I just have to say it, “I’m like the luckiest girl EVER”.
First, Paige Taylor Evans has invited me to continue on her amazing team !!! Like for real, I stamped my feet with happy joy. Think about being a kid on Christmas morning and you got that thing you wished so hard for. That was me!!
Then, the whole team got to announce Paige’s new and beautiful collection, ‘Bloom Street’ . It’ll be in stores any day now and I can’t wait to make all the pretty things.
So that’s a pretty fab start to a decade right? Wait, there’s more! My wonderful bosses at Treasured Memories offered me a ticket to Creativation 2020 and off to Phoenix I flew! Not only was I escaping winter in Edmonton, I was going to meet oh-so-lovely Paige ! That morning, after walking the wrong direction from our hotel, stopping some locals cops for help, then ubering to the convention centre, some selfies were snapped at this colourful wall.
Of course, I wanted to make something special to take with and began to plan a small box. My box would be shaped like a rainbow. A rainbow over a pretty field of flowers with butterflies bouncing around in the sunshine. That’s the magic of paper, if you can dream it, you can make it!
The whole project was designed with the last bits I had of Paige’s Turn The Page collection. I absolutely loved this collection so much. It’s like all the pretty pastel colours and patterns were made just for me. The cut file on the box is Paige’s Rainbow #266209 .
I made a gift bag to tuck it into. A couple of tags hung on the front and a pretty flower decorated the bag. The flower is another cut file by Paige, Layered Flower #311424
As I entered the convention, I thought, “ok Kelly, stay cool and don’t nerd out”. Thank goodness my BFF Alys joined with (thanks again to Treasured Memories). Off we went, Rainbow in hand. First stop, Pink Paislee !!
All my nerves melted away with a generous hug. Paige is so sweet, with a smile to light a room and quickly made me feel right at home.
Paige’s booth was a oasis of prettiness.
There was a gorgeous wall of Paige’s layouts on display. So much inspiration.
I also spotted a few by sweet and talented Missy Whidden too! I love her designs! How cute is this layout?
I wanted to just hang out all day, ha! Would that be weird? YES! There were lot’s of creatives wandering in and everyone wants to meet our Paige. So off I went to see all the fun at Creativation. My phone battery barely survived the morning but here’s some other scene’s.
Later on, I met up with Chantel and KC of Treasured Memories as they made their order of Bloom Street. They were so generous to ask me to pick out what I needed to do some classes! I can’t wait to share something special with the gals back home. With that, one last photo op and Creativation 2020 was a wrap for me.
Thank you Paige for helping me shine and having me on your team. I’m so proud to be part of the fun and creativity. Thank you Treasured Memories for giving me the opportunity to join you in Phoenix AND bring my BFF too! I had an amazing time and will treasure the memories forever (pun intended 😀 )
Big hugs to everyone that brought sunshine to my day this month!
That means you !! xo Kelly
PS. speaking of rainbows, I’ve got a new Pinterest Board full of them 😀