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!)
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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 . . .

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