Thursday, February 28, 2008

A little "TaDa" moment...

Well, I had this square mirror, some TaDa Creative Studio paper (their signature line), Prima flowers and Ranger's acrylic dabber paint (Mountain Rose)!

And this is what happened!

Actually this is a sample for my Japanese scrappers. It's their March "Reflection" project. This picture will be included in their newsletter that I will send out tomorrow but thought I'd post a sneak peek :0)

Guess you can tell I'm SO READY FOR SPRING!!!!! LOL!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thank you!!!

A couple of thank yous are in order...

First, to my friends - thank you for your good wishes for being selected to the TaDa Creative Studios' design team! Can I just say "I'm so stinkin' excited?!" LOL!! Can't wait to get the first designer's package from them :0)

It arrived today!!!! My prize from my MayaRd/RangerInks guru, Wendy Vecchi! I was about to leave to pickup my oldest DS from junior high and I hear the doorbell. The mail carrier was admiring the box - low & behold, Miss Wendy done some wonderful designing on my address! It was so beautiful that I opened the box from the bottom! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

I think you'll agree it was the right choice!

And then I continued to open the package and I see this!

Isn't this the most beautiful thing you ever seen?! I had been admiring this item from her blog but NEVER expected this to be in MY home!

So Wendy if you're reading and you realized that you sent this by mistake...uhuh, IT'S MINE!!! TOUGH! LOL!!! The details of this piece is just incrediable and I LOVE crackle paint! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

And that wasn't enough, she included her BEAUTIFUL limited edition business card (she handmakes her business cards but not for long - you're going to be so popular, you'll need to have them printed - seriously!)!!! You see it resting against my (new) laptop! PLUS she sent me a flat blossom CB book, some awesome ribbons (colors that I don't have and including the scallop ric-rac & sheer ribbon) and the sheer People keychain - all of course from Maya Road! Thank you, Wendy!!! I cannot wait to meet you @ CHA-Summer!! But hopefully we can meet sooner ;0) xoxo

Monday, February 18, 2008

Guess What!!!!

One hint...

Got the email Friday morning to be invited to this wonderful company's design team - their first! WOW!!

Oh, I replied yes! LOL!! Can't wait to get started! So excited!

I had a basic scrapbook class for my Japanese students...I tried to explain why I was excited but I don't think they get it...yet. LOL!!

Thank you, TaDa, for the opportunity!!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

When visiting LaserLine (#1425) @ CHA...

Grab one before they run these papers from TaDa Creative Studios! Isn't this ad cute?!

Have a great Saturday - keep warm! We're expecting snow AGAIN!!!
I should've hopped on that LaserLine semi going to CA!! LOL!!! OY!

Friday, February 08, 2008

And the winner(s) are...

Wendy*, Debbie & Jen!!!

I looked in my boxes and saw that I had a couple more acrylics that I can giveaway :0) so CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!! Please email me with your mailing address (please give me a few days to mail out - thanks!).
* There's seems to be 2 "Wendy"s...the lucky one posted this:
wendy said...
congrats margie! i will definitely check these out at the show next week. :) the etchings sound very cool.
(Wen, is that you?! LOL!!! Email me when you get back from CHA so I can send off!)

I can't thank you all enough for all the comments! I plan to forward them to LaserLine and maybe we can make it a reality @ CHA-Summer!

Have a great weekend everybody...looking forward to seeing all the blogs, videos and write-ups regarding CHA!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

LaserLine CHA #1425!!!!

OK! I'm coming up for air! LOL!!

Have been designing, proofing and making samples for our newest product line, ACRYLIC (shaped) ALBUMS!!! Yeah! Also you can choose whether you want acrylic or chipboard too!

So I thought I'd share some peeks with you all!

This is how they came to me...protected. Easy to remove and prevents scratches :0)

This set is called Triple Layers...could be a wedding cake, a VERY BIG birthday cake or a stack of luggage. I used Ranger Ink dabbers, Sakura's Pen Touch (Quick Dry Opaque White Ink), LaserLine's Valentine chipboards ("love," heart cake topper), Prima flowers/bling, Anna Griffin patterned papers and various ribbons. LOVED how this turned out!!!

This 8x8 album has an etched feature. They sent me the "Yellowstone National Park" cover - they have a few to choose from. Of course, they can custom etched any title you wish too! These are available as single pages (cover pages) so that you can mix or match acrylic & chipboard pages! I used the acrylic cover and the rest are in chipboard.

I used Ranger Ink's metallic dabber (gold) over the etched part and then wiped the excess paint off. Let dry each layer...I did this twice. Patterned papers are from We R Memory Keepers...perfect for this theme!

I won't be making the trip but my stuff will...heehee! Come see the rest at LaserLine's booth (#1425) - I have been very lucky to work with such nice people!

Oh! To commerate this fun line, I'd like to do an acrylic shaped giveaway!! Don't know which shape yet...I haven't dug my way out of my mess in the dining room! LOL! But I know I have something to giveaway (I have a pile of LaserLine stuff - LOL!)!

Just post why you would like an acrylic (you know...."just because" "like to try something different" or "looks like you have different shapes that I would like to try"....). Will have one of my boys draw a name on Friday PM (Feb 8th) when my samples are on its way to California (sniff-sniff)! LOL!!