Saturday, February 23, 2013

Demo Man Here!

Hello Everybody!

I was trying to get this up last night!  But when I went to download 108 pictures....It took a while!  Now I won't share all 108, but will share some highlights...

We were off to Grapevine, Texas for the Scrapbook Expo at 6:15 a.m.  Arrived just in time around 9:15ish and checked in to the hotel.   We walked into the Gaylord Hotel and I had NO IDEA how HUGE this place was!  OH My Gosh!  It's bigger that the city I live in!  Everything you could want or need is in one place!  Stars...I was completely blown away by this property!  WOW!

Here are a few shots...







Next,  it was off to drop the stuff in the room and head down to the event....Found the Crafty Scrapper's Booth, which looked AMAZING and gave a few hugs to Carolyn, Gena and Anita Houston.





THEN.... It was TIME TO DEMO... Tim Holtz new AMAZING Distress Paints, Dyan Reaveley's New and GORGEOUS Dylusions Sprays and Wendy Vecchi's FANTASTIC Embossing Paste!  Too FUN!


Anita and I took turns with the demo's!  Thank God she was there to show me the ropes!  She ROCKS Y'all!  An Amazing Artist!  
















It was so cool to meet some of my fantastic blog friends and to meet some new folks along the way!  





LOOK TEXASBARB!  IT's KAY!...TEXASFOLKART!!!!  LOL!  SO GLAD SHE CAME!  YAHOOO!








It was an awesome day at The Crafty Scrapper's Booth at The Scrapbook Expo!  Thank You Carolyn Ross for letting me make a mess of your demo table!  Thanks Anita Houston for listening to my stories over and over!  BAHAHAHA!  Thank you all for coming up and saying hello! I am truly blessed to have so many cool friends!

OK, off for Day Two!

Have an amazing Weekend!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter





23 comments:

  1. OMG!!! DEMO MAN!!! Looks like you loved playing with everything...were you REALLY "working" ?!?!?! So glad to see Kay made it to the show. You know i would have been there if I wasn't off visiting family up in the COLD midwest.

    I told you the Gaylord would be spectacular if it was anything like the one in Nashville....and it didn't disappoint, did it? Can't wait to hear all the stories when I get back home.

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  2. Wow! That hotel does look huge. It must be lovely to be meeting some of your blog followers. Hope you have another great day doing your demos today.

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  3. Looks like you had a blast! You really grabbed those ladies attention!

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  4. Glad you are having so much fun and glad you got to meet our Annette!!

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  5. Looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing! Hugs to you and Anita. Two of my favorite people in one spot. Wow.

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  6. Golly, wish I were there. Looks like lots of fun!!

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  7. It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's DEMO MAN! You look terrific; like you've been doing this for years. I'm sorry I couldn't be there to tell you in person. That makes your pics really special. It's like traveling along in your shirt pocket.:)
    I spotted your 'kitchen roll' inked up just like Dyan's. Hope you're enjoying the whole thing. Gosh, that hotel is something else. I'd love to visit there someday.How old is it? I was real happy to see Kay there too. Keep on having fun!
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  8. What a lovely hotel! It will do you both good to be spoilt now and again :)

    Thanks for showing all those yummy photos - you are demonstrably good at demo-ing! It looks like you were having so much fun - are you sure it was "work"?! I hope you have fun today too and go easy on your credit card!

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  9. That hotel is FABULOUS!!!! Were the rooms special too? From what I see in the pictures, you were a natural, it looked like alot of fun and the women all seemed to enjoy. In the one picture it looked like your back was sore, that's alot of standing. Enjoy your rest of your journey, I can't wait to see what you bought.

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  10. Hey You Superstar JIM!!! You look so at home!! Well done you.......You look like you had a ball and I totally agree Anita is just fabulous!! Speak soon my friend xxx

    kaz x

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  11. I have no idea where my mind was off to this morning when I put Anita Fox! I'm still trying to figure that one out! Holy COW! IT'S ANITA HOUSTON FOR HEAVENS SAKES! Anita, I'm so sorry I renamed you! It kinda sounds good though! Thank you Anita Houston for being such a blast to work with! Hugs to ya! J.

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  12. Looks like you guys had so much fun! Love all of Cesar's shots, even the aerial shots, Way to go!!!!

    I hope you do a ustream show on the new paints and stamps :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

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  13. Yay, Demo Man! That page in the Dyan R journal looked pretty spiffy! I am loving the way the new spray colors fit in with the old--and I can't say enough good things about Tim's Distress Paints. Love the way the blend into the paper so you can't fell any edges!

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  14. And I really do know how to spell "they" and "feel!" LOL!

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  15. Looks like you were totally at home and had a fabulous day! And you're totally right... Anita ROCKS!!!

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  17. Jim, thank you so much for the awesome reception you gave my daughter and her son. She was so thrilled to meet you and called me right away. My sister, daughter and I, are all big fans of yours and hope to be at the next event in the DFW area in June. Hope you are there and we can all get to see you. GG Grace

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  18. Jim...was fun to play with the paints....stroll with you to check out the templates, peek at your journal.....in all great to see you and Cesar in person!!!!! Really should have stayed and shopped tho!!!!!! Y'all need to make a trip to the Gaylord at christmas time.......the decorations in the hotel are FANTASTIC.... Really worth the trip...and grapevine always has something going on....y'all won't be disappointed!

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  19. Good to see you again! Still trying to get the inky hand print off of my shoulder...LOL!

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  20. Don't let Jim fool ya...he showed me the ropes!!! I never want to demo without him!!! Love ya Jim! Best time of my creative life! You and Cesar are previous to me now!!!

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  21. Wonderful pictures and wow... you had an amazing time! It showed in your creativity and in all of the customers faces!!! You Rock!!! Sorry I am a bit late commenting; but what can I say... life has just gotten in the way for a bit! Take Care and I have another post to read! Mwah!!!

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  22. My son and I were thrilled to have met you on Friday! What a surprise it was to see you included us in you post :D You are just a true sweetheart to be around xoxoxo. I would have loved to watch you create all day but we had to share you with the rest of the scrappy loving gals :P The Gaylord Hotel WAS amazing wowzers!!! You were definitely the highlight of our day. Hope you are planning to come to the Great American show in Arlington in June. Maybe we can even treat you and Cesar to lunch ;)

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  23. Everyone looks like they were having a blast!!! Please come to NC to teach a class!!!

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