Saturday, April 19, 2014

Be Curious!!!

Hello Crafty Peeps!!! "Be Curious" are the words written in my Compendium of Curiosities III Book, and are probably written in yours too if Tim Holtz autographed it for you!  When it comes to making Art, those words are essential. It's all trial and error sometimes, and if you are persistent, you discover a technique you will use and love forever!
It's almost time for Linda Ledbetter to start up the new series of challenges on her new blog, based on the new book! I am thrilled to announce that I was asked to be on the Curiosity Crew for the challenges along with some other fabulous Ranger girls...beyond thrilled actually! I hope you will join us every fortnight for the new challenges, starting Saturday, April 26th, and if you do, I wish you luck on being picked to win great prizes sponsored by Inspiration Emporium and The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!!
Stay curious, make Art, and I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Weekend & Winners!!!

Hello everyone! My apologies for posting this a few days late! I had to attend my oldest son's golf tournament, and then my youngest son has been ill, so I haven't had time to post until today. I appreciate the patience! Before I get to the winners of all the loot, I wanted to show you some photos of my weekend at The Crafty Scrapper doing Make-n-Takes! There were over 100 people who participated, and 12 designers who taught gorgeous projects! 
The wonderful thing about driving through Texas in April is seeing the millions of bluebonnets that engulf the roadways and pastures! I couldn't help but take photos! It's such a gorgeous sight!
Everyone was busy setting up their spaces for the Make-n-Take, and I was given a space big enough for seven people at a time.
We were all asked to bring a few projects that we had made to display by our booth.
Sadly, I forgot my phone on the day of the event, so I have no other pictures but these. I was able to teach 70 of the 100 people that attended in the six hour time slot. I am sorry to those of you who were not able to make the Notes and Collections Clipboard. There was quite a line each time it was time to move on, but aside from my fastest group that made the project in 15 minutes, most of the groups were longer. Next time I'll know to keep it much simpler, but I hope everyone enjoyed the day! 

AND NOW, look at all this loot I scored while in New England and at the Collins Show...enough for three big winners!!!

The first winner to win this stack of loot is...
Number 29, Lizaveta Tsar'kova-Golofas, from the Ukraine.

Lizaveta said...О, Анита! Какая великолепная поездка! Какие шикарные впечатления! Я вот сижу, смотрю и сама вдохновляюсь! И не думала, что бываю вот такие огромные магазины, в которых просто сумасшедший выбор товаров! У на в Днепропетровске магазинчики маленькие и выбор там скудненький, и цены очень высокие... А у вас-такая красота! Поздравляю тебя с таким чудесным путешествием!
Which translates to...
Oh, Anita! What a great trip! What luxury experience! I'm sitting here, watching herself inspired! And do not think that's such a huge'm shops that just crazy selection of products! In Dnepropetrovsk on small shops and there skudnenko choice and the prices are very high ... And you-so much beauty! Congratulations on such a wonderful stay!

 The second winner who will win this stack of goodies is...
Number 55, Sue C.
Sue C. said...What a fabulous trip Anita! The stores look amazing! Sue C x

The winner of this third stack of awesome product goes to...
Number 20, Susan K.

Susan K. said...Wow, what beautiful stores! Beautiful Impressions is really cool and I think I went there years ago...or maybe not. What a great trip and displays can really make or break a store. And create a whole bunch of temptations! lol Thanks for sharing!

Ladies, thank you so very much for commenting, and please email me your address so I can get your items to you right after Easter! I wish I had enough for all 64 of you, but please know how appreciative I am of your support and caring. All of you make me so happy!  Thank you!!!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Make-n-Take Madness!

Happy Friday everyone crafty! It's going to be a busy weekend for me, as I'm heading to The Crafty Scrapper to celebrate the store's 9th birthday! There are going to be prizes, food, Make-n-Takes, and all kinds of fun going on all Saturday! I'm doing one of the Make-n-Takes, a Handbag Notes & Collections Clipboard in grungy Tim Holtz style, and I thought I'd share it with you. If you are in the area, please stop by, say hi, and join the fun!
The Front
The Back
The Inside
Don't forget to leave a comment on my post "An Awesome New England Visit Part 2" to be eligible to win one of several give aways. 
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Challenge At The Crafty Scrapper!

Sometimes challenges are no fun! Sometimes challenges are super scary! But after we face them, we sometimes find they weren't so bad after all. No matter how big or small, a challenge is a challenge, right?!? Okay, so getting a couple of dozen of items in a baggie and told to create something using every single thing in it, isn't a life challenge, but it was scary a little bit!!! That is exactly what the the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper was given to do! Here is mine...I know...a little different for me right? But, it was FUN!!!
As a quick mushy side note, I appreciate all your comments, even the ones when I post another blog! You guys are so special to me! I LOVE blog planet!!!!

 I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!