"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Still more (and Great American Scrapbook Convention)

As I continue unpacking all the goodies from the retreat, I am still finding stuff! These are the beautiful earrings that Diann made for all of us. Everyone received different colors, and I love how dainty and sweet these are. They were difficult to photograph and this was the only one that was in focus.

We each received a Tim Holtz large ticket to alter. We surrendered these at the door when we arrived at the pajama party. They were placed in a box and as we left for the night, we blindly chose one of the tickets to keep. I received this precious one from Teresa. It's amazing how unique each one turned out.

On Saturday we had a free day to attend the Great American Scrapbook Convention which was in town at the Arlington Convention Center. This was a huge show and, despite the economy, seemed to be crowded and well-attended. I met up with one of my favorite blogging friends, Vicki Chrisman, who is on the design team and demoes at conventions for Crafty Secrets. Someone took this photo of us as I sat down to do the make-n-take. (It's not the best, but Vicki's didn't turn out at all.)
This was the oh-so-cute card that was the make-n-take, using one of their images and some cute papers. I love the saying on this one - "When I said I do, I didn't mean the laundry!"
This was another make-n-take at the Ten Seconds Studio booth. We used their new molds to first emboss the initial of our choice and then the background. This was sanded and then adhered to the metal dog tag with an adhesive tape sheet. So easy! They have two new yummy colors of metal.

I tried hard to not spend very much as my personal stash is overflowing and I've been trying to use it up before adding to it! I did buy some of Claudine Hellmuth's new paints to try as they are not available locally.


Vicki C said...

Oh Susan..it was so good to see you!! I'm so glad your photo turned out.. I was so sad that so many of mine didnt.

Robin said...

Great make and takes Susan! Can't wait to hear how you like the new paints.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

WOW Susan!! What an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS time you all had!!! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us!

Autumn said...

Oh Susan! I had a wonderful time reading about AG and the convention. So glad you enjoyed yourselves this year. Hope to see you in 2010!

Linda Cain said...

Claudines paints are cooler than I expected. But her Mediums are really wonderful. VERY nice!