Another year, another amazing Carnival! A couple of months ago I attended the Creative Scrapbooker Scrapbook Carnival in conjunction with Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive. If you’ve never been to one, I say….why the heck not?! It’s a show chock full of wonderful, crafty inspiration! (more…)
Have you ever been to Crop & Create? This was my very first. So I guess I’m a Crop & Create newbie. Let me just tell you right now…it was uber-amazing!!! Scrapbook & Cards Magazine put on one heck of an event! (more…)
Well, vacation is over now. I had such a wonderful time! I can’t wait until I can go out there again. I really enjoyed the rest. I really needed the rest. I feel so energized now! (more…)
Well, I’ve been out visiting my parents for over a week now. So fun! A lot of relaxing went on. It was a little nasty to go outside. It was either windy as h*&# out there, or snowing like crazy, or raining on top of the snow. (more…)
Right now I’m out visiting my parents in Ontario. That was my Christmas present! So excited! The trip out here went just fine. It was late at night when I got here, but it was warmer than it was at home. (more…)
Another year…another carnival! Woohoo! I look forward to this every year. It is put on by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. It is also in conjunction with Stitches & Crafting Alive show. (more…)
…thanks for coming back and checking out my post on the Prima classes I took! So….let’s get down to business…
I arrived…and that’s a real accomplishment in itself sometimes. I’m not a morning person. But Zeb kept me amused. He couldn’t wait to get started, in fact!
Here is my finished page:
The next class was with Adrienne Ford (again). We did this gorgeous wall plaque! It was using Prima’s new Enchanted Aviaries Paintables. They are fantastic! We colored the teacup with Color Bloom sprays. Just dip your paint brush in them and color. We added some texture paste and stenciling, then a LOT of flowers! Lots of spraying, too! I am just in “awe” of how it turned out! Wow!….Wow! And those little dangles just added that extra little bling.
Well, I attended my second Prima Art Venture this year! This time I took my new little mascot with me…Zeb the Zebra.
It started off with a bit of a problem…I went to pre-register on the Friday night (the night before the Art Venture). I was told that they didn’t have the goody bags yet, and they are starting the continental breakfast at 11:30 am with classes starting at 1 pm instead of classes starting at 8:30 am. The reason was that all the boxes were stuck at customs! What???!!! Whoah!
Ok…so I arrived the next morning for the continental breakfast, and we started at 1 pm.
Then half way through the class we had to stop because they only had enough supplies to start the class. The boxes hadn’t arrived still. So we were told to come back at 4 pm. We came back, and had to leave til 6:30 pm. Came back then and had to come back again at 7:30 pm. The boxes finally arrived!
By then, many people were angry. I just thought to myself…oh well, shit happens, right? One lady left after the first class, and got a refund for the rest. Oh well, to each his own. So we finished the first class, and went on to the next class. During that class, Denny (the event coordinator) came in and gave each of us a choice…either we can get $300 in Prima product shipped to us at no charge, or we can go to Prima Art Venture in Anaheim in January for free. Wow! That was sooooo unbelievably generous! I never expected that! I was saying to someone earlier that if they just give us a Kit-of-the-month box I would be happy. So this deal was amazing!
I just have to say that Prima Marketing is the best company ever! They went above and beyond for us attendees! Denny said that they (him and Prima) just wanted us to be happy. Was I ever happy! I had the best time!
To Be Continued…to find out about the classes I took at Prima Art Venture, check out my next post!
Well, it’s Day 2! Another awesome day! I worked on my layout because I had to hand it in today for the contest. I didn’t have a class until after lunch. Boy, my layout turned out pretty nice, if I might say so myself! (more…)