and...it's good to have friends who "uplift you"....
Thank you, you adorable Nadine Schwartz for giving me a lift & schlepping me around the show floor...LOL..you're a good driver !
manufacturers are still setting up today but there was a lot more to see and a lot more friends on the show floor......
Hello favorite NJ friend Lisa Kettell helping out with the 7 Gypsies line, now a part of Canvas Corp.
Lisa put together this very cool display to show their product line.
Lisa's friend Vicki Ross is a wonderful artist...here is some of her work, on display in the Canvas Corp booth too.
Here's a glimpse at the SPELLBINDERS booth.
I love their new luggage...gotta get me one !!
Stacey Caron (r) the original, one & only visionary of SPELLBINDERS......(she put their name on the die cut map).... and our friend Jo Packham (c) who currently partners with Stampington & Co to produce two magazines.
Spellbinders had some lovely displays, but I was really taken with the artists who 'decorated' the die cut machines...
Mixed Media artiste Seth Apter is excited to be one of Spellbinders newest designers...here are some highlights from his line of stamps & stencils & dies.
other Spellbinder booth views
Industry buddies...Jayne Owles flies in all the way from the UK on behalf of Personal Impressions Distributors so I'm always so so glad to see her each year...and who doesn't know Richard Garay...the selfie king & owner of "Journey Blooms"!!
And, speaking of the UK...one of my oldest and dearest girlfriends, Dawn Bibby...now living in London and heading up The UK's Craft Channel...we go back many many years !!
A few other show views....with more to follow tmrw..
and the piece de resistance.....
Kelly DeFries...our own Crystal Ninja...
She is better known as the woman who coats everything she touches with Swarovski crystals.
Kelly set a Guinness World Record. She bought her Porsche for $40,000, but it's the $65,000 worth of Swarovski crystals that makes it shine.
Have fun peeps......!! Tonight is my John Bead Co class....!!