|Tim Holtz and me!|
Well I got up pretty early (ok it was 630CT - 830AT hehe) and went down for the free breakfast. I have to tell ya - sitting down there with a room full of scrapbooking group 'friends' makes you miss your buddies for sure!! I can only imagine the fun we would all have - they were 'tee-heeing' and going on....giving little presents to each other (hand made things) -OH made me miss ya's all!!
So throughout the weekend there are 'make and takes' - they tell me that each day could be different per vendor (lines are LONGGGG well not long but think 40 ppl in line - 15 minutes / 4 ppl for some....that's a LONG wait time). Anyhow I had decided that today would be (and most of the weekend for that matter) would be just 'looking' around - seeing ideas - and trying to get in on some make n takes - People were really starting to scare me - when they talked about the lines.....But I dont thnk i did too badly.....Read on..................
The first make and take i did was from Creative Imaginations...(and I was first in line!).....
Their booth - at 845am - she's smiling (maybe not after 8 hours! haha)
This is the project - using their Shimmering Mists as well as Twinkling H2O's.....
Walked around a bit more observing .....Here is a shot of one of teh classrooms....Guess who is teaching??
|Tim Holtz in the MOA Rotunda|
Anyone like Copics?? Well these three fine ladies from Our Craft Lounge were doing a demonstration of Copic Markers and 'Sparkly Fluff'. I got to 'color' the scarf and holly and put the sparkle and fluff on! The rest was done up ahead. Look at that hat - and the snow-body shading!
|Our Craft Lounge - Copics|
Next up is from Unity Stamp Company - I have to tell ya - these folks were 'real nice'... The owner and her husband were there and we chatted a bit - they were really awesome ppl. She is drop dead gorgeous! She looks likes she's 20 but found out they have a 16 yo......OMG! A bit of a 'funny' - her husbands 'badge' said 'Christina' instead of 'Christian'....so we were laughing and teasing him about it and he pipes up ... "it's sort of like - A boy named Sue!!' So first we 'aged the tag using good ole ink pad and a Tim holtz handle thing-a-ma-jig with a 'sponge' type thing on the end (instead of the felt) ...not quite sold i dont think....stamped images, put dash thing-ys on (stitches oh yeah).....paper glued, yarn knotted - ribbon put on - and done!
|Unity Stamp Co Stamps|
Make n Take #4 - this comes from We Are Memory Keepers - they were demo-ing their 'binding product' - maybe the 'Cinch?' as well as the Brad 'setter' tool...
Sorry the pic is sideways- We scrunched up some circles/flowers - using the 'new' took we positioned the flowers on the paper, poked a hole in the flower through the patterned paper - put our brad in and turned it over and 'opened' and 'flattened' the prongs with this 'new' tool - its sort of a neat thing - undecided if I want it right now - but we will see. Added a sticker....then we glued the patterened paper to chipboard of same size and punched the holes using the binding system. We also punched holes in about 3 or 4 additional pieces of patterned paper and an additional piece of chipboard for the back. We threaded the wire 'coil' through the holes and ta-da - we have a mini book.
|We are Memory Keepers|
Hey all - at this point my feet are killing me!!! it's around 4pm and I'm tired!!
So the last make n take of the day.....Doodle bug designs - we got to spin a wheel to win a prize....and I won....braddies...arent' they cute...
..Meet Doodlebug Dan! Our instructor....
|Doodle Bug Dan (self proclaimed btw)|
And the cute card we made:
|Doodle bug designs|
This demo was obviously showcasing their paper, pp was layered on - there was some 'bling' appeal here - we put glue from a glue pen on the pumpkin stem and then put sparkles on it (big glitter?) - cut strip of sentiment and 'brad-ed' it down - put all on black cardstock - Done!
At this point - my feet are KILLIN me! I go by Cinnabon (never had one before - YUM!) get a little treat - and walk back to the hotel.....
Put my bathing suit on and got in the hot tub---ahhhhh! Then to the pool and back up here to change!
That's when I sat down to blog to my dear friends!
It's been a long - fun day! Only complaint is that there is one thing missing............my friends :)
Talk to you tomorrow!! Woot!