It's time for a Girls' Weekend! My friend, and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Stefanie Bancroft, is driving down from Maryland today to spend the long weekend with us. I haven't seen her since the Atlanta OnStage last November; we have so much to catch up on! And so much to do!
Depending on when she gets here, we'll probably venture into Chapel Hill for the Music on the Front Porch Series at the Carolina Inn. This is one of our favorite things to do on a Friday evening in the summer, and we treat our guests to it every chance we get. Then, a nice walk to town to grab a bite to eat is a great way to end the evening.
Tomorrow is all about relaxing and being pampered. We'll start with pedicures, then move next door to have massages and facials. I've never had a facial so this will be quite the treat. We both deserve a day of relaxation after the busy spring we've had. Then, Saturday evening, I've invited some friends over to sit on the back porch, have some wine, and enjoy the evening.
Sunday...well, we have no definite plans, but I'm pretty sure we'll wind up in my studio for at least part of the day.
This card features the Beautiful You stamp set, which is carrying over into the 2017 annual catalog. I was inspired by last week's Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop, and a "sweet" little card by German demonstrator, Maike Ulbrich. While she used ice cream from the Cool Treats bundle, I knew I was doing a Beautiful You class on Saturday for 10 ladies, and wanted to include this design. The ladies loved it! It was so very different from anything we had done before. I was worried they would be concerned about the irregular size - 4" x 4" - but we made a matching Envelope Punch Board and all was well.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8" x 4", scored at 4"
Layer 1: Whisper White Cardstock, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Layer 2: Strips of Blushing Bride, Wisheria Wonder, and Very Vanilla 3 1/2" x 1/2"
Layer 3: Watercolor Paper, die cut with Stitched Shape Framelit Dies
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