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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Love...

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The Theme for this month Designer Challenge in LOVE...products, things, techniques etc that we love to use as cretives!  I LOVE  Dreamweaver Stencils, Ann Butler Designs, RESIN (I use ETI), And have just discovered the joys of Smoothfoam!!  (of course all things shiney!)


I love this photo as you can see where I went over the words with pen, the shimmer of the gold and the sparkle of the glitter!
Dreamweaver
Ann Butler/Smoothfoam/Connie Crystal

ETI
My all time favorite tool is still scissors!


Happy Creating!!
Kristi



Monday, January 19, 2015

CHA Recap and Recovery!

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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!
TaDa!
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!  

The Bells of Bella Crafts Publishing!  Amazing amount of talent in one photo. 
 Lisa Rojas, Ann Butler and Theresa Cifali!  
 Look what I made with Suze!
 Ken Oliver hanging out with Wendy Crafts and me!  He has some cool new products!
 Some of the G45 Team!
 Bella girls with Julianna Hudgins!
Team Spellbinders - 3 sisters by birth and one sister by choice! Kim, Cindy, Stacey & Christy!
 My other TV idol Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.  She is creating GREAT things with Brother!
 Sunday night with my Dreamweaver team that was at the show.  Above our fearless leader Lynell with my very good friend Georgia!
 Pam joining Georgia and myself!
Thank you to these wonderful ladies for making my term as a Dreamweaver Designer great.
 Dyan Reaveley and I posing for her buddy and mine Tanya!
 Joe and Terri caught up with me and we all took a break behind a magic curtain for a few minutes of rest!


 My Smoothfoam Frame completed and delivered to the Smoothfoam booth!
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.

Keep Creating
Kristi