Saturday, January 31, 2009

Popping by to say...

I just wanted to pop in and thank Stefanie for the blog award that she so generously awarded to me and my little blog!

Isn't that sweet? Thanks, Stefanie! I will be sure to pass this on next week.

I also wanted to add that Vicki, fellow DT member at Scrap N' Art, has agreed to work on a new blog header for my blog! I can't wait to see what she cones up with, I am sure it will be fabulous. :) You can see more of Vicki's work at her blog. Just go to

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, January 30, 2009

CHA updates!

I just got back from CHA this morning at 1 am. I would have been home two hours earlier but I had to dig out of the 3 feet of snow the snowplow piled behind my car at the ariport. Grrrr...

Anyway, CHA was AWESOME! So many fun new lines and products. The Paris Hilton line is VERY childish. It is very first grade bubble gum. You can see Paris' appearance at CHA and more of her lines here:

My favorite product was a Fancy Pants multi-media album with Acrylic pages, chipboard pages, transparency pages, and felt pages. They were about 8x8 and in different shapes. SOOOO cool! The rest of the FP stuff is not as cool in person as it appears online.

Some other highlights: Pebbles, Inc. is now just Pebbles. They have done a fantastic job reinventing themselves- I was VERY impressed. Their new lines are awesome. I got to meet one of the designers and he told me all about the lines. It was very cool.

Love the Prima stuff, but they were so rude and stuck up in their booth I am going to have a tough time buying lots of their stuff. There were just plain snotty a few times.

The new Chatterbox is GORGEOUS in person. Their flocking is really soft and touchable.

And of course, THICKERS. They are so cool, some of the new fonts totally rock. You all will love them.

K & Co has a new line called Serafina that is to die for! It is all pretty and floral but in a really cool unique way with a very fun color palette.

I met Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins, and Greta Hammond. I also met one of the Pebbles and K & Co designers. I saw Jane Seymore, and Mark Montano from HGTV, but didn't meet them personally.

Someone asked about Basic Grey... I wasn't overly impressed. In my opinion, their new lines are ok, but not anything unique.

The 7 Gypsies booth was awesome. If you like vintage, you are going to be all about them this season. They also have this really cool automatic hole puncher thing. Kinda like an electric stapler for holes.

Ok, ask anything you want, I was super busy working for Scrap N' Art, and I was in nearly every booth, so tell me what you want to know and I will do my best. Leave a comment, and I'll try to answer questions on Monday's post. I will also be posting my giveaway winner and CHA pics on Monday. :)

And just in case you are in a scrappy mood after hearing about all the new goodies, head over to YMBD for their crop this weekend! You can check it out here:

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, January 22, 2009


So in the process of changing the look of my blog, I accidentally deleted quite a few things from the toolbars on the right hand side of the page, as well as my headers. Please bear with me while I get it all put back together again.

Also, don't forget to check out the RAK and game in the posts below. :)

See you after CHA!



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

As Promised...

Todays RAK:

In honor of CHA, just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite 2009 sneak peak has been, and I will draw a winner on Feb. 1st, after I return from CHA!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some Weekend Fun

Quotes! Which movie are they from (they are all from different movies)?

Hint: All the movies are at least 5 years old.

1. "It took a coma to wake me up"

2. "That was some of the best flying I've seen to date - right up to the part where you got killed."

3. "Blue flower, red thorns, blue flower, red thorns - this would be so much easier if I wasn't color blind!"

4. "Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, of what I did, of who I am. And most of all, I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."

5. "Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on"

Leave a comment with your answers! :)

Monday will be a very busy day for me, but Tuesday I will post a fabulous RAK. Stay tuned, and have a great weekend!

Friday, January 16, 2009

2 favorite CHA sneaks...

Here are two of my favorite CHA 2009 sneak peaks:

Fancy Pants (I know, they surprised me too!)

Chatterbox (this stuff is sooooo pretty!):

Oh, and one more. I know I said 2, but who can resist some American Crafts? Not me!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Misc. Updates

10 days till CHA! For the crafters out there, you know all about CHA. For those who don't, it is the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. The winter 2009 show is in Anaheim, CA, and I GET TO GO! I am so excited! I leave on Saturday, Jan. 24th and return on Thurs. 29th. I can not beleive it is that close, and I am getting pretty excited!

As I am writing, Elijah is stacking blocks and knocking them down, and Milena is hopping all over the living room like a bunny, yelling "hop, hop, hop!" They are both doing well, growing way to fast, and developing tons of personality.

We had a great Christmas, and I hope you did too! We spent Christmas day at home, then picked up Nichole on Friday and headed to Illinois for the weekend. I really liked doing things that way. Having Christmas morning just us and the kiddos but still getting to see the whole family was the best of both worlds.

Thanks for reading, more soon... and a giveaway next week, in honor of CHA!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another Scrap Whispers Challenge

Here is one I did about my New Years Resolutions.

Check out the challenges at


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

End of Year Challenge

As a DT member for Scrapbook Challenges on My Space, I have the opportunity to host a challenge every 4-6 weeks. My last challenge was issued on Dec. 29th, 2008. I challenged the ladies to start the new year out by trying something new: an ATC. For many of the ladies there, this was something completely new. I thought that I would pass that challenge on to you today. Here is the post from Scrapbook Challenges.

My challenge for this week is to try something new for the New Year: try making an ATC. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card, and it is a card that is the size of a standard playing card that you can make to swap with friends. I have some ATC’s that others ladies have made hanging on the wall in my scrap space. I think it is really fun to see other’s work in real life.

Some ATC’s are themed, such as my example, it is for a swap where the theme is "quotes." Sometimes ATC’s are just a mini sample of your style and work.

It can be challenging to start working in a new size and format, but I find that it also sparks my creativity and helps me to think about things in a new way.So, start making those ATC’s and be sure to show us! If anyone wants to do a swap, let me know and I would be happy to host one!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A New Page!

I had time this week to make a new page to share! I lvoe this photo of Elijah, and this page turned out pretty well.
Also, you can check out the Hero Arts 2009 catolog at There are some adorable stamps coming out this year! I can't wait to get my hands on some of them.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Scrap Whispers has started again!

Here is my layout for the new round of Scrap Whispers! This challenge had to be inspired in some way by Scrabble.

Check out the fun at!