Monday, March 3, 2008

A few of my favorite things

I had a great time at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Portland. I'm actually not much of a scrapbooker, but I like to go volunteer at these events to meet people in the papercrafting industry, and to gain insight on class management and development. I got to talk with some wonderful people on Saturday, including the lovely and talented Sandy Redburn of Crafty Secrets. I was able to get my hands on two of their new stamp sets, Flourishes and Bird Lovers. They are such beautiful, detailed stamp sets, and I can't wait to start playing with them, and making samples with them. All of their stamp sets are just beautiful. In fact, check it out for yourself, here is a link to their site: http://www.craftysecrets.com/
I also visited the people from Rusty Pickle and picked up (among other things) these beautiful trims. The picture includes trim from two different sets, Princess Bride and Mayflower.
And of course I am always a sucker for beautiful glitter, and Barbara Trombley's Vintage Glass Glitter is beyond gorgeous. A friend and I bought the Fine Sea Sprite glitter and the Fine Ultramarine glitter to share...two for the price of one.

It is always interesting visiting these conventions and seeing the different classes offered. So many...well, almost all of the classes were project based classes, and there didn't seem to be very many classes geared towards the more experienced papercrafter. Maybe that is because this was a scrapbook convention vs. a stamping or art convention. I just wonder why there aren't more technique based classes for scrapbookers. Maybe it's just me, but when I take a class I like to learn new things, not just make a pretty project. What do you think? I would love to get some feedback here. What kinds of classes do you prefer or would you like to see more of? Feel free to set me straight here.

4 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

It looks like a cool show how lucky you were to go
Jen

Glee-scrap said...

I'm with you, Valonda. If I pay to take a class, I want to do something that I have never tried before, or use product that I may already have, but in a way I've never used it(a new techniqe).
Did you check out t!m's blog...painting with alcohol inks on overlays looks fun (but I don't think I would need a class for figuring that out).

Glee-scrap said...

P.S.-Love your new picture by the Header...you look HAPPY!
technique?....(spell check please)

Beth Norman said...

Your stamps are awesome. I like Crafty Secrets.