Friday, January 17, 2014

Heading Home

 Almost have everything in suitcases, took some nutrition so just need to get dressed and ready for the day and pack those last few items. Home by this afternoon.
Had to buy another large duffel bag suitcase. I did have some items from CHA but Play is where Imreally stocked up. Wonderful scrappy play things from so many manufacturers. You'll be seeing  these showing up on the blog as I create with them over the next several weeks.
Yesterday was Disney. I did it without a scooter and my joints know it today. Just took a Motrin and am lying down a bit waiting for it to kick in, which is giving me a moment to blog. Have to take advantage of all opportunities.
It was fun to share it with so many wonderful women from Big Picture Classes. The entire group spent a leisurely time together taking pictures and chatting. Chantelle ( not sure I've spelled that correctly), a young woman who owns a scrapbook store in Regina, was willing to go with me to some of my favorite rides. She had not been to Disneyland since childhood and wasn't sure what to try. I like a mix of campy ones like Jungle Ride to the Star Wars Tour and Buzz Lightyear and the gorgeous design of It's a Small World.  No roller coasters for me.
I then went promptly to sleep,when I got to my hotel. So, getting up early today did not cause sleep deprivation. I wondered if I could get everything packed up without problems, but all seems well.
I'm reflecting on what some of the main themes of CHA were and even on the themes of Play's products. Those products are very new and very appealing. Pocket Pages really are dominant. I think a number of folk are very happy to keep their memories with this approach and the variety of products can really make each person have their own style and make a very personal album without much fuss.
On the other hand, those of us who are embellishment crazed layering fans could find a lot to work with. The tiny embellishments for the Project Life scrapers who like a little dimension can add so much interest to a traditional scrapped page. Lots of choices for that, plus the cards themselves can work well as a base for,a cluster.
Die cuts for embellishing are available in abundance. They make great negative space cut out shapes and plenty of those are available on cards for similar looks for pocket pages.
Stencils and stamps to suit every taste from woodland creature, silly sayings to strong graphics and geometries.
Color was everywhere and not just at the fabulous We R Memory Keepers and Doodle bug. From soft water colors to intense saturated hues, it was there. The muddier grungier colors were much less obvious but vintage and grungy lovers do not despair. There is product for you too.
Time to get this wrapped up as I still have things to do before I head home.
Have a happy day folks!

3 comments:

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Safe travels.

Cindy deRosier said...

Safe travels!

Cindy deRosier said...

Weird that we said exactly the same thing at the same time! Great minds think alike, Teresa!