Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Meeting of Two Crafting Friends

I know my Facebook friends have already seen these pictures, but I wanted to post this especially for my friend, Sandy, who is not on Facebook. I had the opportunity to personally meet my talented blogging friend, Kelly Neis, this past weekend. It was such a pleasure to meet this beautiful lady and her wonderful family. We had a fun day shopping at a crafting store in St. Cloud and then we went out to lunch at a Mexican restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious lunch. The highlight was seeing her beautiful craft room. I think she needs to come to my house and help me organize mine!!! How about it, Kelly????? I have to show you the beautiful tag and the most special bezel pins she fashioned for me, one featuring Buddy and the other featuring my husband on the swing he recently built. Thank you so much, Kelly!

We decided to stay an extra day so we could see the hunting land and cozy cabin purchased recently by my daughter and son-in-law. It's a lovely retreat for them and a huge playground for the dogs.

My son's birthday is coming up, so I wanted to fashion a card around the supersized chocolate bar I purchased at a Lindt party.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comments always make me happy. Love and hugs, Christina


  1. Where do I start - first by saying this is the picture of you that should go on your blog. Christina, you are gorgeous and have the most beautiful smile. Your daughter is just as cute as can be. I dare say you will visit her lovely cabin again. Great place for Buddy to recoup from his bad food experience! My oh my, I have never seen a dog with blond hair!! I adore your candy bar card -- I think those cards are your trade mark.
    Kelly's tag is gorgeous as well as the pins she made for you. I can tell you had a wonderful time. I am pea green with envy. Oh wait, maybe that is the soup I ate for lunch.
    With much love - Sandy

  2. Hello Christina, just read Sandy's comment, and laugh at "am pea green with envy"! LOL Even french language does not have such a poetic way of saying how much I would have loved to be there! Kelly,s tag is gorgeous, love the sentiment, her pins are also beautiful. Love the candy card you made for your son. I had those papers, and loved them so much. have used most of them... thanks for sharing memories of your trip! Have a nice day. Hugs.

  3. Ciao dear Christina...
    WOW You are a very bautiful woman...Love your scrap and love this post...
    kisses Ada your italian fan

  4. WOW, what a beautiful cabin and gorgeous "envelope" for the chocolate. Hugs, brigitte

  5. I have to agree with Sandy and Danielle. My face is also green! LOL!! What an amazing visit you girls had and Kelly's tag and bezels are gorgeous. You made a fabulous card for your son with a super sized chocolate. How lucky can he be? Thanks for sharing these marvelous pictures.
    Hugs, Cathy

  6. Hi Sweet Christina! :) Yes! Everytime I see these photo's .. I can't help but smile! I LOVE seeing your smile like that and seeing you with Kelly and her beautiful son really makes me happy too!!! I'm so happy to hear that you all had such a lovely time .. and to finally meet in person .. sigh! Fabulous!!!

    OoOh you lucky girl! Those gifts from Kelly are so GORGEOUS and so very SPECIAL! :)

    I love the photo's of the log cabin and your beautiful Michelle .. she looks very tall!!!! Lucky girl! And is that Buddy I see laying on his pillow in the corner?! hehehehe!!! :)

    And that is such a BEAUTIFUL chocolate holder for your son! hehe .. super sized chocolate bar! :) He's gonna LOVE it!

    Much Love,

  7. Looks like you had a fabulous time, thanks for sharing with us
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Well I really am late to see your post! I had no idea we are on your blog, stinker! lol I would love to come and help you organize, you just keep me laughing and eventually it will get done! I love the card you made, beautiful papers and he is quite lucky to get a supersized bar! Very sweet of you to post this all! I did have a great time with you both!
    Hugs Kelly

  9. Pretty Lady, Love all your pictures!!