Friday, September 14, 2007

Creative Escape

After planning for a year, Creative Escape was awesome!! We arrived in Phoenix on Saturday September 1 - almost 35 minutes early - thanks to Southwest Airlines which I personally think ROCKS! Saturday we hit costco, walmart etc planning for our week and stocking up on essentials like rum for mojitos! Sunday we went to the spa at Nordstrom Scottsdale. Erin did treatments for all of us including a vichy shower which was awesome.

Tuesday we did a luxury shopping tour (highly recommend Extreme Limousine ) have Lisa be your driver - she is awesome awesome! We visited Melrose Vintage (a super great store that I could have spent at least another day in), Diane's Ribbon and Notions, Scrap Happy Sisters, Scrapbooks ETC, Swoozies and finished off the day having dinner at Pink Taco. There was 20 of us in the group and it was so much fun!!

Wednesday, we were able to tour Bazzill paper company and stock up on paper and other fun stuff at bargain prices.

One of the biggest accomplishments of the trip was the charm swapp that I hosted. I will admit it was a ton of work - but the end result was phenomenal. Maybe you saw it on Heidi Swapp's blog - my arm is famous - hee hee.

Thursday was registration and the technique boutique. Friday and Saturday were classes all day - I was a rose along with Mel and well about all my other good friends too. My all time favorite class was Soldering with Chris Randall - I loved learning something new and relaly plan to make some Charms and Christmas ornaments with this awesome new tool. My all time favorite teacher was Leslie Safford, and her card class. Being a SU demonstrator for the last five years, I thought there is nothing that I could possibly learn about cards - nope Leslie had cool ideas and they were easy! And she and her hubby and her booth at the Trunk Show - all just delicious. Plus she is a riot - I really love the teachers that are part stand up commediene - they make the class so much easier to listen to. Her "jakie shut your pie hole story" is still funny a month later!

So yeah I have been home a month and just yesterday I finally finished up some of the projects. Still have about 6 out of 8 to complete. Sorry no pics - my camera broke about a week before CE so I just shared snapfish with all my friends.


Becca said...

It's about time you update! So glad to hear your voice--miss you like mad!


browneyedgirl said...

Good to hear what we did, I almost already forgot. That's how crazy busy I am with "Real" life.


Miss you,