Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dinner With Flickr Friends and a Card!

Hi there!

I had a wonderful evening tonight! My friend, Linda and I met up with another Flickr friend, Daria!

Linda first met Daria a couple of years ago, but I wasn't able to meet with them back then. Well, Daria was in town with her daughter for orientation at the University of Minnesota, and this time I was able to join them.



Here we are, just after eating a yummy dinner at Tucci Benucch, in the Mall of America.

Then of course we headed to Archiver's. After a bit of shopping, we went up to the counter to pay for a few goodies, and what did we see? The brand new Tim Holtz, Summer Distress Inks! Daria had not been able to purchase the springtime ones yet, so she grabbed those, and I got the summer ones - YAY! :)


Of course we had to pose with them! It sure was nice to see Linda again, and wonderful to finally meet Daria! I only wish we would have had a bit more time together.

So, I do have a card to share with you too. I was cleaning up some scraps on my desk yesterday, and noticed a couple of different pieces of black and white patterned paper. I still wanted to play with the rose die-cut that Joy sent me, so I grabbed some dark gray felt and cut away. I rolled up three flowers, used a small piece of vellum and a little doily die-cut, and the card was done.



Not much stamping on this one - just the Hero Arts Sentiment, embossed in white.

Thanks for coming by! :)



33 comments:

maria f. said...

Wow, dinner out AND stamp shopping. Sounds like paradise to me! Love your use of vellum on this bold card Barb.

walchowDesign said...

So fun to see that you girls had a great time together, Barb!

Great card with all different patterns and the flowers looks beautiful on the vellum!

Dawn said...

What fun to catch up with some crafty friends. Your card is stunning ~ so very elegant.

Lynn said...

How awesome to meet up with blogging friends and pick up some new goodies along the way!

I love the black and white card. The blooms are beautiful.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful black and white card Barb! Love those felt flowers! Im so glad you got to meet up with some Flickr friends-looks like you had ba great time. Im headed to Memphis for a long weekend with my High school BFF and I signed up to take a class at Archivers. I'm so excited since the closest one to me is 300 miles away!

Nancy said...

How lucky you ladies are to get together. I can tell by the photo that you had a blast! Black and white are always so classy too. I love your card!

Debbie said...

Looks like you all had fun! great black and white card!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh I love to see photos of when friends get together! Wonderful card and Barb, you are such a beauty!!!!
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stamplover2011 said...

Awsome you got to meet and go out for dinner and of course go shopping!! Can't wait to see the summer distress colors!! Have fun playing!! :)

Lin said...

Oh how fun to see the 3 of you, Barb, thanks so much for sharing these pictures! And how fun that your card coordinates with what you were all wearing! Love your card! It's easy to see what a great time the 3 of you had - so nice to see a pic of Daria and to see Linda again!

cheiron said...

Looks like a great night out! Love your card too...very striking!

Brenda said...

These are such beautiful pictures Barb! You are all so beautiful! What a nice thing to be able to get together like this! Love the little rolled flowers on your card too!

Virginia L. said...

So fun to see all three of you got together! Not only I'm jealous about that, I am envious that you got to buy the new TH summer collections! I also love your wardrobe and both Linda and Daria looked so happy. Wish I could meet you all :)

Lisa said...

It really is so much fun to be able to get together with blog buddies isn't it? Great photos and I know you all had a wonderful time together :)

Love those felt rolled flowers!!

judkajudi said...

These photos so remind me of our visit!! Even the same restaurant! Great pictures; makes me homesick!! Hugs.

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful opportunity for the three of you! This card just makes me smile - thinking of you seeing the paper, wanting to use that die, and voila, a card! Love that dark gray felt and your beautiful b/w design.

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous photo of the three of you Barb and love your black and white card!!

Cathy A said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures, you seem to of had a fun time. Love you card out of scraps too, the flowers you made turned out lovely.

ANIA said...

Barb, you look fab!!!!!

Robin K. said...

Love seeing your smiling faces Barb!!! I'm so jealous - great dinner shared with friends, stamp shopping AND the new TH inks??!! Doesn't get much better than that :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fun evening with you and Daria, Barb! We really should get together more often since were so close! And I'm always game for Tucci Benucch! Love your new haircut! And how teeny you and Daria are next to Amazon me!!

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What a FUN post! Thanks for sharing the lovely photo of the three of you.

Love your striking card!

Greta said...

Great pic of you 3--how fun to be able to get together! Your card is very eye-catching--love black & white.

Tina said...

So beautiful to see you together and I love your black and white card. Such a great way to use vellum.

stampingandstitching said...

Oh Barb, it sounds like you had the perfect time together! Thanks for sharing! Love your gorgeous card!Great mix of patterns and the flowers are so beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Barb! How lovely to see Daria this time, she has such a radiant smile!

Maureen Morton said...

This stunning black and white card is so elegant, Barb! Love the mix of patterns And what a pure delight to get together with flickr pals....you all look so happy! What great fun.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb you had a fabulous day...friends, dinner, shopping... a perfect girls' night out! All that and this elegant card!

Bethany said...

I LOVE the black and white on your card Barb! So pretty! Looks like you had fun with Linda and Daria! Have a wonderful day and weekend :)

Isha said...

You girls are lucky to meet. Love that photo of all of you with the prettiest smiles.
Gorgeous card too Barb:)

Karen said...

How fun getting together with some flicker friends!! Looks like a fun time. Amd your card is adorable, love the mix of patterns in the black and white!
Hugs!!!

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE this photo-matching card! You three peeps look like you are having a blast! How fun to share good times with crafty friends! Hugs, Marcy

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Barb send my regards please to Daria and Linda...you girls looks so happy there...I wish I live also near you Barb...you look great with that White and white shirt and Jeans...your Fathers day card looks so happy...love that...and miss you too Barb..hope you have a bit time to see my empty blog :) big hugs