Monday, August 4, 2008

The Big Picture....

I have so much to share from an extremely busy weekend. So I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge this weekend. This was the first type of event that I attended like this so I didn't know exactly what to expect. I scheduled three classes and two volunteer shifts. The class that I was looking forward to the most was Finish Line Scrapbooking with Stacy Julian. I have those photos that I want to scrap but they just keep getting pushed to the side in favor of other projects. I knew I NEEDED this class. It's a leap of faith and definitely out of my comfort zone, (you just had to bring photos and black embellishments, you had no idea what paper you were going to work with, I even emailed ahead of time thinking I might get a better idea of what size photos or what color photos to bring but no luck. She said, just bring your photos.) It worked out great, I loved the result. She chatted with me afterwards and signed my copy of her newest book, Photo Freedom. She definitely has helped me see the "bigger picture" this weekend, in more ways than one. Thank you Stacy!

I was a Teacher's Assistant for my two volunteer shifts. I had no idea which classes that I would be volunteering for until I got into my assigned room and saw the materials on the floor. I was very lucky to have the opportunity to help out some very talented ladies, and a gentleman. In total it was four classes. A class from Pazzles, Tiffany Tillman, Stacy Julian and Piggy Tales. Pazzles showed everyone how to work with their software, Tiffany, get this, made me measure and Piggy Tales made some very hip cards. And Stacy, well it was a pleasure to listen to her lecture both on Friday and Saturday.
I really could listen to her talk about scrapbooking and her perspective all day. And that really is saying a lot coming from me because I do like to hear myself talk. And if you know me, you know just how much I like listening to myself talk. Seriously I felt like someone needed to pinch me Saturday afternoon.
*sigh* I love scrapbooking.

I also got to meet up with some CKMBer's in real life. It's always fun to get together with these girls and have a good laugh. I can't wait for the next crop, which I have already forgotten when it is, someone please remind me so I can put it in my calendar.

Here are also the ID tags that I made for this event.
I just die cut a plastic placemat and glued foam letters that I had die cut as well. I used a craft glue that is made to dry clear and adhere fabric to all kinds of smooth materials. It worked great and we then tied the tags onto our bags with ribbon.

Okay that's it for now. I jumped out of bed because I had an idea and I wanted to write it down before I forget. Then I thought, while I'm awake I might as well do a few things. Take care and have a nice start to your week!


Cassie said...

Hi Kristin. I had an awesome time at CKC this year, too. Thanks for making those cool "I love CKMB" tags. It's staying on my bag!
Oh, the crop is in September. I think we decided the fourth weekend of every other month, possible rotating b/w fridays and saturdays.

Veronica said...

Well Kristin, are you gonna post the page you were forced to make? Would love to see what you came up with!

PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

I love those conventions - sounds like you had fun!

Cindy Tobey said...

It looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun!

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a good time TAing. Might have to try it next year. Thanks for the CKMB tag - mine is staying on my bag, too :) I'm hoping I can come to the next crop...we'll see. I've got pics from the past weekend on my blog, too.

Sasha said...

lucky girl .. can we trade places .. lol