So we spent the week at CHA and what a blast we had. What was my favorite, you ask? Well, of course, DOODLEBUG!!!!!!! Cynthia and her team have once again created the cutest lines ever. I just do not know how they keep doing it!! The girls blessed me with a new Doodlebug button braclet and...wait for it...ONE OF THE APRONS THAT THEY WERE WEARING ADORNED WITH DOODLEBUG BUTTONS!!!!! I will take some pictures and add them.
The other booth we spent a lot of time at was Cricut. I have been working on becoming part of the cricut demo team. When I left for the show I was set up to demo at 2 stores and by the end of the show I was set up at 5 stores!! I am so excited. So back to the booth, I was there checking out the Yudu and the cricut cake considering I will be required to demo these machines also. We were also checking out the new Imagine Machine. We did the make and takes and listened to the demos, because the more you did the more raffle tickets you received! Well, it was worth it. I won 2 cartridages and 3 of the new cuttlebug embossing plates that coordinate with carts (Cindy Loo, Wall Decor and More, and Create-a-Critter)!! So excited!! This is not even the best news yet...wait for it...my friend, Evelyn, won the BRAND NEW CRICUT IMAGINE MACHINE!!!!!!! Can you believe it??? She won a $600 machine!!! OMG!!!
We also met Robyn, from The Pink Stamper!!!! OMG, she is as sweet as can be. I actually felt like I was stalking her. We met and took this picture, then we invited her and Karlee to sit with us at lunch and then bumped into them a couple of more times. Thanks Robyn for being so sweet!
I even met Flat Bunny, from BoBunny. He is the cutest little thing. I found him in the Halloween section, but he look scared, so we move him to the new Winter Joy line. Love the ladies from BoBunny, love BoBunny Products and love Flat Bunny!!!
We had a great time and I can't wait until all the new products ship!!!!
Here is my new helper. Scooter has learned quickly what scrapbooking, cameras and mommy's office means. He like to be right in the middle of things. He has also learned how tasty scrapbooking supplies can be - needless to say, mommy is not very happy about that. He is lucky he is so cute.
I believe this is it for now. I did these two layouts today while doing a demo at the local Michaels. (The pink one still needs a title - it hasn't come to me yet). I have just completed the training program from EKSuccess for SDU (Scrapbooking Design and You). I will be honest - I am not sure if these classes will take off. They are geared towards the beginner scrapbooker. I figure I will give it a try and in the meantime enjoy getting paid to sit and scrapbook for a couple of hours!
I out grew my old storage system for my cartridages, so here is what I came up with. This is a CropperHopper photo storage case.
One side holds my books and key pads. There are adjustable dividers that I used. Then I just used wire cutters and snipped out the middle divider in the other section. The empty space will house my cord and markers.
This is my favorite part. The opposite side of the case is made for 12x12 paper. I attached velcro squares to my cartridages, the lid and lower side. Ta da - fits two layers of cartridages (84 cartridages total). This is a great case for anyone who travels with their cartridages.
It has been a long time since I posted any work. I have been working on wedding stuff for my neice, who is getting married next weekend. (I will post all shower and wedding stuff after the wedding). So, tonight my goal is to get caught up!
This is a retirement card I made for FIL. I used sand embossing powder by Stampendous purchased at Archivers. It is really cool stuff - the pic does not do it justice.
This year Maddie was old enough to be a Crew Guide at church camp. She had kindergarteners and they were the monkeys. These were goody bags that we made for the kids in her group. We used the Create a Critter cartridage. It is fast becoming one of my favorites.
Here's Scooter! Yep, that would make dog number 4!! When I saw him I figured what's another 5 lbs at this point. He is a Yorkie, 6 mos old, weighs 3.9 lbs. right now and should top out around 5 lbs. The others are getting along with him quite well. TT is the most affectionate with him. Squirt likes to tease him. Busters is very good with him and extremely gentle, however he does not like Scooter by him while he is eating! I must admit he is a huge Momma's boy and I am kind of enjoying it!
I have spent the last week trying to figure out how to make a card for my patient, Emily. She loves dolphins and I wanted to make her a valentine with a dolphin theme. I came up with the wording - Emily, I'd flip if you would be my Valentine. I pictured using a cut out dolphin, but how to make it flip?? Well, tonight it hit me - a spinner card!! I have never actually made one, but after checking out some of the videos on youtube...whala! I hope Emily loves it as much as I do!!
This is another layout from my friend Carrie. The pictures are from this past Christmas. As you can see, my kids have reached the age of not so fancy Christmas outfits. It is a battle that I have decided is not worth having with them. If I buy them good clothes for the holiday, they never wear them again - not worth it! I was pleased with the pictures and how well they match the colors of this layout. Squirt and TT were not to happy with their Christmas attire either. Poor Buster didn't even make it to the layout. All he wanted to do with the hat is play keep away with us (again, not worth it!).
Wow - time really gets away from me. Well, here are some of the projects that I completed over New Year's Weekend. My friend, Evelyn and I had a blast cropping!
These pictures were taken at a local cupcake shop. It is the cutest little shop and it has great cupcakes. This shop is a total doodlebug shop. It is doodlebug cupcake pink and limeade green. I could sit in this shop forever. It made for the perfect pictures to go with Doodlebug "cupcake" line.
This picture is not the best - but after the cupcake shop we went across the street to a candy store. Maddie won a $25 gift certificate at the ScrapPink event and wanted to spend some of it. She got some great after Christmas deals and I got some great pictures to go with the Doodlebug "candy" line. Here is my take on the Target mailboxes. I made this one for my chemoangel patient. Can you tell she loves dolphins? When I saw this paper by Best Creation Inc., I knew it was the pp for this project! I made this frame for my scraproom. I used Doodlebug (surprise, surprise) rubons. The picture is of Maddie and I after our 5k for Breast Cancer.
I hope everyone had a great New Year's. I spent it - Scrapping!! My friend, Evelyn and I started scrapping on Thursday around 3 and are continuing until Sunday afternoon! I did miss the family, but the kids both had several friends over and I heard that Dad handle it just great!! I will post finished product next week!
I am a mother of two - 15 year old son and 12 year old daughter. My husband and I have been married 17 years! We have 4 dogs - 2 minature American Eskimos (T.T. and Squirt), an Australian Shepard Collie Mix (Buster) and our newest, a Yorkie (Scooter). I love photography, scrapbooking, card making, warm weather and all things Disney. I started scrapbooking after my son was born (1995) and love how the craft has expanded and changed. I love knowing that any picture I take is not only a captured memory, but can also become a ceative piece of art.