Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April's Birthay Bash

Another birthday has rolled around for April.  She is hanging on to her 50's by a thread!  As has become our custom, we met at Stephanie's Cabin in Astoria for a birthday breakfast.  Our waitress was sweet enough to bring April a candle in a paper cup of whipped cream.  

The group went in together and bought her this Zentangle book, she was excited about that!

Pinky included some beautiful batik fabric in her gifts.

She received plenty of card making supplies, including these stickers.  The duck over her shoulder isn't quite sure what to make of all this gift opening.

Sorry I didn't get more photos but believe me, she got enough cool gifts to last her awhile!  It was a fun outing.  We were disappointed that our favorite art supply store, Dot's n Doodles, was closed, so we made do with 3 different thrift stores and JoAnn's craft store.    Next birthday will be Mary's in June.
Hope everyone is enjoying some fine spring weather!
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another fun day

We gathered at April's again on the 4th.  Above you can see some of the cards Karen was working on.  Cool images, Karen!

April was creating some card gift sets as prizes for a bunco party she was going to be participating in.

She was packaging them up in this recycled plastic container that had held some salad.  Great idea!

Mary was also working on cards, including some she was using her wonderful hand carved stamps on.

This is one she made using an image of one of Pinky's daughters  smiling face.  Cute!  The card is cute too.

Pinky was also working on cards, she loves making these iris paper folding cards and is quite expert at it now.  Lovely!

Jan continued work on her knitted hat, when she wasn't perusing these magazines.

More of the prizes April was creating for bunco.  These are a package of book marks.  Fantastic!

Everybody has got to get in on the act including April's cat Arnold, posing with a card that Mary made.  Her hand carved stamps are so well done!

When we first started getting together we always hauled our sewing machines around and were mainly into creating art quilts and sewing projects.  Then April gave us a workshop on card making, Pinky and Karen joined the group and the focus has mainly switched to paper arts.    Glue and B(eye)tch just doesn't have the same ring to it though, so we remain Stitch 'n B.
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