Friday, May 8, 2015

Just Add Ink #261 - Just Add Inspiration - Convention Pics

Good Friday morning lovely friends ~

Well Convention is done and dusted for 2015!  I had such a wonderful time with my beautiful JAI girlfriends. We all shared a fabulous, large house on the canal and had so many laughs together. Think ... Narelle putting on some 'oh so fun' dance moves, Jodene the selfie queen showing us how to take perfect pics (kept forgetting the new selfie stick though), and Nikki and I struggling to keep our curly hair straight.  It was a hoot.  Those who didn't stay together (TinaRochelle, Susan, Paula, Di and Bronwyn) met up for dinner on a couple of the nights.  It's always terrific to see blog friends in real life.  See a few pics at the bottom of this post.  There are more to come so stay tuned.

The Gold Coast showed us some pretty attrocious weather with gale force winds and torrential rain. Fortunately that was only two days of our stay, the remainder of the week was glorious sunshine and perfect temps.

Now that we're all back and (hopefully) refreshed we have a lovely Inspiration Pic from Trish for the new Just Add Ink challenge this week.  I'll add the pic below.  Meantime here's my card.

This was my first play with the Indescribable Gift stamp set, which is unfortunately retiring :o( not that I'll be getting rid of mine.  I used a Sahara Sand base, a panel of Something Borrowed dsp and coloured the blooms with my blendies - lots of fun.

It would be lovely to have you all play along with our challenge this week.  Pop over to JAI for some inspiration from the design team, and then link your own creation up - it can be a card, scrapbook layout, 3D project....whatever your heart desires.  Here is the pic.

South Pacific Convention pics, Gold Coast, 2015 - some of the Just Add Ink gals.

Back left to right Christine, Jodene, Di, me, Narelle, Nikki, Rochelle
Front from left Kim and Tina

Photo booth fun - from left Kim, Tina, Jodene, Nikki, Narelle and me

Jodene and me taking silly pics for our friend Karen Thomas - we love you Karen!

I love this pic of Narelle and I taken at Make & Takes, first day of Convention

To all my mum friends in the South Pacific (and wherever else it is celebrated during May) I wish you a very special Mother's Day on Sunday.  This is BFF's very first Mother's Day and I know she has lovely plans so an extra special wish for you, mwah!


  1. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Patrice! I am in love with it and these colours! I LOVE this photo of us doing our makes and takes (can't believe I actually made one!) Had a fantastic time away and also enjoyed the laughs. I've even caught myself a few times this week giggling to myself about something that I remembered from our time away. I'm never going to live down the dance moves, am I? lol xxx

  2. Naaawwww thanks for the extra special wishes :) I hope you have a wonderful Mother's day too.
    Some fab photos here.... you are looking super amazing *insert wolf whistle*

    Oh and LOVE the card, you did a fab job with the colours!

  3. Hello lovely one. Reading this and seeing the pics made me smile which I need after a week of big time germs at home - urgh!! Loved your card the moment I saw it - the colouring is divine and has so much depth - super duper elegant. xxx

  4. So wonderful to see a photo of you all and sounds like you had the most wonderful time. Did you purchase many things while at the convention?? Just loving your card, the colours are gorgeous and love the colouring of the flowers AND the DSP. Totally gorgeous!! Have a spectacular Mother's Day too!

  5. Such gorgeous photos Patrice - so lovely that you all had such a great time catching up! And love your card too - so beautifully coloured and love the fun sentiment. Have a wonderful Mothers Day too xx

  6. Stunningly coloured P, love the design and your vibrant blossoms. Hope your Mothers day was wonderful. xx
    I got something spesh that will hopefully combat those fluffy curls, will let you know how it goes..:0) xx

  7. I loved your recap of our fun week! I had such a great time too and have found myself wishing I was back there many days this week.
    Loved your card for this weeks challenge too, those flowers look gorgeous coloured in blue! :) xx

  8. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Patrice! Stunning layers, stunning colouring, stunning everything! Just beautiful! Great photos! Could have picked one with my eyes open!! LOL! So great to meet you!


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