Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stamp-A-Faire Fun

Just thought I'd share my pictures from a fun weekend at Papertrey's Stamp-A-Faire event.  Everything was wonderful and well planned.  The best part was meeting fellow bloggers and forum friends.  The Papertrey Ladies were as sweet as ever.  It was great to meet Lisa Johnson and Betsy Veldman since they were not at CHA last year.

Here's Christina, Suzanne, Chere, Jessica and myself after dinner on Friday night.  Our hotels were near each other so we decided we couldn't wait until Saturday morning to meet in person.  This group makes me wish Boston was much closer to Indiana.  We could have tons of fun hanging out.


Saturday morning we jumped right in to five make-n-takes.  There were five more in the afternoon.  Here are Suzanne and Jessica getting some tips from Lisa Johnson.  Christina is stamping away on the other side.  You can get a little sneak peek of the shape of the new Papertey ink pads next to Christina's hand.



Here is a fantastic group of women who were seated at the table next to us.  Just look at this amazing bunch.  I really needed more time to chat with each one of them.  It's Lizzie, Melissa, Anne, Cheryl, Denise and Amy.


Lizzie brought this enormous roll of foam tape with her!  I didn't even pack my ATG gun because I thought it would be too bulky.  It gave us all a good laugh.



On Saturday evening a few of us went to dinner together and then had a little Graeter's ice cream afterwards.  We couldn't resist even though we were supposed to go the dessert reception in two hours.  From left to right:  Christina, Lizzie, me, Jessica, Taheerah, Lynn, Maureen, Suzanne and Chere.  Did you notice we have another face amongst the group?  LOL!!!  It cracked me up when I got home and looked at my pictures.  That's totally something I would do when I was in high school.  Believe me, growing up in Hawaii gave me plenty of opportunities to be in tourist's photos:)


You may wonder who was taking this picture of us...none other than Lizzie's fantastic husband, Sean.  He had at least five cameras / iphones in his pockets and hands when we started.  Once he gave me back my camera I had to snap this shot.


Back at the dessert reception we mingled with everyone and watched some very excited  people win prizes.


Me & the amazing Lisa Johnson


Sweet Anne from Ireland

Amber won a prize and it was her birthday. 
Nichole led us in singing Happy Birthday.

Two of he funniest gals you'll meet:  Suzanne and Rose from Canada.
Thanks for driving us around on Saturday Suzanne!  Good times.



14 comments:

Christina said...

What great photos! It is so much fun reliving the weekend every time someone posts their pictures. I had a good laugh over our group shot with the new face! That's too funny!

Cheryl said...

These photos are great! Sara, it was so nice to meet you and talk with you for a bit. I can't help but smile when I think about what a nice day it was!

Jen Carter said...

It looks like you had a great trip!! How much FUN!! I so want to be there next year!!

Suzanne said...

FANTASTIC photos, Sara! You got some really fun ones - I loved reading your side of the story. :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing, Sara! I'm so glad we were able to meet, and I, too, wish we had had more time to chat! You are just lovely and beautiful :)

Denise said...

Great pictures, Sara! It was lovely to meet you!

Lynn said...

Sara, Such fabulous pictures...and I'm laughing out loud at the guy that popping in behind us. Hilarious! I had no idea! Hopefully we can connect in person again soon. I adored meeting you!

Amy said...

Ok, next year I have to go!!! Looks like you all had the most amazing time the more photos I see!! Thanks for sharing a piece of your fun!

The Paper Parade said...

Oh my gosh that guy looks like he belongs in the photo!! LOL that is seriously making me crack up :) I also loved reading your side of the story and wish that Indiana was closer. If it was, we would be getting together for shoebox swaps all the time :)

Mad for Paper said...

Looks like it was so much fun!
TFS
Ang

Jen said...

Gosh what a great time looks like was had. Thank you so much for sharing the good times with us. That fella in the background is a crack up. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nadine said...

Thanks for sharing Sara! You guys look you had so much fun! Glad to see Chere with you again this year. Wish I could have been there but maybe next year…

That guy in the photo cracked me up too! Looks to me like he totally wanted to be in with such a fabulous group of ladies!

Marlena M. said...

So glad you had a nice time! That humongo roll of tape is a HOOT. Love it! ;)

Amber said...

IT was so great meeting you!!! Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous photos! It's like reliving the fun all over again!!