It seems like forever. I don't know about the rest of you but as the year comes to an end there seems to be more to do in our crafting world. For those of you that have been following my blog I had the pleasure of going to Scrap Fest in Minnesota with one of my girlfriend Lindamae. It was something that she had wanted to do for her birthday. So off we went. Having never been to the Mall of America it was exciting. As for the event itself it was a one time thing. I did get to meet some designers IE Teresa Collins (we took her class) Marion Smith (from Prima) Margaret Young (PineCone Press) Tim Holtz ( didn't get to take his class but was able to watch teach) and of course some fabulous women from all over. Here are some pictures of the event. Enjoy.
The theme park in the center of the mall
The Archivers Annex Store ( discounted goodies from the 3rd floor store)
The necklace that I made for Lindamae and I (she had given me 6 charms but it just wasn't enough to make a statement so I added more bobbles)
Some button flair that we had got from certain vendors at the make and take tables. I bought the messenger bag for Lindamae and I from the Archivers store.
Lindamae chilling and sporting the messenger bag I surprised her with
A G45 sample the picture doesn't do it justice
The lovely G45 reps in full costume Both of them were stunning in person
The lovely Marion Smith. Meeting her was worth the hour wait at their make and take booth. And the tag was super cute. She was my first inspiration when I started crafting. She is really tall in person and super bubbly.
Another lovely designer Margaret Young from PineCone Press. I try not to miss any of her classes. She is local (CA) from me like 15 minutes so I get to attend most of her classes. And she is super talented and funny. It was great to see a familiar face.
Tim Holtz himself teaching right smack in the middle of the whole event
Okay so here is a picture of the lines. They were insane. Lindamae and stood in a line for an hour and twenty minutes only to find out we were making a card...LOL
So I met Katie from Milwaukee and she had this amazing apron on it was made out of Prima and silk flowers. And in the center the were rhinestones, faux jewelry and buttons. Katie if you are following this blog thank you so much for allowing me to post your creation on my blog. I also told her I would be scraplifting this idea for my half apron.
This is the mini album that Lindamae I made in the Teresa Collins class. And we also got her exclusive Xyron pink sticker maker.
Some of the make and takes
Freebies from the make and take tables
We did crop night on Saturday and Bazzil was the sponsor. They had given us some misc stickers and a card kit to make 3 cards with the one sheet of paper, 4 flowers, word sticker sheet. okay so I want to use every inch of the paper and embellishments they gave us. So I took my scraps that I had from the TC class and made additional cards/gift tags.