Friday, February 29, 2008

Just wanted to share a few sneak peak layouts I did for the Scrap for A Cure Kit Club Design Team. I had so much fun creating with their March Kit!
Grab one up before it sells out!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I painted my scrapbook room! I can't wait to share it with everyone! The color is Jamaican Sea a beautiful turquoise color. I have been wanting to do this for over a year and its finally done! My room is almost complete. I need another few days of fixing it up and decorating, but I think its going to be perfect!

I can't wait to do more layouts and work more at home, which I hope to be doing really soon. I got the book "We Dare You", its by Kristina Contes. Although I might not agree with the way she handled the HOF and she has a reputation out there, I am really inspired by the book. Its going to be a way to get me to scrap about myself, and talk about things that normally wouldn't be talked about. I am excited to get started!

Last night we celebrated my fabulous MIL's 65th birthday and I got both the boys all spiffed up and took a bunch of pics before we left.. priceless.. can't wait to get them on paper!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Well its been a week since I was at CHA and wow what an experience. I was so glad to be there and help Sheri pick out all the products for the store. I didn't get to hang out with my friends at Scrap for A Cure and I was bummed about that.. time went by so fast while we were there. Plus your completely exhausted!
I am in full revamp mode of my scrapbook supplies and room(s). I am in a differnt dilema because I scrap alot on the go, so my supplies are all packed in bags, carryalls, etc.. so my room upstairs is completely un-utilized and I have a corner of the garage that is full of stuff too.. the My Daughters Wish Rummage sale is helping me get started.. I think I have over 150 things I have priced so far.. for really really cheap so if your looking for a fantastic deal, come to the store on Saturday Feb 23 at 9am, there is sure to be some bargains to be had!
While at CHA, both Sheri and I bought these fantastic desks..

here is a picture of it. I am totally excited to get it.. I am making room already. We'll have one at the store as well, so you can get one too!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

CHA was absolutely FABULOUS! I couldn't have wished for a better time. The people we met, the products we bought, the friendships I made.. just incredible. I can't even put into words everything.. it would take a week!

From hanging with the wizard.. Mr. Hambly himself.. (I love him!) To hugging Elsie and giving her the frame I made, to meeting for the first time Melody of Chatterbox, Jon the Warehouse Guy, talking with Teresa Collins about her new line.. Kezia the owner of Tinkering Ink.. just a nice down to earth person and beautiful! The countless others.. whew.. what an experience!

I am so glad to have shared it with Sheri, she was so fun, and we kept on track and bought EVERYTHING! We made a ton of orders and had a blast! Here are the pics for now.. more stories later.. I need more sleep!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

OOO I only have a minute before I leave for the airport, but I wanted to share what I am bringing for a few manufacturers that I am meeting.. wish me luck!

Well today is the day! I can't believe its here! I am leaving for CHA and so excited! I have been frantically working on business cards and portfolios to give to people. I can't wait to be a part of it all! I'll take lots of pics, and maybe even give a little post while I am there! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wow only 3 days until I leave for CHA.. I am now officially getting excited! I have been checking out all the sneak peaks from manufacturers and I really love some of them. I think I am just ready to get away as well. I am a wife, mother, maid, taxi, scrapbook teacher and sales associate, and dog walker.. I know many of you know my life.. cause you live it too! Its hard to keep it all in balance. I had planned on taking more time for me this year, and this will be my first task. Its going to be a ton of hard work but ulitimately its going to be so rewarding! I want to see MDW succeed in this hard business and picking the right product is the first step. With so much out there its hard to forcast what is going to do well in our market. I hope Sheri and I can make the right decisions and make everyone happy. Its going to be kinda hard too.. because right now I am trying to figure out where I want to go in this business. I say that I want to teach, but do I really want to get in with a manufacturer and teach everywhere? Do I just want to be on my own and teach everywhere? How do you do that? Am I qualified? Can my home and family survive or let me do this? Its hard to decide. Right now, I love love love being at the store, teaching and being a big part of it. Should I just stay put and try to do more through the store? Such huge questions for little ol me. Sheri asked me what I'd like to do and the only word I can think of is "teach".. I think going to CHA will give me more insight. Do I want to become part of the "bigger" world. Am I ready for the competition and the rejection? There are so many designers out there that are better than me.. but I do think I bring something different to the table, but is it enough? Anyways enough babbling.. here are some pics of some new 7Gypsies stuff I can't wait to play with. Mini Transperancies for the ATC holder.. DROOL! Also, mini Monogram Transperancies for the ATC holder, and finally the ATC holder punch.. WOW! I know Sheri will get it all, but I can't wait to play!

I teach the 5 inch acrylic class Thursday night, come join me for some fun with acrylic!