Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CHA - Tim Holtz & Ranger

Hi, Everyone,

This year I was very lucky.  Since I work at Treasured Memories I was very humbled & am extremely grateful for the store sponsoring me to attend CHA.  For me, it was a wonderful opportunity to be given the privilege to enter such a conference in which most people do not get to attend.  Thank you Treasured Memories.  Thank you for enabling me to see first hand the incredible displays with my own eyes.  For this, I will always be thankful.

Off we go.

This is the massive CHA Conference Centre in Anaheim, California.
It is surrounded by hotels & Disneyland & it was 85 degrees outside.  
What a great place to have a conference.

With all the glass, the foyer is flooded with sunshine (so much that you cannot see the scissors beside me that are completely covered in clear shiny rhinestones).

When I got to the Ranger booth, my jaw dropped.

It was like you were in the most amazing Antique store. . .

or the most amazing Art Studio.

Then you turn your head. . .

and your jaw drops again.

I remember what my aunt, Sister Simone, would say
"God's beauty.  What beauty for the eyes to behold!" 

This is a sample of the make & take at the Ranger booth.
I will be bringing mine into the store for display once Fedex delivers my parcel containing all my projects that I had shipped home from California.

These are the new papers Tim Holtz is coming out with.  They are absolutely stunning.

Here are some of the new dies & embossing folders Tim Holtz is coming out with.
I usually buy at least 1 of everything new, but this time there is so much new product that I don't think my wallet can do that.  It's going to be a tough decision.

He's also come up with 9 new Stencils.  Nine!  How am I going to choose?  I own all the others!

Then there's these dies. . . of which I cannot live without.

Do you SEE the Gears!  OMG!!!
I may have to give up my first born for this. 

The heavens were smiling, because the Honeycomb die was a give away!

My head nearly burst when I saw all the embellishments!

Oh, the new fabric!

. . . to top it all off, I got to watch Finnabair 
doing a demo spraying one of the new Prima Canvas Bags.
What a lovely, talented, inspiring Artist.

Yes, I am very grateful for Treasured Memories to have given me the opportunity to see first hand all  the beauty to behold at this awe inspiring show.
Thank you once again.

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Art Venture & Meeting Finnabair

Hi, Everyone,
ART Venture - Anaheim, California - what an Amazing Event!
Two days, six classes, six amazing instructors.

January . . . 85 degrees . . . gorgeous!

ART Venture here I come.
On the left is Anna Dabrowska, a.k.a. Finnabair!
On the right is Nathalie Kalbach.
These are amazing artists & I am very lucky to have been able to meet & take classes from them.

Thank you Courteney for forwarding me this Instagram Photo.
I'm so excited to meet her, I can hardly contain myself!

Yes, I adore Finnabair!  Here she is starting the class.

We were given her small Art Journal, lots of metal embellishments & glass pebbles to create an Altered Journal Cover.

Here is the blank Journal . . .

& all the metal embellishments.

Yes, I had lots of fun!
Thanks again Courteney for forwarding me this photo too.

Have fun creating!