Thursday, April 25, 2013

My US shenanigans...

Yes I am back in the good old US of A. My journey started in Moline, Chicago at the fabulous Scrap booking Studio, where I taught 4 art journal workshops




The lovely Lynne made sure I was well catered for...


Now that is Dylusional...


 Amy... the big boss..

I then hot footed it to Ranger Headquarters


where I caught Patti sorting out me kitchen rolls


And then it was off to Long Island to revisit The Scrappers Playground and the lovely Sue


The fabby Terry was my bitch..ermmm assistant for the weekend and did a fabulous job of keeping me under control.!!








Always sad to leave this lovely lady, the gorgeous gorgeous Dee Momma, my adopted Mam, who celebrated her 75th birthday last week.


And what can I say about the fabulous Renee.??


Oooops seem to have left my mark...


 After 2 full days of teaching we had a 4 1/2 hr ride to Boston where we were teaching at a retailer group event. I arrived at 1.30 in the morning to find a man already sleeping in my bed...!! Room service has changed a lot these days lol. Anyway after a quick new allocation of rooms, I was rested and ready to go again.                                                  

                                                    

I was wearing a stunning vintage dress especially..love it and feel fab in it.



Met up with some lovely peeps, fellow Brit and Twiglet lover, the fab Michelle.


The gorgeous Jen Starr, who now fits quite comfortably under my heaving bosoms...


Coleen from Viva


And me lovely old mucker Shari, always makes me laugh....can't wait for Vegas, lmao


Heres the best way to clean 200+ stencils..


Here we are ready to go the next morning, teaching 100 retailers. Tim had to come and rescue my projector as you all know how bad I am with technology.







And then it was time to repack the car and take the 5 hr trip back to Ranger. We had a quick 5 minute stop for a freshen up.


Tim treated me to the latest iPad, but for some reason I can't seem to get it to work properly.!


So we are now camped at Ranger for the next 10 days, prepping, designing, sorting and creating.

And hows this.? I get to look at two of my fave guys all day long..



And I have just pinched this pic from Mario... We are all ready to go tomorrow...


Enjoy xx

20 comments:

Mary said...

I am a SUPER Fan! Love your stuff and so does everyone that sees it. I want to know what kind of vitamins you take....whew, after reading that blog I have to take a lay down!

Anette said...

See you in a couple of hours! Lol :-)

Miranda said...

looks like you had a lot of fun Dyan

Kaz said...

Looks like you've been using your super powers....... How busy have you been? Wow, super duper busy!! Great photos and ongeeeee I love that dress!! Love and miss you have fun

Kaz x

Christy said...

Loved seeing everything you have been up to. I had an amazing time at Ranger U last year. I hope to take class from you again soon!

ellen vargo said...

Love reading about your antics... can't wait to see you in just.... two hours! :) I have a little pressie for you! I'm sure you can guess what it is... Hugs in person soon! xxx

Claudine C. said...

You always have so much fun, I just love your smile. :)
Have fun at Ranger U this weekend! I know you will.

Gloria said...

Bee*u*t*full dress! Did you make this one? I'm still basking in my memories of the 4 DELIGHTFUL Journaling classes in Moline, IL. Hope all goes well at RU. Take care of yourself & have fun doing what you do so well!

CrazyCreationsCreator said...

The class at scrappers playground was the best money I spent....it was awesome....learned so much and got to meet you!!! Loved you before...you are hilarious...thanks for the memories!!!

Martha Richardson said...

I don't know...it just seems like you bring alot of love & joy into our lives:) Have fun at Ranger U...I want to hear all about it as I missed the cut but it's all good ;)

Lynne Forsythe said...

Lordy.....you are SUCH A HOOOOT!!

Lynn Hardy said...

How busy are you?!!! Glad you are still alive and well as you were MIA for a while. Please give a huge hug to my good friend Jim Hankins for me when you see him at Ranger U.

Sharon Y said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures. You are just spreading fun and joy everywhere you go! Have a fun Ranger U! Give The Gentleman Crafter a big hug for me!

Michele said...

Dyan - you absolutely CRACK me up! I love your photo journal and I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you during this visit. I'm hoping to make the cut for next year's RangerU, though :)
All the best,
Michele

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Dyan, I so loved meeting you in Moline. The classes were fabulous. So wish I was there with ya all. Have a wonderful weekend.

isisimaginings.com said...

I do love you, you wonderfully glorious woman & I hope I get the opportunity to tell you that face to face one day. Your pics are terrific, especially the one of the stencils in the bath. Have a BRILLIANT time at Ranger U, hugs to you, Tim & Mario.

Sara said...

Wow... have you been busy! I bet it feels wonderful! You rock my dear! I just love all of what you do, especially the crazy fun stuff! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Mo said...

Thanks for the great post. Besides all the fantastic products you create for us, you bring such a joy of life to everything you do.
Please help our Jim keep at least his toes touching the ground.

Monica said...

Did the guy in the bed have a "welcome to USA, what happens in ..... stays in ..."

sandee said...

I'm still thinking I never got the "room srvice" that you got...did you have to pay extra for him? Loving all the cute mustache pictures!

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