Sunday, January 18, 2009

creative saturday

natasha, carlo and i have been reading the same blog circle-of-friends long enough to have developed some serious cases of "creative envy." one thing we knew we wanted to work into our weekend was a Creative Friday. well, we didn't get to it until saturday, but i think it's safe to say we were successful, nonetheless.

first and foremost, we knew that Creative Day absolutely had to involve great food. and preferably chocolate.


(kim made amazing chocolate balls.)

we also knew we had to have a creative project that would give us some instant satisfaction. natasha gave us all the materials to create some fun gift tags.



she introduced us to "gluepads" and we set about artfully stamping and glittering.

(carlo takes her work very seriously.)

we declared the night a success after we had created a variety of tags, although we agreed that none of us is quite ready to open an etsy shop yet!

good food, good friends, good times. i think we nailed it!

33 comments:

Amanda L. said...

There are even apples down the center of the table! Well done.

How fun to meet blogging friends in person. It's funny how much it seems that you know someone after reading their blog...that you can be instant friends when you meeting.

patsy said...

green apples on the table!! I love it :)

Are you drinking wine? this is cracking me up- I know that doesn't happen on my creative day ;)

I love that you guys are doing this- & I beg to differ....
those tags are for sure etsy worthy!!

wende said...

i love the green apples! yay for creative days! they have been a life saver for me this year. i'm so glad you made the time and got to hang out with friends. it's just a big cleansing breath all in itself isn't it. and hey, there is always this year's blog party in may! :) c'mon lelly, you know you want to!

Jill said...

I love it that you guys had your own "Creative Friday". Your tags look so cute. I'm officially inspired!

Natasha said...

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tags

Natasha said...

TOTALLY

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rock

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Janiece said...

You hit it on the head...3 very important things!

Crystal said...

Oh no....Elie will have more things to show me how to create. My husband is going to be thrilled. haha!!! Keep enjoying yourself. Can't wait to see more photos.

Susan said...

Can I come next time?
FUN!

Becky said...

Looks like you definitely nailed it! Love your glittery tags, the apples (hilarious!), and the chocoloate balls. Can't wait to see more!

carlo said...

i am playing catch up on the posts about our weekend.

how cool to see it through your lens and hear it through your words.

(how funny that i did not think about the pjs until i saw them in the pics!)

Barb said...

Amanda L. stole my comment! (apples down the table)
That looks like a whole lot of fun and the tags turned out so cute, I like the color combinations.

Holly said...

Okay, deja vu blog moment with the green apples and creative supplies spread across a table. What fun!!

Get ready Etsy, there are some rockin' tags heading your way...with GLITTER!

I haven't heard of glue pads. Hmmm.

Hannah said...

Were the apples a special guest as well? So great you guys!

Elizabeth said...

SO glad you had so much fun!!

Kim Sue said...

You guys make me laugh...you are crazy! The apples crack me up and it is even funnier that you didn't even mention them in your post but everyone noticed them. Is Carlo wearing Mardi Gras beads with her pj's?

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

The apples caught my eyes too!! Fun times.. and GREAT tags!

Jenny said...

That makes me miss the big easy! So happy you were able to experience it and have GREAT hostesses. And I too am impressed you through in a creative friday. Fun!

Cecilia said...

Love the green apples!
Love the gift tags!
You guys nailed it indeed!

carlo said...

now that i am "watching" the adventure from home it does seem like forever since you have posted!

:)

Little Oregon Bug said...

What a fun time! It looks like you're having a blast on your trip. I love the tags, very pretty.

rebekah said...

jill and michelle should franchise creative friday packages.

Alisha said...

Fun stuff! This blogging world really does have a life of its own, and I'm barely discovering it. What the heck is an etsy shop? :)

crystal said...

I totally noticed the green apples on the table!!! What a tribute. I have some serious Creative Friday Envy--especially now that there is the NC Chapter!

Those tags....delightful. I am especially loving the fleur de lis ones. I'm not sure you know this, but I have a MAJOR glitter addiction & fetish.

michelle said...

Good food, good friends, good times. Yep, you nailed it!

I, too, have a major glitter fetish.

I want to try Kim's chocolate balls!

(and the green apples made me laugh out loud!)

Cristin said...

Sounds like a ball! Enjoy!

Amy said...

Oh wow. I knew when you were going out of town, but when I realized it was to be with these girls, my heart skipped a beat (or two). Such fun. I love reading all of the details. And I'd love to get creative with any of you any time.