Monday, June 9, 2008

Wow! Good times

WOW!!!! Our Me and My Freckle Friends Crop was a success!!!! All the planning and attention to details paid off! It was an awesome day. Meeting new friends and getting together with old. It really went off with out any glitches except for the darn air conditioner but no one complained!

Okay so now I have tried to post pictures 3 different times. Hopefully this time it will work...
This is the crowded room. We had to use our big industrial fans to suck the hot air and blow in cool air from the warehouse. Thank you so much for not complaining those of you that attended.
This is Laura.
I have heard so much about her from Annie, so it was great meeting her. She is a super cool chick! Her layouts were fabulous.
These two ladies Amy and Linda were the big raffle winners at the end of the night. Amy won the really cool Canon printer and Linda won this really cool embellishment trunk from Tammy I. The trunk is super cool and as soon as I get a website address for her I will pass it on to all of you.
I would post the pictures of our fabulous make and takes and the teachers but for some reason they won't download. I will save those for another day.

Suzy Plantamura was our first make and take and she did a cute girly layout. Suzy does a lot of design work for us when it comes to the shows and such. I might add that she just made the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame. Very talented gal!
Second was the ever fabulous Stephanie Ackerman she made an adorable book from mambi's newest line "sunshine". She also doodled all the names for our name tags and made her famous chocolate chip cookies for us. She is just one amazing gal and I am so blessed to call her friend. I will add that she did this all in the same week she was chairing the Family Fling carnival at her kids school. Really she is incredible!! Thanks Steph!

Annie was the third make and take. She is now working for Canon and so she brought this new little printer took pictures of all the ladies and then printed them out so that they could make a layout right then and there. I am telling you we had some awesome contributors for this event.
Although it was a very long day and lots of hard work working up to the actual day it was really all worth it. Annie sums it up on her blog. Watching all these women take pride in their art and creating something for their families is so rewarding!
I have met some pretty incredible new people that I can now call friends. I am looking forward to getting to know them all that much more and to see what else we can pull out of our sleeves. Susan was so much fun to work with. We just clicked. Thank God for Debbie and her knack for numbers. It was an event that I will never forget. As soon as I get a final number on how much we raised I will pass that on to all of you. All of you that attended were definitely generous! Thank you for that!
I also wanted to give a shout out to Tutto Fresco. They catered our dinner that night and par for the course it was delicious. We only paid half price for what we got. So if you live in the Rancho Santa Margarita area go to Tutto Fresco and make sure you tell them thank you!
That pretty much sums it up. Susan has set up a gallery of all the layouts that were created that day. As soon as I get the link I will post it here. There was some good stuff coming out of that kitchen area!Very talented women!
Thank you all who attended. It was so nice to meet all of you and I look forward to the next big mambi/freckle friend event!
I am off to start with the next big thing here at mambi...CHA-S show. Off to pull paper and start kitting! That is my life and I am sticking to it!
Ciao Bellas~


Stephanie said...

YOU did a wonderful job...Thanks to you, Susan & Debbie for inviting me to come time I will plan to stay longer and next time I wont be producing a school carnival the night before...I have learned alot of what I know from YOU my friend...
another job well done...

Lori Shrout said...

What a great crop that was. I am so fortunate to have been able to attend. I've been to many crops - and this one was SUPER.

Gabrielle said...


You left out one very important person that went above and beyond, worked super hard, contributed her super creative talents and made each and every one of us feel at home....YOU! Thank you Suezi!

I can't wait till the next event too! :)

annie said...

Suezi.....what an awesome day..can we do it again soon??? You made our day so special and the food was yum......I already told Mannie that we have to go to that restaurant on a date. Thank you so much for all your hard work!!! You are the best! And Makenna is a cutie patootie!

laura said...

thanks so much for all of your hard work, suezi!! it was so good to officially meet you! :)

NanaBeth said...

I've decided Stephanie is really the Energizer bunny in disquise.