Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Recap!

As summer's wrapping up, I decided it was about time I return to my blog and update you all on what I've been up to! No, I haven't forgotten about this lovely blog. I've just been a busy girl, not that it's any excuse! So where have I been, you ask? Well, a pictures worth a thousand words, so let me show you!

In early July I visited my sister Libby in Rochester, New York. Being the die hard Harry Potter fans we are, we traveled to Toronto, CA to see this amazing exhibit. They had tons of costumes, props, and even sets used in the Harry Potter movies. Yes, we're huge dorks, and yes, we were in heaven! We even got to see Cedric Diggory's Quidditch robes!! For those of you who are perplexed by my excitement, in the fourth Harry Potter movie The Goblet of Fire, Cedric Diggory was played by a little known actor by the name of Robert Pattinson! That's right ladies, I was but a few feet away from clothing actually worn by Edward Cullen (swoon!). Here's a picture of Libby and I outside the exhibit:

Next I traveled to Aptos, California to spend some time with my boyfriend's family at the beach. We had a great time, although the best part might have been escaping the 100
degree Fresno heat! Here's a picture of all of us:

Mixed in with all the fun and traveling has been quite a bit of work! But lucky for me, that's pretty fun, too. One of my favorite things about my job is being on iLoveToCreate's Trendspotter Team. You can see the results of our trendspotting here at Below is a report written by our "Trend Master", Jen:

Jen writes, "The fashion industry has been inspired by ink-blots and mirror imagery for spring/summer 2010. The theory behind the Rorschach ink-blot test, created by Herman Rorschach, is that the test taker's spontaneous or unrehearsed responses reveal deep secrets or significant information about the taker's personality or innermost thoughts." The Rorschach trend isn't just for the fashion industry! Check out the awesome Enchantment vase below:

Isn't it beautiful?! This vase was created using CR20088 Blueberry Ice and CR20089 Raspberry ice from our most recent Crystals Glazes release! Visit to find out how to create other cool Rorschach projects, like the Blots of Fun dinner plate!