We celebrated Mary's birthday on June 27th even though her birthday was June 3rd. We just couldn't find a day earlier where we could all get together until now. Mary didn't mind as she got to celebrate her birthday all over again without having to turn a year older. Unfortunately, no one remembered to bring a camera so there are no pictures of the event. Instead, I am sharing some pictures from the previous week when we got together at Mary's without Karen.
As luck would have it, Mary had received in the mail a birthday gift from Lyla who lives too far away to be able to get together with us, so we talked Mary into opening it. Lyla gifted Mary with many little paper embellishments, some of which she bought and some of which she created herself by printing out and then labourously cutting out by hand.
Jan had brought these pretty paper napkins to give everyone and they were all inspired to create something from them the same day. Cards were rolling off the assembly line with blue napkin bits on them!
Sorry I can't remember who was creating these cards. I think it was April. Very pretty, I love that print.
Pinky was creating something from a large stamp which she was then embellishing with pens. She is barely started here.
Above is a page from Karen's journal that I found from a previous get together. I love these little animal figures!
Jan was decorating matchboxes with collage images from Piddix on Etsy.
Jan also made these bookmarks from some gelli prints. You can find tutorials for using the gelli plate here.
So sorry I forgot my camera for your birthday outing, Mary! We had a fun time breakfasting at Stephanie's Cabin restaurant, waited on by our favorite waitress Kelly. Then headed to Dot's n Doodles art supply, Deja Vu thrift store, JoAnn's craft store, lunch at Dooger's seafood restaurant, then on to the Goodwill store. Plenty of laughs and a bonus was we had April's daughter Amber along! Really sorry I forgot the camera. Mary had fun opening her gifts during breakfast and all the shopping thereafter. We all had fun watching Mary open her presents and shopping thereafter! See you next time!!