that i was looking at your newest posting! I immediately recognized the Stampin' Up! colors and designs--what a fun way to spend the day! I had brunch with my father today and it was very nice...and then i came home and continued to make cards, which i guess will be New Year's cards this year.

Lyn said...

I love the blog header photo Judy. It looks so wintery in a fabric sort of way!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Libby Fife said...

Glad that you had a good trip and such a fun time making cards. The gifts look like they will be fun to look through also.

Simone said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. I love your crafty presents too! x

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Karen L R said...

Judy...the thermometer on my dashboard read 2 degrees on my way down the hill! your photos of palm trees is quite the beauty! and all the crafty fun...glad you are having such a fun time.

Meredith said...

What a fun holiday, and it looks like you have a great new stash of crafty gifts to start out the new year :) Have a happy one!

Lori said...

How fun! I want to jump in the picture and pet Abby :)