Art Journal LIVE in Las Vegas!!!

On April 1st, I flew out of Sacramento to Las Vegas, to take an ART Journaling Class with Tangie Baxter! I was gonna meet my boss, friend and a woman I have admired for years! Excitement and nerves were ridiculously high! I would like to share my journey with you and hope that one day you can enjoy the experience of learning LIVE from Tangie Baxter.  I arrived a few hours before the class, and since I was only there for the day, had arranged with Tangie to help set up the room for the class.  The hotel was the Riveria, and sparkles and mirrors were everywhere! I have to admit, I am no longer a drinker, gambler or much of a party gal like goes on in Vegas, and it was a bit wow to me! But, it sure was pretty!
I finally found the conference center and took a picture of me in the walls, which were all mirrors! I went and got all gussied up in the bathroom and made sure I didn’t have chocolate on my face or spinach between my teeth and poked my head into the room:


There is Mimi (in blue), Tangie (bending in green), Rebecca McMeen (Studio Rebecca), then Molly (DeCrow Designs), I took a big breath and said hey! Oh it was like being at a family reunion.  I was in awe at all the fun things to play with on the tables, and just enjoying the banter and happiness before. I had brought a little present for Tangie, as her birthday was the previous Sunday and well, I kinda felt my fellow caravaners would want to give something to Our Tangie, so I found this cool sign and little camels, and Tangie was sweet as could be opening them.
Then dear Molly set them up by the sign in sheet and I was beaming and just so excited!
There was squealing and hugs all around as folks began to come in for the class.  Pictures of everyone with each other and laughter finding out that the face behind the avatar and matching with screen names! I admit I got them all confused and will need ya’lls help to get them all straight!
Me, Tangie, and GinaMichelle1111
Rebecca of Studio Rebecca and Spun Monkey
Me and Cheryl (gonewiththewind)

HeyJude, Jackie, Sharlamb, Linda, and darn where did Debora go?
The hotel brought in the most yummy lunch! Oh it was beyond awesome! I ate enough for two…and tee hee, wrapped a sandwich for the airplane ride home! Hey you can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the girl! hee hee

Once we started eating, Tangie started teaching, I video’d only the very beginning to see how awesome and prepared she is, and it will tantalize you and beg her to have another class! SOON!

Then we got to work! We started by making an ugly page! I did good at that, but I tell you some of these ladies cheated, their ugly pages were beautiful! There were so many exercises in adding to the  pages in the journals that had been handmade by Tangie and sewn by her husband.
This next shot is from the mirror on the top of the wall, you can see the different station at the top for playing with glitter mist, which is gonna make me go broke, cause that stuff is remarkable!
Most of these ladies are from Scrap Orchard and were having a blast learning Art Journaling, I do see Penny Noel from the AJC with the glasses 2nd from right, in the purple shirt. I was so impressed with these ladies pages!
(sansan (in pink), jaye (in blue), jeminnfer, tommygirl, penny noel (with glasses), samara (with apron))
Here ya go, action shot, and there is Debora! She is a wealth of info and I tell you this table was full of knowledge, I was eavesdropping and loving every moment!
Tangie is famous, she had a couple layouts in the Spring 2010 Somerset Digital Studio magazine and was a featured artist in the Spring 2011!  I wanted to make sure I got her autograph!
The class went so fast, it was 4 o’clock before I  knew it, and we cleaned up, hugs and they all had to check in for the wild time of Digiscrapalooza sponsored by Scrap Orchard, and I had a plane to catch to take me back to Sacramento.
There were cameras snapping all over and my little camera isn’t the best, but my memories of Art Journal LIVE can never be erased, and I am amazed that I am even a part of this community!

Live From Las Vegas!

Stay tuned next week, right here for some fun pics of Las Vegas and the Art Journal Caravan LIVE!!

See ya on the trail!


Art Journcal Caravan LIVE Class now Registering!

EDITED TO ADD ON 01/24/2011
The organizers of Digiscrapapalooza have let me know that this is the ONE and ONLY chance for this event! They will not be hosting this on a yearly basis! So this is our chance to do Vegas digital art style! (For those of you who don’t particularly like the night life and the typical Vegas scene I’m RIGHT THERE WITH YA, we’ll be keeping ourselves busy with our ART and staying in. Like to dance and party? There will be another group of  ladies going out! Your choice!}
The have also created a MUST SEE digital, interactive brochure you must check out! You can see it here: http://digiscrapapalooza.com/brochure/ it has all the details you need!

