Sunday, August 14, 2011

Meeting My Inspiration

On my recent trip to Cali, I had the amazing opportunity to personally meet up with a very special lady whose creative talents have inspired me tremendously for the past 2-1/2 years. My dear blogging friend, Patti Lee of Creations of Patti is as wonderful a person as I had ever imagined she would be and even more! Patti is definitely the sweetest, warmest, thoughtful and most FUN-nest person ever!!! During the few precious hours we had, we shopped at Bay Area's largest scrapbook store, Scrapbook Territory, then spent time chatting over coffee, getting to know each other. I think we could easily have spent the entire afternoon just sitting and chatting! But sadly, I was on a tight schedule and our time together had to be kept short.
And as if the honor of meeting this amazing lady weren't enough, when it came time to say goodbye, Patti suprised me with a huge box full of beautiful papers, cardmaking embellies and these wonderful card creations...
Isn't this pop-up card just adorable? I especially love the way the sign on the left of the little boy pops at an angle...very COOL! Patti created the pop-up mechanism for this as well as the stylized "long life" kanji on the front of the card using her Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) program, which she is fast becoming quite an expert at. 
Now check out this trio of irresistibly cute cards she created using different noodle bowl stamps from Two Scoops Rice! Really like the straw mat background...and did you notice the "bamboo" chopsticks? I think I recognize them as once being those paint strip samples snagged from a hardware store...NEAT-O!

I can't thank Patti enough for taking time out of her busy shedule to spend time with me! Meeting up with her was definitely one of the highlights of my trip, and these cards will be treasured keepsakes of our time spent together.

7 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

OMG Eunice~
Such pretty cards you received...
Luv all of them that Patti did for you, especially the rice bowl cards - only so cute....
Have a great day and now you get to craft more with the papers she gave you too!

Jenny said...

Oooh cool card! Anyway you can show us how to make that slant pop up?

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOW, what an exciting trip!!! Patti surprised you with some awesome cards. The rice bowl cards are super cute.

Cheryl said...

Wow, super cute cards! Lucky you. That pop-up looks like our new zig zag pop up die. Who would of thought to use color swatches to make the chopsticks.

Kelly said...

How cool that you were able to finally meet and spend time with a blogger friend and what wonderful cards you received. No doubt that each time you look at them it will bring back fond memories.

Jani said...

Adorable images.

scrappychica said...

Linking over from Creations by Patti. How cool that you got to meet and hang out with her! I know Scrapbook Territory and you are right, it IS the largest store with one of a kind findings! and such a cool and eclectic neighborhood! I just love the cards and am now loving your blog too. tfs