Friday, August 7, 2009

tailor-made Kelly Owl and Scrapbook Expo!!

The Scrapbook Expo at Santa Clara, California is today (8/8) and yesterday (8/7). I remember seeing the ads last year and the year before, but it never occurred to me to go and check it out.

This year I was excited to go! Maybe it's because I am making more cards and scrapbook pages that made me want to see and look for new products. Or it's just another excuse for me to shop!

In a Hero Arts discussion board on Wednesday, Kelly told me that she was planning on being there, so we worked out our schedule and I met Kelly at the Expo yesterday!!!

She was so nice!! I love her big, sweet smile. She also kindly told me a couple of great places to shop for stamps around the area! Thanks so much Kelly!

When I knew that I might have a chance to meet Kelly at the Expo, I wanted to make her something. I knew that she must have most of the Hero Arts stamps already and I didn't want to give her anything that she doesn't like or she already has. The gift idea that I came up with is this:

Yes, it's a Kelly Owl. I made this hand stitched owl keychain using the Big Owl stamp from Hero Arts for her. The colors are the lovely brights that Kelly is so great at putting together on all of her projects. And how can I make a Kelly Owl without a headpiece? Those cute headpieces are one of Kelly's signature style, so I just had to put it on! Hope you like it Kelly!!

Here is a card I made for her with two of the Hero Arts free digital kits.

I was a really happy girl yesterday. Not only did I get to shop and I also get to meet the awesome Kelly!! I also saw the wonderful cards that she made for a card contest for the event and will eventually be sent to the troops overseas in person! They are just amazing!!

Thanks for adjusting your schedule to meet me Kelly. I was so so happy to meet you.

cardstocks: Papertrey Ink
stamp: Hero Arts
digital kits: Hero Arts Digital
ribbon: Creative Impressions
ink: VersaFine
die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One

Thanks for stopping by!


Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Your Kelly owl is so cute! Looks like you had a good time!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Alice! How cooool that you got to meet Kelly at the Expo! Gosh, that owl is soooo cute! Kelly must love it!! And your digi card is fabulous! I must get Photoshop and jump on the wagon! Thanks for sharing!!

Virginia L. said...

HOW SWEET OF YOU, Alice, to give Kelly the most thoughtful and unique gift! I LOVE the Kelly Owl that you nade for her! That is a brilliant idea! What a beautifully-crafted key chain! I admire your thoughtfulness and your amazing crafting skills, Alice!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH my gosh! What an adorable, special, hand made gift! I love love love what you did for Kelly! And yes, it is so her!

Gorgeous work, Alice!

dustypenny said...

So impressed with your owl, Alice!

craftygrldesigns said...

So cool that you and Kelly got to meet! What a cute owl you made for her!

Arlene said...

Wonderful digi card and the owl is wonderful.

Kelly Booth said...

Alice you are so Sweet and i am sooooo glad we got to meet!!
I will treasure my Kelly Owl Always...Just LOVE her!! The card you made is so pretty...i'm going to have to be brave and try the Digi!
Thanks so much for making my day.....


Stamping Cafe said...

The key chain is super duper adorable, Alice! So glad you and Kelly got to meet! Gorgeous card too!


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