Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What a weekend in Waxahachie! Oh...and a winner or 2!

The weekend started on Thursday when I arrived in Dallas. David, Caroline's hubby picked me up @ the airport, then we headed to their home.

Caroline & Jessica were already there (Jessica arrived @ a different airport)...and get this...Caroline showed us some new Maya Road products that will be released @ CHA this winter!!!

Nope...I can not be bribed...my lips are sealed...but just you wait. WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY cool stuff is coming. You won't be disappointed.
I guarantee.............

Then we headed over to TEN SECONDS to visit with Cheryl & Megan...oh and to do just a little shopping. If you are looking for entertainment, go to their site & check out the TACO TUESDAY videos. They are much more fun than anything on tv. They will make you laugh & learn all @ once. Cheryl & Megan are a hoot......Megan is a wild child!

Then on Friday we saw this little bit of heaven........the Maya Road warehouse. OMG!!!!!!!!!


All these boxes & plenty more...are loaded with Maya Road products. This photo, actually taken by me...doesn't begin to show the enormity of the warehouse. I'd guess these boxes are stacked 30 feet high. Maybe more?? That's a boatload of product....

Like I said...
it's Maya Road heaven.

Can you imagine a huge box FULL of my favorite trinkets elements metal flowers. It made me sweaty.............

The weekend @ Craft Scrapper started with a fun birthday celebration on Friday evening. Carolyn, Annette & Caroline all have October birthdays.


They said these cakes were all LOW CAL...I believed them!
I think............

Here's a photo from the first Ranger distress ink class...

There was so much interest in this class that we did it twice. So about 60 gals left with their completed tag sets & some very inky fingers.



And here's the evidence........Sweet Annette & Sherri...all inky.

Another class photo...


One of the classes that Carolyn chose for her customers was the "Use your scraps" journal class. In this class each person brings their leftovers and we create a journal that can actually be used. Since the FRAGMENTS are small, it takes just a bit of rubons, paper & trinkets to make art.

Take a look @ a few of these beauties...........



What is totally amazing it that each person starts with the same Maya Road chipboard covers and the same fragments...but each journal is unique to the person who created it.

Here's Cheryl & Christi...hmmmm...what's that comment about a GLOCK??

YIKES!!


And here's the Crafty Scrapper crew who all worked very hard to make this THE PERFECT WEEKEND! And...guess what??
They did!!!!!!!



But the highlight of the weekend was meeting NATALIE.

Natalie's grandmother took the first Ranger distress ink class & she showed the tags to Natalie. So, on Sunday Natalie took the second Ranger ink class.

What's so special about that you ask???

Natalie is 11 years old!

She has been thru more in her life than any adult can even imagine...but she is still smiling and sooooo very sweet. Oh...and she's soooooooooo cute too!

She followed the techniques exactly & it's quite obvious that she is one very talented little stamper.

NATALIE...YOU ARE A LITTLE DOLL! Thanks for coming!!
I'm glad you had fun.

I could go on & on...so I think I will...tomorrow. I'll be back with more photos.

It's drumroll time.....................


THANKS TO ALL who posted organizing comments. This is so cool. One idea leads to another and we all get some really great tips.

So, without further ado...

the first winner ...

is.....

LOTSA SCRAP!!! CONGRATS to you!!!

lotsa scrap said.........

Here's my organization idea for today. Yesterday I went to an auction and bought a record cabinet, small--just 3 sides, no doors on the front. But it does have a shelf on top and 4 slats to hold 33 rpm records. I'm going to store all of my 12 x 12 paper in it. Right now the paper is in hard plastic sleeves on a bookcase. When I transfer those over to the record cabinet, I'll have more room on the bookcase to reorganize other stuff. I got the cabinet for $7 which is a lot less than what I paid for the plastic sleeves! Wendy, thanks for posing the question. I've enjoyed reading everyone's tips and getting motivated to reorganize.
October 12, 2008 1:30 PM

and......since I had such a great weekend...

Rick drew another...


DRUMROLL........................

CONGRATS to.................HOBBEMOM!!!

hobbemom said...
I love to organize and I love old vintage stuff, so I put the two together. A few things I have done is bought up several of the wooden silverware drawer organizers and hang them on the wall for small shelving. I also found an old spice rack with glass jars and use those for my buttons. I also have an old metal bread box that I put ugly tools in. I found an old mail divided shelf that I bought the old corning ware square bowls in different colors that fit into the slots perfectly. I use alot of metal ware to store things in. Use of stools, and shelves on my counter and desk to put things in height. Also use old drawers with neat knobs here and there to hold small things. I love my room and all the vintage things around to organize and decorate. It just makes me feel good...I hope some of these things helped...Have a great day.Louise
October 9, 2008 8:12 AM

So ...HOBBEMOM & LOTSA SCRAP...please send me your address & I'll get your packages mailed this week.

Once again...
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART............
THANKS to everyone from Crafty Scrapper for making this the perfect weekend!
Thanks Caroline too!!!
I had a BLAST!
MAKE ART!
wendy

9 comments:

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

We loved having you here. We thought you were just the best! I'm sure you have that affect on everyone you meet and teach!

Sudie said...

Congrats to your winners. It is so nice that you share your gift and talents with others.

Lisa V said...

OMG--you actually USED the camera you took?!?!? So proud of you! :-) Looks like you had a blast!!!

lotsa scrap said...

Whoo hoo! I won! I can't believe it. I never win anything! I'm so excited! I'll even send you a pic of my cabinet! Thanks Wendy! Your excitement from the Texas trip exudes through your blog posting. Isn't life great when you love what you do?

Rachel Greig said...

Looks like you are having LOADS of fun!!!! :):):) Love your projects.

Linda Cain said...

Whoo! Hoo! Great job!
Linda

Heidi said...

It was an absolute blast having you at the store! You are a wealth of knowledge. Did not stop talking about your visit all day at work!

Debby said...

Congratulations Ladies!

Was one of those Maya Road boxes mine? I'm sure I saw my name on at least one of them! LOL

Wendy you are too awesome for words. I know the ladies in your classes had a blast. The Fragment books are beautiful and unique.

I love it that you had a young lady in your class. I had a 9 year old young man become a "certified jr. CFD to mom" in my Fiskars training class. He sat through 4 1/2 hours of class and participated greatly. I was told he would be following in t!m's footsteps. LOL

I'm glad you are home.

Sarah said...

So glad you came to TX. Your distress ink technique class as well as your instructions were absolutely the best!