Was at Archiver's in Roseville MN when they opened at 10:00 a.m. Bought some great new Hero Arts goodies and then headed over to Anchor Paper in St Paul where they also had a release party. Their make 'n take wasn't supposed to start until 11 but they had it ready early. Good thing as I had to travel to Bloomington for my chorus Christmas Show. We had to be on stage ready to go at 1:00 for a stage check and I had my stage make-up to put on after the release parties. Didn't want to scare anyone at those!!
So here are a couple photos from the release parties - you can see more in my Flickr photostream if desired.
I'm at Archiver's holding up some of their display boards - the clerk thought
it would be good in the photo - I didn't make any of these!!
This is one of the display's at Anchor Paper in St Paul MN, not too far away from the Roseville Archiver's.
Here's a photo of my dear friend, Connie Miller, and me in our Christmas show garb and make-up. False eyelashes, bright red lipstick and all. We each got to wear whatever holiday garb we wanted - I chose a beaded and sequined duster coat that my retired quartet, Chord Company, ordered but decided against for the group. The duster looked great on the three tall members but our lead is petite and she looked frumpy in it. So I just kept my coat and the rest went back to the store - it has come in handy for several occasions such as this!
Sweet Adelines International quartet champion with Four Star Collection!
Finally, after the show - you'd think I'd be tired?? - I went to the Archiver's in Woodbury where I knew some friends were doing Scrap Mania. By the time I got cleaned up of all the stage make-up and drove across town and picked up my craft supplies, it was already 7pm. I still had 4 good hours to invest in Christmas cards! I'll share this one, made with one of my new 2012 Hero Arts stamps - a great friendship background. Since I needed a card for Connie to give at our Christmas party tomorrow night, I decided to use that stamp along with the wreath stamp. Here's my card: