I have a few more pictures of my friends from convention and I also want to highlight some of my favorite projects on display at convention...first the friends. This is my friend Cindy Ardis. I met Cindy at Leadership Convention in Nashville last year and I look forward to seeing her at all the major SU events. She is a total sweetheart.
This was my roommie, Ruthie Graen (pronounced "grain"). WOW, she sure was a lot of fun to be around. Ruthie is upbeat and positive. There was never a dull moment with Ruthie around. This picture was taken on my smartphone in the convention center...just goofin' off.
This is my friend, Kari Karlin. Kari, Nancy, and I were roommies last year at convention, but Kari brought her mom to convention this year so that is why I hooked up with Ruthie instead. Kari is just the nicest person. I am so glad we got to sit together at one of the main stage presentations.
This is Amy Rogers. Amy was an Artisan Finalist this year so I guess I don't need to tell you that she is extremely talented. Amy did all of the hard work of contacting the other finalists so that we could organize our Artisan Award Finalists Card Swap. Isn't this just the cutest dress? She made it herself. It is hard to see from the picture, but she tore strips of Designer Fabric and tied knots at various places. Then she attached the top and bottom of each strip when she assembled the dress. This is soooooo C-U-T-E!!!!
I still have a few more friend pics, but I need to find them on my camera. So, now I want to show you some amazing projects that were on display at convention. I am guessing that these are projects that were submitted by various demonstrators for the Artisan Award or some other contest. I wish I knew who made the projects I am about to show you. If you know, please leave a comment at the end of this post so we can all applaud their tremendous work.
Be sure to click on each photo to get a better look at these incredible works of art. This is an amazing flower canvas. It really caught my eye The colors are just gorgeous. I just might have to make one of these for myself. Isn't it just beautiful? (Update: This beautiful flower canvas is by the oh-so-talented Sandi MacIver.)
This is an altered mini bicycle. You really need to see this close up. The artist made minature SU catalog for the basket, covered the seat with fabric and just so much more....LOVE IT!
If you read my blog often, it is no secret that I love paper flowers. I just adore this flower pot trio made from card stock and designer series paper...perfect for spring.
This vintage photo board was truly incredible. I just love stuff like this, although I probably would have never made it for myself. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you made one of these and used photos from your family tree. I can't get over the attention to detail.
I saved my very favorite until last. This doll house was totally over-the-top! I am not exactly sure how it was done, but one thing I know for sure...it took a long time to create. If you look at every room you will be amazed at the attention to detail. Each room has minature "everything". Unbelievable! As a matter of fact, I am thinking it was too amazing. What I mean is that I think SU was looking for projects that can be done is a relatively short amount of time and be reproducible. The skill level and patience on this project was way beyond the reach of most paper crafters.