Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stamp Fever Blog

The older I get the faster the time goes, I wish we could slow it down some. I'm sorry it's been a week. I have been in the craft room however it wasn't for crafting. It's a long story which I'm happy to share the details if your really that interested. Essentially I got a TV for the room and spent the last week on the phone with AT&T getting it set up. Long story involving many calls being routed to folks all over the world, it's working now. :D Hooray! 

Stamp Fever highlighted one of the cards awhile back your welcome to check it out just click here

On a personal note, I'm happy to report I lost the few lbs I gained during the holidays. :D I'm back down to a total of 45 lbs! Happy Days. 

I hope all is well in your part of the world.

Be back soon.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gel Sticks vs. Gelatos

These cards are for my next class at Stamp Fever (February 2nd at 2 pm). Sometime ago I was asked to come up with classes for a few products we have in the store one of which was gelatos. They are fun however they are expensive and to do a class around them I'd have to buy the full set.... which is not something I wanted to do just yet. Even if I bought the full set sharing them with 10 ladies would be recipe for disaster. After some research I discovered gel sticks. I'll go over the differences in class and do a post about it after my class but I did want to share the cards we'll be making: 

This stamp set is new to Stamp Fever... Flourishes. They are great for coloring!

And old Favorite Hero Arts :D

The class fee is $25 which will include your own set of 12 gel sticks for you to keep! Call Linda if you want to get in on the fun. :D Stamp Fever (714) 974-3552


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The rest of CHA

First let me say CHA was awesome!  So much fun... so much loot... so much everything. The only "famous" person I didn't see was Shimelle. Figures the one person I wanted to actually meet. I emailed her and got a lovely response however I didn't get her actual coordinates. Which is understandable I could be some crazy person. ;) Maybe next year.

For all you How I Met Your Mother Fans I did spot these bad boys...

For the Portlandia fans out there... 'We put birds on things':

Ok let me get serious for a moment the one item I feel in love with and HAVE to get is this:

(Forgive the poor picture quality) This will be the last marker bin I'll ever have to buy. I'm super excited about this. All said and done it's $60 which is cheaper than the last one and it will work better. :D It's made by ArtBin. Hopefully I'll be able to get it soon. 

I didn't photos of the all the new stuff, there was just to much to photograph plus all the companies are releasing photos in their own blogs. 

We discovered some new stamps for the store dare2bartzy and Prickley Pear. We will now start carrying Inky Antics, Darcie's  and Maya Road stuff to. Now to just get that money stuff!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 1 of CHA

It's the end of day one of winter CHA. The floor wasn't open yet but they began classes. :D I took a Tombow class called pimp my tote. Here is a pic of my tote in the creation process. 

I learned some new uses for their products and the need for a third job to buy it all! I also took a Hero Art's class. That was awesome. There was 2 hours between the two classes I sat down, had lunch and waited for one of the other design team members Lynnette. Shortly there after Shari Carroll and her cohorts walk buy. I have to be honest my inner voice was screaming inside. I couldn't stop smiling but I was able to contain the inner voice. 

What was even cooler was Lynnette and I were asked to show up to the Hero Arts class 30 mins early. Being a doer and a fast learner I picked up the help setting up ball and ran with it. It was a good thing Lynnete and I was there I don't think they would have been ready in time. Here I am setting up and helping one of the ladies then it hit's me I know that voice... it's Lisa Spangler. Without even thinking I blurt out your was awesome. Sally Traidman was also there.  So then to make things even more exciting Shari asks if there is room for Heidi  without even knowing who she was I said "yes of course there is" and I set up a spot next to me. 

LOL so here's the funny part. I start talking to Heidi and asked her if she has a famous blog.. she said she wishes. Yeah.. so come to find out she's the owner of Simon Says Stamp, which if you've been following me for awhile you'd know I love them. She was shocked to know I not only knew about them but have actually ordered from them. We had a great conversation during the class. It was awesome. 

All in all an awesome day. We'll see how tomorrow goes. 


Monday, January 7, 2013

Come on Friday!

I can't wait til the weekend! It's time for the Craft and Hobby association winter trade show. :D All the new products will be out, new techniques, free classes plus all the big names in the industry will be around! This year I get to go. I am one happy camper. It's a horrible thing to not be able to go and it's even worse when you live 1/2 a mile away from the convention center.

I plan on taking lots of pictures but I did want to ask you, my readers, is there a booth you'd like me to check out for you? Rumor has it there's lots of giveaways is there anything you'd like me to try and grab for you?

No promises of course, I don't know if my bank account can handle me sending catalogs to every follower, butt I will do what I can. YouTube site is pretty good about releasing little snipits of the new stuff  from the show floor so keep your eye on that.

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Friday!

I'm back! I told ya I'd try to blog more. :D Today I bring to you a really cute card. It's not mine it's my sisters Kellee's. She came home for the holidays and wanted to do some card making which I was more then happy to do. While I crafted the cards I'll be using at my next class this is what she created:

She used the large paisley stamp from Impression Obsession. Inked it with black memento ink on white cardstock and colored with copic markers. (I have no idea which colors she used, sorry) The left edge didn't stamp as nice as the rest so we found some patterned paper form Amy Tangerine's sketchbook and added the bow.  The recipient loves bling so Kellee added gems and stickles, which doesn't show up that well in the photo. 

She did a fantastic job! 

Do have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Yea! It's a new year! Although I don't like seeing Christmas leave us. :( There are some wonderful things to look forward to though... spring, summer, birthdays.. just to name a few.

I'm not one to have resolutions I don't need a specific day to change myself I can and should be working on that year round. This year I am making an exception. I'd like to get back into the habit of blogging and figured a new years resolution may help me remember. :D

Here's a thank you card for sticking by me even though I've only blogged a few times the last few months. I will do my best to make sure that changes this year. The flower stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and the card stock is from Hero Arts. Quick and simple!

I wish you the best of years... at least until 2014 comes around :D