Thursday, February 21, 2013

Random 2012 Moments

Life can get crazy sometimes and I feel like things often slip through the cracks.  Today’s post is kind of a catch-all of some other miscellaneous things that happened in the Pearl Gateway world:

SSS Haul October (3)

SSS Haul October (5)     SSS Haul October (1)

To start some things off, some hauls throughout the year.  I’m sure you guys recognize the stamps, paper, and snowflake wood veneers on the left; I used them like MAD this Christmas!  Some new Hero Arts Shadow Inks and Neon inks I bought for myself earlier in the year to round out my collection that my parents bought for me last Christmas.

Christmas Haul 2012 (1)

This was this year’s Christmas present – thanks Mom and Dad!  Fiskars scissors that have been on my Amazon wishlist since like 2009, some fun jumbo cling stamps from Stampendous! that are really fun to practice Copic coloring with (here’s my most recent one using that lily stamp), some new Impression Obsession backgrounds, gems, a Dear Lizzy 6x6 pad, a Simon stamp (in honor of my naughty Boston Terriers, go here and here to see some of those stamps in action), and then a new stamp that I admit I am saving for summer in the upper right hand corner – Kaiser Craft’s Rock Pool set.

WBIR at Liz Beth (1)     WBIR at Liz Beth (2)

In October I did a quick interview/how-to with local WBIR Channel 10 here in Knoxville.  I showed how to make a tea tray using Envirotex Lite (click on the link to see a similar tutorial for yourself).  There is a video on WBIR’s website but I could not find it for the life of me after 45 minutes of looking so to be honest I gave up! Sad smile But it was a great experience and hope to do it again soon.

WBIR at Liz Beth (3)     WBIR at Liz Beth (5)

Posing with reporter “Darin” Erin Donovan from WBIR after the filming.  After shooting this, I had the craziest realization…she is “Biscuit Lady” from the Biscuit Fest here in Knoxville!  Click on the link to see a picture of her as the Biscuit Lady and read about other biscuit related misadventures.

UptownArtDec2012 (5)     UptownArtDec2012 (6)

In December – when things were TOTALLY mad around here if you’ve been with me since before the New Year – I did a small show at a ladies’ business group that my boss is a member of.  They allowed me to sell my cards (with no charge for a table, YAY) and this is when I realized that this is my favorite setting to sell my pieces.  I get to interact directly with customers, and see the joy on their faces as they describe who they’re going to give the card to and for what occasion they need to send a handwritten note.  Hands down it’s the best feeling knowing that something you lovingly created is being sent by someone who hand selected it for the recipient, who in turn will hopefully cherish it.

Thanks for stopping by today friends and sharing some of my world with me, it’s another great feeling to know I’ve got you all along for the ride!