Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thank you, WorldWin!!

I have been waiting for this box as my other fellow designers at Spellbinders™ received theirs before me...talk about torture! LOL!!

OH MY PAPER GOODNESS!!! Love the different colors and there's over 20 different colors to use for the year...thank you, WorldWin!!

Now off to create with them :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Honey, I'm home!!


SO so happy to be home but miss my Spellbinders™ Family already! LOL!! What can I say except for two little words that have a WHOLE LOT of meaning...THANK YOU!!!

Of all the manufacturers I have worked with, this Company is the most generous - so giving of their hearts, their hard work and their products which they are so proud of (and they should be!). I am so honored to be a part of it all!

This year, we are fortunate enough to work with many cross promotional partners and just like Spellbinders™, they are just as giving! I spread most of their generosity on my roomie Holly's king sized bed (Thanks, Holly! LOL!)...

Now let's see if I can list everyone:

Beacon Adhesives, Clearsnap, COPICS (not pictured on its way from overseas on a slow boat from Japan! LOL!), Cosmo Cricket, Creative Impressions, Donna Salazar Designs, Fancy Pants Designs, Flourishes, Gina K Designs, Glue Dots, Graphic45, Heartfelt Creations, JustRite Stampers, Kaiser Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker LLC, Pink Paislee, Robin's Nest, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Sparkle'N Sprinkle, Tattered Angels, 3M Post-It, Waltzing Mouse Stamps, WorldWin (not pictured on its way to me in a huge box! WOW!!) and Xryon.

This year, we have added stamp manufacturers that created designs to match Spellbinders™ Die Templates! SO EXCITED about that! Can't wait to play! WOOOHOOO!!


I am so excited for another year of great fun, designs and well, more fun! LOL!

Happy HUMP Day!!! xo

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Never A Dull Moment...

Hey all!

Been working on getting ready for an article for Love My Memories (Jpn SB magazine) but it has been a bear to finish. The pictures finally came through!! Sorry for being a pest for two weeks, Miss M!! Let's hope that the editors don't pull it due to deadline which past a LONG TIME ago! YIKES! So please send me good thoughts my way! LOL!!

In between I've been sewing (don't faint, Mrs. Fish!!) or should I correct that by writing "I'm trying to sew!" LOL! My youngest will be in a Japanese play and I have to put together a KIMONO jacket/JINBEI. I was stuck on the collar! OY! Pray for me! LOL!! Here's before I put the collar on...

Tomorrow, I'm off to Spellbinders™ Design Team Retreat to learn more about the Company, techniques, its marketing and get to know the rest of the gang. I am most excited to get to know my co-blog author Holly! We'll be rooming together! So I am trying to get everything in place at home while I'm gone. AM carpool for oldest - check; PM carpool for oldest & youngest - check; lunch for youngest - check; and summer school sign up - check! All that needs to be done is LAUNDRY & PACKING!! OY!

Be good...will post pictures when I get back and recovered! LOL!!

Friday, April 09, 2010

I Challenge YOU To A....

Well, a challenge! LOL!
Really it's a TaDa (Creative Studio) Challenge :0)

Here is the detail:
Happy Friday to all! I’m excited to see the weekend come, even though it’s cold and rainy here. Why? Because that’s a PERFECT time to SCRAPBOOK!!!

I want to throw a simple, 2-part challenge out to our readers to kick off the DT Challenge posts:
Part 1: Scrapbook yourself.
No, not too many of us like to be in FRONT of the camera, for any number of reasons (none of which will be named here. ) But write about yourself – your habits, your hopes, your dreams, your frustrations, your strengths, your weaknesses, your vices…whatever. Showcase YOU.

Part 2: Use the TaDa line that you love most, the one that reflects you and your personality best.
Can’t wait to see what you all can do! Be sure to post links
HERE when you’re done. DTers, this is for you, too, if you’re so inclined! Post your layouts here so we can all be inspired!

Here’s to good scrap time and lots of mojo, my friends!

Soooo are you up for it? I'm hoping to get at least a start on it as I am going to designers' retreat next week (SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!). There's no due date...yet. So you have some time to purchase your stash of TaDa products. Click HERE for a store or online store that can help you.

Good luck!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Calling All International Spellbinders Friends!

This one is for you! A chance of a great opportunity to show off your creative Spellbinder self :)

We are excited to announce the Spellbinders™ International Guest Blogger Contest. Spellbinders is looking for one fabulous International Guest Blogger to appear on the Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog during the month of June! This contest is for Spellbinders Paper Arts enthusiasts currently living outside of the United States. We will select one International Guest Blogger to create four projects with instructions, for publication on the Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog.

