Thursday, February 28, 2008

Almost March - You've Got to be Kidding

Ok, so my friend Kandy was here from Chicago. How much fun was that? We went to the Mrs. Grossman sticker factory, Stinson Beach, lots of scrapbook stores and even a trip to East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse (if you have not been here before, you have to go).

March class schedule is posted. Lots of new things. I'm teaching a Rubber Stamping Basics class at Scrapbook Territory that I think is going to be very good. We get so many questions there about inks and acrylic that I think this will be a good class I can offer once a month. Cosmo Cricket at all the stores (layouts or albums) and acrylic for Easter at Scrapbook Depot. Pictures as soon as the samples are done.

All the stores are getting new product almost daily, so be sure to check in to shop. Also, if you're not busy this weekend, one of the Rusty Pickle design team members is teaching at Scrapbook Island on Saturday and Michael DeMeng is at Scrapbook Territory on Sunday. Lots of excitement. Check out the store sites (click the list on the right of this page) to get all the details.

I leave you with a fabulous view of Stinson Beach. Have a great week.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth

No, not Disneyland (which was fabulous) but not as fabulous as the adventure at CHA. Forget about your resolutions to keep away from buying paper, it's not going to be possible.

Basic Grey has a line called Cupcake that will just make you want to giggle. It has clowns on the chipboard and on the stamps. Anyone with young children to scrap will just go crazy over this stuff. The Cosmo Cricket was even more fabulous than the pictures. I didn't get to meet Jon the warehouse, but I did meet some of the other Cosmo team and they are also wonderful. So many other wonderful things.

Fiskars gave away free engraved scissors, HP had a very good make and take, and Maude Asbury had albums that you could customize just by covering the album (already adhesived) with fabric.

On a personal note, Queen & Co. had my Dog Acrylic (used as a Scrapbook Territory class) and my 10 Reasons YI Love U album (used as a Scrapbook Depot class) in their booth for CHA. Because of the response to my work, Wendy (the Queen Herself) asked if I would make some things for their summer CHA booth. HOW FABULOUS IS THAT! I met Jenni Bowlin and her fabulous husband who are just such wonderful people. If you want a regular fix of fabulous things, add her blog to your weekly reading list. She is just such a fabulously nice person. I know you will get tons of inspiration from her blog.