Bee Yourself

I’m alive! And, yesterday afternoon, I got to stamp!

I had sometime to myself yesterday afternoon, and I was excited to participate in the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast. Bonnie is such a fabulous card maker, so it was fun to peek through her beautiful gallery.

I love her style, and this card gave me a great excuse to ink up some new stamps that I just had to order after seeing them at CHA:  Meant to Bee and Where My Honey Is from Darcie’s.

I do have a CHA Follow Up post coming. Maybe tomorrow. You know how that goes, but here are two quick photos from the week:

Jami (left) and I always try to spend some time walking the CHA show floor together, and stopping in to visit with Jackie (right) at Inky Antics is always a highlight. Jackie is just a doll, and her stamps are darling. She’s always in the Stamper’s Anonymous booth since her line and Darcie’s from today’s project are both manufactured by Stamper’s Anonymous. You’ll be seeing some *inky* goodness from her here on my blog soon. So many cute things. We always enjoy catching up about the industry, trends and life.

Hands down, people are my favorite thing about paper crafting. I love ink, stamps and embellishments, but some of my dearest friends are people that I share a paper chain connection with, and this is Phyllis. Phyllis and I *met* on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator site, SUDSOL over 10 years ago. We participated in swaps together and shared business ideas. For years she has been sending me CowTails, just because. I didn’t know what she looked like, we’d never met in person. So when we were chatting in the Copic booth and recognized each other at the same time, I was elated. She’s just as sweet and dear in person. Paper crafters are just *good* people.

See you soon!

3 responses to “Bee Yourself

  1. You can see I haven’t kept up with blogs in the past few weeks! Thanks so much for your kind words! I was so delighted to meet you after all these years! You are even prettier and sweeter than I thought you would be, as if that is even possible.

  2. Nope, that’s not my SUV…but notice the white stuff on it? My car has it, too. The weather keeps getting warm, cold, warm, cold here in Minnesota, and that means lots of salt on the roads. (No offense to the owner of that vehicle. Mine looks waaay worse. It’s impossible to do prevent it this time of year unless you’re going to the car wash every day. And who has time for that!)Anyway, I digress. I met with Jackie, the owner, to plan for a make & take event I’m hosting at the store this Saturday from 10:30 to 3:30. Here’s a picture of Jackie: Isn’t she cute? Jackie is amazing and so full of energy! Interestingly, I took my very first stamping class from her, way back in 1995 when I first discovered this amazing hobby. Since then, she’s opened Beadbury . It’s located right next door, as you probably noticed above.Jackie’s store is crammed with tons of stamps, paper, cardstock, accessories, and other goodies: And ideas…did I mention ideas? There are samples all over the place. It’s a wonderful source of inspiration: Julie is the store manager, and she’s been there for 11 years. (Can you believe it? Wow, I think that’s impressive.) If you’ve got a question about papercrafting, here’s your woman: For those of you who live in the Twin Cities area, please stop by on Saturday to say hello and create a FREE project with me. (And if you can’t make it, be sure to check out the store sometime…you’ll be glad you did. See those pink signs behind Julie? They’ve got classes and all kinds of other fun events going on every week.) Hope to see you there!

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