Monday, June 23, 2008

Home again....

We made it back from the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Chantilly, VA. What a fun, but busy, three days! We met lots of really great people, many who knew about Glimmer Mist, and many others that didn't know and were thrilled to learn about it! It's always so exciting to me to see the "WOW" factor in crafters just learning about Glimmer Mist. What fun!! Our first day was spent setting up the booth, which looked great!

This is a shot of our demo area at the booth. We decided to hang the screens to help keep the table area less cluttered throughout the day. It really worked well, and it displayed the screens to the customers as well.

After we set up the booth we were able to go into DC for a few hours and see some sights. This was especially cool for me since I have never been to DC before. So we took the subway in from our hotel in Arlington. We did a lot of walking, but we were able to see the Capitol building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Wall, and the White House.

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!!
Have a great day!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend fun....

This weekend I've been working on cleaning and organizing my scrapbook room. It seems to need a good cleaning every six months or so, I've been trying to getting that done. I didn't finish the chore, I got distracted and began playing with making my own background paper. This project really started in just that way. I wanted to use some of the Glimmer Screens to make my own background. I chose a brown cardstock, the flourish screens and the new decorative corner screens. I placed them randomly on the cardstock and then used red velvet Glimmer Mist. After spraying it, I liked it immediately, but still didn't know what I planned to do with it. The next day when I looked at it, I thought it resembled good colors for a heritage page. So I loked though all my scanned photos and chose this one with my mom, her sister, and my grandparents. I think it must have been taken about 1942. My mom is the older of the two girls.

I really like the look of the Glimmer Glass flourish on the page. It is actually tinted brown, but because of it's transparency it blends with the color behind it beautifully and allows you to see through it to the page and even the picture where it overlaps. The possibilities for these new Glimmer Glass pieces are endless!!

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

I'm back....

We made it back from the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX. We had a fun time, but very busy! Setting up the booth and getting everything organized takes nearly the whole day, but it ended up looking great. Then we had three full days of doing demos and sales. It's always fun for me to show enthusiastic crafters that have not seem the Glimmer Mist and Screens. The WOW factor is huge!! We took a picture on the first day when another design team member, Vicki Chrisman, came over to check out the new product. From left to right is Wendy, owner and creator of Tattered Angels, Vicki, Allison (Tattered Angel business manager), and me.

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

Playing with the new products....

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.

I decided on some of the snowflakes, added a fun bling jewel in the center and then decided on the tree off to the side. I also used the transparent decorative corners on three of the corners on the photo. I really liked the dimension of the Glimmer Chips on the canvas along with the transparent look the Glimmer Glass has to offer!

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!!