Yesterday afternoon, Nancy Yoshimoto, our good friend and favorite stamp store proprietress, played hostess to yet another fabulous Hero Arts Catalog Release Party. The party was so successful and so much fun that this easily distracted, poorly skilled picture taker forgot to take pictures. I managed to walk away with only a few shots, so I will have to fill in the rest of the details with words, something I am never short on!
The party was held in the The Partyline Florist shop just 2 doors down from China Phoenix 2. I arrived at the shop with my husband in tow promptly at 1:00pm and the parking lot was filling up quickly; a good sign that folks were going to be able to reunite and catch up since many of us had not connected with each other as of late, because a terrible fire destroyed our favorite meeting place in mid November.
Once inside, the shop was abuzz with activity and good cheer; hugs and greetings awaited us around every corner. Much of the party took place in the back of the shop where a large counter was covered in delicious homemade treats supplied by the many talented culinarily inclined friends of CP2. Cookies, cakes, brownies, dips, chips, a particularly fetching sweet potato dessert casserole, and a crockpot full of pulled pork set the stage for a festive afternoon. Another counter along the side wall was stacked with Hero Art's latest and greatest designs and products including catalogs, cling stamps, wood mount stamps, die/stamp combos, and embossing folder/cling combos. The new designs were welcomed by partygoers with open arms and flew out the doors by the basketful!
Resident CP2 teachers, Kathy Rosecrans and Reggie Harris were on hand to offer their instructional expertise by teaching a couple of stylish make-n-takes and their tables stayed busy for hours on end as folks sat and had an opportunity to create using some of the new HA products. Mr. Binx took the day off, but we received a visit from one of our other favorite four-legged friends, Cooper.
The party wound down around 5:00pm and it was clear that a good time was had by all! Even my husband, Kirk, had a great day as he was able to chat about his favorite topic, BBQ, with all of the attendees...lol! Thank you, Nancy, for putting on such a delightful soiree. You really are the Hostess with the Mostest!