Thursday, January 31, 2008

I can't believe how time flies these days.. I had been without a computer for a few weeks, so I didn't post too much, but its back and I am such a happy girl! I can finally look for all the sneak peaks for CHA. I am so excited to be going. I am so excited to see some of the new things in person. I think we are going to have such a fab time! I might even bring one of my owl frames to give to Elsie.. but I don't want her to think I am some crazy stalker fan like Mallory or anything. (loves ya Mally Mal!)
So, Maya Road had this call for things to put on display at CHA. The only thing I had new, that was done, was the frame of the chipboard family I made of us. (See previous posts) I only used the keychain for the frame, so I didn't expect to get picked but I thought they might get a kick out of it. Lo and behold I got a rak from them. I am waiting impatiently for the mailman to bring me my goodies.. I'll share once I get them!

Last night I went ROCKCLIMBING! Touchstone Gym in Concord. Yes, you read that right.. I went to this indoor climbing gym with Sheri, and it was sooo much fun.. I did feel like the old fat mom around all these beautiful young men.. (I kept thinking, wow Bianca needs to come here!) but it was really inspiring and challenging. I was so tired and sore after just one climb.. I know I am outta shape, but didn't expect to be so winded. I am actually thinking of joining this crazy gym.. maybe I'd even use it more than the untouched 24 hour Fitness membership I have.. lol!
So, thanks Sheri for opening my world to a bit of yours.. I had a great time.
I have another announcement, but can't leak it out till I've made a few phone calls.. so check back tomorrow or later tonight for the announcement.. its so exciting and big for me.. (no its not a "yes" to the contest I entered.. ) but its super exciting and I can't wait to share.. (and you all better come see me!)

By the way, my favorite sneak peaks for CHA are from Cosmo Cricket.. if you haven't checked out their blog lately.. please do.. the 'warehouse' guy is hilarioius and the new products rock my socks off.. think STYX and Mr. Roboto.. coolio!

A funny thing happened at the store today.. The phone rang and Sheri answered it.. she was acting soo cool and collected laughing and kinda flirting on the phone.. I couldnt ask cause I was helping someone at the register.. but I heard her say "your products".. hmm.. who the heck is she talking too???

TIM FREAKING HOLTZ called her today! I want to spill but you'll have to check the MDW Blog today for the big news.. she got off the phone and we were like giddy school girls.. jumping up and down and screaming.. it was so funny.. I just love him.. (I think he loves MDW too.. )

Just sharing a fun pic of my baby!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Rockin the Acrylic!

So, here is my newest creation - "You are my SuperStar!". This is a 5 inch circle acrylic album. I'll be teaching this book at My Daughters Wish two times, first on Thursday February 7th at 6:30pm, and also on Saturday April 26th at 10:30am. We'll play with all kinds of fun embellies.. and this is chock full of bright fun colors, perfect for a boy or girl!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

What a fun afternoon I had today. I was invited to a "private" class at my friend Lisa Supers house today. It was taught by Connie Govea Stuart who is to me the "queen" of collage and I admire her art so much. Its not something I've done a lot of but I love to look at the pages of Somerset and dream of all those beautiful things that I wish I could have or make, but alas I have a toddler in the house and its hard enough to keep him away from the paper punches and rubons.. let alone beautiful antique papers and ephemera. Anyways.. I made this FANTASTIC necklace today! ME! A collage artist.. wow.. it was so neat to work with things I hadn't had the pleasure of working with.. all these fun beautiful antique paper piecings.. and beads.. baubles and hanging out with a wonderful group of ladies..

