Sunday, January 12, 2014

CHA 2014 and Craft Matt's Adventures

Yesterday was a long day of presentations from vendors. Matt was a good listener, so if you want to find out what is new, just ask him.

Today has been a little more exciting. He is becoming somewhat of an international celebrity. He meet Yumi from Japan. Then he met Monica from Spain. 

Our first class was with Sizzix. We worked on 6 different projects. The first we made a treat box with a cut-out on the side.

Then we played with making a dimensional flower, a strawberry basket with strawberries, a window card, a card in the style of Andy Warhol,

and an easel card with Stephanie Barnard. Last we made a card using Tim Holtz's new framework die and embossing folder.

Tonight's class was with Faber-Castell. We made a 3D canvas using their new Whipped Spackling and Chalkboard paint. The Gelatos were fun to use.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

California and CHA here we come!

After a stressful weekend wondering if we would make it out of Chicago, we finally made it. Our flight was an hour late due to the fact that the pilots had a difficult time getting to the airport from downtown. Then we had a crazy ride from the airport to the hotel. We went to areas I wouldn't go by myself. 

It feels like a heat wave here. When we left it was -12°, the temperature here is balmy 65°. The bad part of that is most of the week will be spent inside at the trade show, the good part is we will have classes and new products to share with you. 

What would you like to see? What should Craft Matt be on the look out for?

Can you guess where Craft Matt is?