Monday, November 13, 2006

Birthday Goings On

DATELINE: Saturday, November 11, 2006 Trish's Birthday; Day of Fun and Toots

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!!!!


Dawn said...

Wow it sounds like a great day! And I LOVE that Cosmo Cricket paper, I bought it too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about the was my very first time too!

Tricia Scott said...

wow! what a wonderful day and what neat shops you have where you live.
i will have to check out the cosmo cricket paper.

Babsarella said...

What a fun day!!! I got some of the holidays CC too and can't wait to use it!!!

Trixie said...

What fun to be a blog celebrity! I had an absolute gas and plan on a repeat performance this weekend too! Here's to girlfriends, birthdays and all things arty!

dogfaeriex5 said...

3dws out on the town! how fun. im jealous!

lindaharre said...

What a GREAT DAY! Wish I could have tagged along............. I will have to write those shops down so that next time we are in your fair city we too (my sister and I) can make a stop:) Looks like you did yourselves proud!