Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crafty Secrets at CHA

Back from CHA with lots to share. I'll share CHA photos mixed with projects all week this week..but I thought I'd start with just showing you some photos of the Crafty Secrets Booth, Class and make and takes. The booth was looked SO great!
Below .. the girls who worked the Crafty Secrets booth. Design Team member Michele Kovack, (me), and Sandy Redburn(owner of CS). I don't know how we didnt get a photo with Amy Stewart..darn! She was a great help to use in the booth. Thanks Amy!

This is a quick photo of my class Wen morning. I almost forgot to take a photo..until the class was over and everyone was starting to head out. eek These 50 girls were up and in class with me by 7am!! We worked on two different shadowboxes (one sewing themed and one with fairies), and also a card done with the new bird cage stamp set. It was a two hour class... and we utilized every minute of it. Way to go girls!~

Here are some photos of the booth.
( that fun banner running across the booth was made from our new Double sided Creative Scraps). They were a huge hit!

Check out this fun little retro kitchen display. We made a trip to the store the night before the show..because I was determined that double basket needed lemons, and red apples. lol

Sandy had this awesome new trunk to add to the display props for this show.

This was at my make and take in the booth. Super fun! I'll show and tell you more about that in an upcoming post.

Stamps .. stamps and more stamps to choose from!

Another fun little display with the sewing/ housework themed images.

Sandy has some great props.... and these gorgeous big frames.. along with that red table and blue trunk... love them all.

As always... preparing for CHA , and working CHA are at times exhausting..but when you get there... seeing good friends and the hype of it all, gives you a second wind. Seeing friends ..that you usually only get to see at shows like these... and meeting new friends, from online, classes, ect.... is defiantly the best part of it all! I have made some wonderful friends in this industry.. that's for sure. I'll be sharing those photos this week also.

Right now.. I'm unpacking , doing laundry.. and just enjoying being home.

Wes was home today and just hung out .. which was so nice. We had pizza and all watched "Alice in Wonderland" together. The dogs were thrilled to have us all in the same room they could get attention from everyone. They made the rounds! When one person quit petting them ..they just moved on to the next.
Who keeps spoiling these dogs anyway? lol

Okay... I'll be back with lots more photos and projects to share over the next few days.
Missed you all. Feels good to be back into my comfortable routine.
have a happy day!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

CHA bound

Here it is .. one more sleep at home before getting on the plane and heading for Chicago! Seems like I've been counting down the days for weeks.. and now it's here. I think I have everything I needed to do .. done ( unless I think of something when I'm laying in bed trying to get to sleep tonight. lol.. Thats what usually happens).
Thought I'd share some peeks of my Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage class.

Three different projects in a two hour class. Two of them are done with my shadowbox die. The first one is a "Fairy Shadowbox"

The second one will be a fun "Sewing" themed shadowbox. This one has lots of fun little details. Cant wait!

and a little peek at part of a "bird" themed card.

We have lots of fun make and takes planned for each of the days of the show. I'll be doing these in the Crafty Secrets booth (#1407). If your at CHA ... please come say HI. We'd love to see you. If your not going to CHA.. no problem.. I'll take LOTS of photos to share, okay?

We'll be making postcards in a number of different themes. Stamping, and embellishing with lots of pretties.

We will also be making some of these! Fancy Pants ... oh so cool frames.. with Crafty Secrets gorgeous images, hung from beautiful Creative Impressions ribbon. I know these will be a big hit.

We'll also be hosting make and takes of different Christmas cards.... and..

Halloween Cards too!

Sorry for the quick (not so great) photos..but everything is got to move quick at this point. lol
Okay... NEW STUFF? More sneak peeks, you say? Well , it's your lucky day! The Crafty Secrets blog is filled with new stamps and images being released.
Here is one I have been waiting for. It was defiantly worth the wait.

Check out the Heartwarming Vintage blog to see lots more!
And .. remember to keep watching the ..
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to see the new releases!

I probably wont be posting until I get back.. one.. because it's crazy busy all week, and two.. my bags are so jammed packed there is no room for my lap top. ha.. seriously.
Anyway.. meet me back here at the end of the week.. and we'll chat, K?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fancy Pants *new* "Happy Together" line.. and a winner

Boy it's been fun getting to do all these giveaways lately! yay! The winner of the Scrapbook Adhesives give-a-way is DebbieK. ( just shoot me an email with your mailing info, I'll get it off the Kerri at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L )
Thank you to all of you .. again .. not just for entering the giveaways.. but for taking time to comment and say hello. I really love hearing from you all!


Sneak peeks are coming out now.. so I can finally SHARE! Yay! Here is another gorgeous NEW Fancy Pants line. "Happy Together" ( you can see the entire line HERE on the Miss Fancy Pants Blog.

Here is one of the layouts I did with this line. I have to say .. this is defiantly going to be one of my new favorites. These colors and prints are YUMMY!

It's pretty funny because both the layouts posted on the Fancy Pants blog done with this line where not only "puppy" layouts ..but both were titled "Puppy Love". lol You can see them HERE

All Fancy Pants Goodness on this layout.

