Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Scrapfest Convention in South Louisiana

It's almost here - The Scrapfest Convention is just a few weeks away! I'll be teaching six classes there. I have wonderful sponsors including Flair Designs, Scenic Route, Prism Papers, Imagination Project (Gin-X), Nunn Designs, Sarah Heidt Photocraft, Creative Impressions, and Adhesive Tech. If you are in the area - I hope you can attend - and try to find me and say hello! I'd love to meet you!

Here's the link to the convention

Scrapfest Productions

Friday, February 24, 2006


It's Friday! I just created a simple layout from our beach trip last summer. Arielle, who loves the water (afterall, she think's she was named after Ariel - the mermaid) - didn't want to get her "pretty new dress" wet. I assured her that it was perfectly fine this time.

I'll have two cards in the special holiday issue from Papercrafts! It should be in the stores in the late fall. Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Birthday Cake

I made a layout with the new CHA Released Crossed Paths paper called "Delight". Arielle just had her 4th birthday. This layout is featured in the Crossed Paths Gallery.

I'm going to a crop tonight - so I hope I get more things done and finally get to use things from my CHA Designer bag!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Back to the paper and glue!

Now that I'm back from CHA in Vegas - it's back to the paper and glue. And to motivate me - I had two things picked up this week. One for Memory Makers 502 idea book and another for the new Layout Blueprints idea book.

I have plenty of motivation for pages, my CHA photos and Arielle's 4th birthday party photos!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

More CHA pics...

And what would Vegas be without Elvis....

Various CHA photos

These are a variety of pics from the show that I was able to get. I met fellow Crossed Paths members Mimi Schramm and Kathleen Summers. We took a photo in front of the booth. I took some pics of some work I had at Everlasting Keepsakes booth and at Limited Edition / Art Warehouse / Hampton Art's booth. I met my fellow Scrapfriends Review team members at the designer dinner - Eli (who is also on the Spellbinders team), Catherine Sebree, and Kathleen Campos (Zsiagette). I'm waiting on more designer dinner photos from other cameras (so hurry and send them please). And I met my "bestest" friend in person - Cindy Smith along with her Paper Salon team member Linda Beeson (in the photo, too) and met the rest of the team but didn't take pics.
Ali Edwards came in our booth but she really wanted to look and I resisted asking for a photo. I met Tim Holtz briefly and at the end of the show, some of the Flair girls came back with all his demo stamps - so I'm now the proud owner of one of his very much used "dream" stamp.


The Flair Booth looked FABULOUS! The girls did a wonderful job setting it up. The new rub ons, scrapbeads and bag of tags are HOT as well as the True Love collection. The Flair Girls are fabulous. We all wore Flair T's on the last day. We went to Fatburger on Monday night (I kept calling it WhataBurger) with Stacy, Karen, Donna and Kelli Noto, Kathi (from scraptalk) and Becky Thompson. Then we went to M&M World (the Giant M&M store as Karen called it - where I thought they sold "giant" M&M's.) I bought some rare colored M&M's for the kids and resisted all the other cool M&M products that I now wish I would have bought. We also visited the coke store a couple doors down.. well, we actually wanted to use the upstairs ladies room facilities. My feet hurt SO BAD from standing in the booth all day and I absolutely could not walk another block that night. Here are more pics.

CHA Vegas! My Big Adventure

I made it to Vegas and back! I'm tired but wanted to update my blog just a bit.

I left Sunday at noon on a small.. what Cindy Curtis calls a "puddle jumper" plane. It had 3 aisles of seats.. Aisle A,D and E. I was seated in 6B. Go figure!!!

When I got to Houston I phoned my husband. He and Arielle were watching me board the small connection plane and Arielle yes yelling something to me. Of course, I couldn't hear her. Jeff said she was yelling:

"Bye Mommy. Go have an adventure!"

On my flight to Phoenix I sat next to an asian lady on her way to Alaska who gave me hopia. Is hopia legal? Just kidding. It was quite tasty. Her name was Cindy. Cindy - if you ever find my blog (because I forgot the blog address - let me know if that list of ingredients was correct).

On my way from Phoenix to Vegas, I was fortunate to sit next to a flight attendant flying to Vegas for a job. Her last name was Kuhlman and I had to ask if she was related to Kathryn K. She said "no" but her miracle child daughter was named after her.

It was a mad dash to get a shuttle to the hotel just in time to catch the Flair girls as they headed out to the Bellagio for dinner at the Olives. The food was fantastic. We ordered 3 desserts and passed them around the table so we could sample everything. We went to the fountains and watched the show and I almost cried. It was beautiful.

The Flair Girls actually have a cab driver that they call when they are in town. His name is Allen and when we have a big group and need 2 cabs, he calls a buddy. Allen insists on opening ALL the doors for us, will take you anywhere you want, and his business card says "what happens in vegas STARTS IN MY CAB". LOL

I'll post more later!