So, thanks so much Connie for really an eye opening class for me that is waking up another part of the artist in me, and thanks so much to LISA for inviting me to spend the day with them. I hope we can make this a monthly or quarterly event, cause man I am IN! Here is a pic of all of our necklaces, and a close up of mine.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hello.. well I am sneaking on my hubbys laptop and downloaded a few more pics of my frames. They have been so much fun. I am hoping to get them on my ETSY store to see if anyone wants any. I am getting super excited about all the things going on at My Daughters Wish. I have so many classes to prepare for and we are having an open house in a few weeks where all of us design team members will be doing make and take ATC cards. I am going to scan mine today and see if I can post it soon. Its super cute, with of course, Hambly, Hambly and more Hambly.. I think its going to be such a fun night. MDW is also having the Rock and Rummage Sale, which will be where you can sell off all your old stash and donate a bunch to local charities.. who wouldn't want to do that. I can think of a bunch of boxes I have been saving for such an event! Well off to check my little Tony.. watching Dora... a few minutes for me..

Monday, January 14, 2008

Oh My GOSH! I have been playing with these fantastic frames from IKEA and making my own art to hang on the walls.. aren't they fun????

I have a ton more to share, but alas.. I am still without a full computer. So, quick post, fun pic.. and a promise of more to share..

I entered a BIG contest today and no matter what happens, at least I did it! I am super proud of what I created and will share later.. love yaas

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

We have been having bad weather in our area for about a week now.. On Friday of last week, we had the worst storm we've had in two years. It was a great day at our house. The lights flickered on and off a couple of times. Tony wanted to use his umbrella and boots, so being the mom that I am... I put all our gear on and we played outside in the rain. It was so much fun, spashing in the puddles. People would drive by and look at us and smile. These are the things I'll always remember. Doing things out of the ordinary that bring that huge smile to my sons face. Then later in the day, I took both the dogs out for a long walk in the rain. Wow that was a blast. We went on the trails, got all muddy and wet but wow its was so refreshing! Now for the bad news...

Our computer wouldn't turn on after the power outages.. even though it was on a surge protector. So, no computer at home, no pictures to upload.. I do backup pics, but I know that I don't have them all.. we'll see.. I have hope that it can be fixed.

On the work front, I am super busy. We just set up all our classes for the next 3 months.. I have so many I can't even count! I am also going to CHA so I am really excited about it.

Below is a listing of the classes I'll be teaching over the next 3 months at My Daughters Wish. Come take one, we'll have so much fun together!

Jan 26th - Love Letters
Jan 31st - Whoo Loves you Card Class
Feb 2nd - Love Notes in a Box - Super cute new Tinkering Ink!
Feb 7th - 6 inch Circle Acrylic Album - Come play!
Feb 28th - Hambly Card Class
Mar 8th - Easter House - Doodlebug House super cute and fun to make!
Apr 5th - 7 Days of Me - This is going to be a great class all about you - Homework involved.
Apr 26th - 6 inch Circle Acrylic Class

I want to add a fun "Tweeen" class to in April.. I love teaching kids.. so we'll see if I can get that one in the books in April.

I hope you see one that you might want to take with me!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New YEAR! I hope all of you had an enjoyable evening and day to today.. I was fighting to stay awake till midnight.. but I made it. Aaron, Tony and I had a fantastic steak dinner, with all the fixins.. and Aaron and I shared a bottle of wine and rang in the new year together which is the most important thing. To be with those you love.

I am hoping to change the blog a little bit this month and add some fun inspiring things.. I really want to focus on documenting more about me.. looking inside my soul and finding out why oh why was I put on this earth. I have a lot of ideas, but nothing is in clear focus. I hope to change that this year. So my resolution is to focus on ME.. as selfish as that sounds.. I need to do it. I even bought a meditation book today. I am going to walk more in the early morning with no music.. I am going to try to clear my head of all the 'stuff' in there and try to put things in more perspective.

I have a lot of scrapping ideas.. I can't wait for one of my classes later this quarter.. if you would like to take a look at yourself, you'll also love this class. I have all the supplies.. but now I have to turn the camera on myself.. thats going to take a few days guts to do it!

For now, enjoy these layouts from the January Kit from Scrap For A Cure.. it has a whole package of GRUNGEBOARD! Can you say FANTASTIC!!