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

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Great American Scrapbook Convention

The annual Great American Scrapbook Convention is in town and these past two days have been a whirlwind of excitement. Yesterday I attended the 12-hour crop (actually was only there ten hours as the friend I went with had to get home early) - one of my first crops and what an experience! The creative energy in the room was fantastic and everyone was having a great time. I didn't get as much finished as I'd have liked, but learned alot - especially about how to prepare and pack for that period of time away from my personal craft space!

Today was shopping day and I arrived just after the doors opened and left just before closing. Tim Holtz was the main attraction and he was swamped with admirers all day. I went there as soon as I entered and his demo table was already several rows deep in women. Every time I went back (yes, I did serious damage in the Stampers Anonymous booth and was there three times!) it was the same. I did, however, manage to get this photo of "the man" doing his thing and got my copy of his new book autographed.

And here's poor Mario - I don't think he ever emerged from behind the cash register!
I was so busy looking at everything and shopping that I forgot to take many photos. Here's one of a little chandelier in the Crafty Secrets booth that I'm totally smitten with. Look at those cute paper cupcake holders on the lights - isn't that just adorable?! (Oops, looks like one fell off.) In fact, their entire booth was adorable and filled with awesome samples and products. Love that place!

And here's a super cute idea using scalloped circles to make a 3D pumpkin.

Tomorrow is R&R (rest and relaxation) for me before I return to teaching classes this weekend and next week. My mind is spinning with all the creative stimulation - so many ideas and so little time...


Linda Cain said...

You can't beat time watching "The Master" of Ink. And Mario is about the sweetest guy you'll ever find.
Jealous of your wonderful day!


Robin said...

It was great seeing you there today Susan! I won't even discuss how much I bought....especially at the Tattered Angels booth!! Have a great R&R day and fun weekend.

Sarah said...

It was fun doing the make and take at Tattered Angels yesterday...with you on the same side of the table this time!

Diann said...

Looks like you had a grand time at the convention - loved being there too through your pictures! Diann