Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crop/Eat/Craft/Talk/Create/Laugh Afternoon

The title of this post is the same as the title for the event that Carrie and I are hosting this afternoon at my house. We are SO excited to spend the afternoon with ELEVEN of our crafting friends that we know from our time spent working at Recollections scrapbook store a few years ago.
Carrie and I have been finding so much inspiration from a blog called AshleyAnnPhotography. A couple of weeks ago Carrie featured Ashley's idea for a craft jar in her Friday Favorites and I loved the idea. A week later I saw this post on Design Aglow (which was Ashley's design) and I loved that too. {Phew! That was a lot of links!}
Last weekend Carrie and I did some thrift store shopping and wound up with some basic jars for cheap. The duty of washing and drying and making them pretty fell on me {it's great to be the mom}, but filling them up and making them really pretty was for both of us! :o)
We also made a trip to our local craft store and bought a few goodies from the dollar bin, as well as a couple of bags of Valentine embellishments to split amongst the jars...
...and some buttons, a few punched shapes, and some chocolate.
I wanted red, Carrie wanted pink so we met in the middle and did half of them my color and half of them hers. {sigh. Always compromising...}
Add a tag that doubles as a Valentine greeting and we have some sweet party favors/table decorations for our guests.
Carrie and I were so giddy and happy putting these
craft jars together for our dear friends ~ these ladies
that we love so much.
.I hope you're having a great weekend.
I'll be cropping, eating, crafting, talking,
creating, and laughing with my friends.
~ loves ~

20 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

they're going to love them Deb! Great job - Have fun!

Ruth said...

Oh, my gosh, I so wish I could be with you! I've never yet been to a crop where the host/hostess went to that amount of trouble. Hope you all have a fantastic afternoon.

JenCoen said...

Which Recollections did you work at?? I used to practically live at the one at Arrowhead Mall. I miss that store, so much.

Karen said...

What a fabulous idea and how lucky are your friends to get one of those cute jars xxx

The Norman Clan said...

If I was not already bummed enough that I was not able to come, I am even more so now that I see the amazing goodies you two put together!! :-( I hope you had a super day!!
Miss you
Liz

Karen said...

What a fabulous gift for your friends! I'll bet you had a wonderful afternoon. Looking forward to hearing about it.

Amy said...

Cute ... actually - super CUTE! I hope it was a lot of fun for you all - looking forward to all the photos and the stories as a result! :-)

Beverly said...

Adorable idea, hope you all had a wonderful afternoon of crafting, eating, laughing, cropping and talking!

Sian said...

They look almost too nice to open :) I bet you had a whale of a time..

photogmichelle said...

This was the best get together ever!!!!

debs14 said...

What a great post, you must have had so much fun, not only during the afternoon, but with all the planning beforehand.
Those jars are fabulous!

Cheri said...

What a cute idea! And your finished execution - fabulous! I'll bet your friends loved them. Can't wait to see the photos of their reactions!

Lizzie said...

How gorgeous! It's great to have lovely friends.

Daniela said...

I love this!! What a great idea!

Margaret said...

I'm reading in reverse, so I know the event was a big hit. Hooray!

vee said...

the favors couldnt have been cuter! and mine was the best! hehe! i loved how much attention u paid to detail! it was PERFECT! everything was it its place, the colors were wonderful and the food/drinks/company was the best! im so looking forward to doing this again! thanks for hosting deb and daughter! u 2 r the BEST!

cate said...

I love how you pay so much attention to details, and make your get-togethers such memorable events.

MarleneMAZ said...

Looks like you are going to have so much fun:)

humel said...

Oh, Deb - this post warmed my heart so much. That you would put so much time, thought and creative energy into this is so lovely and so characteristic of you. In sharing in your preparations through these words and photos I felt almost as if you'd gone to that trouble for me - thank you! xx

giozi said...

They are really beauties.
I stopping by from Ashley Ann blog ;)

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