Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Ok... so I don't know what it is.... but I am totally inspired to do really good pages of my daughter Hailey. She is so photogenic and there's just something there that helps spark my creativity. sooo... that is probably why you'll seee a lot of pages with her as the subject. My poor other 2 kids... i do pages of them.. i really do. I just don't seem to do as well for some reason. Here is the latest one I did. Did it tonight. I've had this paper forever and could never figure out how to use it until now. I was crazy enough to use the Bernina sewing machine at my store and sew every little detail of the flower and sew a flower border on it. took forever- but I love how it turned out. I'll be submitting this one to of course!
These pics were taken by my friend Lisa Brown... have to give her full credit.
My baby is teething right now and is a complete monster- so I'm not having a whole lot of time to get the things done I want.... so this is what happens when I get to "work" at work! hahaha-
Friday, June 23, 2006
I am so stinkin excited!!!!! My product came in the mail today from Carolees and I can't tell you how cool it is to see your own designs in actual company packaging!!!! WOOHOO!!! ok.. so here's what it looks like. There are 6 papers and 1 set of 3 dimensional stickers. Now once they hit the shelves come August... I'm expecting all of you to go out and get them....regardless of whether you scrapbook or not.... you have to pretty cool to show everyone that you KNOW the designer right?!?!?! Ok- so tell all your friends to go vote for me online at www.adornit.com and remember that only one vote per email counts. I have included pics of the brochure that is being sent to all the retailers. This is so exciting!!!!!! Thanks for all the support!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
So.. today starts the voting of Carolees Scrapbook apprentice! Finally!!! I've known about this for a month now and I'm freaking out that I have to wait clear until OCOTBER to find out who wins. I'm excited though. I will be getting my line in the mail soon and can't wait to see it in actual company paper and see my stickers! Once they are here- I will uplaod them and show you all!!!!! PLEASE go and vote for me! winner is determined by vote and by sales of product- so buy my paper too!!!! go to www.caroleescreations.com and vote for my line.. the Mia collection (obviously) and vote as much as you want until september. Thanks for all the support you all give to me!
I did a LO the other day with our new fam. pics we took last week. this one is of Hailey. I loved it. I can't tell you how proud I am of myself that I used stamps on a page. I love stamps but I was- and still am- intimidated by them. but here it is. hope you like it!
Sent off my cards that are going to be published in the Oct/Nov issue Paper Trends last week. I can't wait to see them. It's always so fun to look at your own things in magazines!
Until next time......
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Don't mind the spelling on the title! This past week has been crazy. I worked 20 hours at the scrap store and was working hard on my submissions for Paper Trends Mag. I have to send out my 2 cards to them for publication in October this week. I met a lady in the scrap store the other day. She was the person that made all the purchases for her store in NC. She told me she was going to CHA in July and I told her about my line and she said she would purchase it. Not only did she do that, but she knows the editor of Memory Makers Mag. and said she would hook me up with her. I've been trying to get published in that mag for a while- so that would be fun. In my day trip to Jacksonville last weekend, I made sure to talk to all the owners of the stores we hit and told them about my line and to purchase it. So hopefully with my advertising, I have a chance at winning this thing. I'd post a snipit of what my papers are- but I'm not allowed to. Sorry! I'lll be working on some more papers this week. RIck is going to teach me how to use different coloring ways on Photoshop so I can get depth to my colors. I"m excited.
Here is the project I came up with for the Memory Makers Idea Gallery issue submission. Of course, it will eventualy ahve pics in it- but that's what it is for now. Here's one of the pages I came up with also.
I'm in the process of saying "goodbye" to a lot of my friends. They are moving away and it just so happens to be all at the same time. So Sad! :(
ok- until next time........