Thursday, August 24, 2006

I thought...

I better update this blog, I didn't realize people really read it! LOL Yes the link is no longer active~ Trace had an awesome give away and if you missed it, please ask your Local Scrapbook store to carry it~ You won't be disapointed!

I am alittle off this week, have some medical things going on here. Can't really concentrate on my work! And I have a ton of it to get to! But I guess sometimes life get's in the way of art and that's how it goes!

I am going to force my self down into the studio to see what I can accomplish! Wish me luck!

I still have all the school supply shopping to do, shoe shopping, and school cloths shopping! Why do I always wait for the last minute? Well I wouldn't be me if I didn't! LOL
This time I have to shop for 3 boys! I am excited and sad at the same time for Trey to finally start Kindergarten! The first time in 14 years that I will be home alone! I guess I am feeling reflective today!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Free stuff!!!!

The amazing people at Trace are offering free stuff to the first 100 people who click thier link on the website!!
Run don't walk to and check it out!!!

Tell them you saw it on Tina's blog! LOL

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Good Tuesday Morning!

Well I haven't been updating much been soo busy!
Ready Set Create Magazine asked me for 8 layouts for the Ocober issue and I am so thrilled because 5 of the were from our trip to to the Nascar Race and my DH is always saying I never scrap our family! LOL That's because I never have good photos of our family! So I am always using other people's photos! So Ready Set Create picked up 5 of our Nascar layouts, All five of them feature the Winter CHA Product lines from Around the Block Products! And 3 other layouts I did using non family members photo's! My precious friend Vicki Maloney's grand daughter Abbey's layout, My good friend Shanili's Daughter's layout and Rox aka Shultzfam's daughter Maycee's layout with the "gross thing she doesn wtih her toes"! I am thrilled!

I decided at the last minute to enter the KI Memories contest and am very happy with my creation, it's off in the mail today! Nothing like cutting it down to the wire. But hey that's when I am most creative! When I am on a deadline and freaking out? Go figure!

I sent a layout I just loved into PaperArts magazine and they loved it and asked me to do 4 more projects to go with the layout for a feature article! I was so jazzed and of course they had to have it in 4 days with shipping so I wipped them out and they loved them and asked me to be a freelance designer for them! Whoo hoo! What a great day that was!

I am still really hoping for Memory Makers Magazine Masters honorable mention! I worked really hard on my submission and don't have hopes of winning but some recognition would be awesome like a few of the layouts to be asked for publication would really make me soo happy! I used products from Around the Block Inc. and Prima on my layouts and would LOVE to see them in print!

The girls at Prima are haveing a ball getting ready for Memory Trends and there is some amazing things comming out like, 4 new paper lines and 35 new colors of Got Flowers and 32 new other flowers and some secrets! LOL Feel free to come over to the message boards and chat about your prima obsessions!!! We love to hear from you!

The girls at Trace are working hard filling the awesome orders from CHA and comming up with some new and amazing things for Memory Trends! Now if you haven't seen the chipper shapes they have you HAVE to! Come on over to the Trace Industries site and check out the new paper and chippers! Wonder around the site I am sure you will find some things you love! And be sure to ask your local scrapbook store to start carrying them! The chippers are amazing with a whole new line of brackets and flowers that come all the way up to 12 inches!! How cool is that?

Mimi and Therm O Web have some awesome things up thier sleeves for Memory Trends as well! But my favorite thing right now is the Vellum Tape runner from Therm O Web! It is so amazing it's a runner that you can not see through vellum, transparencies or anything! I used it recently on some Prima Flowers and ran it through the printer then repositioned it and re ran it through the printer so I printed on each petal and it worked awesome! I used it also on a transparency for MMM! You also have to check out the new MIMI laptop tote! It is so amazing!

Jen at Around the Block is also been very busy and traveling all over the world planning new things for us for Memory Trends! Rumor has it there will be 75 NEW items for us to drool over and play with! I have to say I am loving the tagger tool! You have to go over to the site and check out the new products from Summer CHA! They are just the bomb!

Friday, August 04, 2006

More photos from Kim Hughes!

My new bestest buddy, for "lookin for deer" with!!! Love ya Denny!!! Can't wait till Memory Trends!
The Prima Team!!!

Thanks so much Kim for sending me more CHA Prima photos!!!

You Rock!

This is my all time favorite photo of US!!!
We need to get alot more at Memory Trends!!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Favorite photo's from CHA Chicago

The Trace Industries Team!! And a late night Squillen Cookie Feast with the Girls from Flair and Paper Salon!!!

Kim H, Tami and Myself after taking the booth down on Sunday!

Here are some of the Croppers Cottage Peeps!
Me and my new buddy Mitchell!!!

Kim H, Marnie, Tina, Carolynn and Mitchell

Marnie Tina and Carolynn!!

A new week!

Had a great week last week, setteling back in from CHA and finishing up my Memory Makers Master entry! Got it done and copied and all mailed out! Not that I think I have a chance at winning but this was my first attempt at one of the big contests and I really love the layouts that I produced! My hope is to have two of them picked up for pub!

I had a great weekend up north, we boated on Saturday and My sister JoLynn came out to visit on Sunday! We are looking forward to next weekend up there as well!!

They boys are enjoying thier summer vacation playing with the neighborhood kids and riding thier bikes... I am looking forward to school starting as Trey finally starts Kindergarten and I will be home alone for the first time in 14 years! What a change that will be! Maybe I will get a part time job at my Lss or something!

Any way I just thought I would update here and tell you all how much I love reading your comments and love hearing from you!

Have a great week!