Keep watching the Fancy Pants blog for peeks at the new line.
Did you see the post on Scrap Scene today showing all the new Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage NEW Releases? If you missed it , you can see it HERE


Okay.. now , just because I love sharing silly stuff.. lol... I had to show you these new Cuties I ran across at PayLess. ha... $7 Um.. yeh.. not much for "support" lol..but cute.

As I was going through my photos from last weekend, I ran across this "better" picture.. of the old photos on the wall. I can tell you how fun it was to see everyone chatting about them. I think this is going to be a tradition. It doesn't have to be black and whites.. I think just random family photos from years past , would be alot of fun.

One more photo I have to share. We have been having crazy weather the past few nights. ( yes.. the Molly has been FREAKING). Poor dog is SO scared of thunder and lightening! Anyway... I could not believe the color of the sky the other night. It was about 8pm or so .. and the sky was just a strange golden orange. I didn't photoshop this at all... this is the color of the sky as I looked out the bedroom window. wierd huh?


Two more days and off to Chicago for CHA. If you are going to be there.. please stop by the Crafty Secrets booth and say hello okay?

I'll be back to post again before I leave.... but for now , kitting, laundry, packing.. ect. lol

Have a really great day friends!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CHA sneak peeks and a fun weekend with family

Hey everyone.. thanks for being so patient and waiting for me to get back into my blogging routine. (thought the photo of Molly waiting in the car for me.. was fitting) lol.
Things have just been crazy busy this past couple of weeks. CHA is just days away now... and coming quick. I've been working on projects ..but also taking time with family. This past weekend was totally about family! We had a huge family get together, and all my brothers and sisters where home( along with as
many other family members who could make it). Part of the plan was also to have a family photo taken, since we hadn't done that for a while. It was a great weekend. You know how I am with photos.. I love to share them. So.. if you are interested there's more about my weekend, and lots of photos at the end of this post.

I wanted to share some CHA Sneak peeks first .. and tell you about a giveaway. So.. here goes.....

Giveaway info!!!
Hey everyone.. remember a while back, I told you about a giveaway I'd be hosting , thanks to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
I'm doing a giveaway for $25 worth of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. All you have to do to have your name entered in MY giveaway is to let me know when you comment here , that you have signed up at ....

You have untill Friday (July 23) for my giveaway.

ALSO.. at the same time the company is doing a giveaway of there own. Here is the info on that.

If you want to know what the big news is BEFORE anyone else… be sure you’ve signed up at!
If you register your email address here before July 25th, you’ll get a special pre-show announcement one day before the CHA Trade Showopens!!One lucky person that signs up between now and July 25th will be chosen at random to win $50 (msrp) of SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™products (winner announced on their blog August 2nd)!
On to more sneak
peeks of new products from the companies I'm proud to design for.

You can get all the info on the new Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage sneak peeks HERE on the blog...but here are a few photos of new stamp sets.
This large set is SL3 Artsy Banners
SL32 Halloween Treats

SL33 Bathing Beauties

How's that for some fun? Love em!

Fancy Pants has some gorgeous new lines out ! I cant wait to share with you the layouts I created with the new lines.... soon!
Keep your eye on the Miss Fancy Pants Blog for DT projects made with the new lines, as the sneak peeks continue.

Lilac House samples on the Fancy Pants Blog HERE

Tattered Angels

Be watching HERE on the Tattered Angels blog for the exciting new things being released this week. Right now I have a post up on the TA blog HERE, showing a mini album I did, if you'd like to check it out.

Okay.. here come the photos! lol
Family photo. Mom and the kids. The only thing that would have made this time any better is if Dad and Gary were still here to be in this photo with us.
We still miss them everyday.

back row- me, brother Dan, brother Ray and sis Jan
front row- sister Sharon, sweet momma, and my sis Donna
We totally enjoyed having Dawn ( my niece), Gary and Becca stay here with us while they were here from Florida. We had such a great time and LOTS of late night laughs! Dawn is my sister Sharon's daughter.
Becca humored me with some fun photo shoots. She is such a sweetheart. I cant tell you how great it was to have them here, so we got to spend some one on one time with them.
lol, here is one of the classic "Nebraska Moments" for the old scrapbook! lol
Bec, even got some pink cowboy boots when she was here.

After the family photos where done we gathered for dinner at the place we rent for family things. The cousins had fun playing together as always. This is my brother Rays Granddaughter,Addy

K, with all her smiles. ( brother Dans Granddaughter)

Sister Sharons grandkidlets.
The walls in here were pretty bare.. so I had this idea to put up some copies of old family photos. It turned out to be a great thing.. as we all looked at them, chatted and reminisced. Seriously.. try it the next time you have a family gathering. Just hang a piece of wire or ribbon and clip photos up with clothespins. Easy to put up and take down. I think everyone enjoyed the little walk down memory lane.
(below in the photo, looking at the pictures.. is my sister Sharon and brother-in-law Howard)

below- Cousins hanging together

sweet nieces.......

silly nephews. lol
Adorable Addy
You know me .. I have a few hundred photos of the day.. some of everyone. It was hard to just pick a few to share in this post. lol It really was just a fantastic weekend!
** We are making plans to celebrate moms 90th birthday next year! She looks great doesn't she? She's amazing!

Thanks for letting me share a little bit of my life and these people I love with you here on my blog. It's too big a part of my life, not to share.