Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Bus Tour was a Huge Success!

Wow, what a great day this was! We took our bus tour, where we headed to 3 stores - Lorraine's Memories in Woodstock, Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights, and our home base, Hannah's. It was an all day trip, where we made make 'n takes at the 3 stores, had wonderful food provided by each of the stores, and even had a good time on the bus in between the stops. We really enjoyed seeing other store's projects, meeting new people, and learning new techniques and project types.
Here we are loading the bus at Hannah's
Fred the driver was both friendly and hilarious
Here we go!
Prizes are being won!

Ooh, awesome pudding shots... may I have another?
Here we are at The Square in Woodstock
The first project for our day was Lorraine's adorable mini album. The back and front covers were made with cardboard; the technique was as simple as pulling off the top layer of the cardboard, and inking them with Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Stain
A very nice crafting space in the back of the store
 Isn't it adorable?
 Our finished projects

Laura's (one of our amazing designers!) mom enjoyed the trip with us today
 Their lunch was really amazing
 At Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights
                                                               Look at all of the goodies!
Creating out make 'n takes in the empty space next door
Shopping 'til our hearts' contents
 So many die cuts (and this isn't it - turn around and there's more!)
 Now THIS is a roll of dimensional adhesive!
Their classroom space
Hopping back on the bus to head back up north to our home store, Hannah's
 Here we are, creating our next project that Hannah's provided
 I LOVE the size of our store
This is the cutest project; I can't wait to hang it up!
Happy Scrappers

 Materials for the project
 I think they're enjoying it!
 This store has such amazing projects; we have so much more than just cards and pages

Here are all of our amazing page kits
The mini albums are true works of art
 More great page kits
 More beautiful mini albums
 This is just one display of the gorgeous stamps we have here; there are SO many more
 Punches galore!

It really was a fantastic day; we enjoyed every minute. Special thanks goes to all 3 participating stores; I can only imagine how long it takes to get ready for this event.
We'll have another Bus Tour soon, so if you missed this one, I hope you can make the next one!

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