Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Friends and Retro Sketches & Paper Smooches Challenges

What a wonderful way to start off the new year, meeting new friends from Blogland.  Yesterday I drove out to Livermore to meet Darnell from djkardkreations and was given the grand tour of her amazing playhouse. It has to be the cutest little places to lose yourself and get crafty.  Darnell is very, very, very organized, makes my craft room look like a bomb went off, oh well.  Another gal from Blogland drove out to meet up too, Harriet from Ally Cat Cards. Both ladies are just as sweet as can be and we had a wonderful time chatting about everything crafty and I think we all learned a few new things too. After chatting for about an hour, we headed out to lunch at Campo di Bocce for a lovely meal and quick lesson on how to play bocce ball.  The restaurant was so beautiful and had several courts both inside and out.  Here are a few of the photos that were taken after lunch.  Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek!

Me, Harriet and Darnell

I had to get a picture of a game that was in play...

Now on to my card that I made last night for both the Retro Sketches and Paper Smooches challenges...

Solid Card Stock: PTI - White, Black, Pure Poppy and Blueberry Sky
Ink: VersaFine - Black
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Woofers and Tweeters and Sentiment Sampler
Button, Ribbon and Bakers Twine: Stash


  1. How much fun!!!
    Looks like you girls had a great time...
    such a gorgeous picture!
    And what an adorable card!!
    Fabulous take on the sketch...
    the little guy is perfect! :)

  2. Looks like you had a fun day!
    What an adorable card!

  3. OMGSH what an adorable card! I love the colors but the puppy is so stinkin' cute and the little ribbon-tab is perfect. Just awesome! Paw prints . . . (BIG grin!)


  4. Kim your card is cute cute cute! I love that doggie. So wonderful that you got to meet with some blogging friend, what a gift!

  5. What a great day you had yesterday. It sounds like such fun, and I love the picture! This card is just so cute. I love your fun take on the sketch. Believe it or not, I was working on this sketch today, too. And, I made something with that exact dog, but it is not done yet. Perhaps tomorrow. I love how that bird is chirping directly into doggie's ear.

  6. awesome!! how fun that u got to meet!!

  7. That sounds like so much fun Kim...I bet you all had a great time. Your card is so cute with that little dog and the fire hydrant...such a cute idea with the little bird too. Love those little paws and the looped ribbon and button.

  8. Kim, your card is SOOOO cute but I am SO jealous that you got to meet Darnell!! LUCKY YOU!!! I love reading about crafty meetups - this made me smile tonight. Thank you!

  9. Great picture of the 3 of you. Sounds like so much fun. I would love to meet Darnell. How nice to meet Harriet too!
    Love both cards . The little dog one is just adorable. I thought I saw two cards on this post… I must be loosing it.

  10. That was so nice, Kim! You'll have to let me know if you liked playing if you come back over with the family to play Bocce Ball!

    Your "paws" card is just adorable! That little birdie is really telling the puppy a secret!!

  11. Kim it was so great to meet you and am looking forward to getting together again! This card is absolutely adorable - I love the paw prints!!

  12. I have so wanted to see Darnell's playhouse and to see if she is as "crazy" IRL as on her blog...she always makes me laugh!!

  13. So sweet! Love the little pops of color with the black and white. Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little birdie whispering in the pup's ear!! SO ADORABLE!!! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge!!! Can’t wait to see what you create for this week’s challenge– Vintage:)