Sunday, April 18, 2010

Shopping at Scrapfest!

I feel a little very guilty as I spent my Saturday afternoon at the Scrapfest as it was Dr. John's birthday! Since Scrapfest (one of the bigger ones here in Ontario, Canada) only comes once a year,  I have to do what I have to. As long as I'm happy, he is happy!! What a good birthday present that he gets- a happy ME! Here are the samples of the scenes! I had the best time shopping with my friend and neighbor Ophelia. This shelf made me happy....

Love the goodies....

I also got Ophelia started on the Cuttlebug this past Christmas and she probably has more folders and Spellbinders than I do now. She promised that she will "share" :)
I only bought two new distress inks-Wild Honey and Spun Sugar. I was being a cheapskate good girl... very restrained.
Then my friend Ophelia saw these Christmas glitter cards, she ended up buying a few jars of glitter and a huge role of tape. She plan to make place cards for this year's Christmas party...now that's some serious plannning! Yes, the the glitter were stuck on this double-sided tape.
Pretty amazing, huh? Here is the glitter chart.
See that cupcake at the bottom corner!? YUM! I had so much fun watching my friend buying these neat products. Maybe I get to "borrow" them some time-heehee! Here's a video for you about the coloring of the skin with copic markers. I also talked Ophelia into buying a couple of the Copics sketch. I'm such an enabler! For those of you who are pros (Alice, DonnaKathy and Kelly-aka the Copic Queens), you can skip this tutorial video. Thanks for stopping by!! I can't wait to use my little stash of new toys!

29 comments:

Stephanie said...

Glad you had such a great day with Ophelia! Tell Daddy I send hugs and kisses too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh boy Virginia, amazing pics! What a sight to see and how wonderful of John to let you be a happy gal today!! Loving all the new nesties and did you bring home a ton of new HA stuff?? Love it!!

Sheng said...

I'm so glad you and your friend had fun. Oh how I wish I could be there too. thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Dawn said...

Sounds like you were very restrained Virginia. I'd have taken out a 2nd mortgage and gone for broke!!!! Glad you had a great day and thanks for sharing your pics.

donna mikasa said...

I love that line: His birthday present was a happy me! You are too cute! Lots of yummy goodies at the convention and I'm proud of your restraint! Thanks for sharing.....lots of drooling going on here!

Deirdre said...

Wow Virginia.... lots of yum stuff..... how were you so restrained.. I now I wouldn't be!! LOL!!!

Alice Wertz said...

awww... I wish i was shopping with you! so glad to hear that you had fun and i am sure Dr. John is very happy since you are happy! =) you are too cute, my friend! thanks for sharing!

Ayoune said...

Oooooo.. I wish my country have scrapfest too.. ^^
Thanks for sharing.

Hannah said...

Eye candy indeed! thanks for letting me feast my eyes Virginia! and wild honey and spun sugar were my first 2010 distress inks too! (warning: and then it grew...) hehe.

Kathy Martin said...

Looks like tons of fun! Happy Birthday Dr. John! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Oh I'm in envy land looking at these booth photos! There's no need for guilt as long as you bought Dr. John LOTS and LOTS of fun stamps for his birthday!! and then you can ask him to share them with you ;) LOL

Lin said...

I am SO jealous! Looks like stamping heaven! I have seen that Ritz stamp demonstration last year at our stamp convention - pretty impressive results!

Barb said...

I'm with Lin...SO jealous! Love all the pics! Thanks for sharing them, V! :)

Karen from MI said...

THANKS for SHARING, Virginia! Honestly, I feel as if I went shopping with you girls!! Looks like LOTS of supplies that I haven't seen before. I've become the "old doctor on the block"!! Ophelia sounds like MY kind of girl........she LOVES BLING! I do too! I'm sure that she'd be more than HAPPY to share her supplies with you, IN RETURN for some of those DELICIOUS COOKIES you bake!!!!! So HAPPY that you went and I KNOW that Dr. John would NEVER complain.....he ADORES you! Love, Karen xo

Karen from MI said...

OH Virginia......just scrolled down and see ALL of the GREAT/INSPIRING blogs that you posted, right at my FINGERTIPS! I will use your blog for my go to reference.........THANKS BUNCHES. Love, Karen xo

AnitaRex said...

Virginia! Loved seeing your photos of Scrapfest! Lucky lucky you! Knowing that it's so close makes me want to come next year! I am currently planning my trip to Scrapfest in Minneapolis in September! Glitter ritz is quite popular over here too, did you know that it's a Canadian company? And so funny your such an enabler! Dr John had a great birthday since he made his wife soooo happy! Oh and Virginia I totally think you have got to go either to Scrapfest in Minni or come over here to Winnipeg to visit me!

Agata said...

Enjoy the new goodies!

Leesa B said...

Oh Virginia! I do not blame you, what heaven getting to go to scrapfest. Those photos were so fun and fab; thanks for sharing them. I cannot wait to see the new beautiful creations to come with your new goodies.

Jill said...

Loved seeing all of these pictures! I'm dying to get more Nestabilities so I think I drooled a little when I saw that picture! Sounds like you had a great day!!! HUGS!

Kathy (krolski) said...

You lucky, lucky woman! :) Love all the photos. Sounds like a great time!!

Merry said...

Lucky you....to be able to attend this and so many choices. You have beautiful cards on your blog and I love your header.

Anne said...

Looks like Heaven to me- glad you and your friend had a great time!! :)

Suzanne C said...

Wow that looks like a lot of fun! I am sure you made it up to Dr. John! Happy birthday Dr John!

Fika said...

Hi Virginia.. looks like you're in heaven, at least that how i feel if i were you.. :) So happy to see your great time and lots of yummylicious stamps & supplies.. WOOW WOOW!!! And yes that's right V, the perfect gift for Dr. John is the happy face of you :)

Simone said...

I am soooo jealous!! That looks like heaps of fun! We dont have a scrapfest here :( but i'm glad you had a great time and happy bday Dr John!

Cathy A said...

Oh my, I love a good mooch round a show...but Soooo tempting!!!!! I would like to award you a gold star for restraint in only buying 2 of the new TH inks...I sadly was not so good this week (shush don't tell DH) I got all 12 new TH Ink colours in the post!!! Then I went to a SU party with the aim of buying 1 pack of paper and came away having spent 9x as much as I should....(Don't know how you can be so good!) Glad your neighbour is into craft too, it's good to share tell her!

Jane said...

I seriously think my heart would stop if I walked into a place like that!!! ;)

ivy said...

good self control!

Kelly Booth said...

So Fun..Looks like a great day...I LOVE when Scrap Conventions come close to me...Your so funny...I Lurve you!