Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Boo!



Have you ever seen Jaron Winder(sp?) speak at a Regionals or Convention? The guy is hilarious and he is a talented stamper too! This year at convention he also entertained us with his beautiful singing voice. I have always admired him from afar. Well, that all ended this year at convention. My friend and downline, Kristina, wanted to get photos with all the presenters we ran into. I likened it to getting your photo taken with the characters at Disney. I was a lot more reticent about approaching these people and wanted to hang back and just take the photo. Oh no. Kristina insisted that I be in the photo too. We ran into Jaron in the entrance of the gathering place where there was a throng of women gushing over him. Glenda Travelstead, a very successful demonstrator who knows Jaron walked by and was just chuckling. She stopped to take a picture of the line of adoring fans waiting for Jaron. Well, we did meet him and speak to him briefly. He was very gracious about the compliments we gave him and was happy to pose for a photo with us. Of course I had to tease Kristina that he has his arm around me and not her! ;)

This is my version of the Boo boxes that Jaron demonstrated at convention. He made his own boxes out of cardstock. I found some tins at Michael's on clearance that were about the right size. I mod podged the Creepy crawly designer paper on it. I mod podged some Basic black cardstock on top of the tin. I paper crimped some basic black cardstock and adhered it around the rim. Next I traced the letters from Onboard chipboard onto some scrap cardboard. I mod podged Creepy Crawly paper onto the cardboard. I then embossed some Booglies characters with black embossing powder, colored them in with watercolor wonder crayons and the aquapainter, cut them out and adhered them to the letters. This was a fun project!

9 comments:

Kristina Lewis said...

I love thie boo boxes!! I am so either stealing yours or (sigh) making my own :)!! **wink** Your writing is so well done very Jan Tinkesque!! ((hugs))

chris said...

Kathleen:

When do you find all the time to do this stuff? You're amazing! These boxes are too cute! I'll send you my address so my kids can have them in time for Halloween!!!

Alexandra said...

Those are darling Kathleen! I wanted so bad to attend convention but I was SUPPOSED to be moving out that week (didn't happen!) I love those boxes and would love to make one of my own! TFS!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Nancy Riley said...

These tins are awesome! I can't wait to start on some Halloween projects ... thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

I always like to see things that have been altered. I love these boxes - they are really cute. I bought one from Michaels and have not changed my yet. Thanks for the idea.

SpAzzGiRL said...

The boxes are very cute, love the paper!
Obviously he liked you more...heeheehee!
You are Kristina look fab!

Corie said...

OH I absolutely LOVE your boo boxes -- great idea.

beate said...

Great boo boxes!
How fun convention must have been! I hope to get to another SU event soon. Those are the best!

Rose Ann said...

Cute story about Jaron! I love your boo boxes! They turned out so wonderful!!