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Monday, July 2, 2012

Friends, Fun, and Fruit

I had the pleasure of meeting up with my online stamping and blogging friend, Sue Berker, last Tuesday.  We’ve been acquainted for years through SCS and our blogs, and it was wonderful to finally meet face to face.  Perhaps you’ve visited Sue at her blog, Sharing What I Love.  I’ve always enjoyed not only Sue’s stamp art, but her positive outlook on life  Here we are in my yard with LuLu looking up at us.

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I took them to dinner at my favorite local restaurant – The Coach House.  The food is great but the real attraction for me is the garden room.  The dining area is enclosed and covered and open year ‘round.  It’s heated if necessary, and there’s less flowers in winter, but the atmosphere is very cozy.  I wish I could say this next photo is my garden, but, in fact, it’s just outside the garden room.  This is Sue and her husband, John.

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I don’t think Sue ever visits anyone without taking a gift.  She’s a real sweetheart.  She came with a little bag of stamping goodies for me so, of course, I had to play the first chance I got.

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The Hero Arts Designer Fruit stamp set (rhinestones included) and the ribbon are from Sue.  I colored very simply with Copic markers.  The designer paper is BasicGrey Lemonade, and the embossing was done with a Sizzix folder from Stampin’ Up!.  I believe it’s called Elegant Bouquet.

That’s it from me today.  I’m heading back to work tomorrow after a week at home.  It’s been a very pleasant week, with the highlight, of course, being my time spent with Sue and John.  Enjoy your day!

19 comments:

  1. Good morning Leslie, your card looks yummy! Sue is such a lovely lady. What a lovely gift from her. Sounds like you had a lovely day together. LuLu looks pleased to see her again too.

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  2. How wonderful for you to me a blogland friend in person! I had that wonderful pleasure once and it was awesome! Beautiful card and great pictures!

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  3. How fun! I am glad to see you ladies had a wonderful time. That card is darling. :)

    Hugs~

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  4. So glad you had a wonderful visit with your stamping friend. I love your card and this Copic newbie is in total awe with what you consider simple coloring!

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  5. so neat to have been able to spend time with a friend and love the summer feel to the card that you made with your goodies!

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  6. How fun that you were finally able to get together and so sweet of her to bring you some fun stuff to play with. Your card is fabulous as usual. Sorry about having to go back to work. I know how that is. But you have those sweet ones to come home to.

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  7. Leslie, what a great picture of both of you! It must be amazing to meet the real person after being in contact over the internet. Susie seems like such a wonderful lady. Thanks for the link to Alexandra's blog, it is a real treasure!

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  8. cute card. Glad you had a good time meeting a blog friend. Have a great day

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  9. Gorgeous, Leslie - so cheery and bright. I always love the stitching on your cards, and of course, the coloring is wonderful. How cool you got to meet Sue and her husband. And lucky Sue to get to meet you! Glad you had a nice week off. My husband is off for two weeks starting today, but I'll still have our grandson. But that's fine, because I already had two weeks off from having him:)

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  10. Francie (Montreal)July 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    It must be a lovely treat to meet the person behind the blog. I visited Sue's blog and spent some pleasant time reading and admiring. She's seems like one of life's good folk. I guess that's why you two enjoy each other. Your card is delightful as usual.

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  11. Aww, How fun to get to meet up with one of your long time blogging Buddies and her Hubby! 8-) So sweet of her to bring you stamping goodies too! And your card is So fun and Summery! Love the fun dp's and fruit images! And I so Agree Love your stitching too! One of these days I'm going to have to drag out my sewing machine and give that a try! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  12. isn't it fun to meet the people you talk to all the time? I had that chance last month & it was wonderful. Love the card! I'm so jealous. Not only did she get to meet you in person, but Wally & LuLu too! ha ha

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  13. Awwww, Susie is a very sweet lady. That's a great pic of you two and so nice of her to bring you some goodies. :)

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  14. What a blessing to get some time with a friend from SCS. :0) Glad you got to meet up and have dinner. Very cheerful and sweet card leslie.

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  15. Glad you had fun! The garden room looks fabulous! I love your sweet card. I like the way you added all the fruit in a circle and embossed the background! Have a happy 4th Leslie!

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  16. Always fun to see fellow stampers in "real life"! Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit with Susie and John! You card is lovely!

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  17. How nice that you got to see a stamping friend! I've had the pleasure of meeting a fellow crafter in real life, and it's wonderful.

    The summery fruit card is so fresh and fun! Reminds me of sangria - yum. :)

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  18. Glad that you finally we able to meet your long time blogging friend. It's one thing to email back and forth, but it is wonderful to actually meet in person. I had the chance to meet one of my good blogging friends a couple of years ago, we were like 2 kids in a candy store - oh what fun! Oh and love your card as well. So bright and cheerful!

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  19. Oh Leslie, how fun meeting Sue and DH John after years of your SCS friendship. I love your picture and BTW....your hair looks Beeutiful!

    Your card made with your new gifts is so bright, cheerful and creative. I love it all. TFS

    BTW...I had the most fun last summer meeting my forever SCS friend Judy Doonan (Blueheron). She and her DH and sister were RV'ing at Bullards St. Park. We spent 5 hrs together chatting NON-Stop. What fun we stampers have !!!

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