Then on Saturday I was up early to wait for my stamping friend Candice. We drove up to Oroville for the day. Another stamping friend of ours, Alex, was holding her very first Scrap and Stamp Fest. Everyone brought either scrapbooking or stamping projects to work on. There were a few make 'n takes and Alex taught some techniques to use in stamping. She also had some kits she put together available for purchase. I bought a card kit, I'll have pictures of that on my card blog. She also fed us well. There were muffins, juice and coffee in the morning, assorted fruits later in the morning, make-your-own sub sandwiches for lunch and then a tostada bar for dinner. Water, ice tea, lemonade, sodas and coffee available to drink. It went from 10 am to 8 pm. She had door prizes and a huge tote bag filled with over $150 worth of product for a raffle. Alex was donating the proceeds from the raffle to the Ronald McDonald House in Northern California. Candice got a door prize. It is an hour and a half drive to Oroville so Candice and I left before 8 pm and she dropped me off about 9:15. It was a fun day yet I was exhausted. Stayed home Sunday morning to rest. :)
Yesterday we went to Emily's 8th grade graduation. She is daughter Elizabeth's youngest. Elizabeth has home schooled her girls and they partner with P.A.C.T. (Pursuing Academic Choices Together), a division of Natomas Charter School. Emily will join her two older sisters at Horizon Charter School in Roseville next school year. Elizabeth and another parent organized the graduation, Elizabeth made up the program and the diplomas and made the cake that was served after graduation. She is the family cake maker.
This afternoon Gerry has a Patriot Guard mission at McClellan Air Field. They will be welcoming home a soldier that was killed in Afghanistan a couple of weeks ago. He is from the Sacramento area. Of all the missions I've been with Gerry, I haven't gone to a KIA welcome home. I haven't decided yet if I will go with him. The missions are always so emotional and this one, I'm sure, will likely be very emotional.
I've been working like crazy at my craft table. I joined several card swaps on Splitcoast Stampers so have been working on getting the cards done for them. I've mailed 4, have 2 ready to mail, I'm finishing up another one and still have 6 more to do. Also, on the 26th I'm hosting our next Shoebox Card Swap here at the clubhouse. The lady that was going to host had a conflict so we swapped months. She'll do August. So I've got card kits to make up for that and have to come up with an idea for favors. Its all fun and I thoroughly enjoy it!!
Happy Friday!! The sun just came out!!