Monday, July 21, 2008

Meeting TWO stamping idols, & MORE blog candy!!!!

Well, I had a great time yesterday meeting Anna Wight!!! And what a surprise when I got there ~~ Leigh O'Brien was there as well!! She had flown into Chicago for CHA & came up to Creative Pals to spend some time with Anna. So I got to meet TWO of my very favorite stampers. I have to laugh at this ~ when I got home my husband asked "So ~ was she everything you expected her to be?" Ha!!!! I'd been so looking forward to meeting Anna, I think he thought I was going to leave him for her!!! LOL!!! Yes, she was everything I expected & more!! A terrific person & of course her watercoloring was over-the-top. Not only was she signing stamps that people either bought there or brought in, but she graciously created samples for everyone & signed them as well. You should have seen us sitting around the table, just staring at her while she nonchalantly did her thing. That woman could color in her sleep!!! Here's a picture of Anna & Leigh:


Aren't they both gorgeous??? And here's a picture of my friend, Copic QUEEN Kathy Sanders. She does the samples for Whipper Snapper & also teaches most of the classes, including the Copic coloring classes. She's been using Copics for YEARS, way before the craze started & she is UBER talented. If you've ever been to Creative Pals, you've seen her work all over the store. I never tire of going in there, even if it's not to buy anything (rarely happens) but just to gaze at all her beautiful work! Isn't she adorable????

And yes, I did manage to get a picture of Anna & me. But it's for my eyes only :) I will print it out & put it in a frame, right next to the magnificent sample she made for me!

As I was perusing my favorite blogs this morning, I came across more BLOG CANDY!! Ila at Artfully Ila is giving away Magnolia stamps from their newest collection, "Party and Vacation 2008". Head on over to her blog to enter!!!

I'm starting my painting project today ~~~ I did start a card last night that hopefully I'll be able to finish in between all of my goings-on today. On top of painting I have a list a mile long of other things I need to do ~~~ I must be pretty optimistic thinking I have *that* much energy!!! I'm still recuperating from yesterday ~ watching Anna do all that coloring (I was there quite a while, lol) really wore me out!!!

8 comments:

Tammi said...

Oh Michelle I can feel your excitement, what a wonderful time for you getting to meet these amazing ladies! That would be awesome watching them create! TFS

LittleSeaOtter~Kecia said...

I was in Milwaukee last week for the Copic Certification class. I spent my entire Wednesday at Creative Pals...sure wish I could have extended my stay to meet Anna.

Love the picture of Kathy...she totally helped make my trip worthwhile with her gracious friendship and her generous tips on coloring. Her talent is amazing, and you can certainly tell she's been coloring way before this Copic craze. I'd highly recommend her classes over all others.

Ila said...

It sounds like you had a great time!! You lucky gal!!

Thanks so for spreading the news about my blog candy Michelle..and ..Good Luck!!

Amy said...

Wow Michelle they sound like wonderful, talented ladies!! Do they have websites or blogs?

Paper in the Works! said...

I am so jealous!!!! I tell you, completely green with envy!!! You got to meet Miss Sweet Daisy herself and Leigh O'Brien :) Sigh...sometimes I wish that I lived in the US so that it is a little easier to attend functions :) - I still have to get my passport! lol Glad that you had a fab time Michelle and what an experience to be among such stamping royalty :)

Kim

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH MICHELLLLLLLLLLLE!! I'm totally and completely jealous of you!!! Anna has been my stampin' idol for years!!! It sounds like a fabulous day!!! *sigh*

Anonymous said...

YOU BUM..... I am so incredibly jealous. I knew I should have gone. I won an Anna set on Leigh's blog. I wonder if she woulda remembered me. LOL I am so glad you got to go. How awesome. You are a great WS card designer so you must have fit right in. I probably would have talked farm all day with her. Thanks for sharing. I am still moping...
Dawn

Lim said...

Oh wow,. lucky you. I have a few of Anna's stamps from Whipper Snapper.
Thank you for sharing this.
Hugs,
Lim

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