Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some of my favorite TWEET-HEARTS!

I adore my people! I REALLY do.

My little, nuclear family... Darling kids, wonderful husband... They're the best!




H - O - W - E - V - E - R.... I have a confession to make. The highlight of my "Valentine's Day" festivities... didn't come from a hand drawn Valentine or in a shiny, heart-shaped box...

I know that you {HELLO, fellow paper crafters!} will understand... My FAVORITE part of the weekend was....

Spent, HERE ~ in "Claire-land!"




Look! Oh, just look at my beautiful friend, Claire, and her AMAZING new Scraproom! Her's was a L - O - N - G time coming... Claire is a patient and practical woman, but let me just say for the group "IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!" {Hee Hee!} She spent YEARS and years, while completing hundreds of L/O's, scrapping out of her totes and a small hutch... She utilized table time at local scrapbook stores, events and retreats... BUT, finally! She can scrap in her OWN gorgeous, custom scraproom, right in her own back yard, literally!

Here's another view -




Oh, goodness! Is that the super-talented Dana, from Paper Daydream!?! Why, YES! SHE was there, too! What a fabulous way to "christen" Claire's new scraproom, than to bring in some favorite scrappin' buds, a BUNCH of totes and materials and.... LAUGHTER! Perfect!

But wait, here's ANOTHER blog personality ~ We call her, Lil' Traci, but she is a BIG talent when it comes to paper-crafting! Her blog has not been the focus of her attention, in recent months, but she has such distinct personal style in her artwork {check it out, if you have some extra time ~ she really does AWESOME work!} Anyhoo, Traci is a delight and we had a FANTASTIC time, urrr, working... WORKING hard {!}, oh, so hard... in Claire's new room!



I don't know how much I should tell you about Claire's husband... [I don't know if EVERYONE gets red-carpet treatment we did... *wink*wink!*] I'll just say that HE'S a delight! We enjoyed perfectly prepared beverages and snacks compliments of Claire's DH! {Seriously, DARLING! ~ THANKS, Mr. E!}



Should I even tell you HOW WELL ORGANIZED this place is....? { A M A Z I N G ! }



Plenty of gorgeous, natural lighting!!! Claire's husband made some very thoughtful considerations in that department! {His carpentry skills are unbelievable!} It's a very well planned space!



Just a few more details to drool over and then I'll stop....

For some reason, it was so easy to UNLOCK the creativity in this fine space.... hmmmmm.... {!}



And, finally, a lil' tidbit of crafty fun I made while in the company of these mighty talented scrap-babes!


How funny that THESE DAYS, it's not so much the amount or quality of the finished product, as the friends who grace the memories behind the the finished piece... {In other words... WE HAD FUN!!! And that's the BEST part of getting together to craft!}

I sure hope YOU had a fantastic Valentine's day, too! You're some of my favorite TWEET-HEARTS, after all!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Cosmo Cricket
Stamp - Hero Arts
Scallop Punches - Fiskars
Swirly Die-Cut - Sizzix/Stampin' Up!
Brackets - Sizzix/ Stampin' Up!

15 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous space - and what a great way to christen it with a get together of craftin' friends! glad you had fun, and love your 'tweet' card. I'm heading out to a new craft shop today with one of my blogging buds. *Sigh* wish you could join us! Take care, Jo x

Linda aka Oz said...

Frankly my dear, that is the most romantic story I have heard in like forever. I am all flushed and twitterpated.....
That sounds to me like the perfect way to spend any and everyday. I spent Valentines day catching up on my apron duties. Fun and necessary. hugs tweetheart, love ya oodles. Oz

LeAnne said...

Man, I wish I could have been there----what an awesome room (what's going on with craft rooms out in your neck of the woods) and an awesome time spent with your crafty friends!

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW! This is spectacular, as is your new scrap space! I love all the light, organization and the wonderful decor accents (the giant key is my fav!) You lucky ladies obviously spent a wonderful Valentine's day together.....and I'm happy for you all :)
Have a great day!

Dawn said...

Oh Elise, I am so so jealous of it all! And it seems to work wonders as that little crafty creation of joy is too cute!!!

Karen said...

Ahhhh....Claire-Land!!! Sooooo wish I could have joined you gals! It is NO surprise to me that inspiration was flowing in such a fabulous crafty space (YAY Claire!!!!) since a crafty home combined with uber creative talent, mojo, and I'm sure a lot of laughter makes for creative magic!!! :>:>

Rosemary said...

Hey Tweetie! Looks like you had a fabulously wonderful Valetines day. Now I'm wishing I had a Claire-land, too!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Wahooooo! YES! This was a great GREAT day of fun, fabulous fun! I feel like my mojo has been lifted and I am ready to scrap again. I'm so glad you brought your camera along to capture our time together....this was just the shot in the arm I needed this morning :) Good friends, good scrappin, and good laughin.... Just the ticket for long lasting friendships. When are we gathering again????? LOL
Love to you my tweet friend!

Stephanie said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! Wish I could get scrappy with ya, too! If I'm ever on the west coast!

Rose said...

what a blast you all had!!! and her room is making me drool :) your so right the company and FUN make crafting wonderful :) my closest crafting buddy is 2 hrs north on the 99 so we make the most of our time when we get together, always a blast!! oh my got so wrapped up in the room pics forgot to tell you your card is super sweet :)

tg said...

This was so much fun. Claire’s room, and the accompanying amenities were world class. Thank you Claire! Thanks for getting me back in the game girls! I like us, we are awesome :)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH that looks like the perfect Valentine's Day!!! Love the room! Love the light! Love that you girls are having cocktails BEFORE 5pm!!!! (the clock gave you all away)....

Fun fun fun...

buglady said...

Congratulations Claire on your new scrap space. Looks wonderful!
Aloha, Kate

Ann said...

Oh my word, how FUN and FAB this is! And you know Dana? Too cool! :D

Kelley Eubanks said...

Your card is great! Loved looking at all the pics... love seeing others crafty spaces... love seeing my friends... Elise and Dana... what gorgeous girls you two are! :)