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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dinner with the Hero Arts Ladies.

I wanted to pop in to show you about my favorite part of the weekend- Dinner with the Hero Arts ladies! We met up at the Twin City Grill in the mall on Saturday night and ate some great food, laughed a ton, and got to know each other. Here's our cute group shot at the end of the night:
That's (left to right, starting at the top): Kari, Jen, me, Barb, Shari, Anita, Sarah, Margret, Jen, Carol, Sophie, Liz, Linda, Natasha, Latrice, Anne, Shaune, Shirley, Richele, Marie, and Kate. We had such a fantastic time! I got to meet some really fantastic ladies and was amazed at how nice everyone was. Here are some shots of me and the others:
Me + Barb. She is outrageously nice. I love it! I was so happy to meet one of the famed Hero Arts Hostesses in person. Did you see her day on the HA blog yesterday? You go girl!
Latrice + me. The picture is a little bit at an awkward angle, but I Latrice is so darn photogenic that it doesn't matter. She is such a sweetheart and arranged the whole dinner; that took a ton of work. I can't wait to meet up with her again sometime in the future. :)
Me + Jennifer McGuire. Goodness, she's so funny and sweet! I loved hanging out with her and the Hero Arts crew. There was so much talent in one room. Amazing!

We also decided to do a fall and halloween-themed card swap. I wanted to share the cards that I brought to trade (and Latrice's mom and sister ended up going home with- they were so excited. Ha):
For this card, I inked the background with distress ink, stamped my leaves with clear embossing powder, then ink with some Fired Brick (dark red) distress ink over the top. Then I stamped the Friends Definition stamp over the top, wiped off the embossed areas, and embellished. I love the way this turned out. Here's the close-up:
The gorgeous lace ribbon is from Hero Arts with a little bit of vintage photo distress ink pounced on it to coordinate with the card better.

Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Cream and Kraft), Stamps- Hero Arts (CL414 Classic Messages, CG125 Friends Definition, CL457 Real Leaves), Ribbon- Hero Arts, Ink- Ranger (Distress Inks by Tim Holtz- Vintage photo, Antique Linen, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, and Spiced Marmelade), Label Punch- EK Success, Embossing Ink- Versamark, Embossing Powder- Ranger.

Card number two:
I did the leaves by putting Distress inks right on to the stamp and them spritzing them with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. I love the watercolor effect- next time I'll make sure to spritz them even more.
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Cream and Kraft), Patterned Paper- Cosmo Cricket (Togetherness Collection), Twine- Papertrey Ink, Stamps- Hero Arts (CL457 Real Leaves and CL447 Beautiful Peacocks), Ink- Ranger (Distress Inks by Tim Holtz- Barn door, Wild honey, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Antique Linen), Marker- ZIG by EK Success, Label Punch- EK Success, Corner Rounder- WRMK.

I hope you enjoyed my little look into this fantastic dinner. I can't wait to do this again next year! Look for a full recap of the Scrapfest event in my next post. :) Trust me, you'll want to stop by for a chance to win. Thanks for stopping by today!



Mannayah said...

I'm jealous ..
Sounds like a lotta fun ..

thanx for sharing with us :)

Kelly Rasmussen said...

gorgeous cards!
thanks for sharing the pics...looks like all you girls had a great time! :)

jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful photos and I am sure you will all have such memories to take away too :o)

Barb said...

Fun post, Brit! I really enjoyed meeting you too! You are such a sweetheart! Hugs!

Deirdre said...

Brit, these are fab, great photo too.

Anonymous said...

O so jealous. Awesome cards!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Great cards - and lucky ladies to have been at scrapfest together!

Alice said...

beautiful cards! thanks for sharing all the photos!!

Tracey said...

Oh how fun!!! Wish I could have been there!!! Beautiful cards Brit!!!