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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Just Stamping Away!

I recently had the pleasure of the most wonderful weekend away. I went to Kansas which I never thought I'd ever hear myself say being a Boston girl who never really leaves her 5 mi. radius :)

I saw actual cowboys at Subway!

This guy in the middle had honest to goodness actual spurs that jingle-jangled when he walked. 

We ate donuts bigger than my face at midnight and there was a line of people down the block waiting for donuts at this hour!

Don't tell Weight Watchers but I ate every drop of this and had I been at home I would have licked the frosting off the paper - it was THAT good!

I stayed in THE most amazing home I've ever seen. There was creation and inspiration everywhere you looked. It was as though Pinterest exploded in this house in the most beautiful of ways.

This was the room/bed I slept in.

My craft space!

Better than my surroundings was the company I was keeping for the weekend! I was with the most wonderful, warm, talented, funny, sweet and crafty ladies - EVER!!!

AWw love this picture!!

All of us!

All of us!



Karolyn Loncon - you're a flippin' RIOT!

Chrissy Larson - you are an amazing stamper!

Lynn Mangan - Seriously, can I bring you home with me?

Susan Wesley - you're the sweetest AND you have great ideas!

Eva Costigan is AWESOME!!!

Nichol Magouirk & Laurie Willison- I was in the presence of greatness!

To everyone at our weekend event - I seriously love each and every one of you!!!!!

These ladies mean BUSINESS when it comes to their paper crafting. I thought I had amassed quite a collection of supplies over the years and then I saw everyone else's supplies and I was WOWED! They have every ink and every paper and every tool and EVERY embellishment you can imagine and EVERYTHING is organized and I mean like completely and totally organized in systems and do-hickies and files. It was impressive as heck!

Every minute we had together was spent laughing and having fun and of course crafting! I can't tell you how amazing it was to have a weekend with friends TO STAMP!! I've never made so many cards in one sitting!!

Here are a few that I can actually share. I say that because I used this opportunity to work ahead and create projects with items we've not yet released at LID :)

This was by far the BEST trip I have ever been on. I missed home and I missed my little radius and of course my Keiths SOOOO STINKIN' MUCH but boy oh boy am I glad I went!!!! And I already can't wait until next year!!!

A lot of people made it possible for me to attend this event. My friend Missy picked up Keithie from school one afternoon. My mom took a day off from work and she and my dad had Keithie overnight a night and picked him up from school another. Of course my husband played a BIG PART too. He took a day off as well to be with Keithie on Saturday because he normally works and our house was SPOTLESS when I got home-no surprise there though - he's a neat-nick, and my fabulous in laws entertained my boys on Saturday night and Sunday. Thank you all for making this happen for me. I love you all so much!

Of course NONE of this weekend would have been possible without my friends Amy Kolling and Laurie Willison who organized the entire event, all the food, all the logistics and how could I forget? THE SWAG BAG! Yes! There was swag!!! Thank you, Ladies. I felt honored to be there. It was a definite "Pinch Me" kind of weekend! Thank you so much!

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you enjoyed my pictures and projects today!



  1. Oh this post puts a big huge smile on my face! Miss you Laura...and I LOVED getting to meet you in person. Here's hoping we get to see each other again very soon. xoxo

  2. That's a lot of talent in one room!!!! Looks like a fabulous experience.

  3. Looks like you had an amazing time, Cathy x

  4. What great pix. Can you imagine brainstorming with all that talent? Thanks for sharing. Love my new dies!

  5. Love this post SO much!! It's making me a little teary eyed. Loved getting to giggle and craft with you, you are a blast to be with!

  6. I smiled ear to eat as I read this entire post! It was awesome to meet you!! Can't wait for next time!!

  7. Sounds absolutely delightful, Laura! It's hard to believe before you actually do it that it can be so wonderful to get together with a bunch of women you haven't met IRL, yet. Glad you took the trip, and it sounds like you are, too. Next time, I wanna come!!! xoxoxo

  8. I've gone on "crop" weekends which sound something like your weekend and they are the best!!!

  9. this looks like SO much fun, and that house makes me want to redo EVERYTHING about mine! I love all the bright fun colors and creativity! :)

  10. AWESOME!! =) Not sure where at in Kansas, but I'm not far away!! =) So WOULD have LOVED to have met and crafted with you AMAZINGLY Talented Ladies!! I can only IMAGINE how much FUN you all had!! I LOVE that Cowboy Picture!! =) You'd probably really be taking pictures if you came to Visit me as we ARE those cowboys with REAL Roping's and Brandings!! =) Except no spurs here as our Horses ROCK without them!! LOL!! =) LOVE that you were able to get away to meet and Craft with everyone, and that you shared your pictures!! P.S I had to re-mail your Cozy as I wrote the Address too Sloppy (with my left hand and all) =) and they sent it back!! So its on its way again and this time, I had help with the Address!! LOL!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)