Sunday, December 14, 2008
Busy, busy, busy......
So I have been working on the Christmas gifts that I make every year for a few family members. For several years, I have made 12" by 12" calendars. I make four each year. I'm posting some of the pictures from last years calendar (2008) now, and I'm almost done with my 2009 calendars, so I will post those pictures when I finish, which has to be soon since they are Christmas gifts.
Make it a great day, and remember to journal life!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Then last week I was in Provo, Utah, attending CKU. What a fabulous and exhausting week! I was able to take several new classes where I learned some really great things that I am very anxious to apply to my crafting. I even had the opportunity to introduce many scrapbookers to Glimmer Mist and all the Tattered Angels products at the Sneak, Peek and Mingle event.
Here's a picture with my friend Donna and new friends, Lisa Bearnson, Diane, and Kandi. This was taken during our day of inspiration stations, a day filled with great activities from many of the top people in the scrapbooking industry! Tons of fun!
So now, the traveling is done (for a little while) and it is back to reality. It seems like just week I was posting how nice it was to finish up the school year and give finals to my students, and here I am getting ready to start the year again. Where has this summer gone!!
For those of you in the Fort Collins/Loveland area, I will be at the My Tattered Angels booth at the Budweiser Event Center for the show this weekend. I'll be there all day Saturday and Sunday....stop by and say "hi!".
Have a great day!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Hope to see you in Chicago! Have a great day!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Have a great day!!
Monday, June 23, 2008
It's great to have the opportunity to see some things that I've never had the opportunity to see before, even if we are extremely tired! It's still worth it!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
I also used two pieces of Glimmer Chips. I like the look of using one or two corner pieces to add dimension to the page. On both embossed pieces, I colored them with GM red velvet and silver. They really shine nicely and adds just that extra interest to the page, without taking away from the picture itself. The really great thing is how quickly this page came together. Once the idea came, it was put together very quickly!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Now that we're back from Arlington, we're already packing and getting ready for our next show in Chantilly, VA, June 20-21, another Great American Scrapbook Convention. Never a dull moment with us!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Today I finally had time to play with the new products. I needed a winter photo, so I chose this one of my daughter, Kaitlyn, checking out the snow and ice on the tree in our front yard. I've always enjoyed the fun look on her face, so thought it would be fun to use. I used an 8 x 10 canvas. First I laid down the new snowflake screens from the Winter Crystals, and used a new Glimmer Mist color, twilight, to spray over them. After it dried, I also sprayed a fine mist of one of my favorite Glimmer Mist colors, silver. I also prepared a piece of white cardstock for the photo mat, spraying it with twilight. I inked the edges of the torn photo mat and used a variety of fibers to add interest. I used new Glimmer Chips and Glimmer Glass to finish the look of the project. I chose two white embossed chips that I sprayed with twilight and silver, then inked the edges of those.
Here's a close up of the bottom right corner. Hopefully you can see some of the beautiful detail the Glimmer Mist adds to the project. It certainly has been fun playing today!!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
And for those of you who already love the Glimmer Screens, there are now new screens to add to your collection. Four new packages (each with 3 new screens) will add to your collection of screens. These screens will complement and coordinate with the new Glimmer Chips. The four new additions are Decorative Corners, Winter Trees, Winter Crystals, and Vintage Ice. These Victorian-inspired screens will add the perfect touch to your scrapbooks, cards, and other craft projects!
The last really cool new product to tell you about is something really new to Tattered Angels. It's called Glimmer Glass. These pieces will coordinate with the current Regal and Frosty Memories line. They are beautiful transparent overlays. These can be stamped, sprayed with Glimmer Mist, bent or curled.....the possibilities are endless! They will add a wonderful elegant touch to any project you may be working on!
These pictures show only a small sampling of what you will get in each package! Remember, these new products won't be available until mid to late July. Look for samples made with these new products from the Tattered Angels Design Team soon!
Friday, May 30, 2008
at the Memories Expo in NJ after a busy day of doing demo and sales. You can see she is happiest when she's good and messy! :) It's a good thing the Glimmer Mist washes off!
We'll have our six new colors of Glimmer Mist at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington next week. Those new colors are sage, cinnamon, auburn, simply khaki, twilight and huckleberry. They work beautifully together for splendid fall images. If you plan to be at the show, be sure to stop by and check them out!
I'm also super excited about the new Glimmer Chips and Screens that will be out in July! I'm anxious to begin playing and creating with them. Check back later for a sneak peek of these new products! Until then, I still have one more day of school left!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I feel very fortunate to be on the Tattered Angels Design Team. Check out the blogs of the other six extremely talented designers listed under links on the right hand side. They continue to inspire me with their ideas and creativity! I'm also blessed to know Wendy Senger, the owner and creator of My Tattered Angels (http://www.mytatteredangels.com/) and all the fabulous products she has created! It's very exciting to be a part of the early stages of a new and upcoming company, and to work with all the great individuals who make up the creative team at Tattered Angels (shout out to all the warehouse Glimmer Chicks, day and night crew!).
Being a teacher, and having my summers off, gives me the opportunity to travel to scrapbook conventions across the US with Wendy and others from Tattered Angels. It's great fun going to these shows and meeting customers excited about the Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Chips, and Glimmer Screens! It's even more fun to demo these fabulous products and see the enthusiastic response from everyone! With these travels I also get to meet many talented designers and artists in the scrapbook industry. My first opportunity was at winter CHA in Anaheim, CA, and was that fun, but a little overwhelming. More recently, I went to the Memories Expo in NJ with Wendy and her office manager, Trish. Oh the stories we could tell! We threaten to write a book about our four day adventure, so watch out! We had so much fun and met tons of really awesome people! (and even saw a little of New York!)
So, I will keep you posted on future excursions with Tattered Angels. Next show, as mentioned earlier, is the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX - June 5 - 7th. Hope to see you there!