It’s day two of elfyness! I’m enjoying this! I haven’t ventured out of my craft room yet…I’m just having too much fun in there! Last night I had a swim in my box of ribbons! (more…)
I went shopping this past weekend looking for an Elf on the Shelf. I’ve seen them for so long, I would like one for myself. Well, when I found one and looked at the price…OMG! Those buggers are expensive! I guess I looked sad because a gentleman came up to me and asked what was wrong. (more…)
It’s that time again! And boy, we have a special one for you this month! Check out our very talented group of ladies as they show you their version of the theme. This month our theme is: Christmas (more…)
Guess what is coming up tomorrow? It’s another Create Craft Share Youtube Hop! I’m really enjoying sharing my crafts with you. Our CCS (Create Craft Share) group is a wonderful group of gals. I love being in this group! I’m excited to say we are all becoming fast friends! (more…)
I recently had a chance to take an amazing class that was very different from your usual scrapbook classes. This was a class where you brought all your own stuff for the layouts! Wow! Using your own stuff? (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…)
I got a chance at Prima Art Venture Edmonton to purchase a Warehouse Box. For $85 (CDN) you got a box full of Prima goodness! Well, I just had to go for it. No telling what was in there, but I was willing to take a chance! (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, I’ve decided since my Mojo made a recent appearance, I better strike while the fire’s hot! So I am entering my art journal “September” page into the Inspire Me Art Journal Contest. The prize is $50 worth of art journaling goodies!
They want to know what inspired me to do my art journal page…it was both the Day 1 Challenge over at Fabulous and Free Art Journal Challenge’s Facebook page, and this amazing book:
I have tried Zentangles, but found very frustrating, and frankly…maddening! It was supposed to be relaxing. Well, uhm…nope. I just found myself getting angrier and angrier at what I was trying to create. But…I remember, recently, that I really love to do lettering. I’ve been out of practice for a very long time…so why not try to get into it again. Then I started watching videos on Youtube about lettering. I happened upon one of Joanne Fink’s videos on ZenDangles. I was fascinated! Hey, I can do that! So I went ahead and ordered her book. I’m so glad I did! Here is my very first ZenDangle drawing: