Thursday, February 26, 2009

Catching up

I had a great weekend at the beach cropping with the local ladies. We did the Teresa Collins Documents project and the Bo Bunny Recipe Binder class. The TC class went together a lot faster than the Bo Bunny since that one involved a lot of cutting, but both projects came out really nicely.

Been busy with shipping out orders, trying to learn statistics and put together a paper for that class, and working my day job and the store. Needless to say, I've been a slacker on my blog, but hope you'll forgive me. I'm working on a cool class concept for future crops and am pretty excited about it. I don't want to say too much, but I'll be closing out the Zutter preorder for this batch shortly and have a lot of other cool supplies to get in to make it all come together. Once I get the prototype made, I'll share here with you all.

Gotta head out! I'll update again tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Great Weekend

We had a very successful crop last weekend - had lots of new faces participating and the ladies did some amazing projects! I was really impressed by just how much scrapping happened online. We've had a number of pre-orders for Zutter, I'll be closing that order on Friday so I can get their requests filled.

I'm also going to be at the Beach this weekend with my daughter and the store for a weekend crop at the Sandcastle hotel. I've got a number of fun classes and tons of great new products to share with everyone there. Looking forward to seeing you all again in person.

Bunko on Friday night was a blast! It was my first time playing and my first Mardi Gras party - had a wonderfully fun time - jambalaya, hushpuppies, hurricanes and king's cake as well as new friends and lots of fun. I've definitely got to play bunko again.

Tonight is a school night for me - professor posted midterms and I did very well (over 100). It's a relief when you "get it". Now to start the last part of the term. Only 4 more classes to go after this one. Whoo hoo.

I know I've been erratic in my blogging - I'd love to share something really exciting with you, but at this moment, I'm slam out of exciting. I will be sharing my class samples once I finish the prototypes. I converted a bunch of old family photos to black and white and picked up the prints yesterday at Walmart for my Teresa Collins Life Documented class. I really love this project - she comes up with the most clever ideas! I'm also signed up for the Inspiration Unlimited event she'll be at in Las Vegas - I think it's the end of Sept or beginning of October - guess i need to get on the ball with figuring out the exact dates and making my arrangements. I know it's going to be a terrific time with great teachers and some of my friends from Creative Escape. Any time in LV is always a good time.

Time to get caught up on everything before I head out to my day job - drop me a line if you have anything to share back!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Copic Marker Club starting soon

If you've wanted to start your own collection of these fabulous blendable art pens, now is the time - drop me an email at for the club specifics.

Top 7 Reasons to buy COPIC Markers!

1. 322 Available Colors!
2. All colors are refillable!
3. Unique Airbrush System attachments!
4. Dries Acid-Free, won't dissolve toner on photo copies!
5. Replaceable tips!
6. Ink Artist favorite!
7. Blendable for custom colors!

Also, I've added the new pink Zutter Bind it All and accessories on the store site in pre-order status. If you've been looking to get this at a good price, be sure to check out my offering... it's a really fun product and one of my fav toys to play with. Click my sig below for a quick link to the site.

President's Day Sale!

President's Day Sale - take 25% off and free shipping on all Sunday and Monday orders this weekend over $40! Time to give yourself a treat! - use coupon code PRES

Be sure to pop by our online crop too - lots of fun challenges, games and prizes. We're having a great turn out and would love to see you there.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Crop your Heart Out - Underway

If you've got any free scrapping time today, be sure to pop by the site and visit! We've got lots of ladies creating and sharing the most awesome art and the challenges and games are off the charts. Also, through Monday night, get free shipping on your order from the store. You won't want to miss this event!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Crop your Heart Out - this Weekend!

I know you've been eagerly awaiting - computer issues held me up - here we go with our top 3 prizes for this weekend!

Sandylion chipboard book kit

One of my favorite chip books I made with the great ladies from Sandylion...

Core'dinates Vintage Paper collection

a package of the Vintage Core'dinates paper

Thickers Alpha Sample

and a nice Thickers sampler set.

Looking forward to your participation this weekend!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Moms in Business Contest

Generally I wouldn't do this, but if you have a minute, I'd appreciate your vote...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Coming Soon!

Be sure to check out the site message boards and get ready to join us for the fun!
Be sure to mark your calendars! We will be cropping our hearts out February 13-15th!

Taryn will be running a BINGO game during our crop this coming weekend. If you would like to play, please choose 10 words from the list below and PM them to me by Friday at 6 p.m. EST. I'll begin calling words Saturday and continue until someone gets BINGO! When all of your words have been called, you win! The first person to post BINGO will get a RAK from me.

Lots of prizes, games, and challenges to inspire you!

Also, I've been setting some event vendor gigs and will be teaching classes at them. If you want a peek, check them out here. Okay - well, I'm having picture issues, but I'll work on them tonight - needless to say, they're darn great classes! LOL

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kit Creations

Okay- here are the projects I made with my kit - I used up most of the supplies and still have tons of ideas. I'm just about done with the newsletter formatting and will post it as a doc file that anyone can view if you want some great ideas and inspiration - probably tomorrow. The layout is somewhat scraplifted from the Bo Bunny sample in a catalog, but the other bits I put together on my own... LOL

My design team really rocked the kit and came up with the most fabulous layouts and projects - you'll want to swing by the gallery and check them out - I was so impressed with everyone's talent. Also, we're gearing up for our big crop online for Valentines weekend with lots of fun and prizes - be sure to join us if you have any free time that weekend. We'd love to see you. You can click my siggy below to hop over to the main site. Would be thrilled to have you join us!