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 www.theshapetocome.com!
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.


Thanh Vo said...

Oh my!!! Yes, yes I signed up awhile ago already! lol


What a beautiful family thanks so much for sharing with us! Your nieces, and nephews are adorable!!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Fabulous photos!!!!! And, I signed up for the 3L giveaway! Woo-hoo!

Sarah said...

What a full post of goodies. The new releases are awesome. Your family photos just keep getting better and better. And, yes, I am signed up with 3L.
Hope you can find a moment to rest before CHA.

debbiek said...

Lovely photos of you and your family members, Ms. Vicki. Your MaMa looks incredible!
I've signed up with 3L and CAN'T WAIT to meet you at CHA!!! Am looking soooo forward to it:) Hugs from Wisconsin - Debbie K.

Pattyjo said...

I went over and signed up with 3L and told them I heard about them, from this blog.
Your family pictures are great and its nice to have a family get together.
Your mom does look great for almost 90! Wouldn't it be something if she made it to her 100th Birthday? That would make a great family picture!
I think your nephew with the dark hair and dimples is one of my favorites, of your family. He is so cute and must have dozens of girl friends. LOL


Oh when I was on my computer this morning looking at your blog some of the pics weren't showing up, like the first one, how freakin cute is that your doggie all ready to hit the road, love it!! : )

janel said...

Wonderful post..love the family photos. You are one busy gal...think of you often and send hugs.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Ok I signed up....thanks for all the sneak peeks and the chance to win...how fun!!!

Darcy in Colorado said...

Love the family photos! I signed up a while ago on 3L, but did it again just to be sure :D

Nelly said...

Awesome post! Love the beautiful family and all the announcements about CHA. Can't wait to visit all the links.

Count me in for your giveaway and thanks!

Sandy said...

Your family is awesome and very good looking! Will you all adopt me, please? Please enter me, and I signed up for 3L, too!

JensTreats.com said...

I signed up!! Thanks soi much :)
I love your photos and follow your blog...what kind of camera do you have?? Great pics!!

mommahobbit said...

I have sighned up. Thank you for sharing pics they are greattttt.

Bettyann said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely family photos with us..your Mom looks fab..you look pretty good also..

harrahx2 said...

Good looking family Vic. I know you are against the wall with family and everything else you have going on. I hope you have some fun time. I love the family picture and I love the idea of hanging up old photos like that. Thank you so much for letting me in every day and sending love!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE your family pix, Vicki! So much fun to look at 'em.

I've signed up at 3L ... enter me for a chance to win, please!!

Hope all is well with you and yours ... sending hugs!

Valerie said...

DID the be 3L thing. This would be awesome to win. Vicki you look great in the pics.

Debby said...

Your family photos are so nice. Love the funny ones as well. Your Mama looks wonderful.
I signed up.
This is my favorite adhesive. I have used it for several years now and nothing holds a stick (hah that's funny) to this one.

NanaBeth said...

Gorgeous family-your Mom is just beautiful. Having little family, I really enjoy seeing pictures like this.
I'm in love with the Artsy Banner stamps!

jan said...

Such great photos!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I signed up a while ago.

A Vintage Chic said...

What gorgeous family moments, Vicki! They were captured so beautifully! Love the cute ones of your niece--adorable!

Love your idea for hanging up photos at a family gathering--perfect!

Looking forward to seeing what you've worked up for CHA! Enjoy!!!


Michele said...

Gorgeous pics and gorgeous family you have! Can't wait to finally meet you next week! : )

leenda said...

Love your family photos! Your Mom had to be thrilled to have an updated family photo! I've signed up for the 3L prize.

Ola said...

You have such a beautiful family.... love all the photos!

I have signed up!!!

Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Miriam said...

I signed up so I could hear the announcement of the new products by Scapbook Adhesives by 3L. I loved seeing your wonderful family photos! How blessed you are to be a part of such a wonderful family!

Pandora said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos and the great info. Im signed up with 3L as well.