Sunday, April 10, 2011

Arizona Bloggers Luncheon

Yesterday I went to a fun event. It was hosted by Meri from Imagimeris. She creates the sweetest paper clay sculptures. They are so amazing and the ones she does for Halloween are my favorites! She had a few of us AZ Bloggers over for an afternoon of learning to make shadow boxes. We had so much fun. She had tables of supplies for to choose from. Lunch was unbelievable! She had prepared a Honey Baked ham and rostisseries chickens. There were amazing salads, fruits, cookies, brownies.  Soooo yummo! It was so nice to meet so many bloggers in person. There was about 10 bloggers there. It was a chilly, rainy day for Arizona. So it was nice to be inside, creating and making new friends.  Meris husband was so sweet. It was raining and he came out with an umbrella to walk us in when we arrived. Now that is a perfect hostess. Thank you so much Meri.  I thought I would share some of our finished shawdow boxes. Everyones was so different, but case you cant figure it out, mine is the pink one with the pink poodle inside. LOL

(it was a cloudy day, and photos are pretty dark, but you can get the idea:) )
Have a pretty day.  I have some very exciting news. I will be changing my blog in the very near future. As I have said here a few times I will be having hip surgery in May. Its from a birth defect and a little more detailed than normal. It appears it will be a longer recovery time. BUT... I plan to make the most of this time. I am working on a business plan to open a new shop. Its going to be a cupcake/bakery/cafe space for hanging out with your friends, but the main thing will be an event room for special parties like bridal or baby showers. I have lots of ideas and plans and think it will be so much fun to document the experience along the way.  I have researched quite abit, but the hardest thing so far is a NAME! But right now what I am thinking about is Bella Events.  What do you think of that for a name.  Cant wait to share more. Let the adventure begin...... :) 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I so wish I could have come! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the boxes everyone made and HOW EXCITING to have your own shop!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Carolee Crafts said...

Oh Gail I love the shadow frames and your pink poodle one is beautiful.

The idea of the shop sounds perfect and love the name, well done you on making the most of your recovery time, look forward to hearing more and watching your progress. x

Lisa said...


Sounds like you had a perfect day!

Love all the creations.

Have a great week!

Vera said...

Hi Gail!

That sounds like so much fun! And such beautiful creations.

Miss you guys!


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail!!
I really enjoyed reading your post today. I just love every single shadow box and especially your poodle one! How cute. I just love them. And your friend sounds wonderful. What a great way to spend a day during the rain. Gail I know you will be in surgery soon. And I know all will be well. I am so darn proud of you and your new venture coming soon. How exciting! I wish I could open up a brick and mortar store. happy for you.
Have a fantastic day and thanks for sharing your show and tell xoxo

Janet's Creative Pillows

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It was such a pleasure to meet you! I adored your creation.

I hope you'll stop by my blog tomorrow. I have linked you!

Be blessed!