Thursday, October 16, 2014

Crafting with Friends ...

... what fun!!  I am so blessed!!

Hello friends and welcome back to my blog!  
I'm so glad you've stopped by today!
I promised to share a little more about my recent trip to Indiana/Michigan where I spent a few days crafting with friends, enjoying an Amish Tea at Lydia's and doing a little shopping too.

Lydia is an Amish lady that Joan introduced us to a few years ago at one of Joan's workshops.  She is one of the nicest and funniest people I know and we had the pleasure of attending a TEA at Lydia's Amish home.  Her home is as charming as Lydia herself!  Here is a peek at the menu and a couple of the dishes she prepared for us!  All were DELICIOUS!!!

Isn't this menu adorable!  Lydia made them and had one at each place setting.  Here we all are at the beautiful table she had set for us.  I'm so thrilled to have been able to take part in this interesting, delicious & fun adventure.

Now, as far as some of the projects we worked on, I'd like to share just a couple that we worked on while crafting at Joan's house [Joan's Touch].  Joan has a FABULOUS crafting area where we all have plenty of room to spread out and get crafty! (THANKS JOAN!)

Is this accordion card fabulous or what?
I LOVE the red and white theme and think I'll finish it off with a touch of green holly here and there.  Joan showed us how to use the Dreamweaver Stencils and paste for the images on the red panels.  I had the product but had never taken the time to play with it.  What fun and I LOVE the outcome!  She had some very helpful tips to share with us too!!

Then Judy Studer [Back Porch Crafts by Judy] taught us how to make this adorable Treat in a Box Card.  I was very interested in this project since I've seen them online but never took the time to look for a template and give it a try.  These will be awesome for my craft shows and they hold 5 Hershey nuggets almost perfectly!!

After I got home I finished the inside and front panels and hope to make more before my Nov. 1st show.  I also want to see if I can get clear boxes that you could mail them in.  Uuugh ... so much I want to do/share ... so little time!  

 A few challenges to share in:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in October
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Christmas  (inside snowflake stamp & sentiment stamp are both at least 5 yrs old)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow when I'll have a new project created for Craft Secrets to share with you.  Hope to see you then!
As always . . .


Ema M said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
CB Owner

Diane said...

Yes, it was an amazing time at Lydia's..good food, good crafting, good friends, what more could one ask for!!

Helen said...

Love both your cards - fantastic projects.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

Helen x

Ginny said...

both gorgeous :) Thanks for joining us at FnF :)

jrmom said...

So glad you tried AND enjoyed your treats at Lydia's. And I LOVE the card nugget box combo.

NanaConnie said...

Both cards are marvelous, Darlene! What a great post. Love the tea table. :-D I want to thank you for choosing Through the Craft Room Door as one of your challenges this week. Good luck and come play with us again soon, won't you?
NanaConnie DT

Anonymous said...

Hi Dar , Is there anything better than getting together with girlfriends, sipping tea, chatting and being creative. Looks like you had some fabulously FUN projects. Also it looks like you are the Challenge guru, wow so fun to play along with that amazing crafting world out there. Thanks for reconnecting my friend!

Jo Ann said...

All these projects are wonderful and that accordion card is fantastic! We are blessed that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again as the new challenge starts today. Leaving you with God's Word in 1 John 4:9 which says, "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." God bless always!


Meggi Bischoff said...

thank you for sharing this beautiful card with the challenge form Inspiratio Destination.

gr. Meggi DT.

Meggi Bischoff said...

thank you for sharing this beautiful card with the challenge form Inspiratio Destination.

gr. Meggi DT.