Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stitches Update and Crafteire 2009!

Sorry for not updating sooner. It's been hectic since last weekend, between having my Whitehall Workshop on Thursday and getting ready for Crafteire 2009 this weekend.   I'm here in the crop room just chillin' after teaching my two Workshops.  I'm delighted that everyone enjoyed them so much.  The atmosphere here is really great and I'm looking forward to an evening cropping, having dinner and maybe a cup of tea LOL!

Here's the layout from my "From Me" Workshop using October Afternoon County Fair papers, Bazzill cardstock, a handmade paper flower and a title cut using the "Opposites Attract" font from Cricut:

From Me

My second Workshop was "Spring Prairie" using a 6" x 6" chipboard album from Paw-Pear Basics, Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers, chipboard and fibres and a Bazzill blossom:

Spring Prairie Cover

Spring Prairie Page 1Spring Prairie Page 2

Spring Prairie Page 3Spring Prairie Page 4     

So the big news from Stitches last weekend is ... I didn't meet Laurence :-( but I did meet Tim Holtz :-) who was soooo charming and talented. He was demonstrating loads of new Ranger products and he even managed to make me a Grunge Paper flower complete with mini brad and safety pin! I was so chuffed. He had three framed layouts on display which were so fab. Unfortunately I couldn't take photos of them for you but they were amazing. Apparently Laurence was scheduled to be there on Monday instead of Sunday so that's why I missed out. His new papers are very floral, very colourful and just what you'd expect from such a flamboyant charachter. They're scheduled for release in April.

I also met Fran from Stampendous and she demonstrated her new acrylic stamps which are a must have:

  Changito               Sushi

Saw some beautiful papers and embellishments and have ordered some Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants, K & Company and Crate Paper which will be arriving in store next month.

By far the most impressive stand was Sizzix by Ellison.  It was packed with clothing, home decor, cards and layouts decorated with diecuts from their new ranges including Hello Kitty.  They had baseball caps and t-shirts decorated with felt diecuts, chests of drawers decorated with chipboard diecuts, frames, babygro's and loads more things I've forgotten but I was blown away by all the creativity.  Again, I wasn't allowed to take photos??? but they said they'd email some to me so when they do I'll let you see them.

So, back to the shop at Crafteire I go.  Enjoy your weekend!


Scrappin' Sam said...

Hi Annamarie
Had a great time at your classes in Crafteire and I finished the layout this morning and just have to get the photos for the chipboard album. hope you had a safe journey home.
Luv Sam x

Audrey said...

Love your mini- book, its gorgeous. Those stamps are great fun too!