I finally got to meet Kim! We've been blogging buddies for a while now and so it was super fun to get to spend time with her. She is adorable! We laughed and giggled like school girls and I felt like I'd known her for years.
Disclaimer on this photo...this was at the end of the day. I was WIPED out! Ready to just lay down and sleep!
We moved thru the displays fairly quickly. LOVED seeing all the new papers. I am such a paper hoarder...Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Melissa Frances, Cosmo Cricket, Graphic 45. I was able to get catalogs from some of these vendors, so I can pore over them and make my shopping list!
We participated in a few make and takes...we made a vintage necklace at the Making Memories booth.
This is a page we scrapped on canvas. I think I'm going to add the pics from my day and put this on the wall of my studio.
This is a little book we made using the Bind-it-All. I love the colors...not too sure what I'm going to do with this one yet...
AND...I got to meet my biggest inspiration... Debbie Olson...thought I would die! She is just as sweet in person, as she has been to me all these months when I would e-mail her and ask her Copic questions or questions about her cards. AND...she gave me a one on one mini Copic tutorial. I could have camped out at her booth all day.
Ahhhh!!! Can you believe I was standing so close to all that talent!! Hopefully some of it rubbed off on me!
One of my goals was to snag as many vendor tote bags as I possibly could. This actually turned out to be pretty fun! Because sometimes we could just walk up and take a bag, but sometimes we had to DO something to get it. It didn't matter to me, if I saw a bag I liked, I would do just about anything to get it...just ask Kim. ;-) She started calling me Bag Lady after a while! Not a bad score here! LOVE the pink and black one. And the Yellow Bicycle bag is too cute for words. These make great 'going to the library' bags or beach bags.
There were freebies of course...here is my wonderful pink craft apron and this funny little Cricut Cake chefs hat. Now with the Cricut, I understand that machine can cut fondant to decorate cakes and cupcakes. I didn't see that demo, but the finished product looked yummy!
Wearing the hat and the apron gave us chances to win products...chefs hat would get us a Cricut, pink apron would get us a Slice from Making Memories. Here is our group, riding the Vespas at MM...
We have here Lynn Mercurio, Susanna Boyd, Kim Burmeister and me.
I really did have a good time, even though I had to cut my day short...still not fully recovered from my surgery and that was a lot of walking and standing. I'm looking forward to the next CHA!!
Thanks for spending time with me today!