Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What a wild 10 days that was! ROSE show in Denver!

I am so sorry for not visiting the blog while I was gone.
There wasn't hardly a moment to breathe as there were so many activities and so much fun to be had!

I am home now but am leaving again for some time away with my hubby tomorrow.  

The Make the Switch to Air Dry Paints was a HUGE success!
The ladies loved the class and how their babies turned out.  
And of course they loved the Denver Rose vinyl kit by Marita Winters which is now available for purchase through Marita and her dealers.

I will update with pictures next week.

For now, here is one with the class minus one student who was taking the picture:

and me with my two painted Denver Rose kits...the prototype on the right and the one I painted in class on the left:

There were 8 total students in the class.  
ALL 8 will be making the switch to air dry paints, specifically to the Baby FX air dry paints.  

The show was wonderful with so much to see...that I didn't have time to see!  

But, I got to hug on many old friends and met many a new ones!

I met Romie Strydom but didn't get a picture with her!  ACK!  
She is such a lovely lady.  

I have listed the color guide for the Denver Rose tone that I used in the class in my 

Until next week...


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The revelation of Denver Rose is here!

Oh what fun we had today working on the precious Denver Rose kit created by 
Marita Winters for my Make the Switch to Air Dry Paints class at the 
ROSE show in Denver, Colorado!

Here is my sweet little Prototype #1 of Denver Rose

She is on eBay NOW and can be purchased on a Buy it Now and picked up at the ROSE show!

I am having a wonderful time!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

I'm leaving on a jet plane....

The day has FINALLY arrived to travel to ROSE!


I had a hard time getting my luggage balanced for weight but I finally did do it.  
Sheesh, and to think that I sent a bunch of stuff ahead with my friend who stopped by for an overnight visit on her way to ROSE.  She was driving, thank goodness!

I'll see you from or in Denver!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sneak Peek at the doll show babies!

Hi everyone!
Did you miss me???
I sure missed posting but I just didn't have anything to share and my mind was fully wrapped around all of the tasks of getting ready for the ROSE show and my class.

Most of my class supplies are enroute to Denver as I type thanks to my good friend, Sally Snyder who stopped by for an overnight visit on Monday night on her way to Denver.  
She allowed me to consume the nooks and crannies of her car to send bulky and heavy things with her.  Awesome!

From my collector side and my love of baby dolls, she brought with her a full body silicone 
Mirelle by Joanna Kazmierczak.  I failed to take pictures (that day was overwhelming for me and I completely lost my brains by the time Sally arrived) but oh my word....that doll is
amazingly perfect!  You just cannot think that it's not a real baby!

No worries, Mirelle is going to Denver with Sally and we have a couple of days to play before the show so there will be a lot of pictures!  

Okay, about MY babies!

Here is your peak...

Do you still love me??

Oh okay, here is one more...
If you click on that one to bring it to full size, you will see the capillaries that I created with the Baby FX capillaries kit.  That was my first attempt.  The next one will be better and I'm excited about that!

I did get my camera back just on Monday from the Canon service center.  
My camera checks out perfectly and they tell me that is it a resizing issue, which I had come to realize when I used a different camera and had the same problem.

These pictures are not as bad but they are not with perfect clarity either.  

You see, when I first began having problems with my computer, the Apple experts told me to clear off everything from my computer and reload it with my back up file.  

I believe that when I did that, my Photoshop Elements program was disrupted and how I did things before with it no longer worked the same way.

I am resized these pictures to a larger size than I had for 9+ years which helped but they still do not have the clarity I expect.  I'll get there.  (I take my pictures in a raw setting at a size over 3880.  That size allows for original clarity but is too big to view for most viewers hence the need to resize.)

I WILL figure this out...probably about the time that I am able to replace this computer and it's programs!  LOL

Denver Rose:
I did her photo shoot yesterday and will be setting up her auction today.  
Oh my goodness, she is so sweet!
The auction will run from Tuesday morning July 14 (the morning my class starts and her official release) through hopefully Sunday morning July 19th.  It all depends on what eBay allows me to do.  This way, if someone who is at the show would like to bid and win they can take her home right away on Sunday. 

I hope you all are doing well in this heat.