I just wanted to pop in and say a quick hi and thank you all for the amazing messages sharing in my excitement over the last few days. I must tell you that life has been magical! Yes, magical!!!
I know how much my family loves me!!! They cleaned like crazy for me! While I was off having fun with my girlfriends they cleaned our house, made beds up for my guests and were jumping with glee that Mommy was having fun! My DH even made pancakes and coffee for breakfast because we girls had stayed up so late and were slowpokes in the morning - LOL! You have no idea how that makes me feel - I'm all warm and fuzzy inside and so therefore I must keep it shorter today than most of you would probably like, but I MUST spend the remainder of the day having fun with them!!!
Thank you to the wonderful ladies who shared in our dinner date at the Melting Pot - it was awesome fun getting to know you better!!! Let me tell you that the Melting Pot is indeed a dining experience everyone should have at some point in their lives.
Here is just a little glimmer of the amazing creative process that occurred in the morning hours after we were fully awake. You all know Julie's passion for diecutting!!! Well I am a born again diecutting addict! I have the Sizzix machine and loads of diecuts, but have I used it much??? NO!!! Well Jules brought along her Big Shot and let me tell you - it indeed is a BIG SHOT! Envy over the ability to just roll out those dies will more likely than not push me over the edge with this baby. Jules and Lis punched from the felts I had collected after the Creating Keepsake article had come out this past year about Sizzix"ing" felt. They punched out loads of chipboard and some other goodies as well.
After they left my excitement could not be contained and I started punching everything - LOL! I punched leather, velvet, transfers, transparencies and the A Muse epoxy circles (Linda if you are reading this - here's another WONDERFUL use for those epoxy circles - it's the glitterfied blue flower with the brown brad at the lower left corner :D. Unfortunately my camera wouldn't focus on the shimmery, shiny surface and so you truly can't see the amazing beauty first hand). I embossed on the chipboard to make my own hardware - and well you could say I've been going a little crazy with this little gizmo. I guess now I should probably put some cards or items together using these little punched creations - LOL!
Enjoy oogling just some of what was punched and do tell if you are catching the diecutting bug? Chim in if you have and share what you have been punching away at!