Monday, December 8, 2008

its monday..

and i can tell! Started off with ALOT of snow - i almost didn't go to the gym because i didn't want to be out in it - but glad i did in the end. Lots of things on the to do list today that i won't bore you with but i'm not excited. I did have a great weekend though. On Friday night Dean and I went down to Salt Lake for his work party. We ate at Flemmings in the Gateway - honestly i've never tasted better food EVER! It was to die for. We were going to do some shopping afterwards but ended up talking till it was closing time. Good to go on a date with dh - seems like its been a while.

Saturday - i had the opportunity to meet some awesome girls. My good friend Laura Vegas - who some how i met through the blogging world was coming to Utah to CK with her friend Deneen who had won a trip to meet Lisa B. and take a tour of CK media and have lunch with the 'big dogs'. She is as nice and beautiful in person as she is on her blog - it was fun to meet her finally - she does some amazing things with her camera and paper!
She was nice enough to invite me to a lunch with a few other fellow scrappers that i was so glad to meet. Wendy Sue Anderson, Jen Gallacher, Shaunte Wadley. All of them so funny and fun to be around. Can't wait to get to know them a little better - have always admired their work -but glad to have actually me them. I sat by Wendy Sue and was able to get know her a little bit and then couldn't stop laughing at Jen and Shaunte. Also there was another Wendy who works for CK and then some of Deneens cousins. It was a long drive - but worth it - i had to skip out of the warehouse sales because i had a party at my house at 5:00 that dean was patiently getting ready for while i was out playing.

top row: Wendy, Wendy Sue, Deneen, her cousins

bottom row: Me, Shaunte, Jen, Laura

Here is a Fancy Pants layout i did last week. So fun playing with paint and glimmer mist. I stamped with bubble wrap on a light blue sheet of PP from the splendid line and the tree trunk is from simplicity - i just roughed it up a bit. The red paper behind our pictures is from ' Daily Grind' (my personal fave) - and all of the chipboard elements are from the 'daily grind' shapes. The buttons are from the 'All Fall' line because the were a little more 'red'. I big mixture of everything!

Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to go hook up my new Epson WIDE format printer. So excited. My sister-in-law and I went in on this little deal going on over at Epson. That link will take you directly there. If your in the market for a new camera - this is an awesome deal. The camera is a D40 which is what i have and LOVE. And then the Epson 1400 printer together in a bundle for $549 - is that crazy or what! You don't get the extra lense - but that can always come later. The rebate is instant - no mail in and its $300 - and on top of that - shipping is free. I'm excited to try out the printer - i have the Epson r380 now and absolutley love it -so i'm sure i can't go wrong with the Epson.


Kellie said...

Ok I am jealous! that is awesome you got to meet all those fun, talented ladies.. lucky.
I love this layout.. I am such a fan of those colors! reminds me of the Hi Ho Cherry Oh game! love it!
Oh and I absolutly LOVE YOUR PURSE!!

Wendy Sue said...

What a gorgeous layout - so much!!! Love it! And I'm so glad I got to meet you too! :o)

Staci said...

Oh how fun that you got to meet scrappy friends!! I'm jealous! That layout is SO wonderful Brenda!! Love it - that tree is the cutest! Have fun with your new toy :-)

Deneen said...

Love the layout and glad I had the chance to meet you too bad we were at opposite ends of the table for lunch and didn't get to know each other better. Maybe next time LOL.

laura vegas said...

so glad we got to meet up! and how cute is this layout! love how you did the paint and bubble wrap on the tree ... it's perfect! i have the daily grind collection ... am saving it for a project i want to do!

Becky said...

What a fun group!
So glad that you got out and had some Brenda time and a date too!!!
That layout is wonderful, just like you ;o)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i love that bubble wrap stamped tree!! it's always awesome to get together with some like minded friends, eh? both of you look so beautiful!

Sasha said...

How flippin lucky are you, thats like me meeting you in person .. lol .. .love it .. one day girl .. one day .. LOVE LOVE LOVE that flippin layout .. you are just awesome with the paper boo ... totally love it


Anonymous said...

cute layout!!!