Creating Keepsakes University Day 1


Me, posing with scrapbook extraordinaire Ali Edwards.

I had this entire post finished, went to spell check — it froze and I lost it all.  Too tired to recreate tonight, but the hightlight was meeting Ali Edwards and having her sign her three published books that I bought (A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking, A Designer's Eye for Scrapbooking with Patterned Paper, and my personal favorite, Life Artist) .  She is an amazing and inspiring person. 

I attended one class sponsored by Rusty Pickle, an ala carte class that I paid $30 for to create a 6" x 10" album filled with interactive components like hidden pockets, tags and altered chipboard.  The album is themed "Did I Mention It's All About Me?"  You can fill it up with photos of your own choice when you arrive home.  The class had too many components to be successfully completed in the two hour time frame with 50+ women and one man of varying levels of skill ability. In addition, the papers used in the Powerpoint presentation didn't match the papers we had in our kits so it was a scramble to figure out what papers went where.  However, we did get detailed instructions and color photos in order to finish our projects and most of the papers were already cut to size.

I am surprised by the number of men I've seen at the event — a minimum of five, maybe more.

We also received a goody bag filled with all kinds of good stuff:

I took this shot using my digital SRL and my Gorillapod.  See below — no camera shake, as I used the timer.


After seeing Ali, I also caught a glimpse of Tim Holtz out of the corner of my eye, but I was famished and was off in search of sustenance.  As I wandered through the Galleria Mall, I came across DeBeers, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry and a huge indoor ice skating rink but no time for shopping — I was hungry.  After dinner at Benningans, I came back to my room to unwind, blog and get organized for tomorrow.


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