Monday, June 20, 2016


If you follow my blog you may remember that once a year some of us who belong to a Yahoo Group meet in Des Moines to share our "toys", shop, make  cards, eat and enjoy each other's company.  This was our 10th year of getting together......9 out of 10 gatherings have been in Des Moines.  Last Tuesday we met first in Ankeny IA and shopped at Memory Bound Scrapbooking after having lunch at Applebee's.  Then we checked into our motel in Urbandale and visited until it was time for a wonderful meal at The Machine Shed.

Wednesday we went to Outstamping Designs in Valley Junction and spent the day sharing new ideas and taking a class where we made four cards using a sheet of beautiful Penny Black stickers.  Suzanne designed the cards and had all the materials pre-cut and in kits for us to assemble with her directions.

This is one of the cards.  It isn't finished yet because I wanted to put my own sentiment on it when I needed to use it.  The circle portion is simply laying on the card so I could take the picture.  NOTE:  I learned something new about adding stickers to pre-cut mats - especially if they are round.  Remove the sticker from the sheet and then cover the back side of it generously with a glue stick.  That way if you have to reposition it, you can easily do it.

We added a bit of glue to the black center of the poppies and added black glitter which really makes the flowers stand out.

We had a great time together!  I'll be showing the other three cards this week.  Thank you for coming by today...........your comments are always welcome and appreciated!


bonnie32002 said...

I am glad to hear you had a wonderful crafty escape! I love the card and look forward to seeing more of your away mission designs.

Lynette said...

We had such a wonderful time! Can't wait for next year!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is such a gorgeous card !


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