I have admired Rae Missgman’s art for years. I met her for the first time a couple of years ago at the Faber Castell booth at the trade show. I was so delighted when she finally agreed to come teach at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps.
Rae taught two fun mixed media classes and I know everyone enjoyed them
Rae is so sweet and gifted me a handmade book and a lovely crocheted piece that can be work as a necklace, book wrap or bracelet. I wear it as a bracelet and adore it.
Hoping to meet up with Rae again soon. If you want to see more of her work click here!
So excited to be visiting New Orleans in a few days. I have never been and I will be there with other artists at a GOLDEN paint training session!!! Lucky me
Where has the month gone? I got back to Florida on the 1st of September in time to board up the store for an impending hurricane. Then we had a huge estate sale at the store for one of our customers who passed away at the age of 89. Myrna had been crafting for many years and had an overwhelming amount of stuff. And of course I was behind on designing all of the classes for this month.
Now onto the crafty/art stuff
Cards from one of our recent card classes. Quick but, fun to make.
This is the Halloween Assemblage for this year.
I love the Halloween Making Season
Just of the cruise ship and I had an extra day booked to meet up with Brooke. We decided to go on a haunted tour of Seattle. I had been to Seattle in 2014 but, had not taken a tour. It was fascinating – Seattle has such an interesting history
Love the totem poles.
We stopped in Victoria today.
Had an English Breakfast for Lunch and then went on a bus tour
Got up really early to watch as we sailed through. Wrapped in blankets and the cruise personnel were coming around to everyone with hot chocolate. what a fabulous way to spend the morning.
In Skagway I took the coach to the Train which went through the mountains. Stopped at the suspension bridge and had Bison Chili for Lunch. The views are just incredible.
Images of Skagway
Views from the coach
and from the train:
we even stopped to pick up hitch hikers who were on a hiking tour and two of them turned out to be Nicole and Bryan who were with our group.
Alaska is just so incredibly beautiful and the polar opposite of Florida. We have beautiful palm trees, ocean views and balmy breezes but it is very flat!
It was a rainy day in Juneau and I had tickets to the Rain Forest. After getting there we discovered the roads had been washed out so the tour was canceled. Called another Uber to go to the Medenhall Glacier. We were in the visitors center and the power went out. Just a crazy day!!
Here are the photos that I manged to get.
I can see how much the glacier has receded since my last visit.
Alaska – what can I say. Always so majestic and breath taking. We had an incredible room on the ship for classes and we were fortunate to see whales during and after classes.
Look at this view!
We are headed to Alaska again for another Royal Carribean cruise. I flew in a day early so that I could go and visit my friend Brookes store called Urban PaperCrafter in Edmonds Washington.
I only spent an hour here before Brooke whisked me away for a day of play
We took the ferry
And had Crepes
Before driving to Port Angeles. I had a personal quest to search for Edward from the Twilight series. Did not find him but I did see the restaurant that Edward and Bella had dinner in !!
Here are some of the photos from our day
Time for the Summer Trade show and this year it was held in Vegas.
Not a favorite location of mine. I find there is too many people and it is hot. On the plus side I get to meet up with my colleagues and order tons of merchandise for the holiday season.
View of the hoover dam from the plane.
Vegas was hot, hot, hot and there was a swarm of grasshoppers. The grasshoppers were so dense that they could be seen from space!!
I found some very cool products for the store and had a great time with my colleagues. Time away from the store always gives my head time to think about new classes. This time I found a new book system and it gave me some fabulous ideas for 4 or 5 different art journaling classes.
Can’t wait to get some of the components I need to start designing.
Here is one of them.
Here is the outside of an English pub that I managed to eat at with my friend Brooke. I like to eat genuine English Sausages when I get a chance.
Genuine Sausages and Baked Beans. Strange to have the Baked Beans with Bangers and Mash tho.