Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Catch up time...

In this blog I will let my pictures do most the talking. I have so much to catch up on and so much to share. It seems I am living life more than I am documenting it, but isn't that what it is all about? I will do my best to keep it short...

One more Marie photo, don't you just love her??!!
(Thanks again Kim for an absolutely over the top time!!!)

The 4x4 Valentine I made for the Love Me Tender Collage Swap hosted by the fabulous Danielle Muller at http://thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com/the_vintage_dragonfly_stu/

The banner I made for sweet Sherry on her very special 40th birthday (it says "create")
a special thanks to Jenny M. for the silver tinsel idea for the nest on the last letter e!!!

A photo of us on the beach at Sherry's girl's weekend where old friendships were celebrated and new ones were made... thanks Sherry!!!
(Pictured left to right Sonia, Kelly, Michelle, Sherry, Rhonda, Christie, Me and Natalie)
My Obamicon (thanks to Michelle Geller for the inspiration!)

A sweet little cupcake gift April Clemens made me for hosting the Christmas swap at the Pink (too cute!!!) Thanks Chickie!!!

And finally, last night's Valentine Banner Swap. It turned out amazing and the girls involved were so wonderful!

The Valentine Banner Swap Reveal Party was complete with heart shaped cookies, pink lemonade, and even Eiffel Tower cookie treat bags (thank you April!)

We had Teah and Joanne drive 2 hours to attend!!! I am still so tickeld that you made the trip!! AND some of my original swappers from the Christmas swap joined too! All involved were such a treat and brought such different and creative ideas to the table.

As I told them, it was smaller than usual, mainly because of CHA but warm wishes and creative energy filled the room, you all were buzzing with it! (and I don't think it was the sugar in the cookies either!!) What a treat to swap even more ideas and creative outlets. There were so many blogs and web address mentioned I know I missed most. If you have them, send them my way, PLEASE!!

Teah Borrow and April Clemens

Terri Kinjo and Krystie Whillock

Gina Grable and Christianne Penaflor

Christine Penaflor and Joanne Anderson

Gloria King and Kimmi "Seahag"

In the true spirit of swaps and our French theme, she made Eiffel Tower cookies complete with silver adornments she had to purchase from another state for EVERYONE!!! They were packaged up so sweetly! Just as soon as I got pics for my blog the kids made short work of it. Sadily I cannot say how delicious it was but the kids agree it was awesome. Here is a picture of it and the other goodies she gave me.

I want to publically thank you all! I know I said it before but you are a very special and great group of girls. I will always cherish my love banner and all the love each one of you put into your personal piece of art!

And for now, I will end with Moira the Tiny Pink Mohair MouseI found on etsy. Isn't she just the sweetest?! She was made by http://www.violetpie.typepad.com/ and we just love her here in the Grable home.



terri k said...

I am sorry I missed last night. Everything looked so yummy! The Valentine book looks amazing and I can't wait to pick mine up! And April ... oh my! The cupcake, the cookies! Thank you Gina for hosting this. It was fun!

faerie enchantment said...

You look like you had a blast Miss Gina, missing my buddies down South!

And Kim's Marie Party looked Fabulous, all the pictures here are complete artful eye candy!

Know what its missing....Liquid Starch! LOL! I'm gonna glue my Tiara on now! LOL!


AliGripp said...

Wow girl you have been busy!! Got a note from Joanna today our swap is in the mail!! Yay!! Love, love your work!!