Sunday, January 25, 2009

fun people fun time (part 2)!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the front of the convention center


All of the classrooms are on the second floor - which was WAY higher than the normal second floor - which was a wee bit of a problem because i have this irrational fear of escalators but we were too lazy to take that many stairs or find an elavator so here is the escalator i kept having to ride up on:

i start off standing up but by the top i am literally crouching on the step in full blown panic mode - thank god cat can put up with me!!!!!!!!!!!! but it was ALL worth it because THIS is what was waiting for us at the top!

YEP that's catherine on the left and me on the right with t!m!!! he was BEYOND fabulous - he lived up to his reputation and then some as a teacher and a great and funny guy and his products and project were outstanding!

and here is me with mario who was also FABulous!

and our project - use the new alcohol inks, new refillable pen, some super cool tin tape and one of his new stamps sets - detail pics below.









and the BEST part - the back! LMAO!

here's cat's with a different mix of colors.



that evening we went to the splitcoast cupcake reception:
hoe luscious are THESE:


we spent a good bit of our evening (when we weren't runnin around finally connecting humans with blogs) with dianna crick of scor-pal noteriety:

i just fell in love with her....maybe she will adopt me......she is a super fabulous and fun lady and we "talked shop" quite a bit and did a little scheming so be sure to stay tuned for that!!!

and then of course the highlight of my evening:

the three loudoun VA girlies!! suzanne dean on the left (of poprock infamy) - of course i flew here with her and we've been roomies but the girlie on the right is my buddy amy sheffer of pickled paper designs. she lives just a mile from me but we just NEVER have time to hang out - i know how pathetic right????? so we flew across country to see each other! (ok helps that we both left the hubbies and all the kids behind) we'll be spending the day together tomorrow HOORAY!!!

ok no more time to post as the door to the floor is about to open and cat and suzanne are going to LEAVE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey share the internet cord more often girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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71 comments:

  1. Ah you lucky girl! Tim just seems so adorable and the project you made with him is just way too cool! Continue to have lots of fun and bring home some goodies!

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  2. Beautiful project! And thanks for post all the photos of you and the girls! And Tim!!

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  3. Wow! What a wonderful time you are having! The cupcakes looked yummy!

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  4. Looks awesome that is a seriously high second floor. Yikes! Congrats on meeting Tim and making awesome goodness!

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  5. Marti,love the project you and Cat made! Also, your story about escalators. I don't have a huge fear of them, but I don't especially like them either. I always hate the end where you get on and off of them. When I was a child, my mom told me a story about a friend of hers getting her flip flop caught in it, and ever since then, I have a fear of the end of the escalator!

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  6. Oops! Forgot to say the escalator flip flop story was StephanieDoan from Cricut MB !

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  7. Marti, you girls did such a great job on your project. The cupcakes look fabulous and now I am hungry for some. I must get in the kitchen:)

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  8. I would have loved to make that sample with Tim Holtz. He is just the best educator and creator of new things to play with! You are so very lucky to be at CHA. Maybe someday I will get to go!

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  9. LOL as pretty as your project is I have to agree the best is the back ;)

    I'm scrappy jealous that you got to meet Tim! At least there was something nice waiting for you waiting at the top at that very tall Escalator! :D

    Ziggy

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  10. You sound like you are having a blast. I am so anxious to get one of those Alcohol pen thingys...sounds so cool!

    Guess I don't have to tell you to have fun...I'm loving the blog entries!

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  11. thanks for all the post just wish we could all be there with you it looks lick such great fun

    misty (sandra) Crixut message BOARD

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  12. thanks for letting us enjoy cha with you!!!

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  13. You must be loving having the chance to meet and spend time with all the people whose crafts and ideas you see regularly on their blogs!!

    Swedie

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  14. I am so jealous - what a great pic with Tim. I love love love your project. Can't wait for more news.

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  15. Oh my gosh, I loved the Tim Holtz project. That has to be one of the steepest escalators I have ever seen! I can go up without too much trouble, but I simply cannot go down!! I have to find the elevator! My sympathies to you.

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  16. That class seems like so much fun. What a great project, I might want to recreate that at some point (when or if I can ever get my hands on some of those inks!). That cupcake reception seems so cool too!!!

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  17. Marti how fab!
    Wonderful project, wonderful friends and wonderful Tim!
    Have a great time
    Paula

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  18. tim looks like fun! what a fun project!!

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  19. How awesome to have your picture with T!m! Thanks for sharing so many of your experiences!

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  20. Ohhh I am totally living vicariously through you!! Have Doodles of fun!!

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  21. oh my what an honor to meet Tim!! You are sooo lucky!! I love his products!!!

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  22. Those are gorgeous projects! Can't wait to hear about all the new products you used on them. It's a great picture of you guys with Tim too.

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  23. wow looks great and you get to hang with Tim very cool Have a great time and I love the project
    Hugs
    Norine

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  24. Wooo I love what you created, that looks so awesome! Oh my, yup that escilator ride definatly was worth it you lucky gal!!! I have the same fear of elevators so I feel your pain there! Looks like another wonderful day had by all. Looking forward to reading all about tomorrow!

    ~Jenn

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  25. CHA looks so cool. All those new toys to play with. Would love to win the candy.

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  26. What an awesome project your girls made with Tim! Cool time. :)

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  27. Marti, you are not alone in your not-so-irrational fear of escalators! And the ones at CHA are definitely imposing structures. Good luck with them the rest of your stay.

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  28. The project you made with Tim is awesome!!!

    OMG!!! Those cupcakes look delicious!

