So, Friday, I headed south of the city with three girlfriends to visit my friends lake home. Tracy is so use to having a lot of house company but she has never had a scrapbooking retreat at her home. Swimsuits, sunblock, and beer made way for paper piercers, cricuts, cropping, and embellishments. She deemed our weekend Craft Weekend! The neighbors even checked in on us to see how our Craft Weekend was going. Tracy's hubby was there, we knick named him CB (That stood for craft then a word for female dog). CB was so helpful. He got us drinks, fixed us steak, fixed our album extenders, helped drill holes in projects. CB even made us a late night fire and took us for a sunny boat ride! Every girls craft/scrapbook weekend should have a CB!!
I won a party from House Party, The Ultimate Sandwich Make Over from Kraft foods. So Saturday for lunch, we all enjoyed a break from crafting and had a nice lunch of Carving Board Sandwiches and new gourmet mayo. Yummy Yummy. After our lunch, we went for a boat ride and really enjoyed the lake. CB is a wonderful tour guide!
|Our out of the park lunch from Kraft!|
|Enjoying the sun, boat, and water! My girlfriends left to right: Me, Tracy, Lori, Meeghan, and Melissa!|
|Darren, or CB, our wonderful Captain|
The coolest thing I made/finished this weekend was my birthday countdown calendar. I got the inspiration from all the cute advent calendars I have seen online. But, I already have a cute advent calendar, so I wanted a way of counting down the days to my Short Chic's birthday. So, viola, the Birthday Countdown Calendar was born!
|I took a new cookie sheet, sanded it, painted it white and then added paper. I made a simple 5x5 grid.|
|Each embellishment in the 5x5 grid is on a magnet. They can be easily removed to count down the days to a birthday.|
|Just a close up of the embellishments.|
|Tracy would not get in our good-bye photo. She crawled out of bed and started working on a craft project. Gotta respect that one! Here are the other four of us, saying good-bye.|
|And as the sun-set each night we were there, the sun sat on our wonderful Craft Weekend!|