Saturday, January 23, 2010

Craft Super Show dot Com

This year we were lucky enough to have CHA Convention (which is for wholesalers/retailers in the craft industry) hold a CraftSuperShow Convention for the public the two days before CHA started in Anaheim, CA . . . I went for both days and I'm glad I did . . . there was PLENTY to see and participate in demo's and Make It Take It's . . . I even saw one of my very favorite Mixed Media Artists, Chris Cozen, who introduced her newest book . . . MIXED MEDIA AND COLOR . . . published by Design Originals . . . here's a photo of Chris Cozen and myself and she's holding up a copy of the book! I LOVE her books and techniques!!!!!
One of the booth workers was wearing a GORGEOUS necklace that her friend made for her . . . I just had to take a picture of it and show you . . .
I know I need another hobby like a hole in the head . . . but my mixed media buddy, Marilyn Gallas and I couldn't pass up this quilted postcard which only took 30 minutes to make at the Janome Sewing Machine booth . . .
This charming card was a Make It Take It at the Joann's booth using K & Company Papers . . . it was so easy yet it looks so delightful!
I hope they decide to hold the CraftSuperShow in Anaheim again next year . . . I would LOVE to attend for both days, again!!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy 88th & 89th Birthday!

Happy 88th Birthday to my Uncle Fuku! Apparently, like, I didn't know this, but, the 88th birthday is an important birthday in Japan . . . so my cousin Jeanne is throwing a birthday party for my Uncle Fuku at Hop Li, the family favorite Chinese Restaurant in China Town, Los Angeles, CA . . . here's his card . . . he is an Elvis fan!!!!!
One of my fellow student beading buddies in Sylvia Valle's class, Claire Abelson, is turning 89 next month . . . she is totally AMAZING and sharp as a whip! In fact, I think she's sharper than I am!!! My memory is F-A-D-I-N-G!!! LOL!!!!
Both of these pieces are mixed media using acrylic paints inspired by Chris Cozen, Traci Bautista, and my own experiments! Stamps are from Stampsmith please email for scans of her AMAZING movie star stamps! YUM! YUM!!!! LOL!!!