Friday, October 22, 2010

Friends With Flair Blog Hop!!!

Sometimes it takes a friend to gently nudge...errrr PUSH you out of your comfort zone and today is one of those days. I vasilated between justatinybitof fear and SQUEEEEing to have agreed to participate in today's Friends With Flair Blog Hop sponsored by Unity Stamp Company ...my FIRST blog hop!!! SQUEEEEE!!!!

I have a plethora of Unity Stamps--which my stamp/foodie/SQUEEE buddy Lydia knows well when she tweeted me about today's blog hop and encouraged me to JUST DO IT.  I've been dying to get into my studio and create and I'd already decided I needed an excuse to do so because my children's extra-curricular activities are majorly messing with my ability to stamp!! Pfffth!

(Holy crap this was a long intro to just show my card! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!)


I used Unity Stamp's Hauntingly Sweet set and embossed with black embossing powder before coloring those lil' punkins and candy corn. The background is white cardstock dry embossed with the spiderweb embossing folder from Stampin' Up!, I then spritzed it with Tattered Angels sparkly spray then sponged some black ink to highlight the web a little better. The picture doesn't show them very well but there are 3 black rhinestones in the top left corner...had to add a little bling! Sooooo fun!!!! I might have used just a tad too much of that fun spritz. I freakin' love purple, can you tell?

There are over 50 of us participating in today's hop...so be sure to go to the Unity Stamp Blog to see all the entries for today!

Thanks for stopping by!
XOXO

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Hauntingly Sweet
Paper: Stampin' Up! and Tim Holtz designer papers
Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Up Basic Black (sponged on web)
Accessories: SU! Spider Web dry embossing folder, Tattered Angels spritz, Corner Chomper, distressing tool, black embossing powder, Copic markers, SU! 1/8" ribbon, SU! black rhinestone accents.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's all about the Pie....

This weekend I met up with my BFF Lauren and Tracy in Round Top, Texas for some antique and craft shopping. I've never been and WOW, I'm pretty sure all of Texas showed up...except maybe a few husbands out there.  My hubby would have been tortured to "endure" such a day....but I LOVED IT!!!

We began our weekend by eating dinner at Royer's Round Top Cafe--where they are famous for their pies. And lemme tell you....oooohhhheemmmmgeeeee FREAKIN' GOOOOOD.  I knew I was going to take home a whole Chocolate Chip Pie (OMGx6!!!) so decided to eat a slice of Buttermilk Deluxe Pie--which has coconut and chocolate chips in it. All their pies are served with a scoop of AMY'S ICE CREAM which OMG is the BESTEST ICE CREAM ON THE PLANET (sorry, Blue Bell, you're a close 2nd).  Royer's actually CHARGES you 50 cents if you want your pie WITHOUT ice cream! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Their online menu is hilarious, go read it.  It'll make you laugh, and then you'll want to drive however far it is to eat their amazing food. Soooo glad we began our trip on this high note.  Here's a pic of my pie....Lauren ate Butterscotch Chip and Tracy had Apple. All were AHHHHmazing.


Saturday we spent in Warrenton shopping....I can't even begin to describe the scene...imagine tent after tent after tent along both side of the road for MILES and 3-19 tents DEEP on each side of vendors selling their antiques, crafts, furniture...you name it. Thousands of vendors across Warrenton, Round Top and between Round Top and Brenham....it's amazing.  I did find a few Pelicans! (SQUEEE--I collect Pelicans FYI) and a birthday present for my mom.  YAY!

Tracy convinced us we should get an Old Time Photo done and we're so glad she had the idea because this is the result:
We're like the Charlie's Angels! Except we are dressed like hookers...and I'm sure neither of us could hit a target! BWAHAHAHA!!!

Such a fun weekend! Looking forward to the next one!

I'm reorganizing my stamp area--can decide how to store my sizzix dies and nestabilities! If you have an idea, please share it! I need help!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll have stampy goodness this week! Also, Lydia and I are going to a Kitchen Sink Stamps event in Houston next Saturday!! SQUEEEEEEE!!!! Can't wait!!!

XOXOXO :D
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