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Friday, March 11, 2011

Lunch With Friends

   A couple of weeks ago I had lunch with my mother, daughter, and three friends, two actually because one had to leave before we ate, at Jester's on Castle Street. I love that place! They have the best food, and it is good for you. The desserts aren't so good for you, but they are wonderful, especially the brownie, which I passed on this time. Major miracle! The guy comes in and goes over all the desserts that they have, and it's the highlight of the lunch, lol. We had him take some pictures of us before we left, from left to right we have Beth, my mother, me, Lorie, and Cynthia in front.

I have absolutely no idea what we were looking at here, but it must have been good! We had such a good time that day; times like this make life wonderful.

Catching Up

   I have been very had about posting, and I have pictures from as far back as Christmas that I haven't put on here, so here goes.
   First, I didn't do much stamping this year, but I did manage to make a few cards. Not that I sent any! I came down with something a few weeks before Christmas, so I didn't get much done this year.
   This is something that I started Christmas before last,  and finally finished the next Christmas. I covered a piece of cardboard with foil and ran it through the Big Kick with an embossing folder. It worked really, really well. My glue pen wouldn't work so I had a time putting glitter on the snowflakes. I love the Martha Stewart icicle punch that I used at the bottom. Be sure to click on each picture to enlarge it.
 I used a bag that I have been saving for a long time for the heart on this one.
I love the Martha Stewart gingerbread boy punch that I used here.

The first tag was made with a piece of corrugated cardboard. Pulling off some of the covering and exposing some of the inside is very popular now. It makes a nice tag. I wish I had some of Tanmy's to put on here. Hers were great! You can't really see the next tag because of the glare, but it was a Tim Holtz style plaid made with alcohol inks, I think. The last three were done with the Stampin' Up! ornament punch, which I call
"the turnip", LOL. The snowflakes came from the SU! snowflake die. Love that thing!

And lastly, this is our tree from 2010. I don't think I have ever seen gifts arranged more artistically. Beth did it, of course, and she did a great job.

I thought the washer and dryer in the background were a nice touch! Very festive!
   Well, that's it for Christmas. Next blog will have pictures from lunch at Jester's with friends.