May 16, 2016

Crafty Girl Weekend

Happy Monday!

It's hard to believe last Thursday it was almost too hot to sit outside when Sunday, yesterday, was a blustery cold fall day! After raining all day Saturday it was snowing and raining yesterday. That groundhog better look out if he see's me coming towards him--lol!

All that being said what a fabulous weekend handing out with my crafty girls!
On Friday my friend, Stephanie, drove up to my place for the weekend.  She had about a three hour drive and with our scheduled craft day on Saturday it would have been too much driving for one day. Saturday Ardyth and her daughter Kate, Tasha, Lindsey and my daughter Brooklyn joined us for the day and a crafting frenzy.


I had a productive weekend starting with this card made on Friday for Tasha's birthday this coming Tuesday:



Friday night I played with Altenew's Peony Bouquet and made a set of thank you notes:





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I had a chance to play with Lindsey's Magenta water-soluable powders. First time ever and they are so cool. Really loose and messy but it was really fun and now on my wish list.

ETA: Ordered some this morning-lol!

 I have a few more projects to finish up from sets I stamped and die cut from the girls.

Now my daughter has never really taken much of an interest in making cards other than out of necessity but she fell in love with the Hero Arts Flamingo and with some urging from the girls she created a fabulous card. I won't share it here. She will share it on her own, but once she has it is fair game to show you. She actually asked me on Sunday night if we could craft again Monday after she finishes work. I think she caught the bug!

Have a great day and see you tomorrow for CASology and the colourQ!

I am adding a few of these to this week`s Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Flowers!

20 comments :

Hannelie said...

You are so lucky to have crafty friends so close to you! Thanks for sharing your moments and wonderful makes Tracey!
Have a great week!

Marianne said...

How fun to have the next generation participate as well. I love the look of your watercolour card. I really must have another play with my Brushos. Over here in Greece, the weather is playing tricks on us as well. Normally, we have very stable and sunny weather in May, but yesterday it was raining for a large part of the day (perfect for crafting), whereas today it's sunny and hot.
Have a wonderful week or, as they say in Greek, Kali evdomada!

Lynn said...

Such a fun weekend! Love, love, love that Brooklyn wanted to create too. All of your cards look absolutely amazing Tracey!

Donna said...

I LOVE, I WANT... I NEED...
Seriously gorgeous card. Tracey. x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun that everyone was there to craft! LOVING the cards you made!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marybeth said...

Your cards all look amazing! Sounds like a fun weekend and the picture is adorable, Tracey!

Maria said...

Looks like a fun girl crafty weekend, Tracey! Amazing collection of cards with the flowers...so pretty!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Looks like a fun weekend was had by all! Loving your projects, Tracey, and YAY for your daughter joining in! My daughter (she's 15), is very talented artistically but doesn't seem to want to join me in card making, which makes me sad. I'm hoping one day she will :)

Kay Miller said...

All of your cards are so pretty Tracey! That last one is unbelievable! I'll have to look into that! I'm glad you had such a good time with your friends and your daughter! You all look like a fun group to hang out with! Wish I lived closer :)

Rachel Bergfeld said...

How fun! I wish I had crafty friends that lived closer. What a wonderful weekend!

Cat Craig said...

What fun to have a group of gals together to craft, and yea for your daughter catching the bug!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! You had a wonderfully crafty weekend, Tracey! A great photo of you girls, too...I can see that you had a lot of fun!
I love all of your cards...Each one is so beautiful, especially the last one! I love the effect of the powders with this lovely stamp...so vibrant and stunning!

Lindsey said...

Darn! I missed Brooklyn's initiation into the cult, I mean craft! :D Love the cards you've shown, and how gorgeously you used the watercolour powders — I'll have to take lessons from you now!

Marisa said...

Yeah for crafty time with friends :) ADORE that w/c card!!! My daughter is the same, oodles of artistic talent but hasn't been bitten by the bug yet ;) Glad you had a wonderful weekend.

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous photo, Tracey ... the fun you were having shines through all those lovely smiles! Beautiful cards ... sweet whimsy, classical elegance, vibrant boldness ... all fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Susi K. said...

Crafty weekends/time with gal-pals are the BEST! So fun & great for re-charging the creative juices. What a fabulous collection of gorgeous cards, Tracey!

Joyce said...

Oh, I am so stinkin jealous of your crafty weekend, and, now a crafty daughter. Fantastic cards all round, wonderful picture, and now I can live vicariously through your crafty adventures.

Nora N. said...

What awesome cards!! I love the powder one and have never tried this technique either. I have three bottles sitting on my desk to try but just haven't felt it lately.

Your weekend sounds like a blast and it is so exciting that your daughter has caught the bug!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Yay for catching the bug! What fun you girls will have together! Looks like you've got a great start ;). Your cards are beautiful, love! That last one totally caught my attention. I haven't heard of those powders before, but I'll be looking for them now. TFS!

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful collection of amazing cards! I love all of them and would love to join all of you on one of your crafty dates! Looks like you all had so much fun and your group photo is as sweet as can be.