Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stamping Fun and a BIG Surprise!

I had such a fun, wonderful surprise last night!
It was already a great night because I got to go over to my friend Selene's house to just hang out and stamp. That may not seem like a big deal, but seeing as she lives 9 hours away from me, I think it's pretty cool! Not to mention the fact that I had enough down time while we are up here for Emma's competition to even have some "me" time - well, that's pretty amazing!
But my evening got even better when I found out that Gina McGinnis was going to be able to join us - she is Selene's team member and was my private nurse at convention 2 years ago when I got hit in the head with a beer sign. But that's a story for another day.......

But look, do you see a fourth stamper at this table?!!

Yep, I got such a shock as we were just sitting down to dinner when Kerin Sylvester showed up to surprise me! Kerin is my friend and fellow Stamping 411 Operator AND an amazing stamper too! Kerin lives about 2 hours from Selene and after e-mailing her earlier this week to see if we could get together - and it not seeming possible - I'd given up on the idea. So you know I was thrilled when she walked through the door last night! She, Gina and Selene had pulled off a wonderful surprise!

When Selene's husband Brian came home, he took a few photos for us and you can see that we really were having fun stamping! What a mess we made! :)
But do you know what? They didn't do any stamping for themselves, they helped me work on my swaps for Leadership because they knew that I had about ZERO time to get them done.
Now THAT's friendship!
Thanks so much girls!

Selene has a rockin' studio area - you should see her cardstock cabinet! I was in studio envy! :)
Anyway, it was a really fun evening - something that I don't get to do nearly often enough, and boy I needed it!
Thanks girls for such a great time and fun surprise!


  1. I am SO glad you were surprised. Selene called me at work as she was driving to pick you up. She was bursting with excitement and needed to tell someone Kerin was coming to visit you. It was so cute!!!

    It looks like you had a fabulous time! I can't wait to see you next week!!! Best of luck to Emma today!

  2. Very very fun night! Hope Emma's competition go well!

  3. It was really wonderful to have you in the studio. I am really ready to get back to work (vacation girl).. I SO called Patti, so I wouldn't BURST.. I was SO excited! See you tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing the girls! Tell Emma not to be nervous, she's brilliant like her mom!

  4. Wow, what a wonderful surprise, you all looked like you had a great time although that table is a mess, I can't imagine how you found things when you set them down. Happens to me all the time.


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