One of the best parts of convention for me was getting me meet some of my blog buddies. Cindy Major ("Encre, Papier, Ciseaux" or "Ink, Paper, Scissors") and I have recently been e-mailing each other and we finally had the opportunity to meet. Cindy is an amazing demonstrator from Quebec. She speaks French and English fluently and has the most adorable French accent.
What you don't see here is the person who was nice enough to take our picture, Brandi Wiggins-Côté, (The Squareheaded Stamper). I could just kick myself because I didn't get a picture of the both of us. Brandi was kind enough to arrange an opportunity for me to have my picture taken with Jan Tink (Stamp, Paper, Scissors). Jan and I were both Artisan Award Finalists and she is so talented, clever, and just plain fun.
Ever since the Catty Cruise I have been a little obsessed with uses for the new SU Lattice Die. I just about fell over when I saw how these gals and used fun foam and those little plastic headbands to make crowns. Aren't these cute? Although I don't know their names, I am fairly certainly the gal on the left (pink shirt) is the one who came up with this adorable idea. Since I don't have a daughter, I will definitely be making some of these for my great nieces. (I know that the phone will ring shortly when my mom gets a look at these!) I think it would be worth the price of the die just to make these. Of course, I could probably do a blog post on 101 ways to use the lattice die, well maybe not 101, but a lot.
Speaking of my nieces, today I want to share with you one of my Artisan Award entries featuring my sister's granddaughter. I don't really do much scrapbooking, but I must admit that when I finished this page I really considered doing it a little more often. There is something very rewarding about creating something that you know will be treasured for years to come. I really wish I could get my scrapbook pages back, but since I have photos, I will probably just recreate them when I have the chance.
I know that this color combination is a little unusual, but it really went well with her playsuit and her big, beautiful, brown eyes. Isn't she just the cutest thing? I will share some of my other scrapbook pages in the next couple of posts and along with even more convention stuff...so be sure to check back soon.