Wednesday, July 30, 2008
These are from the McGill Punch Booth. They had LOTS of ideas but I really liked this one of a placecard. I would probably never have a party nice enough to make these for but aren't they SUPER cute?
This was from the EK Success Booth, near all the Jolee's Boutique stickers. I really liked the layout, so I took a picture. You may be seeing a similar page by me soon! :)
This one and the next one are from the Doodlebug booth. Such cute cards!
Friday, July 25, 2008
This is a picture of Me, Lynn & Debbie at the Mrs. Grossman booth, posing with the Ace of Cakes cake.
I'm totally behind in the posting seeing that everyone else has already posted...but here it goes! And just to warn you, this is a very long post but it has lots of pictures!
My first day I got there and met up with Lynn and her friend Debbie (side note: there are a lot of crafters out there named Debbie!). They were SUPER nice to have let me tag along with them. I had so much fun hanging out with them and seeing all the things that had to be seen. Thanks Lynn & Debbie!!!!!!!!
One of our stops included the Marvy booth and guess who's there demo-ing their new fabric markers? None other than Lisa Johnson of Poppy Paperie & PTI Stamp Designer extraordinaire! I kinda geeked out but she was so nice to me - even took a picture of me in action! Check out her site. We used her stamp set, Flower Garden from PTI, to create designs and color them onto canvas bags. Incidentally, I was due to get an order from PTI that day and Flower Garden was in the box when I got home!
Here we are at the Provo Craft Booth - it was HUGE! They were doing a raffle when we happened to walk by and guess who made an appearance! The Cricut and purple thing (?)!! I had to have a picture... too bad my eyes were closed!
The one cool thing was that not only did all the companies have out all their wares, they also had tons of completed projects on display. Here is a wall of scrapbook pages (sorry, don't know where from). I was again, overwhelmed and didn't know what to take pictures of or who or even what to stop & see. Kinda just followed Lynn & Debbie around. :)
We stopped at the Ranger booth, another HUGE one and they had like a ton of well-known crafters doing demos. This is Claudine Hellmuth doing a demo on sticky backed canvas. I didn't even KNOW she was famous until I saw the sign over her head. This is what I'm talking about... how clueless I was :).
Here of course is Tim Holtz, the rockstar of the crafting world. It was so funny because when he came up to start his demo, ladies came out of nowhere and surrounded the table. If you look really closely at the blond lady behind Tim, that's Ali Edwards!!
After spending close to 8 hours on the floor, we still hadn't seen everything! But there was still dinner! "What!" you say, there's more?!? Oh yes, there's more! Kimberly Crawford, also from the PTI forum, organized a dinner. At first it was going to only be Lynn, Debbie, Kim & myself. Then we kept hearing that Nichole Heady and some others were coming. Little did we know that 4 would soon become 12! But what a 12 it was!
Here we are post dinner... there was Jennifer Buck, Lisa Johnson, Dawn McVey, Nichole Heady, Heather Nichols, Michelle Wooderson, Kimberly, me and two of Heather's friends. Lynn & Debbie missed the group pic!! I wish there was more time to sit and talk to each of these ladies. The surprising thing was not only were they NICE, they were so REAL :). That's a compliment, I swear! I felt like I knew these ladies but only through the blogging world, it was beyond AWESOME to not only meet them but HANG out with them.
Here's a picture from Dawn McVey's camera, thanks for sending it my way - I may need to frame it :P, dorky, I know! You can tell by my smile just how dorky I am :).
I have just a few more pictures to post from the Day 2 so stay tuned... and I will start posting some crafty things too, I promise.
Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I had a chance this past weekend (thanks to Lynn) to attend CHA! I just downloaded pictures last night so I'll try posting some of the things I saw. I also go to meet a lot of people from Papertrey, including NICHOLE HEADY herself! It was SO cool!!!! So stay tuned for pictures. I'll also be posting some crafty projects soon too :).
Sunday, July 13, 2008
It's hard to tell but I embossed the "Happy Birthday" for a little something extra!
Stamps: PTI Out on a Limb, Birthday Basics
Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, PTI Stamper's select white
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, PTI Perfect Match Spring moss, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet
Accessories: SU! Ticket punch, Rhinestones, clear embossing powder
Thanks for looking!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Here's what I came up with... a pocket invite, where the pocket is held by the ribbon so there is no gluing and I can get three 4" pockets from a 12x12 sheet of paper. Easy AND economical. I also chose a paper with pattern all over so there would be minimal decoration needed for the pocket. I actually tried to find a double sided paper but nothing seemed to fit what I was looking for.
Here's a closeup of the stamped details:
Obviously, or I hope obviously, she's having a boy. So the colors are in the boy palette range, she's actually the same person I made this for and she is doing MUCH better.
Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessing, Stampendous little star
Paper: DCWV Glitter Boy Stars DP, Vellum, Archiver's Apple (?) CS
Ink: SU! Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal
Accesories: SU! Bashful Blue grossgrain ribbon, Making memories eyelets, Fiskars small corner rounder
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This first attempt was for the same birthday boy who loves monkeys. I thought I'd make him a T-shirt that matched the theme. Sorry about the picture but I thought of taking a picture only AFTER I had wrapped it. I created my own box too using a transparency sheet and following directions from Niki (again) :)
Coloring is trickier than I thought it would be because the marker can start to pull away the transfer material and leave spots - as you can see. The key is going slow and blotting the color in more than brushing the color on.
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I punched them with my Mega circle punch, then punched scallops with my Giga scallop circle punch. I glued them to a band that went around the bag.
Here are the bags for the adults, we filled them with traditional Korean rice cakes or "dduk." The kids got the same bag but filled with CANDY, some small toys and bubbles from a party supply store. I customized the bubbles by ripping the labels off and creating my own.
I printed the saying and colored the monkey in with Copics.
Thanks for looking!
Friday, July 4, 2008
I'll post about the table numbers first. I also did the place cards, photo centerpieces and goody bags.
We picked this theme because M's favorite stuffed animal is a monkey - So cute when he hugs that thing!
I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics on SU! Soft Sky with Craft White ink to create the background paper. I added patterned paper by My Mind's Eye appropriately called "Birthday Boy Plaid/Brown" :). I used Lollipop die cut numbers from my local Archiver's and created a shadow effect by using 2 different colors. My Mind's Eye "Birthday Girl Dots/Aqua" and SU! Chocolate Chip. Glued them down and then stamped my monkey scenes. I used both monkeys from Stampendous and CC designs. I colored with mostly Copic markers but supplemented with SU! Markers when needed. After I finished I thought I might have gone a bit overboard but my friends really liked them.
Here's how the final product looked on the table.
For the photo cubes, we took pictures from each month of M's life and put them with the matching table number. So month 1's pictures went on table 1, etc. All in all, I think it turned out pretty welll!
I'll post the goody bag idea tomorrow, I carried the monkey theme out. I've posted the place cards previously.
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Stamps: CC designs It's my birthday
Paper: SU! Jersey Shore DP, PTI Stamper's Select White, SU! Old Olive
Ink: Palette Ink Burnt Umber, SU! Not so Navy & Old Olive
Accessories: SU! Makers, Copic Markers, Queen & Co Ultra Mini Brads Blues
Thanks for Looking!