Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meeting some Great Friends from Blogland

Hi Everyone!

This last Thursday I got to meet a couple of my favorite people in Blogland, and you all know who you are!

One of my best friends is Joyce from Scrap For Joy. Joyce and her sister Barb wanted to get out of the cold and wet for awhile. They couldn’t have picked a better week! It was sunny and warm on Thursday and we had a ball!

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This is L to R Barb, Me, Joyce. We just couldn’t stop laughing! We met in old downtown Mesa and started our day at a store called Domestic Bliss….is that a great name or what? They are changing some of the items they used to sell so all of their crafting items, fabrics, trims, doo dads were 40% off. That was too much fun!

We took a little break and Joyce brought out this sweet little bag with some goodies just for me! :)

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Isn’t this the cutest little box???? I just love it!

But it got even more fun when I opened it…look what was inside!

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Wonderful tags and goodies…..

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Sorry this photo is a little lame, but the sweet charm was made by another friend of Joyce’s, Mimi. She has a sweet blog named http://www.dandelionwishes-mimi.blogspot.com/. On the back it states “ fun friend”.

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Two fun vintage game cards with my initials, a big bunch of fun tickets and of course, a Mary E. paperclip! So Fun!!!!!!

We then had a bite of lunch and went to my favorite store in downtown Mesa, Mystic Paper ( http://www.mysticpaper.com/). Poor Barb doesn’t have any independent scrapbooking store where she lives, so she went a little crazy! But the store has just been stocked with a lot of new things they had seen at CHA….Joyce did her fair share of damage too! :)

Me??? I did OK…..LOL

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This little guy was a gift from another wonderful person, and you know who you are! Thank you so much!!!! He is on my shelf over my desk. :)

The 5 hours we were together just went flying by, I wish we could have had another whole week! Maybe next time! Thanks Joyce and Barb, you are so special to me. And Barb, take a crack at the blogging, I know you can do this! I was right where you are about two years ago. And if I can do it, anyone can! LOL



19 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh what a great time! And super fun goodies! Love the tags!
Hugs, Lisa

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, what fun! I love to meet blogging friends, although I've only met a couple. What great goodies they brought you. All of you look so happy in that photo.
Brenda

Laura said...

What a great time! Looks like you had fun!

Cindy said...

What fun!! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy from Tx

mimi said...

Hi Sandy :)
I am so glad that you liked your little charm. I had such fun creating it for you with Joyce. I heard all about your day together and it sounded so wonderful. We need some of those amazing stores in our neck of the woods. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I will be back often to visit :)
Fondly
Mimi~

Julie said...

Sounds like you had such a wonderful time--what lovely gifts you received! Thanks for sharing your fun!

corry said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! I love all the fabulous goodies and tags!
Groeten, Corry

Creative Breathing said...

Sandy, I am smiling from ear to ear and then some. What a cute group you are. I had fun just reading about your fun! I have gotten a box from Joyce in the past, oh what a special lady. A quick stop by to tell you how excited I am about your tags - MAKE 13!!! One of my drop outs dropped back in. The cuteness got to her! Again, what a wonderful post this is! Elizabeth

Scrap for Joy said...

My jet lag must be worse than I thought! I came yesterday and left a comment and now, poof, it's gone! I must not have completed the steps! Anyway...I have been telling everyone who will listen to me about how much I enjoyed our time together, how amazing the shops were that we visited and how the time flew by like nobody's business! Lags in the conversation-not once! You were a marvelous tour guide and you are right-4 or 5 hours is not nearly enough. We will have to make a plan and cram even more in next time. You know if you ever come East (of course not in the winter!) you have a welcome place to stay. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the day so special! Love you!
I know Barb read your post cause I called her shrieking yesterday. xoxo
Joyce

Anonymous said...

HI SAndy -- LOVE YOUR blog -- looks like you girls had great fun -- will e mail you - Kathy - ga ♥

Celestial Charms said...

Oh, I wish I were part of that fun too. Joyce is a sweetheart and I'm sure her sister is one too. Glad you all had a great time.
Maureen

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi...I am a fellow AZ! I don't know how we haven't met before...or maybe we did and I didn't realize you are in AZ...anyways....could you tell me some great places in Mesa to take a friend shopping while she is here. I am in Buckeye but coming to Mesa to the Front Porch tea room, but I am not familiar with that area...did you know we have a AZ bloggers luncheon. I would love to add you to the list if you would like. I will be spending time on your blog to see it and maybe remind me...

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sandy. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you again for coming by and encouraging me and offering support. It really did mean a lot. I'm well on my way to improving and thank you for being a part of it. The clouds have parted, praise the Lord!

What a nice box of goodies Joyce gifted you with! Ya'll look like you're having just the best time.

Have a blessed week....Tracy :)

Cottage Cozy said...

What a wonderful time for you all! Thanks for the photos. Feel like I was there...

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi Sandy, I just popped by to say hello via cosy Little House!! I love your blog, it's so pretty!! You certainly look like you had a lot of fun with Joyce and Barb!!! So many pretties too!!
xxxx

Elyse said...

hello! i just popped over from sweetie pie joyce's blog and am so glad that i did. YOUR BLOG IS ADORABLE! ricrac, gingham and bright florals? what could be cuter?! love it.

i met a blog pal last month and it was just the best. it felt like we were long-lost cousins or something. so fun.

xo
elyse

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

How awesome to meet blogging buddies and have a fun day with them! Lots of goodies from sweet Joyce!
Deb :)

Shelley Germann said...

Hi Sandy,

I came over to see your Rednesday items and did a little more looking. You are a paper crafter too? My other blog is TOTALLY cards. The funny thing is, as much as I like vintage, my card making to definitely NOT vintage. Although I plan is post a vintage inspired card tomorrow. I do like your cards, though. I wish I could make them this good looking!

Christine said...

Hey Sandy! Thanks for checking out my blog! Your's is ADORABLE! I love the 40's...my grandparents left such an impression on all of us kids that we love that time...! You sound like you have tons of great shops in AZ! We have so few here in Utah! I've added myself as a follower and linked you on my blog! Keep up the amazing talent, I'd love to share ideas with you sometime! Christine

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