I had a sparlkly good time yesterday at the Scrapping Lounge in Claremont, CA. This store is so cool! It's decked out in 50's style, even the music! We had a great time with the Elizabeth Craft Glitter and peel off stickers. The scissors from ELC were a huge hit. They are so small, and easy to use. There was quite a group that came out for Scrapping Lounge's open house in spite of the crazy rain. Holy Cow, was there a lot of awesome products in this store, and the owner Deb, was really great. Did you know in her free time (haha) she even makes jewelry? Check out their website at www.scrappinglounge.com I will be posting pics of some new classes I'm designing using the ECD products, so stay tuned.
The other day my youngest daughter Hannah came home from school, and immediately asked me for a vase. I was right in the middle of prepping for a class, so I said she needed to wait for mommy to finish what she was doing, because the vase is up high. Well, she took it upon herself to find something to use for a vase, and she presented me with this beautiful rose in an apple sauce jar. She said "I found this rose on the sidewalk on the way home from school, and I brought it home for you Mommy. That rose could not have been more beautiful if it had been in a crystal vase, than it was in that applesauce jar. She took the time to not only think of me, but to find something to put it in. Moments like this just really make you stop and think about the little things that we tend to push aside when we are working, and to appreciate them when they come to you. Thanks Hannah Bear.
Last Saturday I got to attend the CHA Preview Party at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista, CA. What fun we had. Camille, the owner really knows how to throw a party. She showed some of the goodies that she bought at CHA for the store, had a trivia contest, raffle, we got to stand up and speak about the company we represent, demos, and treats!
Right after the party we went right into my Forever Album class. Oh, this group! They were so much fun. I have to tell you, I was a bit nervous at first. This gentleman shows up in the classroom with his flowered scrappy tote, and says "I'm here for the Fallen Angels class. Okayyyy... Turns out he was there with his wife and he was making the album too for his daughter, awwww, how sweet. One of the attendees even brought a special guest. That's right, she brought Edward! Well, a facimile of Edward, but good enough! Her grand daughter gave him to her for Christmas. Hmmm, who wouldn't like to find Edward under their Christmas tree on Christmas morning? We glimmered, and laughed, and had a fantastic time.
I just realized today that I never posted my CHA review! What a dingbat I am. Ok, so here is a summary of what tickled my fancy at the show: Of course, do I even need to say it? Tattered Angels, WOW! You are going to love, love, love, the new products coming out. Of course, now that it is the end of February, you have probably seen it all already, but let me just tell you, The new Glimmer Glam and Glaze is to die for! So many great possibilities for this new medium. The wheels are spinning with some great classes for you using these little beauties. Also the new Heidi Swapp resist pieces, and folder are yummalicious. Did I mention the Seaside collection? A must have for those summer projects. The new additions to the Tattered Traveler collection have me really fired up. This is one of my very favorite collections, and I am planning a great vintagy travel album class with this line. And the booth was spectacular! Check it out: Ok, moving on. Graphic 45. Graphic 45 always has the most gorgeous booth. Check out that huge clock tower! So cool. And the new products,most which have already hit your local stores, so beautiful. Prima: I just have four words for you: I WANT IT ALL! Seriously, I want to live in their booth. They have upmteen new styles of the white flowers (for glimmer misting of course), new raw lace, beautiful new paper lines, and those butterflies! You can check it all out at the PRima website. Canvas Corp: Love them! They are absolutely the nicest people, and their product is top notch. Canvas banners, wall hangings, canvas by the sheet, and hardware for it too. YOu must go to their site at www.canvascorp.com Their canvas takes glimmer mist beautifully. I will be sharng some projects soon with their canvas and glimmer mist, and the love banner that I shared on a previous post was made with their banner panels. Kaiser craft had some great beyond the page pieces for home decor and altered art projects. Love the family tree piece. Melissa Frances has a new line coming out that was just calling my name. It's called Kitchy Kitchen. Also the new Vintage Posey line is gorgeous. Websters pages has beautiful new embellishments, for some bizarre reason I have no picture of them, but you can go to www.websterspages.ning.com to look at them. The trim, bloomers, sparklers and of course the papers will just make you go wild. Then there is the new Melody Ross lines at GCD. Let me just say, previously I was not a huge fan of GCD products. Until now. WOW! We were the first group to get to do the demo with the chipboard and the hammer and dies, yep I said hammer, an it's cute too! I'll give you a little tip: you are supposed to spritz the chipboard with water before you take the die and hammer to it, but if you use glimmer mist instead of water....you get the idea. I took Melody some glimmer mist and she tried it with the chipboard and tools and it came out beautifully. If you haven't heard of Melody Ross before, she is just a doll. You must check out her blog (I think it is melodyross.typepad.com. She is a wonderful writer, and her blog is pure inspiration not only in the crafting department, but in life as well. Here are some pics of her gorgeous work at the booth. Basic Grey has cool new papers called BAsics. They are white with print on them, and I think they will be a staple in many of my glimmer mist projects. And last but certainly not least: Elizabeth Craft Designs www.ecraftdesigns.com Can you say yum? Glitter, yum! I don't have any pictures of their booth either because I was completely engrossed in watching the demo of the glitter with peel off stickers and double sided tape. I loved the stuff so much, that I became a certified Elizabeth Craft instructor. You will love this glitter. I have had some experience with glitter, hahah, ok, a LOT of experience with glitter, and this is the finest, richest glitter I have ever used. When you use it with the double sided tape, it feels just like velvet, and it does not rub off! I will be sharing some class projects I will be teaching with it soon, so keep your eyes peeled for it. I will wrap this post up with some random pics from the show. And please, take a little time to check out the websites for the companies I listed, it will be well worth your time, I promise.
I live in California with my husband, and three daughters. I am an avid scrapbooker, and a Tattered Angels endorsed educator. I am also an educator for Elizabeth Craft Designs (yummy glitter). I teach scrapbooking classes at scrapbook and stamping stores in Southern California. I love using found objects in my scrapbooking, and ribbon, flowers, buttons, bling and of course Glimmer Mist and glitter make regular appearances on my scrapbook pages. My favorite subjects to photograph are my girls. I do something "scrappy" everyday.
Please bring the following items to class: Paper Trimmer Adhesive: Strong fast drying liquid glue such as K&Co Craft Bond or Zip Dry Glue dots Scissors Ink Pads - I use Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, Walnut, and Black Soot. Heat Gun Brayer made by Ranger in medium size If you have a teflon craft mat, please bring it.(I use the pink one from Tattered Angels)