My friend and I set out for a little crafty adventure.
First a nice lunch of Pad Thai, a couple of glasses of wine and a visit catching up with the latest.
Then over to the house of another friend that was hosting an afternoon of card making. Ordinarily this is not the sort of thing that either my friend or I would do. But we were interested in giving it a shot.
There we were in a room with about 20 other women, and they all knew about this stamping/crafting thing. My friend and I were a couple of fish out of water.
The set up was you paid a flat fee to make a certain number of cards. The materials were all supplied and an example of each card option was presented at each station.
First I stamped an image on the card stock – then I took this metal outline thing that I placed over the image. Then I put that between hard plastic layers and then roll all that in through the embossing machine and voila you have your design cut out of the paper.
The hostess attempts to keep us straight.
Our first completed cards – yes they do look similar but not alike
We each managed to not follow the instructions completely.
I didn’t stop there. I muttered something about not playing by the rules and making my own up – to which one of the other women in the group laughed and the hostess replied – “she isn’t kidding, Kim never does what she is supposed to do.”
My friend is lucky to have such a large room set-up for all her crafting.
Nice racks to hold stamps and ribbons.
This group of ladies had turned it into a birthday party for the lady in the middle, they brought food and a birthday cake and they had a blast. It was really rather sweet.
At the end of the day my friend and I each had a stack of lovely hand-made cards. We enjoyed each others company and our new adventure.
Hope you had some time this weekend to do something creative.
Until next time,