Sunday, August 1, 2010


JULY 2010

Well-after seven classes and a four hour crop we are finally home!!  I am soooo tired but very happy that we attended the scrapbooking convention.  It was a blast!!  We are already talking about going next year.  Here are a few photos taken over the two day trip:

from left to right:  Kelli, Barbara, Wendy B. (in back) me (purple shirt), Karen (in back) and Carol
Barbara, Tammi Potter, and me.
Barbara and I took the Mosaic class-Tammi Potter is the author and inventor of this creative skill!  She and her husband were wonderful.  We totally loved taking this class.  I would recommend taking one of her classes if you ever have the opportunity.  She even autographed our book!!!!
Barbara taking a break-work it Barbara!!! :)
This is a picture of my oldest and bestest buddy Wendy B. and me sitting at the Italian Bistro where the gang ate dinner on Friday night. 
Me and Barbara :)
Karen, Barbara, and Carol :)
Kelli and Wendy B.
Dan the Cricut Man!  He was demonstrating quite a few different techniques using the Cricut Expression and the Design Studio Software!!  What a guy!!  Loved all of the goodies in his booth!

Carol and Barbara on day #2 looking at all of their loot they purchased from the vendor fair!!  They got some really great stuff!!!
Here are a few of the displays from the Technique Tuesday booth.  I totally love all of their products!!  Carol and I took a few classes that they offered and we loved every bit of it.  :) 

Here are samples of the cards from the class that we took on Saturday afternoon.
This is a sample of the concepts taught at one of the digital scrapbooking classes.
Another great sample from Technique Tuesday!!

Reflecting on the trip I had a different experience this year than last year.  We had more of us attend this year and I was able to take a lot of classes.  I felt a little rushed over the two days but it was a great rush! ;)  After catching up on some sleep today -I went through some of the things that I purchased.  I am so happy that I was able to get my hands on "The Cinch" by Memory Keepers-I also purchased quite a bit from the Technique Tuesday booth-I just love their products.  My favorite vendors were Embellish It! (they carry a large assortment of Basic Grey) Mosaic Moments with Tammi Potter, Tattered Angels, and Quick Quotes.  If you ever have the opportunity to attend a scrapbooking convention you should go!!  I had a wonderful time with fantastic friends and I can't wait until we go again.  ****Oh one more thing-a little story to tell you.  My friend Barbara and I were taking a class and I attended the Friday night crop late.  When I caught up with my buds they informed me that they signed me up for a singing contest to win a Xyron sticker machine, the small Xyron adhesive machine, Tim Holtz grunge board, and refills for the machines.  I thought they were pulling my leg-BUT THEY WEREN'T!  So we sat at the table and had to come up with a song using the words, George Washington, Ruffled Grouse, Fireflies, milk, and white tailed deer!  I will try to post a video of the contest-it was hillarious.....and WE WON!  We had to sing in front of 400 people attending the crop-on stage-
Note to self:  never overlap a class with the crop or else your friends will set you up LOL!!!  
$289.00 -2 night stay at Radison
$200.00-in scrapbooking classes
$too much money-in shopping
Scrapbooking convention with friends-PRICELESS
Remember to....roll up your sleeves and create something with the heart!
Quote for the day:
"Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be; you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do."-author unknown 


1 comment:

mawmaw482003 said...

I had a wonderful time with a bunch of wonderful people. Unfortunately, my husband came home from a ball game today only to let me know it looked like someone hit my right front bumper....what a bummer! Oh well, I still had fun, learned a lot of new stuff and would definitely do it again. Can't wait until next year!!!!! Hint, hint!!