Well hello everyone—wow what a crazy few days its been…seems like I was just getting ready for my trip and boom now I’m back home recovering still. And oh heck yeah do I have stories for you LOL…I’d have to be comatose while traveling to NOT have any right? Well I’ll let you in on a secret…I left Wednesday morning at the crack of dawn for Las Vegas to attend the Consumer Electronics Show…can’t say why yet but it has nothing to do with my craft world stuff’s LOL. I’ve always got some surprises up my sleeve ‘eh!? Let’s just say I’m a bit…well a whole lot…of a tech-gadget-computer geek and always have been so going to this show was a dream come true for me. But let’s start with the trying to actually GET to Vegas…I purposely picked a flight that was flying thru Charlotte because I figured I’d have less issues with weather incidents…right…right? Yeah..ummmm NOOOOO! Not only that but instead of flying out of the airport that is 15 mins from my house I had to drive 1.5 hours to Baltimore to catcht the flight and we get on the runway and they say they have delayed our take-off….what…yeah ummm Suzanne only had a 40 min window between connecting flights so this was NOT looking so good. Panic bells went off in my head…beeepbeeepbeeeeppp…then they wouldn’t tell us why or when we would be leaving. CUZ APPARENTLY CHARLOTTE WAS HAVING THUNDERSTORMS & FOG…yeah weather incidents…OMG I was ready to shoot myself. So by this time I knew that I was going to miss my connecting flight so I had hubby book me another flight once I got to Charlotte just in case…if you remember my disastrous United incident in Chicago this past summer…well you know why I was planning ahead. 45 minutes later we were cleared to go…they said we had a 4 min window to take off…but CERTAIN DUMB-A PEOPLE WOULDN’T TURN OFF THEIR ELECTRONICS!! Well Suzanne was ready to lead the REVOLT to storm the back of the plane to tell them peeps to shut-em down..I mean really…REALLY? We actually got to Charlotte only a few minutes late & we were hoping the connecting flights were delayed…yeah nope…I missed my flight by 2 mins.. 2 FLIPPING MINUTES OMG!!!!! But I have to say I was impressed with US Airways…they had booked us all on the next flight when they knew we would miss it and I had a seat on a plane to Phoenix then Vegas 45 mins later…that is good customer service I must say (United…hey hey…take some notes here ok)!
Now here is where we move into the story part #1…on the flight to Phoenix I am stuck in the middle seat (can’t complain cuz I woulda sat on the floor just to get there) but you know I don’t DO middle seats..I’m a window seat kinda gal. My seatmates were very polite & quiet BUT THE GUY BEHIND ME O.M.G!! He was dumb…I kid you not..like dumb like dirt…obnoxious…loud…and drunk! The plane takes off and the captain says “arrival time in Phoenix is 3 hours & 26 mins”…the guy FREAKS OUT…starts screaming “HEY they didn’t tell me we were goin’ to Phoenix…my ticket says I’m goin’ to Vegas…WTH?”!! Yeah..ummm your final destination is always printed on the ticket cuz we weren’t changing planes in Phoenix KWIM…so he starts arguing with the stewardess and cussing and being just FOUL about it. Then he says well how long will it take me to drive from Phoenix to Vegas cuz I’m not getting on another plane….ummm like 5 hours dork…LOL. So he freaks out again…then he says well is Phoenix or Vegas a bigger city in Arizona? LMBO…yeah Vegas is in Nevada buddy not Arizona…at this point I was ready to turn around and light it up with him…people were laughing and just horrified by him. They finally serve him another DRINK and he shuts up for a bit….meanwhile I’m talking on FB with about 5 friends (yes in-air wi-fi) and have my headphones in and one of my friends said something & I bust out laughing…very LOUDLY…and couldn’t stop (let’s just say there coulda been TEARS running down my legs heehee)! I’m sure everyone on the plane thought I was a loon but that’s ok cuz it was funny and then I realized I was also singing along to my iTunes music too….oooopsies LOL. We got to Phoenix and let’s just say we had flight crew change & I got the guy ejected from the plane so he was GONE—good riddance—TSA came & took him (I’ll tell you how I saw him later on in my Vegas visit too…ewww ucky). So that’s just the one travel story…I’ll share more with you this week cuz I have LOTS more, oh yeah there is MORE!
