Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gale's Gallery XXX: Simon Says Create! Event- Part I

Hello from rainy Central Ohio!

We may not have fun in the sun this weekend, but indoors we had a great time at the Third Annual Simon Says Create! event!  Fortunately, it is a local event for me, but folks came from everywhere to enjoy some crafty goodness from the best in business.  The event is still on today until 5:30 p.m. So, if you are in the Columbus area, there is still time to make it (pun intended!) to the Nationwide Insurance Training and Conference Center in Lewis Center.

Long-time great (& crafty) friends Elesa (left) and Wanda (right) joined me on this adventure, as is usual when it involves shopping or crafts!

There were classes held by stellar teachers such as Tim Holtz, Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, Yana Smakura, Shari Carroll and more for $699, but I only took one day off work and this year, just didn't feel I could spend the money, though I am certain it was worth it.  But fortunately, if you purchased more than $50 in the Simon Shop (like that would be hard...) you got a bracelet for a ton of make and takes from nearly all of the major vendors in stamping.  I only made it to 14 because there was a crowd, but there were at least 10 more.  I learned some quick and new techniques and met lots of enthusiastic folks.  

(I have to finish up a couple cards and gather links, so please come back to Part II in the next few days and I will share my projects!)

Here is a sneak peek below:
Lawn Fawn owner Kelly Marie showed us how to make a quick and cute Pop Up Box card!

Sizzix gals Stephanie Bernard and Kimberly Saldana gave us tips on using our diecutting machines as well as doing make and takes all day long in the corner of the Simon Says Stamp pop up store.

Elesa and Wanda enjoying the Mama Elephant make and take table.

The Waffle Flower demonstrators shown
using their new cross-stitch stamps and doing a simple shading technique.

The Simon Says Stamp pop up store was packed in the morning.  This is just one aisle, but they were all full.  What's amazing was nothing was on sale, but that didn't stop folks from gathering up tons of supplies!

I'll be back soon with my projects!  If you want to go shopping I would be thrilled if you used my affiliate links on the right at no cost to you...please also click to subscribe so you won't miss any crafty goodness!

See ya!

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