Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Last of day of JULY!

It's been a little over a week after CHA! WHEW!! LOL!!

After a week of catch-up with family things like doctor appointments, estimates for household addition (i.e. deck) and a majority of follow-up emails completed, I can somewhat go back to a normal summer "routine." Well, I can wish! LOL!!

I had a such a wonderful time @ CHA-Summer in Rosemont IL...it's always great to touch base with "old" friends and a pleasure to meet new friends! If I had to room with TheresaT and NormaP again, I would do it in a heartbeat! Although we never met or communicated on a regular basis, I felt like we were on the same wave length. For some odd reason, I just wandered over to 2Peas In A Bucket's message board under "general scrapbooking" (I usually "hang out" at "The Pub" section) and saw Theresa's post on "ROOMIE WANTED" so I answered! LOL!! Both ladies were asked to help work at the Piggy Tales booth - CUTE STUFF!!! How lucky am I to meet such nice people!!! THANK YOU, Theresa & Norma for putting up with me!

This is us at our last CHA dinner together @ Gibson's = YUMMY!!

This is the first time that I worked a make'n take @ CHA that was all mine (my designs and at my hours)! YIKES! A little nervous but everyone was so nice and had a TON of fun! Hope that everyone can use it on their pages when they get home. This is what I designed and used as a MnT - they can be tied to the name badges as decor...

Can I just say (again and again...) THANK YOU to LaserLine! They are THE BEST! to work with....even with my crazy "out there" designs and sketches, they still wanna keep me! WOW! Big hugs to them for making my dreams come to a reality!!!!

To continue spreading the "love," I'd like to thank over & over again Ranger Ink's Robin Beam for always having spare paints for me to play with at these shows and for the great support! It took me 5 tries to get to their booth to thank her personally but she's so popular...who wouldn't want to hang with her! She's COOL!!! A big fan over here!

I found a new "love" in Tattered Angels! They were our neighbors @ CHA. They were kind enough to let us have some of their Glimmer Mist for our MnTs and let us borrow the heating gun (note to self - next show bring heat gun!!! LOL!!!)! THANK YOU !!! Great stuff - a spray form that covers an item with color and BLING! I think I'm addicted! LOL!!

OK...that's all I can post right now...I have about 6 boys in the house! YIKES...how did that happen?! LOL! AH! Love summer....22 more days till school starts! LOL!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Before Things Get CRAZY.....

when is it never crazy, right?! Well, I'm getting ready for CHA - I head out tomorrow AM. Although I live very close to the convention center, this has always been like a mini vacation (w/o sleep!!!!!! LOL!) so I'm packing up my bags and stuff....hoping that I don't forget anything! I still have to find my badge holder & travel purse - OY! So while I'm running around like a CRAZY person....I'm posting another sneak peek of my design. Hope you like them! Will post after CHA! Can't wait to meet my roomies!! Yes, I haven't met them IRL! LOL! Gotta love scrappers...we have trust in one another! Right, Theresa!

Loved how these turned out! Hope you do too!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Happy 13th!!

What a "lucky" number! Hope you all had a nice day so far and that number didn't deter anyone's plans! LOL!!

My day started with a peek at LaserLine's web site and the home page had the new CHA items on display! Mine is the lower right corner...all the chipboard stuff! YEAH! Then under the "New Products" - pages 4 & 5 are my newest designs for CHA. So EXCITED!!!!

Well, gotta get back to the grind and make final touches on a couple of minis which I hope to share with you soon!

So stay tuned!
Thanks for visiting!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

OK...another sneak peek from LaserLine!!

Hi, all! Been working away for LaserLine's products! So much FUN but so little TIME! Can't believe CHA (Craft & Hobby Association's trade show) will be next week?!

This is a purse mini album I did for the PUBcall's Manufacturers' Challenge - BasicGrey. Didn't think I could find INFUSE (6x6 pad of paper) in time but found it the day before the deadline! Did this puppy in 2 hours and had a lot of fun with it!

I used LaserLine's chipboard items (Plain Janes by MargieH) - mini layered album, the flower border and shaped clips with the YUMMY BasicGrey INFUSE!

All of these pictures were taken at Yellowstone National Park - our big family trip last summer.

We were on a Japanese tour (everything spoken in Japanese - very educational! LOL!!) that took us to Mt. Rushmore-Yellowstone-Grand Teton National Park-Fossil Hunting-Salt Lake City....WHEW! What a great trip!

The color works well with the pictures and love how the leather lacing is perfect for this theme! I've had it for years! LOL!!! Nothing like using up your stash!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy birthday, America!!!
Hope everyone has a safe & wonderful celebration w/ family & friends!

Just saw a piece on "Good Morning, America," about obtaining an American citizenship and how that feeling is like being a "new" citizen. It was very touching and it made me realize I am so lucky to be American!!!

This layout I did for LaserLine's booth last CHA-Summer to highlight their Plain Jane chipboards. This is before I was invited to design for them. It is one of my favorite 4th of July layouts!

So "Happy 4th" to everyone!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Ready for some more sneaks from LaserLine?

Finally found my charger and thought I'd post a couple more....

WordMinis come in FRIEND, LOVE, BABY, GIRL shown here and there are other words too!

The ribbon is also a new item for LaserLine. I took apart a schoolhouse mini CB album and used it to hang a picture of DS and his 6th grade teacher. The charms are new as well. A fun "end of the school year" gift....I stole this from her but will give it back to her after CHA! LOL!!

OK...gotta run and doing something with the little people (aka bored boys! LOL!). Have a great day and I'll try to post some more!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

WHAAAaaa.....it's July!

OK! It's 19 more days until the (CHA) show!
Here are some peeks of my chipboard items from LaserLine!

I'll try and load some more pictures once I recharge my batteries! LOL!

But in the meantime, let me know what you think! Thanks for looking :0)