Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CHA Week

Oh wow!! We have had so much fun this week in California. I do have to say that we were a little disappointed in the weather. The sun has been shining, but it has been COLD!!!! Brrrrrrrr.

We have seen so many wonderful new products for scrapbooking. Anything from tulle to TOOL cleaner, New Hambly screenprints to a screenprinting machine!!! AAAAGGGHHHH!! Fabulousnesssss. I'm thinking this screenprinting machine from ProvoCraft is HOT! Gretchen, Brittney and I all made, yes made, ourselves a t-shirt!! I need this machine. Really, I do! You can create your own design, then you heat the design onto something cool and then you scrape the ink onto the t-shirt.....Oh my, oh MY!

I had some REALLY, REALLY great appointments today! We are working on so much for our Scrap ETC event, Scripts Kit club and Scrap ETC...the store!

Making Memories and Margie Romney-Aslett WILL be at the Scrap ETC Event.........with a really cool project and the newest Making Memories release!!! Seriously, people....this is going to be cool!

Glitz Design has some precious new Glitzers! You WILL be seeing these in an upcoming dose of our monthly kit club, Scripts. Not too mention several other new, really cute products.

Goodness did you see those Sassafras felties? The new buttons are so crafty...I need them on everything........EvErYthinG!! Bella Blvd. is one of our FAVORITE new lines. We have a video on the ScrapETC site with the owner. She is so cute!!! So young and hip and really has it together. This is one to watch! Jillibean Soup is another adorable new line we found......So warm and cozy. All the lines are named after soups! We bought a cute is that?

We were so disappointed not to see October Afternoon in person, but I will call and place an order when we get home. I know how much you all love this cute line!

We have several videos from the show of all the booths. We are posting to the Scrap ETC blog daily and we will get as many pictures up as soon as we can.

This has been a VERY successful trip and we got to go to Disneyland today! I got in free because it was my birthday!!! It really was fun. We rode Space Mountain and the Indiana Jones Adventure was so cool.

Just a few loose ends to tie up in the morning and we will be on our way home.

See you Thursday in the store!!! Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Head over Heels mini album

I made 4 layouts with the SCRIPTS kit and then I wanted to make a mini album for my hubby for heart day! I didn't have the AccuCut machine, which would have made this a little easier. So, I tried making an album using what I had on hand. I grabbed a needle and some floss and stitched each page into the cover! The cover is 12x5 and I just folded it with a space to put all the pages. Then I went through my computer and pulled all the pictures of Connor and I into a file, printed them on my Epson Picture mate in wallet size and started sticking them down! I took the rest of the scraps and embellishments and made it cute! Some of the papers I used are from the add on kit......sorry, it's sold out! I loved seeing all the old pictures and remembering some fun times! Sorry the pictures are so bad. I really need a lesson on how to use my camera.....Thank goodness there is one at ScrapETC on Jan. 31st! Check out this post for more info.....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fresh Start!'s so nice to clean out and get organized, isn't it? My sweet momma came to Birmingham this weekend and we worked on cleaning out my junk. I have a lot of it.......a lot!!

We started by her babysitting and Connor and I going to a friends 30th birthday party! Not a good start to the organizing, but lots of fun!

We got down and dirty on Saturday. We started in the attic. An attic that I haven't been in since the mice were staying with us. I couldn't believe all the stuff that was in there! A beautiful Christmas tree that didn't get put up.....and lots of cute ornaments that go on it. I also found lots of old pictures and cards.....I love to reminisce! My mom kept me on track. I would've sat there all day just going through every card. We cleaned out kids clothes boxes. Do you do that? You clean out their stuff and can't get rid of something because they were so cute in it.....the one time they wore it before growing out of it? Then a couple years later, it means nothing? Give it away! Well, she is having some monster yard sale at her house in Tennessee. Supposedly, thousands of people come through. Maybe I'll make some money! We filled her truck with some of my old junk......she looked like the Clampets pulling out of my driveway on Sunday! I say "some" of my junk.....she will probably come back and fill her truck again! I guess this is the one good reason to move. Get rid of stuff! I felt so good when she left. We really accomplished so much. I was supposed to get to the craft room....I swear there is more stuff in my craft room than in the store!! I should just move all of it to the store and sell it there! When she left, I did go in there and try to clean up a little. All that did was get me in the mood to scrapbook! So, I did a couple of pages and made a little album for my friend of her birthday party......I've got to get that to her! I guess I should take some pics and post them...i say that all the time, don't I?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Have you seen the movie...Four Christmases? My version

I have started and erased this post 3 times. Can't figure out what I want to say...Here are the rest of our pics from the Holidays. We had a very fun and busy 2 weeks. Time to go back to work and school!!!

Susu's house on Tuesday

Aunt Fay's house on Thursday
Papaw and Nannie's house on Thursday afternoon
Mimi's house on Friday!
It was a whirl wind...we are home.....get back on track!