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Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekend Plans

The weekend!

We're almost there, and with it comes
sunshine, grilling, junking and just plain relaxing!

For me?
A combination of all of the above,
as well as starting to get ready for
my next adventure...

Paper Cowgirl Altered Art Retreat

That's right, this non-paper-crafty gal is going to a three day retreat
surrounded by nothing but paper-crafty gals!

Am I going to embarrass myself with my third-grader crafting skills?
( no offense to third graders )
More than likely!
But I don't care, I'm just gonna go with the intention of having FUN!

Just need to get my supplies together, hit up the crafting and scrapbooking shops
to actually purchase said supplies, maybe practice some basic techniques
to get up to speed with the rest of the gals abilities, and then....


But for now?
The checkbook is crying out to be balanced,
and the bed is showing no signs of making itself, so off I go.

And for you?
What's on your plate this weekend?

Oh! One mo' thing!
Have you entered my
CSN Stores Summer Giveaway yet?

If not, there's still time!
Just click HERE to win an $80 CSN Stores Shopping Spree!

Happy Friday!


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous! I just started scrapbooking this last year and have only done a few pages, but I love it! You will, too - I'm sure.
Have fun and good luck getting everything ready to go. :)

Beach House Living said...

Sounds fun, have a good time.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Sounds like a fun weekend lineup. Well, minus that check balancing thing. Have a wonderful time!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh that sounds like great fun. I love to scrapbook but haven't done much lately. Enjoy!

Anne said...

Enjoy your weekend! How wonderful to be able to invite your creative spirit to come out and play. Will you post what you have made when you get back? I would love to see your handiwork.

red.neck chic said...

you STINKER!!! You get to hang out with Jodie all those days!!! I'm GREEN with envy - girl, you are going to have SO much fun!!! I can't WAIT to see what you create!

Have a wonderful week-end!!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Notice the photo says "Springfield Exposition"! That's me on the end with the cape!! I know you'll have a blast and come back full of inspiration, you know how I'd love to be there!
talk soon,

Lauren B said...

I'm jealous of you this weekend! I only have 4 grad parties to go to! Well tonight my mom, aunt, and thier friend and I are going out to eat and to a garden antique show while our men are at a Red's game... that WILL be fun!
You enjoy your weekend! I LOVE SCRAPBOOKING and all other paper-crafting, you will too!

Lululiz said...

Have a great weekend!

Tina said...

It sounds wonderful with the Art Retreat Anne - I wish we had something like that over here. I´m sure you´re going to have lots of fun.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo Tina

Olive said...

Fun, Fun, Fun. Have it. I know you will. We are having a yard sale with our awesome neighbors on the hottest Saturday so far. We will have fun as our neighbors are a hoot!

happy friday~olive

Unknown said...

with your eye and taste you will do fabulous. Have a wonderful time!! great pics...


Privet and Holly said...

I'm so jealous of those other paper girl cowboys that get to meet and play with YOU!!! I know that you will have a blast using all of your natural creative abilities....and getting lost in the process....that should be VERY relaxing. Can't wait to see what you make. Loads of love to you and have fun for both of us! xx Suzanne
PS: The necklace from my post was given to me in April, my b-day month. I'm an Aries : )!

Dorthe said...

Dear Anne,
how great, and so wonderfull for you, I would soooo love to join into this adventure, where also my dear friend Lisa, from Tarnished and Tattered are doing a class,-you are just sooo lucky, sweet.I`m sure you will create some very lovely pieces of paper art.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

It's me said...

Sounds great !!!! have a happy time!!! enjoy your weekend !!! hugs from me...Ria

Chickens in the Basement said...

Fun cowgirls. I wanted to be a cowgirl instead of a princess when I was little.

Debby said...

I am so jealous that you get to go for this fab weekend. I know you will have such a wonderful time and you will be amazed at what you create. It would be worth hanging out with Lisa & Jodie and create nothing. You are going to have a blast.

Lisa said...

Did you say balance the checkbook? I don't think I've done that since 1990. LOL, looking back that may account for a lot! I am SO excited for PC, I'm glad you came back off the ledge, I was worried you'd back out! LOL We are going to have some good fun. I think I forgot to register for your giveaway, I'm going to check that out now. Lisa

Charlene said...

I can't wait to meet you in person (FINALY) at Paper Cowgirls! How many/which classes are you taking? I'm doing the digi class & Book Pockets on Saturday. I'll be at the opening night get together & all day Saturday/Vendor Night. Can't wait. Have a great weekend.

Mindy said...

Have a great weekend! Saturday at the pool. Sunday, tearing apart and resetting Primitiques. Yee haw! ~Mindy

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Sounds like a wonderful get-away! I hope you'll be sharing your 3rd grade inspired creations! I bet they will be beautiful!!!!!
Patricia :o)

vintagesue said... are so funny with your 3rd grade craft talents...haha. you have a bazillion pounds of talent lady.....HAVE FUN!!! can't wait to see what you make. your blog looks better and better all the time. it is lovely.

Unknown said...

Hi Anne, Have a fun weekend. I would be right with you, at least you are going. I bet you surprise yourself.
I'm off to enter your giveaway. I have been gone for a week with no computor!

Unknown said...

sounds like fun! i could use three days of crafting myself! our weekend is filled with babeball :) have a wonderful one! xo susan

my Grama's Soul said...

