Archive for WDMD2016-Atlanta


Yes it was hot (and dry!) but the OnStage Event in Atlanta this weekend was a hugh success.  The Rambling Rose “BUDS” attended with all kinds of energy and enthusiasm.  The whole adventure we tackled as a group and it proved to be all we hoped for and more.

Now that I’ve traveled home though,  the exhaustion set in.  So I decided to relive the event with you and share what we did on both days in photos.  Want to come with me?

Thursday afternoon, Barbara Philpott and I arrived earlier in the afternoon and scoped out the event sights and schedule for Friday morning.  We didn’t want to miss a dang thing.  Once everyone from my group arrived, we set out for the Cheesecake Factory for an amazing dinner and to catch up.  We capped our dinner with a wine toast and then hit the bed for a really early morning.

Here we are bright and early and ready to go…


(Barbara Philpott, Pat Brown, me and Lisa-Kaye Kingsley)

During sign in for the WCMD2016-Atlanta we met up with Jeanne Moss and her downline Dawn from Kentucky and settled in for a day of interesting presentations, door prizes and of course, swapping…


Jeanne is teasing me about my height (dis)advantage.

And below Pat and Barbara are excited to finally swap all those cards they have slaved over…(there were 186 people in this swap!)


Friday night (we are still going strong 12 hours later!) we are completing ten “Shoe Box” Swaps.  Do we even look tired?  Noooooo…..


At this event we also each made one 3-D item to swap and I thought I’d show you just a small portion of what was there…it was amazing!


How about this choo choo train!


How pretty is this curvy keepsake box by Debbie Dean?


Or this window candle/treat bag?


This measures 3 x 5″…would make a great “technique” book for my peeps.


Loved this desk calendar especially in the Petals & Paisley’s DSP


Last year I made blue/silver half ornaments like these, but I love the Christmas Pines inside!


This accordion folded book held pockets for all sorts of list making for the holidays.  Sorry I didn’t get a shot of the front cover…it was adorable.  It is made from manila file folders and decorated with Candy Cane Lane DSP with 3″ pockets…really cute!

and one more…


And this last one was really clever and I plan to make some of these for the craft show coming up.  She used an acrylic picture frame for the base of her desk calendar and decorated it.  I know this shot isn’t the best, but I really liked this idea.

So you get the picture…there were at least another 150 3-D projects to see.  Like I said…”So much eye candy!”

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!