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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fun Day!!!

Today was a super duper fun day!!! First I'll tell you about my card (which, btw, is not nearly as crooked IRL!!) - I got some new rubber today, and wanted to ink it up! This yummy margarita is from Rubbernecker Stamps. I played along with Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #62 for the layout. The card is pretty self explanatory, and anyway I'm too excited to talk any more about the card, I have to tell you what I did today!! A few nights ago I was trying to catch up on my blog reading (who am I kidding, I will never be caught up!) when I noticed on Sherry Cheever's blog that she was headed to Texas to work the Rubbernecker booth at the San Antonio Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. Well!! That's just down the road a bit from me, so I decided I *had to* go and stalk, errr, I mean, MEET her! And I did - and she was sooooo nice!! I also got to watch her demo a few things, and of course that ended up costing me a small fortune - I now own quite a few fun Ranger products, which hopefully you will see here in the coming days (if I can remember what I saw today and actually do the techniques myself!). I also got to meet Bev Gerard (TexasGrammy) and Joan Ervin - so neat! THEN OMG YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED!!! I was watching one of the ladies do a demo when up walks The One And Only Jenn Balcer!!! I actually gasped outloud, but I don't think she heard me. :-) I was standing there trying to summons the courage to introduce myself to her, when she heard me mention my name to one of the other ladies, and actually said "Libby!!" and ran over and gave *ME* a hug. At that point I nearly passed out. It was all very exciting. Turns out she's incredibly sweet - just as you'd suspect from reading her blog (and what all the others say about her!). She also loooooves babies, and held Courtney for a little bit while I continued shopping. LOL. I had to do the groupie thing and take some photos, here's me and Jenn (Jenn is the beautiful, fabulous one, I'm the frump in the green shirt):This is me and BadSherry - Sherry says posing like this is supposed to make you look thin, but somehow I ended up with extra chins (*sigh*):And here is Sherry, Jenn and Courtney. Someday Courtney will realize what amazing stampers she is posing with. Today she just wanted to eat Jenn's necklace.I didn't get any photos with Bev or Joan - I'm pretty shy so it took all the courage I had to get the few photos I ended up with. Bev was so nice though and helped be the photographer for the photos I'm in. I also ran into my new SCS friend Christy (christy1807), who I met at the Austin swap and who is coordinating one in San Antonio in January. She and I will both be serving hot dogs to our families for the next couple weeks after spending all of our grocery budgets on rubber stamps today...! :-)

YAY! Super fun day.
  • Stamps: Marguerita Glass and Garnish sets from Rubbernecker Stamp Company, Cheers to You from Stampin' Up!
  • Paper: Cool Caribbean, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, AMuse polka dot DP
  • Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: SU Crystal Iris Chunky Sprinkles glitter, white grosgrain ribbon (colored with Copics), slit & circle punches


  1. Your card looks wonderful! Oh...I am so jealous! I wish I could have been at the expo with you guys.
    I miss Jenn! She is the best!
    Thanks for playing and for the beautiful card you sent me.
    Big cyber hugs

  2. Libby, it was so FUN to get to see you. . now we're not "strangers" anymore, LOL! Snuggle Courtney. . she's SO DANGED SWEET! I should have begged a little more to bring her home. . .

  3. love this take on Beate's sketch!!!
    could I have one of those ritas now???!!!! :-)

  4. Well you are a stamping Diva to me too! Sounds like a grand time!

  5. Darling card, Libby. And what fun to meet the girls. I met them at CHA and you are right... they are all awesome ladies!

  6. What a fun day indeed! And your card is awesome!

  7. Wow! What an awesome card and even better time you had -- Jenn emailed me that she had met you (I had told her we need to get together when I come down for my date with JT... ;) )! Could Courtney be cuter?! Glad you had such an awesome day with so many wonderful stampin' friends!!!

  8. What a cute! The margarita looks good enough to drink. Your day sounds fun. Enjoy all your goodies.

  9. Awesome, awesome awesome! I'm sooo jealous!

    Many Blessings,

  10. Ohmygosh...Libby!! I am so jealous, girl!! What fabulous pictures, and I love the one where Jenn is holding sweet, adorable Courtney!!

    I love your margarita card! Yum! Great job with Beate's sketch!

  11. OH!!!! YOU ARE SO LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a weekend!

  12. Wow! An awesome day, for sure! I've had the pleasure of spending time with Jenn and Bev but Sherry is still on my "must meet someday" list. Lucky you!! And lucky them, too! I envy their opportunity to meet you. I love the picture of Jenn and Courtney--two celebrities hangin' out.

    And love your cool card! Those chunky sprinkles are perfect on the rim of the glass. Glad you had such a day to write home about, Libby!

  13. Libby it was so great to finally meet you! Courtney is an absolute doll and just precious -- take time to snuggle that little one! Never be shy . . . we're buds now!!! Hugs darlin!

  14. First of all, that is a great card. It makes me thirsty ;)

    Second, you're a lucky girl! I wish I could just pop down somewhere and meet such amazing stampers! Great photos :)

  15. Woohoo for you! What a fun day indeed!! Loved the pictures of you and Jenn together too!! How fun to meet people that you've only talked and known online - and your picture looked as lovely as Jenn's too!!

  16. I have to tell you I did totally the same thing when I met a couple of these ladies and more at a SU! regional/SCS gathering last year. What fun!


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