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Where does the time go?

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

 

 

Using the Pivot Pop Up Die from Lawn Fawn

 

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.

Card Front:

 

Inside: