Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photos from CHA :)

Hi all :)

Having a BLAST at CHA ... tired and aching... but still having FUN! :)

Wanted to share some photos of some of the great new goodies I have been able to get pics of :)

Let me explain that.. lol.. not every company will let you take pics.. so I haven't been able to take pics everywhere :) But I wanted to share with you what I did take pics of :)

I took pics of me and Katrina Hunt from Nikki Sivils and of Nikki Sivils booth too... but they didn't upload when I uploaded my camera... hmm... need to look into that when I get up in the AM... cause right now... I am too tired... lol :)

I am SUPER excited about this one!! Heidi Grace is BACK launching her own ADORABLE line called, "Clever Handmade"!!! I am totally IN LOVE with her lines :)

If you want to see the images closer just click on them :)

Next is Ruby-Rock-It :) LOVE LOVE LOVE their lines! :)

Next is My Minds Eye!!! *SWOON!!!!* :)

Next is Simple Stories.... LOVEEEEE them :)

And here is me and Louise Nelson... I can not tell you how much I admire... ok...stalk this woman.. she is amazing and ohhh so sweet! LOVE HER! :)

I will be back home soon... and I will catch up with you all then... LOVE YOU ALL! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Leaving for CHA... be back soon :)

Hi everyone :)

Just wanted to stop in real quick and let everyone know that I will be leaving for CHA tomorrow morning with my friend Krista!!  I will be gone for most of the week ... I will try my best to post some pics of all the new goodies coming out! :)

Mostly I will be walking the floor :) But I will be checking in with Nikki Sivils and gang at lunchtime everyday to give Nikki, Dan and the DT lead Katrina Hunt a nice lunch break :)
If you are attending... come see me at booth 3047! :)

And also make sure to head over to Nikki Sivils blog and grab one of her blog badge's for your blog!!! When Nikki, Katrina and I get back from CHA we will be looking for YOU and we will be selecting people that have her blog badge's to win a NEW collection of their choice!!!!! Tell Nikki I sent you over to get a badge... *wink* :)

And I wanted to share some photos real quick! :)

In honor of Aleida Franklin... I am sharing my monthly photo of me and my babies (If you are new to my blog - please see my right side bar about my commitment to honoring Aleida's legacy) ....

And while we were at taking a photo of me and the kids... I decided that we need to start taking photos of Brian and the kids together too :)

Brookie and Mr. Dandy :)

And the other day, Brian and I went out to lunch...and I ordered the pancakes thinking they were gonna be 'normal' sized... WOW!! Was I wrong... they WERE HUGE!!! :) I didn't finish them all.... I brought home enough for Brookie and Adam to share it for dinner! lol :)

I will be back with all of you soon :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birthday gift set... and some info for my friends :):):):):):):)

Hi everyone :):):):):):)

Wanted to share a little gift and card set I made with goodies from Kanban Crafts!!!! :):):):):):):):)

My Mom gave me a candle holder that she didn't want anymore and I thought I would alter it for a birthday gift! :):):):):):) Here is what I started with .......

And here's what I made :):):):)

And just in case any of you didn't get the email... I thought I would share this :)
Official Announcement: Picnik is closing

Since joining Google in 2010, we have been creating editing magic in Google products while continuing to keep Picnik awesome. But now we get to focus on even awesomer things. Picnik will be closing on April 19, 2012.
Your photos liberated
Amazing photos are created in Picnik, so we have launched a new feature, Picnik Takeout, that easily downloads your photos to your desktop in convenient zip files. You may also elect to copy your photos to Google+ where you can store and share your creations. You may request your photos at any time and use this handy tool as many times as you like until our closing date of April 19, 2012. Learn more.
Premium Refunds
To our primo Picnik Premium members, we'll begin processing a full refund of your current membership fee within a week of this announcement. By "in full" we mean the whole darn thing. Yep, this means even if you are on your very last day of an annual membership, we will refund you the entire $24.95. Just because we want to say thanks.
Now the Good News - Free Premium for ALL!
To express our gratitude for your support over the past 5 years, Picnik Premium is free for everyone! Use Picnik in all of its premium glory, for free, from now until our actual closing day. Touch-up, Textures, Advanced, and more are all free for you to use!
We have been incredibly proud of building a product that is used and beloved by so many of you. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the photos you create and we are immensely grateful for all of your support, creativity, and passion.
We are excited by the photo-editing fun we have already brought to Google products, like Google+, where you can find many of your favorite Picnik effects in Creative Kit. We encourage you to visit Google+ and give it a whirl.
Please visit the Help Hub for more information on our wind down, and check the Picnik blog for updated information on our April closure.
It's been awesome,
Team Picnik

 Also... while I was looking at some sites while I was working on fixing my blog... I thought I would share this that I found... I haven't used this site in a long time... But I know that some bloggy friends do - so I wanted to share so you can retrieve your photos before they shut down :):):)  If you can't see what it says... it says that SLIDE.COM is shutting down on March 6th, 2012 ....

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yes, you have seen this quote from me before :):):):):)

Hi all :):):):)

Thanks for all the love on my last post about using up my scrappy stash... I was so happy to see everyone's sweet sweet sweet comments :):):):):):):):):)

And now I have a little story :) I originally had picked out and misted all of the below alphas and I was going to use them on THIS canvas - and they didn't work on the other canvas.... so I decided to make a SECOND canvas with the same quote :):):):):):) This time I am using it for LESSology's latest challenge where we want to see your flower blooms....Fabric blooms? Paper flowers? Delight us with your spectacular floral creations!!!!! :):):):):):):):) I used KANBAN papers on this canvas :):):):):):):):)

And here is our sponsor info for this challenge :)

Vintage Street Market

Blog - http://blog.vintagestreetmarket.com/

Prize: Prize Pack of Vintage Street Market Goodies

Formed by two families, Vintage Street Market celebrates memories, and the textures, sentiments and simplicity from times past. It is our intention to not only offer exceptional products and superior customer service, but to also create a community where nostalgia can be shared, creativity explored, and memories preserved.

Vintage Street Market, Inc. is a company founded and created by friends and families. Michelle Jackson and Allison Rittner have been in the craft goods and scrapbooking industry for many years, each with their own diverse background and business experience. They have combined their individual skills along with their similar tastes and styles to create products with a vintage flair. Great effort has been made to design, develop and distribute a quality product while practicing excellent customer service and respect for their customers.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)