So, this weekend started out on Friday night with Mike and I going to dinner at Portillo's again, cause I love that Chicken Pecan salad! Then we made an impromptou decision to go to the movies, Lady in the Water by M. Night Shamalayan. I love his movies!!! It was very entertaining and interesting. Not his best, but still worth seeing for sure. I love Paul Giamatti too!
Saturday morning I drove out to Lorie's to pick up my Stamping Up order....I could not wait to use the new hot off the presses rubber! I got Living Large and the Fontastatic background stamp, along with the new colors of card stock (for those of you in the SU know!). I was also in time for mail delivery at Lorie's....she has been on an Ebay kick for vintage sewing notions and has bid on and won some amazing things.....the best being some Lucky Day buttons and the cards they come on! If you have not seen these, keep an eye out. They have great illustrations on the button cards. We also went through her stash of stuff that has come since I last saw her and I was all agog over vintage rick rack, trims, and ephemera.....who knew I would turn out like this???
In the evening my Mom came over to make cards and stay overnight in anticipation of an early morning take-off for Sandwich, Illinois. There is a monthly antique fair there. We stamped on Saturday night and I made the cards above and below. I decided that my favorite way to make a card is to use pattern paper, vintage photograph, color with Photo Twin markers, layer with cardstock, and stamp a cool saying on card. These cards just make me happy!
This card below was actually a mistake at first. My Mom bought me the new Stamping Up paisley background stamp (!), and on the left side of the card I did not get the whole image down, so I covered it with the ribbon and it totally made the card! I love the picture on this one, especially the black/white border around it! I also love this SU cardstock, Blush Blossom, and have to order some more STAT!
Oh, while I was waiting for my Mom to come on Saturday I made some ATCs. Trish told me about this site, http://www.swap-bot.com, and I signed up for two ATC swaps. It is a cool site that has lots of different types of swaps on it and the rules are really easy. Following are two of the ATCs I made.
Today Mom and I went to the antiques fair. I hade been there once about 15 years ago. It seemed a bit "reduced" from that time, less dealers and less good stuff, but I still managed to find some really great vintage photos and some more cool ephemera...I will post some of that stuff throughout the week for those of you who are into that kind of thing.
So, it was a good weekend! Although I did not hang out enough with the dear husband....hope to make him good and sick of me this week!
Hope you all had lots of good fun this weekend and have a wonderful week!