Wednesday, June 13, 2012


About two years ago I took a class from Michelle Zindorf.   I especially enjoyed one of the ladies who sat next to me.  Ann Schach (The Stampin' Schach ) and we have followed each other's  blogs ever since. Recently she had some 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces of a really cute Stampin' Up! designer paper that she was offering to anyone who would want some.  I have a stamp that goes perfectly with it.  Thank you so much, Ann, for sharing this paper with me.

This past Sunday I joined 7 other ladies (2 from California, 2 from Nebraska, 1 from Minnesota and 3 of us from Iowa) in Des Moines, IA.  We have this gathering once a year and have such a wonderful time sharing, laughing and eating and did I mention LAUGHING.  I decided that the first project I was going to complete was the card shown above.  I used Copic markers to color the image.  The stamp is from Denami and the image was mounted on coordinating papes which I purchased at Archivers.

The Archiver's store in Des Moines lets us reserve one of their large rooms for the Monday when we come and then again on Tuesday until we leave after lunch.  Here are a couple of pictures from our get together.

Our stay ended with a WONDERFUL lunch at Biaggi's in Des Moines.  From there we all go our separate ways and start counting the days until we can meet again.

Thank you for stopping by!!!


Annie said...

Wonderful to "see" you all, having a super time together, thanks for including me!!
Very cute card!!

Lynette said...

Wow, Vicki - you matched that all up so perfectly! Great card.

So much fun, laughter and food, for sure! Can't wait til next year!

Sheri said...

Great card Vicki. Am marking the days on my calendar already. My sides still hurt from laughing - or was it eating??? Well probably way too much of both. If laughing keeps you healthy, we must be the healthiest bunch alive!

Char said...

One of these days....I'll be in that photo :-) Did you all plan to wear dark shirts that day ??
Glad you all had a terrific time!! It goes so fast, huh?

...:::Paulina:::... said...

This is so adorable! If you feel up for a challenge, we would love for you to join us for a blog hop or DeNami challenge sometime!

Ann Schach said...

This paper worked perfectly with this stamp set! Too cute! Isn't it amazing how we have stayed in touch since Michelle's class! Not only did I learn how to brayer...I gained a precious friend in the process!

Anonymous said...

this card is absolutely wonderful. glad you had such a fun get together with your friends and them came home safe. thanks for sharing your great pictures with all of us



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