Sunday, August 25, 2013

A BUSY weekend with HAPPY news!

This weekend was ONE HECK OF A WEEKEND full of creativity and inspiration!!! I was at Scrapbook Expo in Chicago, CREATE Chicago Mixed Media Retreat and asked to be on a SUPER COOL manufacturer's guest design team!!

Scrapbook Expo in Chicago (St. Charles IL)

Took place this past Friday and Saturday. It's always exciting to see scrapbook supplies but even more exciting are the friends I get to chat and hug! Pictured: IL Scrappers Online Group (bottom); Spellbinders' Mary Farneth (left corner) and Want2Scrap Owner Michele Parrish (right corner) = LOVE THEM ALL :)

ScrapMart has always been a part of this venue - this time they brought Button Farm (they offered classes!!) and FarmHouse Paper Company = LOVE~!!

I created a card with FarmHouse Paper Company's Country Kitchen Collection, using JustRite's Large Elegant Sentiments set (August 2013 Release) and Spellbinders latest Cut•Fold•Tuck die release, S5-206 Facination. Love these die templates and they are SO EASY to do...warning: they are addicting to make once you make one!!

First you CUT - I nested the two die templates together (one is the inset die and the other is the border/outlining die)...

Then you FOLD - all the cuts you see, you will need to fold them so that you can tuck them in better...

Lastly you TUCK - all the folded pieces are tucked into the opposite openings and it goes around until all are done. I repeated the process with the smallest one in the set, die #1.

After cut/embossing LF-126 Grand Squares die #1 and #2 with patterned paper from Country Kitchen Collection, I assembled as shown below. I stamped Large Sentiment set and cut/embossed with Fancy Framed Tags Two die (retired). Tied a bow and added bling to the card front to finish.

Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Large Elegant Sentiments
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - Fancy Framed Tags Two die (retired), S5-206 Facination. and LF-126 Grand Squares
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento - Rich Cocoa)
Cardstock and Card Base - Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection and Core'dinations/David Tutera™ for Darice Celebrate Cardmaking System
Patterned Papers - FarmHouse Paper Company (Country Kitchen Collection, Secret Recipe Patterned Paper)
Bling - Want2Scrap©
Ribbon - Offray
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Dotz™ and 3D Foam Squares)

CREATE Chicago Mixed Media Retreat

Friday night I was at the CREATE Chicago Mixed Media Retreat in Lisle (IL) representing Spellbinders Creative Arts doing a SUPER CUTE!! make 'n take, using Dresses One blanks and its matching die templates from our Media Mixáge™ Line! Designed by our Senior Education Manager, Richard Garay, it was a hit with everyone who stopped by :) BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in the make'n take with me!! I met some of the most nicest and creative people...met a couple of friends I haven't seen in years too!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Found out late Wednesday that I was selected to be a member of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft third guest design team!! WOOHOO~!! SO excited about this and so honored to be a part of a talented line up of artists!! Can't wait to get started!

Are you still with me?! THANK YOU for reading through all this! LOTS happening and I am SO EXCITED & LUCKY~!! Have a great week, everyone! Can you believe it's the last week in August? REALLY~?! LOL!

Thanks for coming by :)


Erica said...

Lucky! We don't have fun conventions in So Cal like that.

Terri Davenport said...

Hooray! Congrats!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your card is simply stunning and a huge congrats!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So many great things going on, Margie! Glad you had a fun, crafty weekend. Congrats on the new DT gig. You're a perfect fit. :)

Madeline said...

Beautiful card and congrats on the DT position. Fun weekend!

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

emily said...

That looks like so much fun!

Debby said...

What a great time you had. I love the card and the folding that you did. Very creative. Congrats on your guest design team gig with Faber-Castell.

Connie Mercer said...

You have been busy!! Love the cad and congrats on the GD!!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Congrats! Sounds like an awesome weekend :)

Katalina-Marie Kruszewski said...

congrats and amazing card!

Cathy said...

gorgeous creations, can't wait to see what you create with your guest designer spot!

Kelly R said...

Congrats to you and the card is very pretty!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a pretty card!
And congratulations on the GDT spot! :)

Sarah Webb said...

Lovely card! Congrats on all the fun!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Margie! Congrats on your guest dt spot! So well deserved! Can't wait to see what you create!