The International Guest Blogger Contest Winner will select $100 in Spellbinders Die Templates to use in the four blog posts. These die templates will be chosen from the Spellbinders website (excludes Limited Edition die templates, Presto Punch machine and Presto Punch templates). A link to the Contest Winners' blog will be posted on the Spellbinders Blog for one year. The Winner will receive a personalized Spellbinders Badge to post on his/her Blog. Following completion of the four posts, the International Guest Blogger will receive an additional $100 in Spellbinders Paper Arts product, from the July 2010 New Release Collection. The Winner will be among the first to receive that new product! Spellbinders will pay all shipping charges.

Spellbinders International Guest Blogger Contest Winner will complete four paper craft projects using current Spellbinders Die Templates, with instructions. Winner must post a partial image of each project with a link to the Spellbinders Blog on publication days. Dates of publication to be determined.

To enter the Spellbinders International Guest Blogger Contest, submit the following to BlogContest@spellbinders.us:

• One Contest Entry Project image .jpg (no larger than 10x10” at 72dpi)
• Spellbinders International Blog Contest Entry Form (see blog post)

The Contest Entry Project must include Spellbinders product. The entrant must have his/her own personal blog that he/she maintains and keeps current. The Contest Entry must be in English, if chosen as Winner, blog posts must be in English. Spellbinders reserves the right to edit blog posts. Spellbinders reserves the right to edit images for posting on the Spellbinders Blog. Additional specifications will be sent to the Contest Winner.

Please send questions to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.

Entrants currently living in the United States, as well as employees and the immediate family members of Spellbinders Paper Arts are ineligible for entry. Anyone currently designing for a competitor of Spellbinders Paper Arts is ineligible.

Spellbinders will select one International Guest Blogger Contest Winner.

Contest is open to submissions from April 6, 2010, until 11:59 U.S. Mountain Standard Time (MST), April 20, 2010. The Winner will be announced on April 29, 2010, and completed blog posts with images are due by May 24, 2010.

If you are not sure what U.S. Mountain Standard Time is, I have a link HERE.

So exciting! I hope my friends from overseas take this wonderful opportunity to GO FOR IT!! Good luck!! xo

Spellbinders is a trademark of Spellbinders Paper Arts, llc.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Another Proud Mama Moment

OK..this time, it's about my oldest boy and his freshman year tennis.

He had his first home tennis match as a high school player yesterday. I am not familiar with tennis but he's on a doubles team with a sophomore partner on the junior varsity team as #1 doubles team...hope that makes sense. LOL!!

Unfortunately they lost...figures when I'm there! LOL! But the day before they won their match...or is it game? UGH! I better figure this out before the season ends ;0P Either way, I am very proud of him.

Now if I can only get him to be as enthusiastic with his school work, I would be MORE HAPPIER!! Am I asking too much?! Seriously.

Here are some pictures I took yesterday (a beautiful warm day btw but windy!)...please forgive the fence, couldn't sneek into the courts without being bonked by a tennis ball.

And a big pow wow at the end...it was nice :0)

To My Japanese Scrapbookers (April Schedule)

やっと 春が来たと思ってもいいのかしら~。(笑)


*4月のクラス&ワークショップ スケジュール:

5日(月) 10:00AM-13:00PM
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ シャンバーグ自宅
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

9日(金)  09:30AM-13:00PM (子供ずれOK)
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ ミツワCommunity Room
クラス・ワークショップ代金:$6 + material
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

20日(火) 10:00AM-13:00PM
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ シャンバーグ自宅
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

23日(金) 10:00AM-13:00PM
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ シャンバーグ自宅
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

26日(月) 10:00AM-13:00PM
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ シャンバーグ自宅
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

30日(金) 10:00AM-13:00PM
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ シャンバーグ自宅
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

*ベーシックツールキットは、12" paper trimmer; scissors, black pen/marker, pencil, eraser, ruler, exacto knife, and adhesive (dry=テープのり & wet=液体)です。無い方(例えばPaper Trimmer)は、私から借りて下さい。

今後この連絡の不要な方は お手数ですがお知らせください。


Spellbinders Wizard Die Cut Machine (Co-Author, Company Blog): http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/
TaDa Creative Studios (Design Team Member): http://www.tadacreativestudios.com/
Craft Fancy (Margie’s classes):http://www.craftfancy.com/





Happy Scrapping!
Margie Higuchi