Monday, January 25, 2010

Lil Ballerina

We are having a great time watching our lil Cuddlebug dance, she loves to entertain, this is one other reason why I got her into Ballet/Tap. She is really excited about her upcoming debut on the "stage"...that is all she can talk about, however, she has no concept to it being months away yet. We are very proud of her. I have to admit, I can't wait either...we got to see the costume picture and the outfits are awesome..I am pleased...I will update when the time comes closer about her Recital!

Another great thing, we are grandparents x2 now, another Granddaughter, my stepson who is in Colorado has a new lil girl in his life..Gwenevere. She is precious...we wish we were able to go there, however that is a long ways..I will have to get more pictures of her, as time goes on!

On other news, I have started the job as Class Coordinator at my job, to go along with the other things I do. Facebook started and has been great for the store. I love posting on FB its no big deal! We have a new Creative Team Coordinator, Arlette, she is wonderful! She put out the Newsletter and it was awesome...lots of great things going on at work and changes.

All About Scrapbook store did not go to CHA..rather take the money to put into the product..and I can't wait for all that to start coming in..we did receive Scribble Scrabble..first of many boxes coming from CHA releases..we have it in the store..I can't wait to get that out and start playing..paper is an addiction I think...and most probably can agree. If you only much we are working to make changes up at the store, to coming up with more ideas..its exciting!!!!

I am excited also that I get to make another trip coming in April, Alabama bound! It is needed. Gonna get really busy in the next few months! Have you ever just sat back and thought...where is the time going? I can tell ya...hahaha...planning out our schedules for home and trips and then working, taking care of Savanna...working in my Creative Zone..upstairs...and wow..time goes by so fast...look for coming pictures of projects..I am gonna be a busy gal...if you have questions regarding my can leave a comment and I will get up with you.

Taking in all I can, would love to hear ideas and what you think with the CHA releases...Leave a comment.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Starting out in the New Year

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Life as it is....
It has been a busy January 2010 for me so far, however, I have wonderful ideas flowing in my head! Not to mention setting up trips for our camping this summer...graciously adding another trip, April I am planning a trip to Alabama, it will be after Easter and return before National Scrapbook Weekend. Two weeks will be the max this time, wish it could be longer, however, I do have responsibilities here at home! OH MY...I don't like that..I want to play! May we will take the week before Memorial Day Weekend for our camping trip to Sherando Lake! Oh that sounds divine! June will be an exciting time for Savanna..our lil four year old Ballerina..she started classes in September for Ballet/Tap, her recital is in June. We got to see a picture of the two costumes she will be how adorable....I can't wait, she is excited to know she will be on a "stage"..she came home to tell her Papa all about it and her costume will be princess..and she will be wearing it. Needless to say..I need to gear up for that so we won't be going anywhere that month but Ballet and Recital..July...well we want to make a run to GA & Ala, meaning fifth wheel camper and all..that will depend on how the gas prices are at that time! I am excited! We still have to set up for August..but in the meantime..we have to set Savanna up with Pre-K..and choose where she will go for that so she can start in September. Wish us luck!

Now onto the Creative Aspect..I am now the Class Coordinator at All About Scrapbooks. I have already begun working on March Calendar..going to be making calls to potential instructors tomorrow and emailing! I am excited to see new changes ..all about scrapbooks..and techniques..drop by..ask us..we will be implementing new ways to show for upcoming pictures of what Tara is working on..she so Rocks. This leads to me CHA..which is in California..and Starts this weekend. Oh wow..we got in the first box...first of many orders from CHA Releases...Scribble Scrabble...Oh My..come in and check out this wonderful line..Bric-a-Brac, Nanas Trunk, and Sweet Shop..those three lines from Scribble Scrabble are in the store and in the new section! We got those checked in FAST...and you know I bought my share..

