Participants Above: Laura, Trish, and Jane
We started off at Cracker Barrell where the best breakfast in the world can be ordered. That is a picture of us after imbibing said breakfast (if anyone can ever beat their hash brown casserole I would love to know about it!!). We sat by the cozy fire and thought dreamy thoughts about our upcoming day!
After breakfast we hit an antique shop, a resale shop, and a cute gift shop in Wheaton, Illinois. Found some more great ephemera. Oh, yes, and we also stopped at Starbucks so we could turn Trish onto a Pumkin Spice Latte. She was not that impressed with them. More for us!!
We had scheduled a class at our favorite stamp store for the afternoon portion of our festivities. This is us with Dave in front of Stampology Chicago. If you want to find a warm, friendly, and fun place to shop for stamps, paper, ink, etc., this is it!!!!!!! Dave and his wife Sue (pictured below) own the shop and it is an A#1 place to go!
Our class was built around using Tim Holtz distress inks and the new daubers from Ranger. Wow! Great products!!!! Jane had to leave us soon after class for a previous dinner engagement (Booooo!!!), but Trish and I soldiered on and went to Archivers where we found some excellent Christmas paper by Cosmo Cricket. Then my Husband Mike met us for our favorite salads at Portillo's!!! Perfect day!!! So glad I got to spend Trish's birthday with her.
This upcoming weekend the three of us are off again to go up to Madison, Wisconsin for a stamp expo and to hang out at our friend Beth's house. We have a real agenda of all the stuff we want to make and experiment with!! Can't wait!!!!