But my fave story that I have to share before I shut up is the CES show (Consumer Electronics Show)—I had a freaking blast running around there and playing with all the new gadgets (will tell you some of my fave finds later this week) and the show is 90% men…10% women…hahahaha…so if you are single that is the place to go to find a man…LMBO!! What I love is walking up to a tech guy and they are looking at me like I'm a dumb woman and then I open my mouth...yep I do...and I can go head to head with them all the way in geek speak...yeah I love that...leaves 'em a bit shocked which makes me giggle!! And at the show they have a ton of celebrities…a ton of them…but none of them interested me that much although my daughter said I MUST come home with Justin Bieber’s autograph….yeah no I didn’t LOL! BUT I was at the Monster Cable booth looking at new hi-def headphones for my music listening enjoyment when I noticed a poster saying Javier Colon (winner of The Voice) would be there…ummm I’ve been obsessed with his voice since we were in Maui (yeah I made the family watch the Voice in Maui..so what’s it to ya LOL). I just think he’s such a nice & humble guy…and the dude’s voice is so pure and fabulous…I’ve had all his old music, got his new album & his holiday music and I follow him on Twitter…yeah I wuv him!! He was due there at 3 pm…it was 1:30 pm and I was talking to some of the Monster executives…yes I made lots of contacts at the show…new friends too…heehee and said hey I’ll be back to see Javier save me a spot in line. Well they saved me SPOT #1—oh yeah baby I was FIRST IN LINE TO SEE HIM. I was one of the only women in line with about 100 men who most didn’t know who he was but were getting autographs for their wives or something…you know…not TRUE FANS like myself..LOL! I was so giddy…when I get giddy I laugh and dance in place…yeah I do…like a weirdo but I can’t help myself....nor do I care much what people think LOL..I'm too old & been thru too much for all that jazz. The Monster Execs thought it was hilarious and they were like “you’re a real fan huh?”…ummm DUHHHHH ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!? They are playing his music and I’m SINGING & DANCING and glaring at all the NON-FANS LOL --when he comes out…yeah I couldn’t help myself…I squealed…LOL! I literally danced up on the stage…I was squealin’ & jumpin’ and he spent almost 20 mins just chatting with me (the execs informed him that I was a VIP fan hahahaha & I could take all the time I wanted…yesirreeeee). He was so NICE, we chatted about his music, the show, Blake Shelton…umm yeah, his family and then I asked him to sing (yes I did…I don’t care lol) and he did…I was his backup singer and dancer..whootwhooot! Then he said “can I give you a big hug?”…WELL YES YOU CAN JAVIER…meanwhile the Monster execs were dying on the side of the stage laughing. But I got his autograph, lots of pics (see below) and he said hey tweet me a picture & I’ll tweet you back…he says I read all my tweets…and guess WHAT? HE DID TWEET ME BACK…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I was SQUEALING….and then Alexa tweeted him & he tweeted her back too…isn’t that so sweet? I just love him even more…what great character, kindness, and sweetness to go with his fab voice…it really was an honor to meet him and I will always cherish that and I hope he goes farrrrrr! So if you have no idea who I’m talking about…then go listen to him sing HERE ok..show him some LOVE! Whooot I’m still on Cloud 9!!
PS—I’ll tell you about what celebrity I literally RAN into on the floor later in the week…yeah I ran into him alright…knocked myself out…hahahha..I have that kinda luck huh!?
Ok here are many pics that one of the guys in line took during my “moments” with Javier LOL…I will treasure them always!! Click HERE to come to my blog if you get this by email ok to see the pics!
My all time fave Javier song below:
*****Winner of the Aussie “Koala Hug Tilda” stamp & paper pad is………………..Cheri of “Cheri’s Shack”—congrats Cheri, email me for details ok! ******
Today the Magnolia-licious DT has a super fun, SWEET CRAZY LOVE Blog Hop for you today….lots of beautiful Valentine inspired projects using the new collection “Sweet Crazy Love” from Magnolia-licious! You can find all the hop details and how to play along at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog !
I decided to create a Twisted Easel Card that I tweaked a bit to try something a bit different. The whole card measures 5.5” x 5.5” and lays flat for mailing. I used this sweet cutie called “Tilda Lovelaced Shoes”—isn’t she adorable & I love that love is written on the bottom of her shoes, cute huh! My papers are new from Glitz Paper “Pretty In Pink”—I love the vintage, romantic patterns and I distressed them all a bit more with my Zutter Distress Machine. I used my heart & scalloped heart SB nesties, some tulle, tickets, hatpins and swirls from Memory Box (did you know Magnolia-licious carries dies by Memory Box, Magnolia & Marianne Designs now)!!
I love the way this pops up in a modern-fun way…but yet the style is all vintage..I love to mesh styles like that to keep it fresh. I wanted to make sure that the card looked good from each side no matter what & also the inside too. It props-sits up by tucking up next to the sentiment from PTI that I added a few more hearts, pearls & stickles to.
Tilda was colored with Copics (RV17,RV13,RV10 / E44,E43,E42,E40 / E11,E00 /E25,E31,E50) then I added some Stickles of course. I masked her & then stamped over her with a PTI script stamp and inked the edges a bit. The inside has music paper that is just light enough that you could write a sweet note to someone special.