Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thanks So Very Much Jinny!

I mentioned on Wednesday that I was meeting Amy, Laurie & Jinny in person on Thursday!  Jinny was super sweet and invited us over for dinner at her home where we got to meet her entire family.  I wanted to bring a little something for her as a thank you for her hospitality. I had fun making the banner from a variety of yellow papers in my scrap bin.   The favorite pieces are the Verve Loopy Flowers that go with the Verve Making a Statement set.  I made this for two challenges:  Jay Gee's Nook challenge and the Verve Get Your Diva On Challenge (that finished up last week...but I couldn't post ....otherwise Jinny may have seen this!

 
Of course, I have to share pictures of our time together.  Here we are all at her Jinny's home.  It was wonderful to meet not only Jinny but her whole family.  Her little girl, Adina, stole my heart.  Her husband, BJ and son, Ezekiel, were so kind too...but if I can sneak in some little girl time having all boys...I surely will.  She even let me carry her around a bit!  Here we are all after eating Jinny's yummy Mexican dinner (and her hubby helped with super scrumptious guacamole!)

 And after dinner, we went down to the Plaza in KC for dessert at the Cheesecake Factory!  More yumminess...I had a white chocolate macadamia nut cheesecake with caramel...that definitely didn't go into the calorie counter!
The food was delicious...but what was the best was getting to meet friends in person.  It's so easy to tell that if we lived closed by we'd spend lots of time together.  Thanks so much Jinny for having us to your home and Amy/Laurie for driving to see me and taking away time from your families.  I hope that we get to do it again, very, very soon!

22 comments:

  1. Oh Lynn what a beautiful card and gift set. I especially LOVE the pretty little things on the 'washing line'. Glad you had a great time!

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  2. Great card and gift set! Looks like you all had a great time...it's nice to meet others with the same passion as you! :)

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  3. Beautiful gift set! The yellow hues that you've chosen go so well together. It looks like you ladies had a super fun time!

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  4. I love the sunny yellow and banners on your gift set! They turned out so cute. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your stamping buddies--I'm jealous! :)

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  5. Ah...love the wonderful photos, it definitely is nice to meet up with our online friends, it's the only community I know of that makes it possible! Love your sweet card and matching bag, the yellow colors are so cheerful!

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  6. Love the card and bag - you are sooo talented!!!!

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  7. eek!!! I love those photos of you gals together :) It sounds like your evening with some kindred spirits was fantastic!! I think meeeting up with blog friends is the new trend!! Yippee!! What is even more special is how you made it all work!! I'm sure Jinny adored your hostess gift...love seeing it again and that little banner is soooooo fun!! I think it's sunny out this morning...have to make a few things this morning in daylight!! LOL Then off to the gym :) Hi to all your boys (and you know that includes Pat!).

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  8. What a fun night! Love your projects; the sweet little clothesline and the matched set!

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  9. Such a FUN post, Lynn! Love your treat bag and card for Jinny! I am so glad that you talented girls got to meet and had such a great time together! I can just feel the joy from your post! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a special night you must have had, Lynn! It's one of my favorite things to do, meeting online friends in person! Love, love, love the beautiful bag and card you made for Jinny. . .bet she did too! :)

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  11. Looks like such a fun time, Lynn!!! I just love that card and matching gift box. The yellows are just gorgeous. I am sure she just loved receiving it! :)

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  12. What a sweet gift set! I love it and the banner makes is so much fun! Yum, Cheescake Factory! I love their crazy mixed up carrot cake cheesecake! :)

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  13. What a wonderful set Lynn, the banner is so cool! So glad you all had fun. Thanks for joining our challenge. Hugs Judith :)

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  14. Lynn, this card and gift set is so gorgeous, I so love the banner! Your get together looked awesome and you're right, it's always nice to meet crafty friends in person. Thanks for joining us this month ... Ange

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  15. Lynn that little gift is super cute and I am so lucky to have seen it in person! I know she loved it! AND I loved meeting you! What a fun time we had! I hope we can meet up again another time you are in town!!

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  16. What a gorgeous project! Love every bit of it!
    Sounds so absolutely amazing to meet all these crafting divas! How fun (and delicious)!

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  17. Looks and sounds like you had a great time :) The card and gift box are just adorable. Thanks for sharing the photos :)
    Jenny x

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  18. I so wish I could have been there!! Next time!! I love your little gift box! That is so cute! The banner is really adorable!

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  19. That gift set is just fabulous!! Love the yellow! great to be spending time with friends!
    ;)

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  20. I had such a great time last week meeting you.....I can't believe where the time has gone. Your gift to Jinny is so fresh and cheery. Love the yellow color and the Verve (again)!!! Can't wait to meet up with you again the next time you are in KC......Let me know if you find out the next date so I can plan and take off work!

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  21. Aw, Lynn! Aren't you the sweetest! I LOVED my little, happy, yellow package, which I still NEED to spend, too ;)! It was absolutely wonderful to meet you, and please know that you are most welcome ANY time! HUGE hugs flying your way from KC! Run catch 'em!

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