This past Saturday was so much fun! My daughter Lindsey and I, with some of my friends went to the Pinner's Conference and Expo at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ. We had so much fun, met so many talented people, and saw thousands of wonderful things. Next year, I am going to take a couple of classes. This year we just went and took it all in. Here is a small sampling of some of the things we saw.
One of my favorite booths was BWA, BurntWood & Acrylic. They had some remarkable laser cut and engraved products. I purchased this little ornament of the Mesa, AZ LDS temple. They will have the Phoenix temple ready soon! I can't wait, and it was only $5. 00! They have an etsy shop here. I don't see any of their ornaments on there right now, but keep a look-out!
I love, love, loved Simple Expressions! Here is their Facebook page. They made the cutest signs for your homes using elevated wire, which is so unique to anything else I had seen all day. For some reason I didn't get a picture, but here is an example from theirEtsy shop:
And their prices are very reasonable for the amount of work these must be.
Also, I don't know if I have told you of my love for jamberry nail wraps. I met a consultant namedLisa Liddy who was very good with the nails and also, she is a book designer! (I may have two reasons to speak with her again!)
Seventh & Lark is a cool concept for crafters! They put on craft parties in people's homes! They had many adorable crafts to choose from. Their booth was a lot of fun because they offered the free magnet craft shown above, as well as a canning jar craft that people could paint to look like a candy corn. Here is their Facebook page.
I don't know if my friend Melissa got to see this awesome cookie baker/decorator before she had to leave. I loved the cute AZ inspired set of cookies. You can find her here.
Her Name is Mud made some great ceramic pieces for cake toppers and other fun decor! I love the cake topper above! She has an etsy shop here, but she is doing shows right now, so you may have to wait for things to be in the shop.
Well, I could be here forever showing you pictures of everything. If you get a chance to go to a Pinner's Conference, you've got to go. It was such a fun day! Here is a list of some of the other pinners I had fun meeting:
Prickley Peach Designs Cute and Sparkly
Roseholm & Co Fun lettering!
Stapley Dolls My daughter bought Max, from Where the Wild Things Are.
The Ginger Cotton Shop So many cute things!
Moon Dust Farms Love the barn style sliding doors on their furniture.
Little Kit Beautiful artwork!
You may be wondering about Cookie Quest Monday. Well, I am still waiting to get the actual Grandma Bonnell recipe from my sister-in-law, and to tell the truth, I was getting a little tired of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! So, this weekend I made the kind of cookie that I love! Chocolate Chip!
I hope you will check out some of the fun pinners that I have listed for you! I am not receiving compensation from any of them, just trying to spread the love to some talent right in my home state! You may see something that inspires you, or makes you wonder, "How did they do that?"
Talk to you later!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!