Yes I am exhausted from my 11 days away from home!! It all started on the 27th when I took the red eye (yes I'm insane & I won't be doing that again!) to my BFF's. The concept of the red eye seems good until I don't sleep (maybe an hour) and I refuse to nap when I get there so by early evening I am pretty entertaining to Kar & her hubby!!
The next morning we got up early to go on our road trip, since Karen moved to the Boston area we always try to go somewhere when I visit - this year Hoboken to see Carlos Bakery!!
Karen suggested we go & see Jodi (Stamping a Latte) since we were so close. We headed across the bridge, checked into the hotel, had a snack then went to Jodi's - Ann Kranitz was there too & we laughed and talked so much that night my throat hurt the next morning . I met Jodi's hubby, girls & Edward :) I can't wait until the next time we all get together!! Seriously a few time I had no idea what Jodi was saying because of her accent - she said I totally sound Canadian eh!!
Lindabella I was making a quick stop in TO she co-ordinated a little babarooni rendezvous!! YES can you believe it?! Paula left her house early Sat morning & picked up Cath, and Linda picked up Pauline so I could meet them all and we could hang out. Ebru was able to pop into Bellaland & Em was a wonderful host. My wonderful friend Leslie came with me & her & I were in awe of the babes - she even got to take an Izzie coloured by Linda home!! The girls were all very productive & coloured, I sat & yacked & watched & begged Linda & Paula to share some of their knowledge with me! They offered to have me colour but I was not colouring around such greatness!! Again all good things must come to an end; the babes packed up & headed home & I headed for the airport for my flight home.
I had hoped to try my pencils today (Paula was very encouraging) and do some shading like Linda showed me, but I did so much shopping when I was away (great success with my BFF & at one of my favourite shops in TO) that I spent the day re-organzing my closet. Hubby told me to get some new clothes while I was away, but I don't think he thought I would take him so literally!!
I'm going to stamp tomorrow - we'll have to see if there are pencils on the next project or not! Don't forget this weeks Bellariffic Fridays theme is Holidays or Christmas - email Em your cards by Thursday