Sunday, September 18, 2011

Make It and Take It!

I spent the last two days working the Graphic 45 booth at the Mall of America for Archiver's annual Scrapfest.  I recognized quite a few ladies who went through our make-and-takes last year and I also met a few new ones along the way. Many asked me if I was sick of repeating the same instructions for the nth time, but I truly enjoy it.  It's the customers' first time going through the project and their delights show, and that's all this extrovert needs to sustain her enthusiasm :)  Scrapfest is also my annual opportunity to hang out with the Graphic 45 folks, Diane, Aimee, Charee and Jeff this time! I think I can sum up my experiences with them in one sentence: "I feel the love!"

Scrapfest also brings many friends to town! I had dinner with the Core'dination crew, what fun that was! I don't know how Mindy spilled her entire drink but didn't get a drop on her!  Ellen apparently orders two drinks at a time! Love it! :)  I stopped by Doodlebug's booth and met everyone there and checked out the adorable products! Laina and I spent some quality time catching up.  Finally I met Robin after several attempts of playing tags.  Really, this event is this extrovert's dream come-true.  Even so, I was completely beat and spent most of today on the couch comatose...

Before I go, let me post the latest Color Room palette and my take on these colors.  It was a hard palette for me, but I managed a layout, though far far far from my best palette work, oh well. I did finally use the October Afternoon gal sticker in my stash. I think you can tell from my blog header how much I love her :)

This is it for now. I will make the Graphic 45 projects we did at Scrapfest later and post them sometimes this week if the weather cooperates.  Ah yes, the fall is upon us and the daylight is shrinking :)

27 comments:

Karen B. said...

Love that little girl on a swing. Reminds me of your header. Of course, the real girl is sweet too. One of these days I'm gonna catch up with you and meet you in real life...

Sue said...

I love how the paper is just perfect for your photos, Jing-Jing. I recently met Diane and Aimee in Singapore and they're just lovely. I can't wait to see your Graphic 45 make and takes. :)

Jessica said...

I meant to stop by and introduce myself at Scrapfest, but when I was ready to get in line for the Graphic 45 booth, the line was pretty long and you weren't there! Maybe next year! I had a great time though!

Virginia L. said...

Would LOVE to meet you in Scrapfest! That would be the HIGHLIGHT!! Love your darling page, Jing-Jing!

alexandra s.m. said...

Elle est trop mignonne ta page et ta Fille biensur!!!!

Tracy said...

Ohhh your layout is adorable.
My friend was schedualed to take a G45 class at Scrapfest, but sadly had to cancel as she was very ill.
Wish she would have told me sooner as I would have gladly taken her place...by the way she is fine now.

Aubree said...

Look at you working the needle and thread these days. Love the hand stitching!

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like a very fun and very exhausting weekend! How cool it all sounds! And I think your layout is absolutely adorable! That little girl sticker is just the cutest thing, isn't it? Works so perfectly with your photos here.

Janetcraft said...

Hi Jing Jing...1st of all..CONGRATS for the DT selected..!! yeh!!!!
and I just would love to be part of the team to go for the workout after reading your great stories.!!

Michelle said...

This is really really cute! I have that girl and am hoarding her too!! I am glad you had a good time this weekend. First time for me in a few years that I didn't go. Just wasn't in the cards for me this year. Hopefully, next year.

Kim said...

totally not fair....I wanna GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just a bit too far from down under!!!!!! I love your design on this layout the pink really makes the layout pop!

Keri said...

Love the stitched circles and am proud of you for using that sticker on the perfect layout for it, I still have mine and am holding on tight, lol!
Scrapfest sounds awesome, I've met Diane briefly and she is indeed lovely & gracious...hope one of these days you & I get to meet!!! :)

Michelle said...

Hi Jing Jing... Thanks for the comment! :) No! I am not ready for winter!!! Hate the cold, snow, neg. windchills. I heard the Vikes got creamed yesterday. They were ahead at half time too!! Have a great week! :) Michelle

Alice Wertz said...

ahhhh.... one of these days i wanna go to your make and take!! =) looks like your girl found a new way of using the swings. so cute! beautiful layout, Jing-Jing!

Christie Bryant said...

So glad you had fun with the G45 ladies (and Jeff)!
LOVE your layout, especially the stitching, so cute!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Jing-Jing. I saw the Doodlebug announcement today .. a little late, I know .. but wanted to send a big Congrats your way! I love your layout for TCR .. such adorable photos .. you just have the cutest kids .. who can focus on the paper? Hope your back is doing better and you are ready to make hay while the sun shines!

Debbie said...

This is adorable!!!

Blossom inch said...

love those photos JJ and perfectly captured. Like the stitching too..

Patricia said...

love this beautiful page so joyfull.. Quelle joie de vivre dans cette page
bises

Deana said...

Love, love that page! The stitched circle is the perfect finishing touch! And so glad to hear you had fun at Scrapfest!

Charlene said...

Sounds like you havd a great time!!! I would love to go to something like that. I wish mother nature would coorporate with the weather..over 100 every day this week...wait a minute...isnt it supposed to be fall???

Beautiful ,colorful darling page!And of coarse...adorable subjects!!

Tanya Tahir said...

aww what a cute cute cute layout! :)

teacher jessy said...

Wow, that is so much fun to to attend the scrapfest! Glad u had an awesome time during make & take. Gosh that layout is uber cute!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww this is so super sweet. I'd love to be outside on a swing right now myself. Fun times. :)

Pearl said...

cute cute swing pics ! Fab with the OA ! Scrapfest sounds like a terrific time ! ;)

Lydia said...

Oh my goodness, that photo is soooooooo perfect for that swing sticker!!! Great layout Jing Jing!!

Agata said...

Ha! My daughter does exactly the same thing! And boy, has she started early! Great layout! Love the colors and that chipboard girl + swing is just perfect!