Friday, September 16, 2011

Fun First Day at Scrapfest!

Hi there!

I just got back from Scrapfest at the Mall of America. Our first day was great! I caught up with Linda, Jenn and Anita! It sure was fun seeing them again! We also met Trinh and Robin this year! Most of us had different class schedules today, so we had to split up for awhile, but I do have some photos to share.

These first three are so dark. . .my camera flash was not working. . .sorry! This is the Hero Arts Make and Take booth. They're sharing one this year with Basic Grey! Yup, that's Shari Carroll!



Here she is again.



Jennifer McGuire is there too!



This is Robin and her friend Denise, working hard at the Hero booth.



And here is Robin, me, Trinh and Anita! I'm so happy to be spending time with my Flickr buddies!



This is the card we made with Shari and Jennifer. It uses the new clear stamp set from Basic Grey and Hero Arts called, Butterflies and Wildflowers.



We decided we needed to get a bit goofy, so here we are having fun. This is Robin and Trinh!



And here I am with Anita!


After our little photo fun, I had to rush off to Tim Holtz's class called, The Artful Journey. I'm working hard on making my album.



Tim is a great teacher, so funny and so very creative! The class was an hour and a half long and here is the finished album.



A closer view to see the gorgeous shimmer from the Heirloom Gold, Perfect Pearl Mist!



And here's a look at all the pages inside.


Me and Tim. :)


So that was my first day. I walked around a lot with Trinh and Linda, doing 4 other Make and Takes. The lines were long but worth it. I won't bore you with the things we made. I now realize I didn't get any photos of Linda or Jenn today. I promise to do that tomorrow! We'll be seeing a couple more friends too. Anne and Britta will be there. All eight of us are in the same two Hero Arts classes and we'll be having dinner with Shari and Jennifer in the evening, so I'll be posting those photos in the next couple of days!

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post! Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! :)

34 comments:

Nancy said...

Looks like day 1 was a complete success! Thanks for sharing the fun, sweet Barb. You all look like you are having a blast. I'll be looking forward to more photos, it's almost like being there. I just may have to make plans to attend next year.

Dawn said...

WOW - I SO ENVY you Barb being there, seeing all these amazing artists up close and personal! Love the card and your album and hope you do show your other make'n'takes. Enjoy.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, you girls look very happy. Love the card and the album that you made; the card is very pretty and the album is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the pictures and glad that you are enjoying yourself. Take care. Hugs to you.

Virginia L. said...

SO good of you to share these photos, Barb...you must be tired after all the fun time at Scrapfest! I can just FEEL the excitement and friendship that you have with our fellow Flickr friends! Your card and album look FABULOUS. Last but not the least, that photo of you and Tim is VERY special. You should have it displayed in your craft room. I don't think your DH would mind ;)

Lin said...

Thank you so much, Barb, for all the wonderful pictures and allowing all of us who can't attend a little taste of what fun you're all having! I'll be watching upcoming posts. (Written this evening from Grand Lake, CO, heading towards Estes Park tomorrow, and then on to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone at the beginning of next week.....sending you hugs!)

Karen said...

Thanks Barb for sharing all these fun photos! You all look like you are having a great time together...wish I were there. I hope for next year. I look forward to seeing more. So glad you're feeling better!!!!! Have fun! Hugs to you all!

Tiffany said...

Super fun, Barb! You guys all look fantastic and what a thrill to be in the same photo with Tim! Can't wait to see more photos!

Latrice said...

Great album. That is just gorgeous. Love Tim's classes. He is very detailed and always prepared.

susanne said...

I enjoyed all of the photographs! It's so wonderful to see you all together! Love you card Barb, it's gorgeous and I love that HA stamp!
Enjoy your classes!

Cris said...

Wow!So jealous! I really wish I could have been there! It looked like you had so much fun... Thanks for sharing with us and have fun tomorrow!!!

Joy said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos Barb, I thoroughly enjoyed reading all about the Scrapfest events...have a wonderful time tomorrow...big hugs!

patscrap91 said...

Thanks for sharing these great pictures.
I am so envious ! If only they could teach in Paris once !

joy said...

Love all the photos, Barb! And, I am amazed that you actually got the album completed in Tim's class! Looks like all of you are having a blast - thanks for sharing. Will look forward to your next post!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely to see these photos Barb, especially love the one with Tim and your album looks fantastic!

Heather Maria said...

Oh Barb, love seeing all your photos from ScrapFest! Looks like you and the girls are having lots of fun! Your projects are gorgeous! Hope you have a brill time today, I'm sure you will!! Thanks for sharing!

CinnamonSally said...

I am so jealous Barb, meeting all the craft stars!!!! I would love to do a class with Jennifer, shari or Tim. They really need to visit the UK!!! I would also like to meet some flickr friends, maybe one day, but the way I love that mini album. Have a fun time today,and keep the photos coming!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Wow that looks like so much fun!! Love the card you made and that album is awesome!! Glad you're having so much fun!!

maryse n. said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like so much fun. Hope you have another great day today and I can't wait to see what else you've made.

Sue McRae said...

So fun to see your pics Barb and the Tim Holtz album looks amazing.

Michelle said...

Wow, great picture, Barb! Wish I didn't live so far away! I would have loved to go! Love the album and card!

Sue said...

Love the Album you made Barb, I would enjoy every minute of this place if I was there too, how great to catch up with some flickr friends.
Really looking forward to the next instalment.
Smiles:)

Sue said...

Love the Album you made Barb, I would enjoy every minute of this place if I was there too, how great to catch up with some flickr friends.
Really looking forward to the next instalment.
Smiles:)

Debbie said...

looks so wonderful and thanks for sharing it with us! Always fun to see what is happening!!

Tina said...

I didn`t say it how happy I am you are feeling better and it is great to see, how much you enjoyed at the event. Lucky you. Take care!

Rosemary said...

looks like everyone had a great time... thanks for sharing, barb!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh my gosh, you got a pic with Tim Holtz! :) Sounds like such a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing the pics for those of us who couldn't be there. Been thinking about you guys all weekend. :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great photos, Barb - can't wait for you to post more! I was so mad at myself for forgetting my camera on Saturday. Cell phone just isn't the same quality!

We had such fun, didn't we? I enjoyed spending time with you, Anne, Anita, Jenn, Robin, Denise and Trinh. Can't wait to do it all again in a year!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Very nice make and take, Barb!

Judy1223 said...

Ahh, Barb, sounds like a little bit of heaven...meeting so many Hero Arts/ Flickr and Blogging friends and sharing your passion...crafting! Keep the pictures coming!

walchowDesign said...

You gals seems to be having tons of fun! TFS!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing Barb!

kath said...

thanks for sharing your fun time at Scrapfest...love what you made with Tim and great pic of the two of you...one to treasure...hugs kath xxx

Lisa said...

Oh to do a Tim Holtz class...so jealous! Love all you girls with the giant sunglasses:)

Suzanne C said...

Awesome cards and projects! Look at you hanging out with all the fab artists!