Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Adventure Recap + a Giveaway!
I've been a very bad blogger. I know this and I'm sorry! But I also have a few good excuses! And as always, I've been great keeping up with Facebook so hop on over and become a fan if you aren't already!
The end of July started with a road trip to New Jersey to vend at Create. 26 hours of driving. 1500 miles. 7 states! Phewww....
This was our booth in New Jersey. Sorry for the less than great picture, but my good camera was left behind.
So why did I travel all the way to New Jersey you ask? For one big little reason. My new niece Adelaide lives on the East Coast. The trip was not all business!
If you are ever in the Baltimore area, I highly recommend the American Visionary Art Museum! The entire place is filled with 'Outsider Art'. Nothing but awesome mixed media pieces. It was my second visit and just as great as my first. It's pretty much amazing.
Yep, this piece is made entirely out of toothpicks!
I also had a great time hitting up some antique stores on the way home. The best way to break up a long drive.
And then this past weekend there was Stampaway. What a fun show! Here we are all set up in our largest booth yet. And not surprisingly I could have filled an even larger booth.
Friday night's theme was "Prom Night". And guess what? We WON 3rd place in the costume contest! Stampers Anonymous won 1st, so I was happy to be so close behind. With friends Christine Meador, Bianca Mandity, MaryJo Mcgraw, and Elaine Madrid. I'm the one in the tan ($5.00 Goodwill) vintage dress. What a blast!
Bianca and I made the sashes and crowns you see modeled above. We started with 2.5" wired ribbon and simply used Coffee Break Design Stencils and spray paint.
The lettering took a few coats since the ribbon was a bit porous.
To finish the sashes we added a Lady Button, sewn on.
The paper crowns which we bought for just .50 cents each were also spray painted and stenciled. To finish we attached a Lady Button (wearing a tiny brass crown) using E6000. Super sweet and super cheap. It would be so cute to make some Halloween paper crowns using our new Halloween Stencils and Cut-Outs!
In just a few weeks we will also be vending at Create in Lisle, IL on Friday August 24th from 6-9pm. Bianca will also be teaching and you still have a chance to sign up for her awesome classes. The vendor's faire is free and open to the public, so check it out even if you aren't taking classes! We would love to see you.
In between traveling and vending I did manage to list some more NEW goodies on the site (and more to come!). Aren't these colorful carved stone skull beads yummy!
How about a GIVEAWAY!
Simply leave a comment on this post so I know you are still out there! After we get back from Create on the 26th, I'll announce the winner. Winner will receive a set of these lovely skull beads, a Shrine Kit, and some Halloween Charms. If you are also a Facebook fan I'll include some extras too. Let me know if you are a fan in your comment. Good luck! xo