First I want to Congratulate the WINNER for the CMIT Blog Hop!!
Pam and Presley said...AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE this card, the colors the black vine going all around the card and the beautiful vintage Halloween scene.
Thank you so much for sharing
Pam and Presley said...I also wanted to thank CMIT and all your designers for a great blog shop I had a lot of fun and thank you for a chance to win an AWESOME prize of the gorgeous
flowers I am a flower NUT!!!
Next, I want to share some pictures with you from the Midland Care Memory Expo. The Expo was held in Topeka, Kansas Oct 1-2. One of the best things about the Memory Expo was getting to see my dear sweet friend Karen Taylor! We talk almost everyday but it has been almost 2 years since we have seen each other! It was so wonderful to spend the weekend with her!! Karen & I had asked if we could share a room together and we had these fun gift bags from Jennifer Friedley filled with all kinds of goodies waiting for us! This shot is from the Memory Expo VIP reception on Friday evening. Amazing and Very Talented Industry Personalities from left to right: Brooke Smith, Associate Editor of CardMaker magazine, Heidi Blankenship (me) crafter/teacher, Nikki Sivils owner of Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker papers, Kristi Van Doren crafter/teacher, Trudy Sjolander crafter/teacher, Karen Taylor crafter/teacher, and last but not least, Tanya Fox, Editor of CardMaker Magazine. Here is a photo with Tanya Fox. We have seen each other several times at the CHA shows but have never really had a chance to just sit down and visit and we were able to do that. What a wonderfully sweet lady!! Here's a couple of pictures from one of the classes I taught. The Memory Expo was such a wonderful experience and I met soooo many talented ladies!!
Are you still hanging in here with me? LOL! I know lots of info for one post! I wanted to share a lot of this with you last week but things just kept coming up and life happens. :)
I also wanted to share with you the projects from one of my classes. We created a Vintage Halloween "Boo" Banner and 2 quick Halloween Card.Here is some close up pictures of the cards and each piece from the banner.Supplies
Paper: My Mind's Eye Blackbird Argyle; The Paper Company Black, White, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Green
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S4-126 Classic Squares die #3, S4-301 Labels Sixteen die #3, S4-280 Halloween Fence Scene and Shapes, S4-282 Witches' Brew, S4-277 Nested Bats
Accessories: Crafty Secrets Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By3L™ Crafty Power Tape, 3D Foam Squares; Joann's Buttons, Ribbon, Thread; Ranger Lime, Orange Peel Stickles; Black Crepe Paper
I have to say a HUGE "Thank You" to several companies that helped sponsor and donate products for the classes and make-n-takes: Spellbinders™, JustRite Stampers, Crafty Secrets, My Mind's Eye, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™, Heartfelt Creations and Elizabeth Crafts Designs.
Ok, just one more things---LOL! I took a few pictures of my oldest son this weekend for his senior pictures until we can decided for sure on which photographer we are going with.I have to tell you earlier this summer we were driving out in the country and I thought it would be really cool to have some pictures of my son with his drum set outside and I had to laugh when one day he said--hey mom do you think it would be possible to take some pictures with my drum set outside? I think that would be so cool!! He LOVES this one! *wink*Yes, those are real Texas Longhorns in the background! It was interesting working around them--LOL!Ok, taking this one kind of freaked me out!---LOL!
OMGosh I think this is the longest blog post ever--LOL!!! I just had a lot to share and thanks for letting share it with you!! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I guess I better get busy and create something! I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!
Hugs & Smiles,