Saturday, September 17, 2011

CKC San Marcos Convention

Had a great time at yesterday's one day convention at the CKC San Marcos event.  I went back with a list of Stickles, Nestabilities and Copics I had so I didn't duplicate anything and plans for one class.

I had purchased the Mosaic tile tools last year at the conference so I knew I needed more paper to do more great mosaic scrapbooking in the year to come and save on shipping!  But surprise, the class also came with a great freebie pack and a coupon with some BIG savings on the grid paper so I really stocked up!

As usual, Tami Potter has great new ideas on how to use her grid paper, clever ideas on using smaller shots and larger shots together in the same page and incorporating a crossword into the whole layout.   If you haven't done layouts like these, don't be intimidated!  They are a little time consuming but the result is sooooooo worth it!

Of course it can't go without saying that Stampin' Up!s one inch punch and snail adhesive are the perfect companions to this project!  Our new one inch punch is featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog along with the must have "25 and counting" stamps, Peek a boo Frames Bigz L Die and the great new Dazzling Details glitter glue to give just that little pop to almost any holiday stamp set! 

More than anything, it was great to be creating again and back in the swing of crafting.

I have finished the step daugther's wedding album at my last crop and I'll certainly hope to get some great pics taken and spend some time posting those.  Tis a large album so I'll just share some of my favorites.  You see, while I haven't been blogging, I was making baby shower invitations for a niece (you remember the "fastest swimmer" invites) and the wedding invites and thank yous.  Then there were the flowers, the garlands for the alter, the flowers for the cake and more so I've been busy!

It hasn't been all about paper crafts but I'll share some more of what I've been up to soon.  The alter garland for the wedding was a production in itself with birds, feathers, nests and more.  I'll be sure and get those posted.  Just so good to have a Saturday I can think about blogging once again!  : )

Event shown above; Faith Walk Women's Conference in Whitney, TX.  February 2011.  Speakers: June Donohue, Barbara Spencer and Leslie St.Aubin (hey, that's me!) 


Margaret said...

Sounds like you had a really fun day yesterday. Glad to see you posting. Love that grid page. Something I'll have to try when I get back to scrapbooking. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Sarah said...

Great to see you blogging again. Sounds as if the convention was wonderful; glad you had such a good time. Your page is super cool. It's great you are back to creating!

alteredforhim said...

Hi there, so nice to see you blogging and making your beautiful art. Your page is awesome, I love it!

I hope you're doing well. hugs