I’ve been Texs-ified!


I just have to say… I LOVE TEXAS!!!!!

Monday I flew home (is it really THURSDAY already??? It CAN’T BE!!!), from a WONDERFUL weekend in Houston, Texas… hosting a 2 day Kitchen Sink Stamps workshop.

The cozy event was held at the LaQuinta Inn in Pearland (just south of Houston). Accompanying me on this stamping adventure, was my dear friend Traci (never leave home with out her!) and her daughter (my God Daughter), Kelly. What a blessing to travel and work with loved one’s who know you so well, they can finish my sentences for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was great meeting up again with fellow KSCrew members, Lynn and Connie as well as finally getting to meet Makiko for the first time. These talented ladies are just like the beautiful cards they create week after week… more wonderful in real life!!!! A big thank you to Lynn for all the pre-workshop scouting! I owe all the workshop’s success to these five talented and giving ladies! I couldn’t have done it with out you!

(photo above: Top- Lynn, Kelly, Traci and Makiko. Bottom- Connie and me)

This was KSS’s second workshop. Yes, I am a newbie when it come to this kind of thing, but I am loving it! Even though there were some (cough-cough) technical glitches … I had a fabulous time, as I believe so did the attendees. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was an absolute pleasure meeting everyone who attended the workshop! It was a thrill for me to meet and get to know each lady! I was so excited to see Anita and Andrea again, who I met at our 1st workshop in Georgia. Yee-Haw Anita, TX does have mighty good fried pickles!!! What fun to meet Lydia from SCS and Dana, whose sunny smiles are contagious & kept me giggling with their “SQUEEEE” and “TWEETS” throughout the workshop! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And after all this time, to finally meet Billie Dee, Shelley, Susan and Linda, as well as being introduced to Donna, Esther, Lynn, Teddie, Andie and her mom, Penny. What an awesome group of ladies and stampers!!!! Y’all are now masking masters!!!

Besides the fun projects & cards that Lynn, Connie and Makiko designed & prepared for everyone, here is a sample (and a SNEAK PEEK to Monday’s New Stamp release) of the masking techniques the attendees mastered ….. they ROCKED it! … or maybe I can say…they “hooked em!” Yee-Haw! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you Ladies for a wonderful time and the warm Texas Welcome! I would LOVE to come back again! Giant Inky Hugs!!!!

Left to right – Top Row: Donna, Susan, Andie, Lynn, Dana, Lydia, Billie Dee and Andrea.
Middle Row: Lynn, Makiko, me, Traci and Connie
Bottom Row: Linda and Anita

…and as for the WBPS ….

get this one… I had it up on Tuesday! (yikes!)

LOL!!!! (rolling my eyes and shaking my head)

Time for Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special! blue-plate1

.. and it will stay up until Sunday, midnight (PST).

You will never know what might be on sale

No promotion code is needed Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

8 thoughts on “I’ve been Texs-ified!

  1. Great photos, Maria!! Do you think you can e-mail the 1st photo with the size I can print out at least 4×6, please?

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed staying in TEXAS ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so wonderful meeting you, Traci & Kelly!


  2. What great pictures of this fabulous event!! We are keeping our fingers crossed that Kitchen Sink returns to Texas for an encore performance!! The images you created for use are divine, Maria!!

    It was so wonderful to spend the weekend multi step stamping with old and new fans alike!!


  3. That would be US not use!! Why do I always hit the submit button before reading what I have written? Some day I will learn!


  4. Traci McLaughlin October 15, 2010 — 8:30 am

    Had a great time meeting and spending time with all of you…..wish we had more time to chat and really get to know each and everyone of you. Makiko it was fun and my daughter thought you were so nice, and funny! Connie, (third pea in the pod)I am hoping to see you in Feb. Lynn, thanks for the great chat we had to and from Sugar land. All in all I think the trip was terrific, can’t wait for the next one…….P.S. A huge hug to Anita for the ride to airport on friday, I am not sure I could have done it alone…..you are awesome!


  5. Fantastic event. Great meeting everyone. So when are we doing it again? Huh? Huh?

    If anyone has an opportunity to stamp with Maria – DO IT!


  6. Looks like an awesome time!! You all look so great! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Maria, and her crew:

    Thank you for putting together such a wonderful couple of days!
    I learned to master the masking technique and how to create many new shades and blended shades of color.
    I can’t wait to spend some long afternoons creating beautiful greeting cards that I can share with others using the fabulous stamps that KSS has available. With the release of these latest stamp sets, I can’t imagine what you’ll think of next, I only know that I will continue to look forward to finding out! Great job ladies!


  8. Why you gotta be so cool Maria??

    Best class EVER and I can’t wait till you come see me in A-town. You guys are so sweet and fun and the projects were AMAZING



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