Sunday, August 5, 2012

In the Blink of an Eye

Hi Everyone,
Well Stampaway has come and gone and now I can take a deep breath!!!What an exciting few days. And in the blink of an eye it's over and it's time to start thinking about what to submit for next year.

So here is a recap:
My glitter class Wednesday night at Stamp Your Art Out was a great class. Sixteen ladies who loved the projects and learned how to work with micro fine glitter. I must say, I love that type of glitter. Looks so pretty on paper, and works great with outline stickers. Among other things, they learned how to transfer the negative outline pieces from the sticker sheet they come on, to the adhesive sheet and then they were off glittering and cutting and assembling, etc.

Thursday's class was a very aggressive class in that they had 3 projects that were advanced and the 38 students in this class were up for the challenge. They all loved the 3 projects and Pat, Denise and myself were given a round of applause at the end of the class.That made our day!!!! All of the ladies at this class were so much fun and I hope to see them next year.

Pat and Denise, my trusty assistants, were there to keep me on board. We each presentated a project and explained it to the class. They were awesome. I couldn't have done it without them.


Here I am explaining what to do with the white triangle, to some of the class participants

Here is a recap of the projects in the Thursday class:

The Star Card Closed

The Star Card Opened
Sorry this is sideways.

The Fan Fold Card

The Fan Fold card opened

Circle Flip Book

The book opened

I would like to give a special thanks to a lovely lady from Hawaii who gave me a special wrapped gift of chocolates and macadamia nuts straight from Hawaii. That was so sweet of you and "Thanks So Much".

I attended the Dessert Party Thursday night. Connie hired a magician and what a show he put on. He was amazing and great!!! I wonder how they do all the things that they do.Maybe next year I can be a fly on the wall. Hmm.......... BTW, at this party they had a chocolate fountain with lots of sweets to bathe in this yummy liquid chocolate flowing from that fountain.That can lead to chocolate overload for sure. Next was the ice cream bar with a whole host of toppings.And who doesn't love ice cream!!! Everything was delicious.

Met and spoke to Joe Rotella. He had 4 classes at Stampaway this year. They were extremely well attended  and to be honest I think Joe is on the fast track. If you like his style, take a class from Joe, you won't regret it.

I saw people who I haven't seen since last year and some it's been 2-3 years.It was great catching up on stuff with friends, wasn't it Tre'??? We had an impromptu get together for about 4 hours. Needless to say I had a long drive home, cause this year I didn't stay up at the hotel. I only live 25 miles away but it seemed longer at 2AM

Friday night was the preview party and the theme this year was Prom Nite.There were quite a few who dressed for the occasion and one was particularly the life of the party.

This cutie was a date to one of the prom attendees. 
Isn't he the cutest. LOL

Not sure who this is???
It's Ted, from Stampers Anonymous/Inky Antics/Art Gone Wild
He was a hoot!!

Both Friday night and Saturday, I worked at the Gary Burlin booth. I demo'ed  Gary's glitters, Design Adhesives, sticky powder, leafing and answered a lot of questions that the customers had. Love this booth and love every item he carries. I WANT IT ALL. LOL

Now its time to unwind get re-organized and put stuff away in its home, so I can find it again. And it's time to  get back to the usual.

Well, all in all, Stampaway was fun and I loved every minute of it. Can't wait til next year.

Thanks for stopping in to see what has kept me from my blog. See you soon,


Gina said...

I was so sad when they told me your Fancy Folds class was sold out. It didn't take long me long to call back and say yes to the opening. It was great to see you and the class was AWESOME! Thanks

Julie Z said...

Thanks for "taking us along" for Stampaway week Barbara! Sounds like you had such an AWESOME time!
With your bubbling personality, I'm sure everyone thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you in the classes and at the demo table!
Really enjoyed living vicariously through your Stampaway blog post - almost like I was there LOL! TFS!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow, what a saga. It sounds like a wonderful way to spend a week! Thanks for giving us the scoop Barbara.

Brenda said...

Sounds like you had a blast! I, too could take away everything in Gary's booth! Your classes looked like a lot of fun!
Ted's hysterical!!! Love the teeth and the wig. Wonder if some of the clothes were really his from the attic LOL.

Hopemore Studio said...

So glad your class went well! Looks like a good time was had by all...especially Ted.

April said...

I wish I could have been in one of your classes! The show was fun and I am glad I got to meet and visit with you!

Donna Ellis said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, BB! Lovely colors and fabulous folds, too! I think you're helps are even prettier, tho! LOL Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful time. I missed you while you were gone!

Dianne Beans said...

What a fun filled weekend. Wish I could have been in your class. I love your shaped cards. They are so unique and pretty. I may try to figure out how to make one from your picture.