Anyway, Anna and I went and worked the Pink Paislee booth along with Holly (the product designer), her mom Cyndi, Rebecca and Barry (the owners). One of the dt gals, Tina came and helped us out for lunches and Jill from the Scrappy Gourmet worked the make and takes. It was exhausting but fun. I love meeting all of the store owners and hearing about scrapbooking and customers in their stores. It is amazing how it all differs from store to store. I got a chance to catch up with several friends while at the show, so many people I just think the world of. Despite heading to the show with a brand new camera, I actually took very few photos. Sometimes I think that is okay though, because I tend to get lost taking in expiriences through my camera rather than just expiriencing them. I did get a shot with Stacy. I got to visit with her just a bit and talk about Big Picture stuff (still pinching myself over that!!).
So we took the EL and then a bus to Navy Pier. I had never been before. It was very neat. We passed on riding the big farris wheel and opted for photos instead. I edited photos to share and put them on Photo Bucket. . . but now that I am at work and trying to post them, they aren't there. You will just have to trust me that we went and enjoyed.
Okay, so then on Monday. . . insert the music of a chior of angels singing here. . . we went to Ikea. Oh my, pure bliss. We don't have a store in St Louis so even though I had heard of the magic and wonder of Ikea, I had never been. For a girl who loves organization, it was just pure bliss for me. Anna got a ton of shopping done for her dorm room and I got and few little fun things along with a new rolling chair for my scrap room.
I had to include this one of Holly, posting online and rubbing her iPhone in my non-iPhone having nose. She swore that by the end of the trip I would go get one, I am still wanting but not caving yet.. . . yet. Anyway, we had a great time. Got to hang with tons of great friends, see some great products, sell some great products, and enjoy a little down time. Back to project sharing tomorrow!
I am home from CHA Chicago. We got in about 7 last night and just crashed. It was a great weekend but so tiring. I have had the intention of getting caught up on things all day today but haven't seemed to have gotten anything done. I have not even unpacked my clothes. I need to get motivated and attempt to catch up on things, but just can't seem to. After a long weekend of being on the go almost constantly, I am kind of enjoying doing pretty much nothing.
I have a ton of project photos to upload and share and photos from my trip, hopefully I will get to all of that soon. In the meantime, here is a project I made for Pink Paislee featuring their Vintage Moon collection. I used vintage buttons for all of the flower centers. I covered the center of a Top Siders chipboard piece with paper and wrote my favorite quote on it. I used the new rub-on alphabet to accentuate some of the words.
Tomorrow I will start sharing some of my BasicGrey projects and some photos from the weekend, so stay tuned!
Today I want to share with you a shadowbox project I made using Pink Paislee's new Pop Fashion collection and featuring that photo I shared a couple of days ago. I just love how this turned out. The phrase is from one of the new rub-on sheets and seemed so perfect for the photo. The photo and embellishments are all on a piece of round acrylic which is adhered with foam squares so that the whole piece hovers above the background. The paper background was also dusted with fine glitter for a little added sparkle.