New has been brought to my attention..I should do a Monthly ATC swap, if you are interested, email me..I will add you to the list..example: say there are 10 of us in the swap, you created the same ATC card 10 times, bring them to the set date for that month to exchange, along with that we will do an ATC you leave with 11 different ATC Cards..wait till you see Tim Holtz dies, stamps..ideas...okay...I am going to really be in awe over him..I have always liked Tim Holtz..he has amazing talent and flare for teaching..if you want to know more about him..check the link to the right, scroll down till you see his blog link. The new dies will work with the QK Epic 6...woohoo..which is still going for $69.99 sale...get yours now. Come see us and bring a friend and if she is not in the database at the store, you both receive 10% off your purchase, excluding sale items of course. But the dies ...oh my...come check out the QK dies and keep an eye out on the new items coming in.

Now to me, Page layouts, chipboard products...OH MY...and yes, look for these for upcoming displays and classes. Gonna get busy this inspire. My next class is Scrap A Rolodex w/Valerie Wed, Jan 27th..bring in your Rolodex..if you don't have one..pick one up at Walmart, office supply stores..or Rite the stationary section..I got one from Walmart...I like variety..what can I say!!!! $25 and you will be amazed what all you can use this for...think of Birthday Rolodex..Phone numbers/Addresses; many great ideas...come in and see the one on display!

I am excited..I have to implement these drafts I am drawing up! I hope to work this weekend upstairs and get all of it done..hahah wishful thinking! I will do my best though..once I get onto something, I have a hard time stopping.

Guess what, I have a new Camera Bag...MIMI Oasis Zebra print..oh yeah...I will add a picture of that..if you want one, call the store and get yours ordered!! I so love mine..holds my personal stuff I keep in my purse and my hows that for organizing..and I never forget where my camera is..hahaha!

Till next for pictures and updates on what I am doing...thank you all for looking at my can also comment on the can search the blog..for older posts..

The Castle Album will be published in February..look for upcoming news on that. I was so thrilled when they contacted me..I felt ..very proud..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Years 2010 Is Here....

Happy New Years ...2010 is here and we are getting our house back together, packing up all the Christmas and trying to slow down. Me...Slow down..yeah right! I have been quite busy with classes and work, Savanna and the family! A new year and new things going on for the upcoming weeks.

My Classes, The ATC class is back on the schedule for Saturday Jan 16th from 4-8 pm. $40. December class went well and thought we would bring it back. If you have not signed up, call to get your spot 436-4300. If you would like the kit, just call me or email me.

Wednesday January 27th 6:30 to 9:30 pm $25, you will need a rolodex can find these if you don't have one at Walmart and Rite Aid, and I am sure the Office Max and Office Depot. Fairly inexpensive. It started when I drew Nicole's name for our Christmas Exchange, we have to make something handmade, not just store bought, so I decided to try my hand at the rolodex for her Couture Creations business (cards and invitations), though I had lots of pinks for her..I went with Lily Bee Collection for the class. Very unique and fun to work with the colors. I used the QK 4x4, Contact Cards, check them out at AAS,...You supply you rolodex and your rhinestones, and the rest is there for you, Paper, brads, ribbon, die cuts of flowers..etc. All you need is your glue, I used Scotch Quick Dry glue, glue pen, scissors...etc..general scrapbooking supplies. Bring your stash if you want to add more to your cards on this nifty rolodex.

I am working on lots of ideas for February, that will remain ongoing as I am having lots of ideas flow through my head. Stay tune...

Thoughts....I have decided to change the look of my Scrapbook room, Shabby Chick...oh yeah..Tara made me (she got me for the Christmas exchange at work) a frame altered so beautiful..and its all Shabby!! I have been looking at different decor items to make and start altering the walls..hahha. I am looking forward to this change, and will post pictures once it starts. Have you ever wondered what to do with boxes...I seen some in Michaels that were very Shabby and all done up, however, creative juices flow through my head, they are of course great for storage, however, I will be using mine and altering mine to the Shabby look..that presents itself as decor and storage. I am also thinking where I can get a smalll chandelier to hang in a corner of the room to add that touch of Shabby but princess look. Savanna would so love to hang out up there.

Enjoy your New Year, as it has started off to a great start thus far. I wish everyone happiness and for it to be more prosperous and Safe, good health and most of all...Creative.