I’m so excited to finally be able to unveil the details of the LIVE workshop I’ll be teaching at Digiscrapapoolza! I’ll be teaching a 4 hour Art Journaling class before Digiscrapoolza starts on Friday (we’re going to make a hands on journal and I’ll share some tips on how to art journal digitally as well!)! I’ll also be teaching a class as the Guest Speaker on Saturday during the conference.
This is going to be an event you won’t want to miss!

Some important things you need to know before registering:
1. This class size is extremely limited.
2. The registration fee is non-refundable as we anticipate a sell out, and we’ll be holding a spot for you. Also, you will receive your $25 gift card within 24 hours of registering for the class.
3. A separate registration fee, and reservations at the Riveria hotel in Las Vegas are required. Digisiscrap*apalooza  is being hosted by ScrapOrchard.com you can find all the information {here}. (I’ll also post the information at the end of this post).
4. We will be able to do a lot of things together at the conference, including Friday night opening, eating lunches together etc….
5. Please contact me with any questions you may have {tangie at scrapbookgraphics dot com}.
6. I will communicate with you through your PayPal address, PLEASE check your email within 24 hours of registering for important registration information. Also, make sure you let me know if your email address changes or you will not receive important updates about the class in the future!
7. On a final personal note, I want you to know that I made every effort to keep the class fee as low as possible, this fee simply covers my costs for the catered lunch/room, supplies for the journals, shipping, etc. I hope that with the advance notice many of you will be able to come!
Ready to Register for the Workshop?
 Check out using paypal or any major credit card.

More Information on Digiscrap*apalooza hosted by ScrapOrchard.com

Early bird Registration $155 ends September 15th.

This registration fee is non-refundable. It is transferable upon written notification of transfer- required at least 5 days prior to the convention.
Seats at this convention are limited! In order to guarantee you have a seat at the convention, you must download, complete and return the Digiscrap-apalooza Convention Registration Form available when you purchase  Digiscrap-apalooza Convention Registration- Option A
The Digiscrap-apalooza: Convention Registration-Option A rate is only valid with a Scrap Orchard Convention Room Reservation at the Riviera Hotel & Casino (double occupancy allowed) or proof of residence in Las Vegas.  If you are sharing a room with another convention attendee, include the name of the person holding the reservation at the hotel on your Convention Registration Form so that we can verify your room reservation. The rooms must be registered through our convention account.
Digiscrap-apalooza will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada – April 1 & 2, 2011.  There will be a reception on April 1st starting at 5:00 pm (local time).  We will have a full day of classes on April 2nd beginning at 9:00 am (local time).  The convention registration fees include a continental breakfast and a lunch on April 2nd.  As we get closer to the convention, we will provide you with more information regarding the convention agenda.
To book your room at the Riviera Hotel & Casino you can use this webform which will automatically reserve your room at that conference rate -or- you can call the Room Reservation Line and  request the convention group rate for SCRAP ORCHARD.  The numbers to call are 1-800-634-6753 in the Continental U.S. or Direct at 702-794-9412.
The deadline to book a room at the discounted convention rate is March 10, 2011.  After that date, the rooms will be booked at the regular room rates and are subject to availability.
MONACO is an elegant tower with twenty-three floors featuring our “Signature series” nine hundred and seventy-three rooms and six suites. Created with the business traveler in mind these rooms are located in close proximity to the Riviera Convention Center.
The Riviera Hotel & Casino is offering our convention attendees a Signature Room at the rate of $69/night (plus tax) based on single or double occupancy.  The Resort Amenity Fee has been waived for our convention attendees and includes:
  • Free access to the Achilles Fitness Center
  • Free incoming faxes
  • Free local and 800 calls from your room
  • Free nightly entertainment in the Le Bistro Lounge
  • Half off 1st beverage at the Le Bistro Bar
  • Half off ticket price at the Riviera Comedy club
  • and more…

To find out the latest information about the convention and what you’ll need to bring- please check our Digiscap-apalooza Forum!  If you have any questions, please see our FAQ’s or email us!  We have got a wonderful weekend planned- filled with fun & games, digital scrapbooking classes taught by our very own Orchard Girls and incredible gifts & prizes!!  We hope to see you there!

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