Saturday, May 28, 2011


Greetings from beautiful Palm Springs! Although truth told I'm already back home. But since this post is all about my recent trip there, the postcard is still a nice touch. (Hey, don't we all sometimes get back home before our postcards arrive? ;-D)

I was in this lovely city to attend the Art-Full Horizons Grand Garden Tea, a lovely kick-off event to the weekend event. I brought along my traveling boutique and a little make-n-take project that you may have seen in previous posts.
One side of my 'booth'

Loved having BFF Julie at my side

The event took place at a truly gorgeous hotel, The Renaissance. Gonna have to get back there for a stay sometime soon. The event room was jam-packed with vendor tables, deminars and make-n-takes, lots of delicious goodies, and a mini garden tea vignette setting for taking fun photos. My only regret is that I was SO busy that I wasn't able to walk around and take photos. I'm looking forward to the photos that others have taken that will inevitably find their way to Facebook and blogs etc.

This is Tammy I's booth, with the delightful Tammy on hand. Her booth was so cheery and colorful and full of eye candy and delightful goodies that every papercrafter needs. You can find her "tammy i" Etsy store here.

tammy i Etsy boutique

Julie and I stop for a spot of tea

Sassy wisecracks lead to some general hysteria

I met some terrific ladies last night and just wish I could have spent more time getting to know everyone a little more, but we were on a schedule. To those of you who were there and follow my blogs or are friended with me on Facebook, thank you so much for introducing yourselves. I love putting faces to names. To the rest of you, thank you for visiting my 'booth', for taking the time to do a make-n-take with me and most of all thanks for your business! Be sure to stay tuned to my blog for more news on my Etsy store re-opening. (You can follow my blog by email now-- look for the button in the navigation column at right------>)
Make-n-Take table

We ended our night with a midnight breakfast at the local iHop and then we seriously CRASHED. Today was a fun day of kicking around some of the consignment shops that Palm Springs is known for. I was glad my good friend Julie was with me - we had a great time window shopping and real shopping and relaxing and dining and just seizing the day (something we both agreed we probably don't do enough of).

A dress once owned by Julie Andrews
Consignment furniture shop
A leisurely meal at Kaiser Grill
 Now that I'm back home, I'll be spending the rest of the weekend loading my Etsy store. I'll be sure to shout about it once the store is well stocked. Stay tuned...

Here's a piece of good news (and a reward for those of you who got this far in my chatty post), I was able to put together a few more of my make-n-take kits an I'd like to send out a little piece of Art-full Horizons to one lucky crafter. Just leave a comment here on this blog post and let me know what you think of the project. Post your comments by midnight PDT on Monday, 5/30. I'll pick a random poster and let you know who the winner is on Tuesday 5/31.


Logan Manuel Carver said...

Loved your make and take . . . I think it was the busiest one all night. I couldn't even get in. I hope I win so I could have your lovely creation! Can't wait for your Etsy to be filled . . . more yumminess for me!

Laurie said...

Love your make n take. I would love to be able to make it. I look forward to seeing stuff in your etsy store.

Tammylee said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit! Love your work!


Lisa said...

I LOVE, love, LoVe your work and the kit is so beautiful. Of course, I am impartial to the colors.. I hope there will be another tea next year11

JuliesAddiction said...

cindy!!!! this is so amazing!!! I love the colors and all the little details!!!

Kristen said...

wow i didnt think i was this electronically inempt. but i figured it out so heres my comment. I LOVE cindy and all her scrappyness. she has fab product at fab prices and makes amazing projects.

Sharon Weinreb said...

WOW Cindy!!!! As usual you have the most fun things on your blog and your make & take is fabulous. So did Julie Andrews come home with you?

Jlyne Hanback said...

I might be too late for the contest but I wanted to tell you that I love the project, anyways! It is gorgeous!!

Cindy F said...

Thanks so much for the nice comments! I picked a winner with today. Check today's blog post to see if it's you!