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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What a weekend!



I had the best weekend with my Best Friend Jacqui and my closest Kingston Girlfriends, Laura, Darlene and Andreanne. The Kingston Girls have not really gotten together since before the summer for a good crafting day so it was long overdue. We usually meet at my place, because I have the most space. So here's to more crafty days with my girls.

Jax brought a sample of this Christmas Countdown Calendar made by another very special girlfriend Kim. So off we were to make some of these. I think that Jax said that she is going to make ten of them to sell, whereas I thought I'd do one or two. It's really an altered clipboard with one of those magnet sheets from the $$$ store behind the striped panel, to allow magnets behind the tags to cling to the board.

My Dad kindly drilled out the Clipboard Clips so that we could cover them with a level of ease.......then we were off to Rona to find some Screws to reassemble the board after........so if you see this project and you think you'd like to make it.......the screw size is 6-32 3/8" with 6-32 bolts. I am quite informed about the various shapes and sizes of screws, thanks to the screwing expert at Rona (hehe! Jax and I had a little fun with him!). Well, maybe I'm just screwy!

I got some good use out of the Cricut in assembling the letters, ornaments and Shapes on the Board. I used the Storybook and Winter Woodland Cartridge......or was it the other Christmas one?? hmmmm can't quite remember.

The Yummy DP is from My Minds Eye. The extra tags hang in a little bag that is affixed to the back of the clipboard. Lastly, a Border of Blingy Silver Flower soft completes the fun and whimsical theme of this project!

I am SO blessed to have my girlfriends in my life. Sometimes life has a way of catching up and your priorities focus on other things........it's just such a good feeling that we all come back to each other despite the distance. I want to say THANK YOU for all your love and support this weekend. You helped me put some things into perspective and give me strength to make the decisions that are healthy for me. I love you all very much and am so grateful for your gift of friendship

Love and Hugs,

6 comments:

  1. Even though the screw expert didn't really seem to have the right sense of humor for our humor...we managed okay!!! I haven't made any more clipboards yet, but I AM determined to get 10 done in time for December 1st!!! I know..I'm crazy. I was so glad we got up to spend time with you this weekend. You were definitely stronger and more settled this weekend then when we got together in October. In a perfect world I would get to see you at least once a month. You know I love you and I am here for you, no matter what you need.
    Big Hugs,
    Jax

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  2. Hey Miss Vicki, sounds like you had a great week-end, I love your clipboard.

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  3. What a very cool clipboard girly!! So glad you had fun with your buddies!! BIG HUGS

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  4. SUPER DUPER Fun Vicki!!!! LOVE this clipboard!

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  5. What a fun board! I love the beautiful colours!

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