Hi Anne.......have a wonderful time at that retreat. I have thought about attending this one......but I'm chicken!! LOL My crafting skills are not to nifty either.

Blessings to you friend,


The Flying Bee said...

You are gonna kick butt at the retreat! I can't wait to see what you create.

Have a great weekend!

Love ya!

Cottage Rose said...

Your weekend plans sound fun. I am sure you will do a wonderful job with all that our weekend is not too busy,,,but will be fun... have a great weekend.....


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Have a grand weekend, Anne! I'm sure you'll have a ball at the retreat. Can't wait to see what you create.

Shell said...

The next thing you know, I'll be taking a Photography Class!

Have an awesome time! Can't wait to hear all about it! You'll do great!


Sarah said...

Anne, this sounds like a fun retreat. I know you are going to have a fantastic time with the "cowgirls". ~ Sarah

deb christensen said...

oh man i want to be a paper cowgirl! you will get to see my buddy polka dot barn jan! hug each other & tell her i miss her great stories. it sounds like such a great retreat, what a blast! take pictures for us!

Theresa said...

Oh Anne, I am so jealous! That is gonna be so much fun! Enjoy every moment my friend! Can't wait to hear all about it! HUGS!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This just sounds the MOST fun time! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Anne,
You are too cute! Have a fabulous weekend ~ sounds like tons of fun!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

What a wonderful time you will have at the scrapbooking retreat ~ lucky lucky!
I love the beautiful pink rose in the first photo, is that out of your garden?

Have a beautiful weekend, dear friend

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey your going to have a blast at this retreat. Sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to read about it when you get back.
Me I am still counting the slats on my ceiling. lol

Gypsy Purple said...

Wish it were me!!! Enjoy!!

Unknown said...

Sounds fun, enjoy! Have a sweet day!

Preppy Mama said...

Sounds like fun. I am not really crafty when it comes to paper so I am excited to see what you will report! Have fun and enjoy the weekend!!

Joanna said...

Oooh, a paper crafting altered art retreat - what a heaven on earth! Enjoy, Anne! (ps you just go off and leave the washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning and the flippin' World Cup to me!!!)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Anne, I'm sure all those talented gals will have you heading to the top of the class in no time! I always feels like my papercrafts are elementary most of the time, but you gotta start somewhere, right! Best wishes. Enjoy the process and the comraderie! Blessings, Tammy

trash talk said...

You are going to get to play with my two favorite ladies...Jodie and Pam. I'm jealous! OOOH and Dixie will be there too! Drat!

Regan said...

Sounds fun! Have a lovely weekend! :) xoxo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Have a super time, sounds like fun.. hugs ~lynne~

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh my, that sounds like so much fun! You are very talented. You will not look like an "amateur", I promise you!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Anne for your support. Always a pleasure seeing you over at my place!

Love your talent!!

glor said...

Ohh, what a wonderful sounding weekend. Can't wait to hear about it when you return. I would like to find something like that. Sounds refreshing!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your weekend sounds like such a riot, Anne! We will be all breathlessly waiting right here for you when you get back to see what crafty photos you post for our eager eyes! Have a great time!


Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Two words sweetie!


Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Pamela said...

Sounds like fun!!!
Pamela xo

Angie said...

It is evident by your blog & shop that you are a very creative girl w/a great eye. I'm know you will make nothing short of fabulous! You have to share with all when you get back!

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Dreams and Decor said...

Love the cowgirl pictures! Thanks for visiting---and yes, the big fountain is still at NorthPark Mall---the stores may have changed and everything's gotten a facelift, but the fountain area is still a great place to sit, rest your feet, and people-watch! Have fun getting ready for the art retreat! As for our weekend, we just got back from a sweet, rustic, outdoor wedding out in the country! it was fun! Patti

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Anne, you are gonna have the BEST time ever!!!! I SO wish I were going to be there, getting to meet you, my sweet friend Lisa...I hope you have the most wonderful time ever! hugs and love, Dawn (hey, will you give Lisa a hug for me??? OH and tell Lisa to give you a hug for me too :)

Anonymous said...

Photos, Anne! We'll all want to see photos after your retreat!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Thanks for visiting my friend. I always get a kick out of your posts. Sooo creative and fun.

YOU ARE A WRITER. My sis is a writer and I'm going to send her your way. She, too, will love your muse.


sweetpea said...

anne, you'll have a blast and fit right in i have no doubt. thanks for your sweet comment on my post.



Unknown said...

Oh Anne, you are gonna have the best time ever!!! I am so excited that you are going. It will all come together when you get going.
Say hi to Lisa for me (I just love that girl)
Thank you for your beautful 'Hands' post. What a lovely tribute.
hugs to you cute one

Lara said...

Hi there! Hope your wkend was a great one! Your macro flower photography is spot on.. fab! :)) I used to do the scrappin' thing years ago.. but, I ended up just shopping for paper & embellishments & never actually got any scrapbooking done.. hence it was a good decision for me to quit that.. I'm still addicted to pretty paper, punches, yada, yada.. but like to use them for different purposes. ;)) Hope you had fun & I'm sure you are wayyy better than a
third grader! lara x

Calsidyrose said...

Hi Anne!

I'm going to Paper Cowgirl too! Can't wait to meet you!

I don't do scrapbookin' in a traditional sense (I've made the odd page or two for gifts)but I do like to use paper in many of my artworks. I love your blog and have it on my blog's Inspiration List at

See you in a couple weeks!


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