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Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's been a while...

Well, I see it's been a while again since my last post.  Busy, busy!  Since then, we've had a chorus retreat and I've been to ScrapFest at Mall of America with thousands of happy crafters, including a bunch of Hero Arts Flickr Group friends.  Get ready for a long post!

Can't believe it's been a week since ScrapFest but I didn't have a chance to share photos until now.  We had such a fabulous time!!  You can find group and other shots on Barb's and Virginia's blog posts. I let those with better cameras take most of the photos but I do have a few to share.  First up - photos from the always amazing Tim Holtz class:

ScrapFest2012 TH class marque
Jumbotron for the class presentation

ScrapFest2012 working in TH class
Working in the class with Barb and Judy to my left
ScrapFest2012 Tim and me
Tim Holtz and me - don't I look official with a Ranger apron!

ScrapFest2012 TH project
My completed class project
I love how everyone's project looked so customized; we had lots of fun playing with colors and all his embellishments.  Especially enjoyed distressing the metal accents with white acrylic paint.

The bunch of friends, new and old, gathered for many meals - here are some of those photos:

ScrapFest2012 Virginia and Dr John Fri Janet and me ScrapFest2012 me and Ava with her card
Virginia w/hubby Dr John, Janet and me, me with Ava.
ScrapFest2012 Marcy and Barb Fri ScrapFest2012 Lin and Denny FriScrapFest2012 Kathy Linda and me Fri
Marcy and Barb checking the menu, Lin and hubby Denny, Kathy with Linda B. and me
ScrapFest2012 Judy raising a glass and daughter Kathy FriScrapFest2012 me and Nancy FriScrapFest2012 Sheila Ava and Janet Fri
Judy with daughter Kathy, me with Nancy K, Sheila with Ava and Janet.

I miss all these lovely people already and can't wait until we meet again!  That's what's so great about the crafting community - all the friendships we form with people from all over the globe!

And that's it from ScrapFest 2012.  Mark your calendar to come to the Mall of America in 2013 for next year's ScrapFest 9/20-9/22.


Lin said...

I can't believe a whole week has gone by either! It was such a joy to meet you, finally, Linda! Love your pictures - will never get tired of seeing them, as they bring back such fun memories!

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! It's like you've brought me along too! Looks like everyone had a great time Linda! Those projects you made with Tim look gorgeous! Did you get to keep the apron?!

Nancy K said...

It was so wonderful to meet you, Linda! I loved reliving our fabulous weekend with your great photos, what special memories! I'm so impressed with your TH project, you did an amazing job. I so wish I could have joined you for that one.

Virginia L. said...

GREAT post, Linda! I like how you framed the photos! I wish we had more time together at ScrapFest! There were simply too many things to do in a short time! I am glad that I finally met you! Love your photo with Tim--just adorable!

Barb said...

I've been missing everyone this past week too! Love all your fab photos, Linda! We sure had a wonderful time this year, didn't we?!

Dawn said...

great photos Linda.... sounds like a super trip and meeting up with all this friends.... what fun. Love the project you made too... Lucky you!

Sue McRae said...

Looks like you had such a fun time at Scrap Fest, thanks for sharing your pics with us!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, thanks so much for sharing the fun times and photos from ScrapFest this year! Look at you Ms Ranger - you look brilliant and part of the Ranger team! Your project is amazing, you must have had great fun making it! Loved seeing all the photos of the gang from Flickr - I'm sure everyone is marking ScrapFest 2013 in their calendars!

Greta said...

Oh no--more pictures making me wish I had been there! I am hoping to make it there in the next year or 2--would love to meet friends, like you, in person! Looks like you all had a great time.

Robin K. said...

Thanks for sharing such great pics Linda!!! You were really rocking' the Ranger apron!!! I'm sorry I missed seeing everyone at Scrapfest- hope to remedy that in 2013:)

Jenn Biederman said...

It looks like you all had a great time, Linda! Sure wish I could have joined you...next year!

I love the project you did with Tim this year...very cool!

We are planning to head up to the cities one of these weekends. I'll be in touch to let you know. :)