I saw the queen of crafting herself, Carol Duval! Also on hand at different booths were Michael Strong, Natalie Metivier (Magenta Rubber Stamps), Dee Gruening (Posh Impressions)Mary O'Neil (Hot Potatoes Rubber Stamps) and I even caught a glimpse of Tim Holtz, he was leading a workshop right the across the hall from the one I attended.
Carol Duvall, Natalie Metivier and Mary O'Neil.
I stopped by the PaperCrafts booth where Cath of Moxie Fab fame was holding court...she is adorable and just the sweetest person and was happy to pose for a pic with me.
But the highlight of my day was the 2 hour Hero Arts workshop!! The delightfully talented artists along with Aaron were there to make sure we all had a great time. Wow, do these people know how to throw a party!! We sped through 5, count'em 5 projects and I'll post the cards and a bracelet we made on Monday when I have time to put the finishing touches on them (and there's better light to take a picture). I did get some photos of my favorite rubber stamping artists too....
Here's Jennifer telling the group not to open our packets or she'll take them away...she was probably kidding about taking them away, but she was clear about not peeking. What a surprise to see the amazing new wood mount stamps that were being debuted for the first time. It's a supplement to the 2010 catalog called "Designs in Wood", and you won't believe how gorgeous these stamps are. I can't wait to get my hands on all of them.
Aaron addressing the group of workshop attendees.
Lisa, as sweet as she is adorable!!
Look who posed for a photo with me....Jennifer and Shari!
Tami and me...she's just as nice as can be!
I tried to get a photo of Sally, but that woman is really quick, every frame had a blank wall instead of a Hero Arts artist. Nancy wasn't there, but she did design a card for the workshop. Everyone associated with Hero Arts was just so kind, funny, creative and just plain wonderful. I'm so happy I had the opportunity to meet them.
I'm going back tomorrow and Monday for the CHA Trade Show, going to do some make n takes with Hero Arts, Ranger and as many more as I can fit in, then I'll be preparing to teach some classes at Stamp Fever in Orange.
Thought for the Day: Jer 17:7 But blessed are those who trust in the Lord, and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
Today was the first gorgeous blue sunrise I've seen in over a week (we've had some very stormy weather in So Cal), and it was worth the wait. Sunrises always give me hope and today I feel blessed!
Have a wonderful Sunday,