Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scrapfest 2013

Hi there!

Warning: Photo-heavy post!

It's Scrapfest weekend here in Minnesota and today was such a fun day! It started out with meeting my friend, Jayne from the Hero Arts Flickr group. The minute we met, it felt like we'd been friends for a long time - she is so easy to talk to! Here we are, sitting in Tim Holtz's class. (sorry it's a bit blurry.)


Tim's class was AMAZING! It always is, but this year's project was so cool! We made a Holiday Merriment Canvas. 

Here's my work area as we were just getting started. You can see the blank canvas over to the left.


And here's Tim as he explains our next step in the project. Blurry again, but the guy rarely stops moving!


Here is my completed canvas. It has so many fabulous details, colors and trinkets - just love it!


Tim gave away tons of goodies including a fun bag and apron. We also got to keep all the products we used to create the canvas.


And then he surprised us all and told us we would also be receiving a Christmas gift from him - a pack of FOUR more canvases! He is so generous! Can't wait to play with these!


Here's an adorable photo of Mario - I swear, this guy never stops smiling!


And then before leaving class, there were more photo opportunities.




After class, Jayne had another one to run to, so I met up with Linda and we got in the long line to do the Lawn Fawn Make-n-Take. We had done that one yesterday too, but they were doing a different card today.

And look who was at the booth! Yup - Kelly Marie herself, and sweet Britt too!


The two cards on the right below are from both Lawn Fawn Make-n-Takes, and the one on the left was created at the Doodlebug booth. It came with a matching envelope. My friend Nancy designed both the Lawn Fawn cards, and she was suppose to be here this weekend but couldn't make it. We sure did miss her!


Later in the afternoon the three of us headed up to the Hero Arts, Stretch Your Stamps Neon class. It was taught by a cute gal from Archiver's. We created two cards and a mini notecard, using some of the Stamp Your Story stamps, along with some Neon Inks and Daubers. So fun! Here are the cards.


And Hero Arts gave away some goodies too! I have so many of their stamps already so I was worried it would be something I already own, but I got lucky! I don't have either of these stamps, or the felt flowers - yay! :)


Okay, one last photo of the three of us. Me, Jayne and Linda.


It was a wonderful day - it's always great to see my good friend, Linda and it was really nice meeting Jayne - she is so sweet!

It was a very different year from 2012 when there were 13 of us who attended Scrapfest. Today, we talked about how much we were missing all of you who were here with us last year! Hope to see more of you in the coming years!

Sorry for the long post - just wanted to share it all. :)


39 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love seeing your pics! Missed seeing you. That Tim class looks great! Hugs

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb, thank for sharing photos of your time at Scrapfest! It looks like you are having a fabulous time. Your canvas is so beautiful.

Virginia L. said...

Aw...dear Barb! Now that I see these FUN photos, it sure bring back the GREAT memories from last year! I love seeing your class samples, photos with Tim, Mario,LF's Kelly, Britt, Jayne and Linda! Happy to see that you got some FABULOUS goodies from Tim and HA! Thanks for taking the time to post these photos. You know I am there with you spiritually :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So fun to see all your photos, Barb - especially the Tim Holtz class since I didn't get in this year! What a beautiful canvas you made!! So true - we're missing the friends who couldn't make it but I'm glad for the friends who could participate! I'd have been very lonely without you and Jayne today :)

Dawn Turley said...

awesome day Barb. You look like you had great fun and your TH canvas is stunning. And all that inspiration. So pleased you shared all this with us.

Nancy K said...

I loved this post Barb! Sharing your experience is almost as good as being there! Fingers crossed for next year.

Heather Maria said...

Wow Barb, it looks like you had a fantastic day! Love reading about and seeing all your photos - thanks for sharing! The canvas and cards are all fabulous!

Linda said...

Love to see all the pictures, barb. Sounds like you and Linda and Jayne had lots of fun!

CinnamonSally said...

