As it was, everybody pulled it together on short notice and we had a great time. A few had conflicts and couldn't come, but the cards were great! I hosted and kept the food super-simple - we're all too busy stamping to eat much anyway.
|Ruth's card was simple and elegant, and had the most amazing blue/purple paper (it has a shimmer you can't see in the scan). Shows what you can do with one graceful image.|
|I told everyone the cards had to be 10 minutes or else! Grace went for super simple, but the glittery embossing powder really added some glitz.|
|Janet did super-cute. A little color, a well-placed eyelet, and you've got a multi-purpose card good for adults or children.|
|Nancy went above and beyond for her cards - I think I scared her with the 10 minute threat, so she pre-stamped all the images. We colored them in and assembled, and it's beautiful card. We've had chickadees at the bird feeder, so I loved this.|
|Cathie got such a good reception for her bookmark last time, she did it again. Wouldn't it make a lovely gift along with a book?|
|I think Dale gets the award for most versatile. You could use this simple but elegant card for a birthday (male or female), get well, sympathy... I think it's lovely.|
In some ways it was easier having the event two days early. I focused on having the house presentable instead of making food that not many people eat anyway. Some chips and dip, M&Ms on the table, and Sue's birthday cake was plenty. And then the house was cleaned up for Rachel's birthday party on Friday. More on that later.