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  29. Wow, love the photos of Diana Crick and of T!m!!! Yummy. Have Fun, Linda

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  30. You are one lucky girl to be there with all the fabulous makers. I LOVE your Tim project and the signature, so cool.

    LOVE California :)

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  31. WTG getting to meet Tim. I know he has so much talent and it is awesome to see him in action! The project you and Cat made turned out SUPER! Thanks for all the fun details of your first day! Have fun and thanks for giving us a chance to win!!!!!
    Have fun! hugs.....Peggy

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  32. I've been enjoying keeping up with the fun times you're having. Your t!m project came out nicely.

    Look forward to hearing more.

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  33. OMgoodness! You are a lucky ducky! How awesome was it to work with
    t!m. I cant even imagine. Dawn

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  34. Nice project and Tim's signature- woo hoo, covet that baby like I do mine!! lol Glad you are having a good time, my friend Katie said she met you last night!!
    hugs,

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  35. The project you made with Tim is awesome. Isn't he just the BEST!

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  36. WOW!!! To meet Tim!! How awesome is that!!!!!!!!!! And to think HE was at the top of that ride!!I am sure it was so worth it!That project looks like lots of fun.I can't wait to try it out.I am still a little intimidated by the acrylics though.Those cupcakes look yummy but not as yummy as your stamps do.Hugs and have lots of fun!!!

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  37. You are so lucky! What a cool project you made and I LOVE the idea of the AI pen!

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  38. You met my boyfriend Tim! How lucky for you - I will share him! LOL
    What beautiful projects you made, and those cupcakes look absolutely YUMMY!!! What a fun day for all you gals.
    Sharon

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  39. looks like you ladies are having so much fun already! let us know how the rest of it goes!

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  40. Hope your having lots of fun. That stuff is gorgeous.

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  41. Your so lucky to meet Tim...that is a great project. Looks like your having a blast...enjoy!

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  42. So fantastic! I LOVE Tim...how cool that he signed your gorgeous project. Hmmm...Tim or cupcakes...Tim or cupcakes...I just can't decide!

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  43. You are so lucky!! Looks like your having a fabulous time!

    Nicole
    ncole1701@aol.com

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  44. Lucky girl. I love Tim Holtz! Have a great time.

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  45. Alcohol Ink class looks like TONS of fun!

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  46. Oh my! I love it...what memories you ladies are making! Meeting Tim and getting his siggy on your project...how exciting! TFS!
    My mom has a fear of escalators too. I never knew how bad it was until I convinced her to go on one w me...I'll never do that again.

    cyimbugbitten

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  47. Really like your project with Tim. Thanks for the pictures and letting us know what is going on.

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  48. Oh, I just love cupcakes!! The sample from Tim is gorgeous...those inks...gotta love 'em.

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  49. Wow! That project is incredible! I cant wait to see the tutorial(hint, hint, hint) and the project kit! (hint, hint, hint)

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  50. Oooops....forgot my last name on my comment. I was too busy hinting!

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  51. What a great bunch of pics for your memories.
    yOU'RE MEETING ALL THe people I would love to meet someday

    kam ----colorado

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  52. Love the project that you made with t!m. He is an absolutely amazing artist and teacher.

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  53. Love the project from Tim's class.
    So glad you are having fun!

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  54. I so wish I could be there. It looks like you are having a blast. Keep up all the reports so we can enjoy the show also.

    Laurinda (Cricut MB)

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  55. How cool are those tiles that you made with Tim! Are those Fragments that you used? Oh and acetate butterflies..neat! Oh and yummy cupcakes!

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  56. How cool to meet Tim! I love all of the new products from Ranger. Fantastic project too!

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  57. Tim Holtz, cupcakes, friends....this is what makes your day fabulous. Except for that steeeeep escalator! Enjoy everything you see and do. MarilynY (yum@hawaii.rr.com)

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  58. Love your recap of the day! I love the pics of you with Tim and with Diana! All the pics are great, but it's so nice to put a name with a face for Diana! Sounds like you are having a ball and that project with Tim looks great! I wish I could eat one of those cuppycakes!!

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  59. *pitter patter Pitter patter* <---- That is my heart at the sight of T!m. :)

    Looks like you girls are having the best of times! :)

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  60. loved the sassafras felt minis and the birds in the cages!

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  61. Oh Tim is such a cutie! And I love his stuff. Those things that ya'll made are gorgeous! I really need the lights and brights as well as trying that new tin tape! Cool beans!

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  62. Tim and Cupcakes, both very yummy!

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  63. You are right to be scared of elevators! When my mom was little her dress got sucked into one and she got stuck! So be careful! Good thing you have a friend to look out for you when you crouch down.

    Interested in the alcohol ink pen?? Sounds intriguing???

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  64. Loved seeing the new Tim Holtz project you made with some of the new things. You're so lucky to be there.
    Susan G

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  65. OMG your project is awesome! And how cool to have tim's siggy too!!

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  66. that looks so good and the muffins :) yummy

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  67. tim holtz is so adorable! What fun you guys had. It looks like such a blast! I would love to get my hands on those light and brights new inks! I love them so much and use them so often! I MUST HAVE THEM!!!

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  68. OMGosh!! What a STAR-STUDDED event this is!! CHA RULES!!

    Char in So Cal
    {scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

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  69. Love what you made in Tim's class. Too cool. I'm so excited that Ranger is coming out with the other colors in alcohol inks. Can't wait to use peach bellini on a background!

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  70. Your project with Tim turned out BEAUTIFUL! Mario does look like sweetie, too!

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