Tuesday, March 15, 2011

what a weekend:-)

this is the 3rd year I have headed out to Edmonton for a trade show, it's kind of a mini "canadian" version of CHA. It is sooo fun, loads of classes, loads of the latest and greatest scrapbook supplies, loads of coffee...and lack of sleep, but it is all worth it!!

  So we (my sister Jen & Cottage Girl Connie) headed out to WPG airport Steinbach at 4am. Arrived in Edmonton by 8:30am (their time) they are an hour ahead of us. Then picked up our Timmy's and headed over to go shopping in one of our wholesaler's wharehouse - soooo cool!!!! Then we went for lunch and to 2 local scrapbook stores to check them out!  Then over to the hotel to check-in and register for our weekend of fun by 4pm, check out the supplier booths, then eat some supper, and then in classes till 10:30pm!!! Wind down - till after midnight, and back downstairs to register for our day by 8:00am.... Our 1st class was with Mr. Tim Holtz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and so Sat & Sunday continued, up early - to bed late...next to no sleep Sat to Sun because of some partiers in the room next door...but that is a whole other story!!!  Busy, busy!
Here are some pics of some of the weekend highlights!!!!

Jen & Connie "creating"!!
this is Diane Schultz - owner & designer of Graphic45
this is part of the project we created! will show of in a future post!!

me- chatting with the ladies of Copic Markers and a fellow store owner:-)

the embroidered detail on this egg are the newest "sew easy" heads - yep!! I ordered them:-)

WeR memory Keepers "fiesta" line - arriving next week!!

                                      there were sooo many AMAZING Graphic45 samples!!
                         Jennifer and me in the WeR Memory Keepers booth - she was super fun!

                                      Completing my genuine Tim Holtz inspired tags:-)  Yep - at the end of the class he even surprised us all with a FREE Stamper Anonymous stamp set he designed:-) I used mine on my tags!!
                                                         Me & cutie-pie Tim Holtz:-)

us girls with Cutie-pie Tim Holtz - seriously what an amazing teacher - clear instructions, beautiful project, super patient and funny to boot!!!   We were so lucky to be able to  take 2 classes with him- we all left very Inspired!!!  I can hardly wait till all the Ranger products I ordered came in so I can do the same for you:-)
We also took classes with Little Yellow Bicycle, Bo-Bunny, We r Memory Keepers, Copic Markers, Graphic45 & ClearSnap. We walked out with really neat projects in all of them.

We also met Margie from The Girls Paperie - she was a sweetie-pie too!!! Here's hoping she teaches next year!!!


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