|Waiting for the Show Floor to open|
Friday I wandered the hall looking at Vendor Booths. There were lots and lots of stamping supplies, very little paper and only a handful of it new. I was also disappointed at prices. With the exception of Close-outs on items that were at least a few seasons old, there were not a lot of Show Specials where product was concerned.
|One of Melissa Francis' Kits, so sweet!|
The one highlight of the show floor was the Melissa Francis Booth. It was beautifully decorated with lots of projects from her line. I was beginning to explore and take pictures for inspiration (it was allowed at this booth) when Melissa Francis came up and introduced herself! Wow! I mean, Holy Cow, WOW! We talked. Actually, she talked, I was tongue-tied! She even invited me to her CHA Party this July in Las Vegas! I was SO flustered, I forgot to get a picture of us together! Her booth was filled with all of her new line and it was all half-off! So many goodies and it all went into my bag. I watched her demo and took away lots of inspiration and a few new techniques and uses for her product. That alone made Friday worthwhile.
My other find of the day was a booth that was demo-ing Ten Second Studio’s new VerDay Paints. If you haven’t seen this paint in action, head over to their website and watch some of their videos. The line is designed to give a worn, patina look. Paint chipboard with copper paint, let it dry, and spritz it with the VerDay Patina wash. Leave it alone for a few hours and you have the look of aged copper, so cool! The kit I bought has bottles of Brass, Copper, Bronze and Iron. I can’t wait to get home and play!
|The show floor|
Oh well. I’ll take away the good things and move on. One highlight from the hotel - it's undergone a renovation since the last time I visited. One of the new venues is Wreckers Sports Bar. One whole wall is dedicated to ten televisions screens, two of them oversized, showing ten different sporting events. Insane! I had dinner there saturday night and watched The Kentucky Derby, two baseball games, two hockey games, a NASCAR race, The Bulls playoff game (boo!), a golf match and a college Softball game. Wow, is all I can say!
|Ten, count "um, TEN!|
Today I’m headed to Epcot for the Flower Show and then up to The Villages for a class at She Scrapbooks. More on that in the next post. Stay tuned!