Today is the final day of a special 5-day blog tour to celebrate the release a new book, Creative Scarves. I am honored to be part of the tour! You have the opportunity to win a signed copy of the book, plus a $100 gift card to shop at Dharma Trading, where you can buy lots of yummy crafting supplies! This prize drawing is open to international folks as well!
Tiffany Windsor, her sister Heidi and her grand niece Savannah have put together so many wonderful ideas for creating unique creations!
I love the customizing an "already" scarf to a really perfect idea just for you!
The projects are split into seasons! Every season has wonderful photos and tips to get the very best results! It also gives you tips on how to wear, twist, knot and more your finished creations!
Working for a retailer that sells scarves this have been inspirational and I will be using some of the ideas in an upcoming scarf night at Christopher and Banks!
Below is the photo of the summer section and I LOVE the colors.
I am getting ready to create a scarf from T-shirts!!!
This month is DIY for National Craft Month! I have loved the large letters that people use for Wall Art! So I got a plain letter and made it pretty for a friend of mine. She wanted a letter for her new daughter's room! Add paper and and embellishments! Makes for a wonderful addition to any nursery wall! This is also a GREAT project to use items you have around! Craft Your Stash!!
I love to finish the back as well! Happy Creating and make sure and check out the other designer blogs for other ideas! Click the link to hop forward on the side of my blog!!
As for CHA, it is always wonderful to see my designer and manufacturer friends! We only see each other a couple of times a year but it is like we pick up where we left off! So here is my recap in photos! If you want to see more of the booth content check out Julie McGuffey's Blog! This trip for me was more about the people and relationships! (And of Course...Mouse Time too!) So here are some pictures of my crazy friends and me! Hope you enjoy!
So this is the crazy crew I stayed with. Left is Sabrina (Sales Rep for The Collins Group), Me, Angela Beavers (Owner of the GREAT store Creative Chaos in Ohio) and her right had gal Darcy! We had to hit the CVS Pharmacy first thing and this is what happens!
Angela insisted I just let it go and become an ice princess! It's all good!
On the walk to the park from the hotel!
So the first couple of days I used the last couple days on my pass.
Took a little ride on my son John's FAVE ride.
Hung out with the Ice Queen and Princess Anna
Yep, she loves me!
These are amazing young women and they ARE spot on all the time!
It is so fun seeing them all in person!
This is the first time I was both Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella!
He was a little alarming
Never know who you will see!
Love Peter Pan...He did NOT want to grow up!
Yep, them again. Was really kind of cool! Yes that is Pat Sajack and Vanna!
Chip and Dale! LOVE Them
Quick lunch date with a High School Friend! Great to see Lea and catch up!
A man and his mouse!
Great shot on the bridge!
THEN...On to the SHOW
A little fun with designer friends on Friday Night!
Julie and Lisa having a good laugh!
We were photo bombed by an Egyptian pop star...for real!
My sweet friend Cindi and I! Yep, yummy drinks at The Cheesecake Factory!
Saturday and headed to the show!
So excited that ETI featured my art in their booth! I used so many products and covered it all in resin! the Connie Crystal still sparkles under the resin, the Dreamweaver brick makes a great road. Prills from USArtQuest add some texture. A Christmas Tree becomes a tornado from Dreamweaver! Metalic FX and soooooo much more!
My sweet friend France and her Designer Showcase!
Lisa Fulmer had a great display! Craft Your Stash was a book a did a project for a few months back! Love me some Lisa!
It is not a show without Suze and I got to take a class from her this year!
Pam Carriker, Mary Beth Shaw and Seth Apter team taught some great classes. I didn't make it to the class but loved seeing my friend Pam. We have known each other for a lot of years! Always great to see Mary Beth and Seth! Candy got in on the photo with Seth! Another wonderful designer.
Long time friend Stacey Caron at the Spellbinders Booth
Megan on the go!
Lisa with Tiffany Windsor. Tiffany has Cool2Cast and it is a GREAT, easy to use molding medium! LOVE it!
Surreal moment when you hang out with your TV Crafting idol!
This guy made each day great with a smile and hug and fantastic Chameleon Pens! A MUST HAVE....so I now have a set!
Last night before the other girls left. Just hanging out!
My final walk in the sun and lunch on the patio of Bubba Gump! Had to keep a promise to a friend to toast on the patio! It was GREAT!!
Leaving Las Vegas after a 2 hour lay over.
A lot of wonderful things happened while I was gone. I will be updating more as I can share. For now, I will enjoy the photos and always remember the good times and the good friends in my creative community. They are all very amazing and my heart is full after spending time with each of them.