Sunday, May 31, 2009

Newfie Night Lobsterfest

So this weekend was our Newfie Night Lobsterfest. A group in Dryden put together this annual lobsterfest to support the local community. This year the money was going towards the Red Cross. One of our best friends is actually from Newfoundland so we went with them last year. We were invited again this year so drove into Dryden for another fun filled Newfie Night Lobsterfest. Tickets were only $30 and you ended up with a 1 ½ pound lobster, mussels, baked potato, 5 types of salads, buns, and dessert. There were silent auction items, ticket door prizes, an ever-flowing bar, and a dance. The music was mostly Atlantic Canada music (like Great Big Sea or the Rankins) with a touch of country and a few other older hits. The night went well for all of us. We had a huge group this year, so it was nice to socialize and dance. However, the organizers unfortunately ran into a huge situation. Apparently the consumer sent the lobsters by pound. When the organizers requested lobsters by numbers. So this discrepancy left 50-60 people without dinner..YIKES! We were lucky that our table was in line second.
Since our friends were letting us crash at their place, and they purchased the tickets for us a head of time, I thought I would put together a little thank you gift. I was thinking Newfoundland, ocean, lobster, so beach.
I took an plastic orange pail and shovel, added plastic reusable ice cubes, two plastic cups, some cute napkins, and added a bottle of rye. I also attached a bottle opener on the side of the pail that is attached with a chain. I had a vision of a beach party in my mind and was thinking the pail could be used for ice and you could scoop the ice out using the tiny shovel. Or you could place a few beer in the pail with the ice. Anyways, I thought it was cute, and I absolutely fell in love with the napkins I purchased at a local gift shop. The colours worked perfectly with the pail.
The colours were so great they matched a card that I already had on hand. The card uses SU Pick a Petal stamps to create surfboards. I also brayed and sponged the background colours to form the sky, water, and beach.
Stamps: SU Pick a Petal; EZ Success Sentiment (part of one..the word "hang"); PTI Simple Alphabet (#10)
Paper: SU Whisper White; SU Tempting Turquoise; SU Only Orange; SU Chocolate Chip textured
Ink: SU Real Red; SU YoYo Yellow; SU Only Orange; SU Creamy Caramel; SU Chocolate Chip; SU Tempting Turquoise; SU Bashful Blue; SU Brilliant Blue
Accessories; Brayer; sponges; white gel pen; brad

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