Ok, so let me get the atc contest results out of the way. I didn't win and I didn't even come in third place this time (bottom lip poked out). However, now I know (or at least I think I do) what the judges are looking for.
In March when the convention returns, I will enter the contest again, but this time with a card that has embellishments! I should have realized that from the last show (when I came in 3rd place). Urrrrrrgh
Now on to the show . . .
This is where I spent most of the day - at Stamper's Anonymous' booth watching Tim Holtz demonstrate techniques using some of his new and not-so-new products and techniques.
Here he is inking up a piece of grungeboard
Then there are the Fragments. This is a technique Tim demonstrated where he sanded one side of the Fragment and then stamped an image with clear embossing ink, embossed with a heat gun and whala! the piece looked like it was etched!
This isn't the best photo (darn it), but this is a soldered necklace that a blogger I met in person today - Robin, made. This was Robin's first soldered piece. The necklace is simply beautiful. I thought she had bought it from Sally Jean!
And what a nice surprise it was to see Jarri Schwartz at the show! She was one of my table-mates at the Cindy Forrester workshops last month. This was her first time coming to the rubberstamp convention, and it was a blast hanging out with her today. Good seeing you Jarri!!
My faux dichroic necklace I made at After Midnight's booth as a make-and-take
Tim gives the samples he makes to anyone that asks when we are sitting/standing watching him demo.
Below is a necklace that he made from his Idea-ology line today and handed to one of the ladies at the table. She turned around and handed me the necklace because I had given Tim that book. She simply said, "on no, you take it. I can make one for myself". I thanked her, but didn't get her name, so if you were there and you know her, please tell her I said that was very kind of her!
Ran into some people from *the day job* and grabbed a bite to eat with them. It was a beautiful Southern California day out today!
I also spent some quality time with my friends Mary, Diana and Trina. It's always a fun time with that group of ladies! And Eileen . . .it was nice sitting with you as we watched Tim and catching up.