Friday, January 30, 2009

My Weekend Schedule

If your looking for something scrappy to do this weekend, come play with glimmer mist with me! I will be at A to Z scrapbooking in Torrance on Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00 for my Reflections of Love class, and I will be at Collective Journey Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 for the Reflections of Love class(photos of book are here on my blog in the slideshow). I will be at Scrapbook Blvd here in Victorville Friday night for "Stop and Crop" from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. It's only five bucks!Hope to see you this weekend!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Last Day at CHA

Well, CHA is over, it always makes me a little sad, because it is such an exciting, inspiring four days. It's like Christmas, you anticipate it for weeks and then when it's over it's kind of a let down. There were so many exciting new products, beautiful product lines, innovative ideas, and just pure creativity for four days. I have to give a holla out to Jennifer Priest. That girl worked tirelessly for four days for Scrapbook Royalty. She was workin' it! On top of having events to attend every night after the show. Jennifer, I hope your at home resting with your feet up right now, you deserve it! I also want to mention Melissa Frances. She was so warm and wonderful when we came to her booth. She showed us around, chatted for a bit, just like we were friends coming to visit her home. She is really a warm, wonderful woman(not to mention talented). Her new products are to die for, and you will be seeing them soon cause I am so planning classes with her new lines. And of course, I cannot forget Tattered Angels. These people are soooo AWESOME! They are the nicest group of people you could meet. I am so proud to design for them. Their booth was just gorgeous! And the new product (coming soon to a store near you) will inspire you to make some fabulous creations. Really everyone was so awesome this year. In many booths the owners and designers were actually working in their booths, not just making a guest appearance, and that really gives you a sense of connection to their products. I am really excited about the Magenta stamps and chipboard shapes and OMG, their spring line of papers is BEE-U-T-F-U-L! I am also going to be doing some classes with these lines as well. Basic Grey as always has raised the bar with their new lines - Marakech, Porcelain, Wisteria, and my favorite Lime Rickey. The matching possiblilities with these lines and glimmer mist make me giddy. Teresa Collins has some great new lines coming out, my personal favorite is the pink one(my brain is still fried, and I can't remember the name). Chatterbox has some very cool new scrappy home decor goodies, and of course 7 gypsies release is so hip! Then there is Prima, need I say more? I want everything, all of it, dee-licious! No one does flowers like prima. Donna Salazar and Leah Fung have come up with a great new class concept I think you all will love, and Donna, well, the creativity just radiates from that girl! I got to meet Lauren Fergusen, a fellow Tattered Angels designer, yes she is the one who challenged Paris to a glue stick smack down! I also met Sally Lynn MacDonald yesterday at the TA booth, another incredibly talented designer. The list goes on and on... so I wont bore you with that, just enjoy the pics of the new stuff! I didn't take too many photos yesterday cause we were short on time to see what we needed to see, but for more CHA photos check out Jennifers blog(I have a link here on my blog) She took around 600 photos. I have a couple new Tattered Angels classes I'm working on for you for the spring, so I've got to get to work now.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CHA day 4

Ok, I know I told everyone my blog would be updated with my CHA adventures for today, but the last day is like a marathon, trying to squeeze in everything that you haven't seen or done, so I am totally exhausted. I don't have the patience to load my pics right now, so I will post them in the a.m. tomorrow. Jackie, your surprise threw me a curve ball so it's gonna take me a little more time to get it together. I should be updated on my blog by 10:00 tomorrow. Must go night night now.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

CHA Day One

Well, I survived day one of CHA! Let me tell you, my dogs are barkin, but the pain is well worth it. I achieved my goal of meeting Tim Holtz the first fifteen minutes we were there! He's a cutie pie. I spotted some trends amongst the manufacturers: Nature themes, lots of birds, bright happy colors, lots of flowers(LOVE IT), brown and blue together, lots of vintage inspired products(really love that), and tons of bling, OMG, I've died and gone to heaven! Best make and take: Melissa Frances, Best booth, of course Tattered Angels. Second runner up in the best booth department was Graphic 45, Third was Prima. Prima has TONS of really cool new products, and some great class programs I think you all will love. I also noticed lots of canvas products, from wall canvases, to tote bags(perfect to glimmer mist). I found myself looking at all the papers from the different manufacturers and thinking,"that will go perfectly with glimmer mist color... It's so much fun to go to CHA and see people you haven't seen for a year, since last CHA. I should have titled this post "Girls Gone Wild at CHA", cause Lisa and I went wild with all of the fantastic new things coming your way soon! Quickutz has an awesome new portable Silhouette, the list of great things are endless. Really tired now, so I'll post more Tuesday night. Don't forget, if your going to be at CHA, come by the Tattered Angels booth Tuesday, I'd love to see you!
Thats all for now folks.