Another year…another carnival! Woohoo! I look forward to this every year. It is put on by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. It is also in conjunction with Stitches & Crafting Alive show. It is the most amazing craft convention you definitely need to go to if you are a crafter of any kind! I mainly go for the scrapbooking area of it. I pay for the Embellished Crop every year. That way I get the extra special Goody Bag! So full of yummy scrapbooking supplies!
I’m lucky that this Carnival just happens to be around my birthday each year, so hubby took me for a lovely dinner the night before. I LOVE sushi!
We were even given an upgrade on our hotel room! So nice!
The Carnival was at Spruce Meadows. What a beautiful place! It was there last year, but I was unable to attend because I was sick. I hope it is there next year, too.
There were lots of croppers there! Lots of booths to shop at too! It made me quite hungry…all that shopping! Zeb even tried to take a nibble or two. 😉
I took a couple of classes while I was there. The first class was by the wonderful Nicole Wright. It issuch a cute little box. It has cards and envelopes inside. I finally learned how to properly use my distress tool. I always seemed to end up with sponge marks. I guess I’ve got a very heavy hand. I just need to concentrate on using the sponge very gently.
Here’s a view from our classroom. You can see all the incredible booths that are set up. Crafters heaven for sure!
The next class I took was from the very talented Kelly Klapstein! It was a double layout class. I learned a fun technique of doodling flowers on vellum that was pretty cool. I’ll share it in another post. I didn’t finish the layouts as they were girly layouts, and I have a son. So I need to find some pics of me to use these layouts for.
In the crop area, I was working on a layout to enter in the contest. They usually pick a layout or project that they like the best plus some others that they want to put in their magazine. I wasn’t chosen unfortuately. 🙁 Maybe next year.
Zeb thought he would help me do some creating. Actually, I think he was trying to eat the modelling paste. Bad Zeb. LOL!
Hubby took me out for another nice supper at Hudsons. I had a delicious shephards pie. So good!
Another day at the Carnival! I took another class from Nicole. We made a cute frame. It had some rolled roses on it. Most of the ladies were really struggling with them, but I had no trouble at all. It’s because I’ve had practice. It does take practice to do them. It was a fun class. As you can see, I was in my 80s getup. It was 80s theme this year. I just love the 80s! I designed the shirt myself. I will show you in a later post.
All-in-all it was a great time! I go every year! It is just full of amazing classes, and I have lots of fun meeting new crafty ladies each year. If you get a chance, you should definitely go! Hope to see some of you there next year!