Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Stampin

It was a busy week at our house...

Monday night I met up with one of my best friends who came up for work from the Costco in L.A. We grew up right across the street from each other, and she was an only child who sort of became the sister that I always wanted but never had. We FEASTED at Chinook's Restaurant - I mean we really feasted...afterward I felt like I had eaten enough to last all week long. It's truly one of the best casual seafood places in Seattle!

Wednesday I met up with my friend for dinner again but this time at Palomino Restaurant in Bellevue. All of the other Marketing gals from Seattle, and a group of their peeps from the Costco group in Canada was there too. We took pics but they were sort of silly and crazy, so they will never end up here!

Friday my daughter went to work with me for a 'work shadow' assignment. We went to lunch with my boss and she did some work for me too. It was a fun day with some extra treats that she normally wouldn't have had if she were at home (they had the day off from school, so she was bummed that she had to get up early on her day off - I figured some treats would make her feel better!) I know.... I'm a good mom, huh? :)

I decided to post these cards even though I had a hard time with getting a close up of the sparkles on one, and had glare issues with the other.

The mod Tulips are an old Technique Tuesday set that I got at a CK Convention. Pink Pirouette and basic black on ivory are the colors. The close up shows the outline which is a black copic spica (which I love!). Got it from Ellen Hutson's store in a multi-color set - it's fabulous!

The second card is from a line by K&CO that I picked up at Joanns. The only stamping is the background 'chart' that says, "Thinking of You" and then has a bunch of things that you can choose/check off for the appropriate occasion: because your special, on your birthday, for your graduation, while you're down, on your anniversary, etc. What a versatile stamp! I like that kind!

Well that's all for now. I'm going to enjoy the sun today - it's gorgeous outside but a tad chilly...

p.s. check out the blog candy on the right for Happy Daisy - it's super super cute!


~amy~ said...

FAB cards Elaine...sounds like you've been having some fun with your friend!!!

Tammi said...

Pretty cards!! Love the sparkly outline on the tulips and cool background on the second, that bee paper is awesome, love it!

Sounds like a great time with your friend with lots of yummy food! And what a special day for you and your daughter.

I'm looking forward to seeing your PB card! ;) ~Hugs

Vicki C said...

Beautiful cards! I just wanted to stop over and say HELLO! things have been nuts ever since I got home from CHA. Just one thing after another.. whew! Hopefully they will slow down a bit soon and I can do better with getting around to blogs again. Thinking of you friend!

Steph said...

These cards are delightful, I'm so glad you shared :) x

Allison said...

That tulip card the pink and black with the bling! Your bee creation is sure cute too with that paper!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

The cards are also so beautiful, my special favorite is the tulip card. She is so elegant and the color composition is superb!
Hugs Anja