Great to see your photos of scrapfest Barb, love your canvas and how exciting to meet Tim!!! Wish they would hold an event like this in the UK!!!

Lynn said...

What an amazing day! I love all the pictures...the smiles say it all. The canvas is incredible.

Annette Allen said...

how fun.. thanks for sharing.. looks like you had a great time..

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for sharing Barb! Gosh, it looks like you had a super time and so glad you could meet up with friends! Love your canvas!

Suzanne C said...

What wonderful pictures! Sounds like a blast!

Betty said...

love seeing all the fun pictures - one of these years i'm going to have to take a fall trip to scrapfest.

Cindy C. said...

Haha.. thanks for the 'photo heavy' warning Barb, I got my tea ready before continuing! LOL I enjoyed all the photos, and what lovely projects you've made and those goodies are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous photographs, Barb - opened the floodgates for the brilliant time i had last year. Your canvas is beautiful!

ThePurplePlace said...

Awesome pictures and a wonderful time! SOme day I MUST get out there and meet you all and enjoy time together!!

Love the projects you created too! How fun!!

:) Thanks for sharing!!

judkajudi said...

Thanks so much for the photos! I know you are just about finishing up with Scrapfest ... have been thinking of you and Linda this weekend. Last year was so perfect! Hope we can reunite next year! Hugs to you and Linda!! Hugs, Judy

Barb Ghig said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us, Barb! I love your canvas and cards...Looks like you had a really fun time creating and meeting up with Jayne and Linda!

I sure wish I could have been there with you girls...maybe next year :-)

Laura Norris said...

What wonderful photos! It sure looks like you had a fabulous day! Your canvas is amazing! I'm sure Tim was so much fun to learn from. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

Your pictures are wonderful - I really enjoyed them. You are so lucky to bed able to attend one of these functions. I also love your canvas that you made with Mr. Tim.
Thanks for sharing!
Sandy

Robin K. said...

Your pics made me feel like I was there Barb!! Tim's class looks like it was amazing- love your completed canvas! How fun to meet another Flickr friend too:). Maybe next year!!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, I really enjoyed seeing ALL of your lovely photos! How FUN that you were able to hang-out with Jayne & Linda...while participating in some some wonderful classes & activities! All of your class-creations are fabulous! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.

Sally said...

What a great recap, Barb! Thanks for sharing your completed projects and it sounds like you had lots of fun! How wonderful to meet up with friends to share such a special time!

Helen F. said...

Barb, it looks like you had the BEST time! You look fantastic in every photo! Love all of your make 'n take cards too :)

Nat said...

oh wow Barb, love seeing these photos of you and the gals!!! looks like you had an awesome time. makes me smile :)

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Barb - love the photos of all the happy, smiling faces. So much fun. Looks like you all had a blast - love what you created too. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Morton said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all! you look radiant, btw! What a special time. Your project is so vintage and rich with details. Thanks, Barb, for sharing.

Mona Pendleton said...

Looks like a fun filled experience! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Perry said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures from the weekend Barb. I must attend one of these days cuz I live right down the road from MOA and Archivers is my go to shop. Would love to meet the faces of the blogs I visit. Love your projects.

alexandra s.m. said...

what nice it is to have you report back from the Scrapfest Barb! Thank You so much and I love your project ;)

Leni said...

Love that you shared the photos! it looks to me you had a real fun time. I see some awesome goodies too. I think you have some stuff AND good memories to treasure for days or weeks :)

Laura B. said...

Loved seeing all your pics! Looks like you had a fabulous time!! Love all the projects you made!

walchowDesign said...

It's always such a treat to see your photos at the scrapfeest, Barb! Looks like you have a lot of fun! TFS!

Trinh said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Greta said...

Thanks for sharing the cards & photos--can't wait until next year when I can come!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love these photos, Barb! Brings back memories of last year. :) Looks like you all had a great time! Thanks so much for sharing.

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