Thursday, February 17, 2011

I've Been Away....

I've been away for the past two days with my friend Linda who co-owns Creative Cuts and Crafts at a event. Unfortunately, Claudia couldn't come with us...someone has to man the store, LOL! Basically it was a midwest get together for all the Independent Stores that couldn't attend CHA where manufacturers came and showed some of their new lines so that stores could place their orders. 
It was small, but we got to see and play with some fun things!

We got to try some fun techniques with Creative Imaginations and Luminart and made these tags above.
We made two cards with Tonic using some of their border punches. I "spiffed" (is that even a word!!) them up a little when I got home with some sentiments and a little Stickles.

We made these two cards in a class with Creative Imaginations using some Luminart products. Again, I "spiffed" them up a little bit with some Frosted Stickles and Glossy Accents when I got home.

With Sizzix we had a little class and made this FUN pop-up cupcake card with one of their new pop-up dies and the Big Shot. We also made the box with the Big Shot. We also did some other Make and Takes with We R Memory Keepers, Moxie, Just Rite Stampers, Copic, KI Memories, Quick Quotes and few I'm sure I'm forgetting...Linda and I also took the opportunity while we were in Indiana to visit two of the Local Stores in area--Cafe Crop and Stamp N Scrap Ink
I love visiting new stores :) Here are a few of the things I picked up...
But...what was I most excited about?? This little box below....
nothing special right??? Well it is to me, LOL! See how thick it is? and scored so beautiful?? It was made with this.....and a Sizzix die...
I am very excited to say that this little beauty will be sitting on my scrapbook desk very, very soon! **Sorry Traci, I finally broke down, I couldn't take it any longer :)

Tomorrow and Saturday Patty and I will be going to a two day crop at Creative Cuts and Crafts and I'm teaching a Copic class there on Saturday. 
Sorry you can't be there with us Traci! 
We will miss you! 
Hopefully, at some point during the Crop, I will get my act together and make some projects to share with you :)


6 comments :

  1. soooo...........you got the vagabond? hooray for you. what kind of cardstock is that thick one?????...gotta love that thickness ;p

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  2. Okay, I'm WAYYYY jealous! Sounds like too much fun to me! xxD

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  3. What a great time you had and I am soooo jealous that you got the TH Vagabond, that little cutie has been a twinkle in my eye for awhile now lol!!! enjoy you creative time with your friends and have fun at the crop looking forward to some creations :)

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  4. Sounds like you had tons of fun... And got to do lots of cute stuff... Thanks for visiting my blog... HUGS... SK :)

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  5. That is funny, you were in my area! I just found Stamp N Scrap Ink & I love that store.

    Angela
    Simple Creations

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