Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What's a Convenzione without a little Shopping and Swapping and Selling?






The ZNE Convenzione http://www.znecon.com/ last weekend had so much eye candy that I don't think my glasses fit anymore! Naturally, I had to come home with a "few" treasures. Few is a relative term when your suitcase gets weighed. In the top photo is a little nestie I got at Miss Vicky's Cut-it-Up store in Colfax, CA. It is by blog friend Karyn Gartel, so that is even cooler. The batty girl is by Lori Mitchell, and I got it at American Harvest, an unbelievable store in Pleasanton, CA., where you can buy works from Lisa Kaus, Ingrid Pomeroy, Iva Wilcox, Colleen Moody, Sally Jean Alexander and many more artists from our little circle. The dolly box is by Iva, and I got it at the ZNE vendor fair. The bracelet is by Miss Vicky herself-talk about eye candy-her bracelets are good enough to eat. More about her store later. The birdy is a Lisa Kaus original and is a 6 x 6 chunky canvas, which she signed for me.
Next up are darling ATCs I got in our swaps. Pictured are cards by Gina Gabriell, Nadine Johnson, Gina Halle, Jackie Baxted, and Lani Kent. The cards I made are here http://lillysoflondonish.blogspot.com/2008/08/on-zne-convenzione-countdown.html. Finally, we also did a chunky or 'zaftig' book swap. I made the cake pages here http://lillysoflondonish.blogspot.com/2008/06/sunday-storms-sweets-siblings-and-swaps.html and in return, received this book chock-full of 4 x 4 pages by other artists. The cover is by Donna Cook, but each book was entirely different. It was fun to get a page by Nadine Johnson that nearly matched the ATC she gave me! It was also fun to see pages from friends who were not there like Mary Ann http://firstborn.wordpress.com/ and her sister Jo http://labouroflovex3.blogspot.com/. Extra books were sold as a fundraiser by ZNE We Care Coordinator Elena Etcheverry of Scrapbook Royalty http://www.elena.travelingprincess.com/ and proceeds benefitted Bernie Berlin's A Place to Bark http://aplacetobark.blogspot.com/ and the Pink Sky project http://chelise.typepad.com/stevie_brianna/

6 comments:

http://pamwardenart.blogspot.com said...

Everything is so hyper cool. Love your ATC's. Gotta go next year. Hope to set up shop there :)
Pam

Joanne Huffman said...

Great stuff!

Joanne

Labour of Love said...

Hi, Sweet Gina!!! WOWOWOW!!! What a wonderful convention...wish I was there...looked awesome!!!

BTW, Thank you for stopping by my blog...your visits always warm my heart...I know...we're totally nutz & boltz but this gives me (us) a chance to wake up those creative juices waiting to explode...

Thank you so much for always thinking of my sis, Mary Ann and myself...you're a sweetheart and I'm sending some CONGRATULATORY wishes your way on all of the tremendous awards and recognition you've been receiving lately...truly an inspiration to all! Looking forward to seeing more of your exciting creations! xoxo jo ;)

firstborn said...

hi gina!

yowza! what a fab time you had at the convenzione! & kudos to you for all the great mentions & gallery display! so exciting!!! :)

thanks for sharing your thoughts & pix of what looks like a grand time at zne...i will look forward to next year & see what fabulosity ensues then (only if vicariously thru you & others who attend)!

ditto what my sis said above...it's never a dull moment here, lol...can't wait to get my copy of the fat book...

hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

xo mary ann

Healing Expressions said...

What fun to read all your fabulous posts and see your picsd for the ZNE event! I finally fisnished all my unpacking of all the goodies I came home with and found your card "Beauty Captured". What a beautiful card! Thanks again Gina!!

Bernie Berlin said...

Wish I could have gone:(
Sound like a great time was had by all!!!
Hope we meet another time:)