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Saturday, October 31, 2009

I had a BLAST at the Topeka Midland Care Expo!

I got to meet so many awesome women. This is the group of speakers. It just amazes me how well we clicked right of the bat! There were several new friendships made over the weekend! I will fill the names in later...I am so absent minded that I want to make sure I have them all straight. Old age is setting in ya know! I am on the far right and the pretty lady right next to me is Maggie Lamarre from Cuttlebug Challenge Blog ....which I used to belong to. It is such a small world and I was so happy to meet her in person. She is a real sweetheart!

I got to meet another person that I had corresponded with prior to attending the event. The lady in the middle in the picture below, is Tanya Fox , editor of CardMaker magazine. I was lucky to get to share my booth with her and meet her daughters. She is such a sweet person. It was great getting to know her better!
I also got to meet Karen Taylor (on the left). She was there representing Spellbinders. She is one of their designers and does awesome work! You would would not believe the jaw droppingly beautiful things she taught in her make and takes! I have decided I need every stinking spellbinder item they make now! LOL! She was a real hoot too...life of the party type! Love her to pieces already!

I was nervous for nothing! Teaching felt really natural once I got started! The people who attended made me feel I was the best teacher in the world...Thanks girls! You all did awesome work and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to share my love for card making with you!
Here are a few pictures of my classes...Pardon the blurred spots...the images are still top secret! Shhhhh! :)
They all LOVED their gifts from my sponsors! Thanks Clear Dollar Stamps, Sakura, and Petaloo! You ROCK!!!!

Here are a couple of smiling faces after learning how to watercolor "Trudy Style" as they called it. LOL!

The picture below is Jennifer Freidley. She is such a loving passionate lady. She worked tirelessly on the Expo with the help of some friends. She loves the people in their Hospice care and bent over backwards for them and for everyone attending the Expo. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to meet and work with her and the organization. I have already been asked to return next year. Jennifer said my classes were a major hit! Whhheeeew! ;)


Kathi and Roxy said...

Stopping by to say "Hi". Loved meeting you at the Memory Expo. You are the first guest designer I have met. Can you imagine my surprise when you recognized "The Greeting Farm" image I was working on at the crop? Wow! Your class was sooooooo fun. You did one terrific job!!!! I hope to see you again.

Cindy said...

Fantastic, True!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

What fun! Looks like a nice turnout!

Sue said...

Hi True. It was so good meeting you yesterday and attending your watercolor class. You are an awesome teacher and do beautiful work. Thanks for all the inspiration and for all the goodies that you gave us at your class. You are truly an inspiration and wonderful crafter. I look forward to seeing you again next year. Thanks for being a part of the Memory Expo 2009. It was so much fun and I have recommended it and your blog site to several of my fellow stampers and scrapers. Thanks again. You do beautiful work and are a wonderful teacher.

the PaperTemptress said...


You are a true rock star now! Congratulations and you go girl!!

the PaperTemptress and your friend!

Karen Taylor said...

What fun!! It was so fantastic meeting you!! You are the most awesome artist..... a "true" inspiration! Thanks for the shout out.....talk to you soon! Karen T

Jessica said...

Your class I attended was a major hit!!! So glad you'll be back next year!! Love your blog! thanks for sharing your creative talent with us!!

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