Monday, June 2, 2008

Fun Stamping Weekend in Virginia Beach, VA

I drove down to Virginia Beach for about 35 hours of stamping, shopping & fun with a few friends (Karen, Alison, Tammy, Chrissy, & Fairle). It was a "going away" slumber party for Alison. Her husband is about to retire from the Navy and they expect to be moving at the end of June to Pennsylvania.

As a surprise to Alison, we created a 6x6 album in her honor. I provided the album and decorated the cover, and contributed 5 pages. You can click on the pictures to make them larger.

Pink Album (page 68 in catalog): Treasure It stamps T-2747, VersaMagic chalk ink pads - Perfect Plumeria S-954, Pink Petunia S-975, Hint of Pesto S-958, Icicle Stickes F-522 (one of my FAVORITE blings), white cardstock and brown ribbon.

Purple Title Page: Purple 1 cardstock V-127, Gold from Sparkle cardstock Asst V-225, Green 1 cardstock V-98, pink strip is from Bella Flor R-2500, Flourishes stamp set T-2614, All Occasion uppers & lowers T-2112 T-2113, Violete & Noir Palette inks TT-200 TT-220, square gold brads & green ribbon.

Alison & I met December 18, 2003 at our husband's Christmas work party. A few months later, I became an Angel with The Angel Company and Alison was my best customer. By August 2005 - Alison joined me and the Sterling Halos team began. This 2-page spread is from one of the monthly get togethers at Alison's place with Margo & myself.

Items used: Pink 2 cardstock V-92, black cardstock V-215, Garden of life stamps (retired), Assorted Bitty Blossoms D-437, Assorted hardware, pink ribbon, Noir Palette ink and Crystal Blush Opalite ink on black page backgroun (retired). I used the Prismacolor H2O pencils F-12 & a Tombow blending pen F-20 for coloring.


Barb said...

These are great, Ginger! What a wonderful going-away gift!

And the 35 hours of stamping & shopping sound awesome (insert pouty face with quivering lip here)! How fun!

Barb F (AH1)

louise said...

This is just lovely, what a fantastic gift.

Joy said...

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend and what a fab gift xx

traciejane said...

wow these are gorgeous, im sure she was over the moon and waht a fab weekend you had :)x

Diana said...

Wow, 35 hours!! that sounds awesome, I wish I could live closer!! I know you had so much fun together!!

Thanks for share those pictures and memories with us!!


Supermum said...

Sounds like you had a good time - great work.
Sue. x

Tracy said...

this is gorgeous a fantastic gift and sounds like an awesome time :)

Jamie Martin said...

Wow, all of these are super nice :)

Becky said...

Wow! That retreat sounds like heaven! And you created such stunning pages too!
Love Becky xx

Annie said...

The album cover is beautiful, as well as the pages. i really love those shades of pink!

Kylie...Perth, Western Australia said...

YAY ... Ginger has a new post. I am so relieved...I thought you'd been kidnapped by convention guests and we'd never hear from you again.

Sounds like a fab way to spend a weekend. Kylie