I didn't mean to... it was all so innocent...
I had parked mine by a booth and was having a lovely chat with the company owners and when done, I simply grabbed the handle beside me and took off to find Christy. She was already in the next aisle over sitting by the washroom. As I approached, she commented, "Whose tote is that?"
I looked down to see a strange silver tote bag in my hand and saw that Christy was sitting with MY red tote at her feet. It took a few seconds for me to grasp what had happened... I had just stolen someone else's tote and I had no idea who!!! I frantically ran back towards the direction I had come and as I rounded the corner of the aisle, I saw a lady looking as frantic as I was searching all around at the various booths.
I approached her and exclaimed, "Is this what you're looking for?" The look of pure joy and relief on her face told me the answer and she began to thank me profusely for finding it!!!
"I didn't actually find it... I accidentally stole it", I tried to explain. But no matter how much I apologized, she just kept thanking me!!! So I finally said, "You're welcome!" and walked away!!!
That was "Oops #1"... read to the end for the bigger "Oops"... probably my biggest Oops of the year!!! But first, some eye candy!!!
Teresa Collins' booth is divine!! She has some beautiful new releases and a ton of sparkling crystal and I absolutely LOVE to look at the photography on her layouts!! Striking!!
The "core" of this new line is patterns that are beautifully revealed when sanded!!!!! Oooohhhh the possibilities!!!
So one of the HOT trends this year is VINTAGE...
As always, Graphic 45 had a booth attracting so much attention with it's unique displays, there was hardly room to take photos!! What's cool is that the Scrapbook Pantry is planning on doing a super fun "Flea Market" at their store where you will be able to shop all kinds of awesome product lines like Graphic 45, 7Gypsies, Websters Pages and more!!! Sooooo fun!!!
Mid day we met a wonderful new friend by "divine appt"... Christy was yawning in the aisle as she was waiting for me (happened a LOT today) when she got "caught" by Heidi Sonboul... Heidi and her began laughing and chatting, I joined them, and before we knew it we were at the GCD Studios booth where we met Melody Ross!! I won't go into it here, but Melody's story has been a HUGE inspiration to me for our Scrapbook Your Heart retreat this year.... and although our conversation got cut short, I'm inspired by her and her new lines with GCD even more! I'll share more later, but here is Christy with our new friend!
So I'm in the Ranger booth today shooting video of the new Tim Holtz dies (for not being a die-cut girl... I'm loving these ones!) and in walks Tim Holtz. Although he was looking a tad busy, we asked if he'd mind doing a quick intro video for Canadians on his new line... and he agreed!
Well, let's just say there's a reason I married my gorgeous "gadget-guy" husband... and I'm the photographer... he's the videographer...
Question of the day:
What do you think of Tim's new dies and what do you think was my second MAJOR "Allison Ooops" of the day... or should I say week... or should I say year?????