Friday, January 22, 2010

Cards, Cards, Cards

Hooray, it is finally the weekend! Are you as glad as I am? Whew.

A few days ago I promised to tell you where I had been... well, I was busy making all the cards below at my first ever scrapbook / stamp retreat! I sure hope my Hero Arts Flickr friends are sitting down, because someone very near and dear to our hearts was there as a guest, too! Are you guessing? More on that in a moment...

Here are some of the cards I made while I was gone; I will try to add more details later but there is currently a line for this computer. Many of these cards will be going to the Cards for Kids Card Drive (a possible clue?). I sure hope you will send in some cards as well. I heard there is a need for more boy cards, so please keep that in mind.

Ok, I guess that is enough suspense. It was the lovely, talented, and generous Jennifer McGuire! She was busy making projects for the Craft & Hobby Association show. During the weekend Jennifer told some funny (odd?) stories from her former life as an engineer. I also met other sweet and talented ladies there including Jana and Sandi. Jana posted a few pictures on one of her blogs here (if you look closely you can see the back of my head -- lovely), here, and here (my favorite, but I wasn't there in time for that!).

Fun weekend. I packed WAY too much stuff and I don't think I will ever outgrow feeling like a shy (reserved?) little kid in social situations, but I am so glad I went. I was also very glad to come home to my hubby and two kitties on Sunday. :)

In other news, I was the lucky winner of Anne's Horder's Challenge! Anne is sending me a perfectly distressed ATC and generously donating $25 in my name to Doctors Without Borders, USA to benefit Haiti. Thanks so much, Anne!

Thanks for looking! Comments are appreciated!

dustypenny (aka Joy)

P.S. Have a wonderful weekend!


Dawn said...

How lucky were you to have gone to retreat and meet Jennifer... wonderful. And all your cards are just the sweetest,..
and congrats on you winning Anne's challenge. How generous of her to donate to that worthy cause on your behalf.

Heather Maria said...

Your retreat sounds wonderful Joy - a perfect weekend! Wow you got to make lots of wonderful cards when you were away. The kids will be delighted with their ones I'm sure. Congrats on your win too!

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, you got to meet her and make all these wonderful cards! so lucky! Looks like you had a lot of fun!! Wonderful set of cards and memories for you!

Jill said...

WOW! You got to meet Jennifer McGuire! :) And win a challenge! And make so many pretty cards! You are on a roll, girl! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Sounds like you had a fun time Joy, Great cards as well!

Carrie O said...

How exciting you got to meet THE Jennifer McGuire. I bet you had a great time. The cards are so pretty too.

Tracey said...

Oh my were so busy!!! LOVE all those cards AND how lucky of you to meet Jennifer!!!

Nancy said...

Sounds like you had a fun time. It must have been inspirational because your cards are lovely!

Sandi said...


I had a blast with you last weekend. I can not wait to go again. We always have a blast at this retreat. They always take such good care of us.

Your cards are so pretty. I was so thrilled to be sitting across from you at the retreat seeing all the great cards you were making. I loved the early morning hours we spent talking and stamping together.

After returning home I found the flowers that go with the mask I gave you. If you send me your address I will mail them to you soon. Sorry I got busy talking and forgot to pull them out for you.

Blessings to you:)
Sandi N.

Deirdre said...

Wow... sooo jealous of you meeting Jennifer and Jana.... off to check out the photos now. Love your cards. Making some for the card drive... and have taken a mental note about the boy cards. Thanks for sharing.

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