Saturday, May 25, 2013

CKC Convention Fun!

Hello everyone!  

As promised, I have pictures from the Creating Keepsakes Convention for Scrapbooking and I had a great time.  My poor hubby (ya know, the one who lets me do any crazy thing I want) got  home from work at 6 am on Saturday morning, put our stuff in his car and drove me to Buffalo about 3 hours away from our home.  We got as far as LeRoy, just outside of Rochester, and he had to stop to stretch so we got out at a service area and grabbed something to eat.  When he got back in the car, he looked a little worse for wear, so I decided he needed a nap.  He kicked the seat back and promptly fell asleep.  It was ok though because we had a couple of hours before my first class started and we were only 45 minutes or so away from the Convention Center.  Anyway, so as he quickly fell fast asleep, I decided to pull out my NOOK that my daughter gave me for my birthday.  The night before I had thought about plugging it in to charge but didn't because I hadn't used it all week so I didn't think it would need it.  Well, guess what!  It wouldn't even turn on it was so dead.  So now what!  He's snoring in the drivers seat so I can't even finish the drive to Buffalo, and my MP3 player is in the trunk.  I might wake him if I open the door and I didn't want to turn on the acc on the key for the radio for fear of running down the battery.  So for the hour that he slept, I sat and people watched and came to one conclusion.  IT TAKES ALL KINDS!  I saw a trucker with 3 trucks hooked to his, two men who didn't know each other chatting while curbing their dogs, a young boys team of some kind all dressed in their spiffy red uniforms (Go Team!), many people of different ethnic backgrounds, and we were all here at this little service stop in LeRoy!  What a small world!

I know, it doesn't take much to amuse me!

Anyway, back to the pictures...(click on the pictures to see the detail)


These are four projects I made in a class sponsored by Lickity Split Scrapbooks.  The first one is a small 6x6 sun on a canvas frame.  The second is a pumpkin made from 12 x 1 inch strips of paper.  This could very easily be made with reds for a teacher!
A movie/ game wrap card!

a quick gift idea made from bar coasters and a binder clip!


Lovely Layers Double Page Layout

Single Page Layout with Masking
 I won a prize!
The class I won this in was for Vellum.  The instructor was from Georgia and ssooooooo funny but she gave the most fabulous tips on how to use vellum, stamping and embossing on vellum, and how to adhere vellum without seeing the adhesive.  Great tips!

And I bought some goodies.  A place for my embossing folders.
Holds 40 and I filled it up.  I guess I should have purchased two of these.
Some Liquid Pearls, a Fantazstix, and some mini spoons I actually got for  my friend who makes fudge and  hasn't been able to find little spoons.  (If anyone has a clue where to get those little white spoons/knives that come in the fudge please drop me a message).

I had a great time, learned something new, met some new people (one of which tipped me off to a convention closer to my home, thank you very much) and came home with some cool stuff.  If you have a chance to attend one of these CKC Scrapbook Conventions, go at least once!  If not for the classes, at least for the shopping.

It is the long holiday weekend and it is cold and raining.  My poor husband just got home from work so I guess I will go to the Lowe's to purchase a second banquet table as I am going to the Dolgeville Violet Festival in June.  I am going to make a few shadow boxes and some cards and help sell my friends fudge (doesn't need help, it sells itself)!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!



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