Category Archives: Creativation
I cannot believe that my last post was in December and now January is almost over.
I did not get anything posted on this blog, but I did have a busy January. Taking Christmas decorations down and packing to leave for Arizona seemed to take more time than usual even though I didn’t have as tight a schedule as last year.
Creativation was on here seemingly before I got a chance to unpack. Had an unbelievably fun week with most of my pals from Scrapendipity. On Thursday and Friday, we were all busy with classes, which were without exception simply wonderful. It is really a special treat to see crafting celebrities in person and to watch them work in class. Included were classes from Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Gel Press, Dyan Reavely and Faber Castell. Then on Saturday, Sunday and Monday we drooled over all the new products coming out. Sandra flitted from booth to booth, sitting down to make dozens of Make and Take projects. It was all I could do to keep up with her. We hung around the Ranger booth, learning about the new alcohol inks and Oxide sprays from Tim Holtz. We were clearly visible in our Canadian buffalo plaid shirts in several of the different companies’ videos being made of Tim’s demonstration. Shameless, we were.
Here is a photo of some of the loot we received in the classes and some of the Make and Takes we did.
I did have some time to do some crafting including this layout of us with Tim Holtz…………………………………I know…………………shameless
If you are a “Friends” fan you might be interested in how this die from Lawn Fawn got it’s name. Kelly Marie Alvarez told us at Creativation, that it came from the Friends episode where the friends were trying to get a sofa up the stairs in the apartment building. Ross kept yelling “Pivot” and because the die pivots around just like the sofa was supposed to do, it got the moniker “Pivot Pop Up”
The card we made in class, using the Pivot Pop Up die, was one of my favourites from Creativation and so it was the first to go into my “cart” after the show.
I found the great constellation paper from American Crafts at Scraps of Love here in Phoenix. The Beam Me Up stamp set was included with the Lawn Fawn class. Incidentally, the WOW “glow in the dark” embossing powder I found in my scraproom here in Phoenix may be the same one I accused Sandra of borrowing and not returning. Not sure……. just saying. The star die is Sketchy Star and is from Simon Says Stamp. The amazing monster eyes are from Crackerbox Palace.
Anyway, the card turned out super cute and I am about to start on another variation of the same card.
Hope you like it.
It seems like Creativation is already a distant memory, but I wanted to do a post showing some of things I made in the classes I took at the show. There are some that are missing as they were unfit to be shown.
I have sorted them in my head into “must haves”, “Wish list cute” “cute but not for me” and “unfit (you won’t see these as the garbage man has already erased them from my life)”. You can decide which is which.
Here they are:
Sometimes it pays to go outside your comfort zone. I was wandering around Creativation when a nice lady walked up to me and invited me to a Make and Take at the Tombow booth. “What are we makin and takin?” I ask. “Brush Lettering” she says. Well, if you lined up all things that I am not good at, brush lettering would be at the top of the list, so I declined. As I was walking by the table , the lady noted again that there was just one spot left………..for me. So I sat down, made the most horrendous attempt at brush lettering and proceeded to win the grand prize in the giveaway. Sometimes it just pays to humiliate oneself!
I walked away with an Advanced Set of Brush Lettering Pens AND their brand new Planner book. Woo Hoo!
I cannot post my Brush Lettering entry as I deliberately left it on the table. It truly would be total humiliation for me to post it, but I will post the cards I made in the Waffle Flower workshop. There are some great stamps coming out from Waffle Flower. The one I am most excited about is a layering stamp for making marbled backgrounds. Included with the workshop was the stampset with the deer on it entitled Wild and Free.
Here they are:
Well. yesterday was my first day at Creativation! I negotiated the Indianapolis 500 that is the I-10 freeway that leads to downtown without incident and only had to circle the convention centre about three times before finding a parking space.
I was astounded to see the distances people traveled to attend this event. Had coffee with a lady from Panama. Sat between a lady from Columbia and a lady from Stockholm at the Lawn Fawn class.
The Lawn Fawn class was fun. I was also surprised to find out how far flung the various employees of the companies can be. The Lawn Fawn pieces were stamped and coloured on the east coast, but cut out and kitted on the west coast.
Some cute stuff is coming out from Lawn Fawn. Here is what we made:
Thanks to Scrapendipity for allowing me to represent the store. I truly am acting like “a kid in a candy store”