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January 2009

bad dog

know what happens when you come home after being gone for three hours and find this...

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doggie jail!!!

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it was better than killing him...

hope your day is great!!!! fun stuff to share soon...gonna play with some heart day things!
chelle


CHA recap

ok, guys and gals...here is a little recap of my adventures...

thank you to this gal for making my first time so great, teaching me, showing me, and guiding me along this adventure...it would have been overwhelming to do this alone, thanks for the guidance!

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the graphic 45 booth was my winner for best booth...it was amazing!

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and, the products/companies that i really loved the new lines from...in no particular order, just as they come to me...

-cosmo cricket (love, love girl friday and snorkle)
-jenni bowlin (love it all...vintage fantasticness)
-melissa frances (everything!)
-jillibean soup (simple, versatile, adorable)
-my mind's eye (love, love all three new lines...penny lane, bella bella, & bloom and grow)
-bella blvd (both new lines rock!)
-basic grey (marrakech, wisteria, and porcelain will be fast faves to work with)
-fancy pants (summer soiree and kraft cuts and on display frames)
-chatterbox (all the vintage elements and colors...love that cork!)
-7 gypsies (the gypsy blood in me loves every single element!)
-sassafras (just love those felties!...adore vintage yummy & anthem!)
-teresa collins (always love the clean, versitle elements of her lines!)
-graphic 45 (what wasn't to love...fashionista was fabulous!)

okay...i am suire i missed something, but these are the ones that stand out...the names are links to blogs if there is one so you can see the new stuff, but also get inspired...

i am off to recoup and play in my scrap room!

happy thursday!
chelle


heaven revisited

oh wow...filled the photo card again! and, was called 'star student' by tim holtz (whooo hooo)...what a day!

the peeps i had the privilege of meeting:

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beautiful, amazing, and oh so talented...i heart this gal!

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yeah, adorable! she rocks so, so much!

i can't tell you how stinkin' sweet these people are! i have met some amazing people and have had a blast seeing all the new stuff, playing with some of it and watching what nifty things it can all do...i feel like a kid in a candy store!

i am making a hair appt and going to the gym when this is all over, cause i am so amazed i have posted these pictures of myself...i look...well...not good! that's how much i adore these people...i 'took one for the team' on these!!!

and, for some product i heart:

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teresa collins love...the page protectors were fabulous as were the new lines...

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heidi swapp love...the new invisibles are amazing and wonderful!

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maya road love...i can't wait to play with some of the embellishments!

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sassafras love...i adored their booth, just fantastic...

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bella blvd love..love...love...

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jillibean soup love...absolutely, adoringly love...

okay...last day tomorrow...then i will be all filled up and ready to explode...can't wait to see what i create after being filled up with all this inspiration!!!

happy day!
chelle




i have died...

...and gone to heaven...

i met some of my personal celebrities today, i can die happy!

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i visit this amazing woman's blog everyday, it brings me much joy! she is so very sweet!

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what can i say about this incredible woman? you inspire me...thank you!

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and, this man...oh wow...i wanted to yell 'i love you, tim!' from the audience! didn't have the nerve to ask for a picture with him...so settled for this! oh how amazing, creative, and fantastical this man is!!

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can you just say...OMG!!! i heart these people ...so stinkin' much! so sweet and genuine and adorable and nerdy...in a fabulous way! and, i gushed...yup, not proud, but i did...notice how they are kinda keeping their distance from me in the picture???...i think they were afraid...'stalker, this one' is what they were thinking! i enjoyed chatting with these fabulous people! and the new lines, even better in person! love me some girl friday and snorkle!!!

okay...that's all for the people i snapped pics of...here are a few of my favorite product samples...

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7 gypsies love

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K & Co...wild raspberries love

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fany pants...summer soiree love

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little yellow bicycle love

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basic grey love

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jenni bowlin love

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pink paislee love

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webster's pages love

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graphic 45 love

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my mind's eye love

alrighty...there you have it...some of the amazing inspiration i saw today...just grabbed a few of the hundreds of pictures i took today...so you could have a looksee...please forgive the photography, it does not do it justice! 

i will be at it again tomorrow...even though, i could indeed be quite satisfied with today, i get another full day of bliss...will report back again, if you will have me...

chelle


so tweet

a quick n cute notebook for nic for valentine's day...

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i used paper and chipboard from the foxy & friends collection by imaginisce...so cute! it is a SU! onboard journal, the pages are perfect for sketching, drawing, and doodling...other supplies are nestibilities, velvet and sheet polka dot ribbon from stash, jumbo rhinestones, and a cute lil' crochet flower...

hope your week is going great! mine has been full of many changes and some exciting, crazy, and scary stuff! i am super excited about copic certification tomorrow (will share more on that later) and CHA starts on sunday...whooo hooo!!!

happy day to you friends!
chelle


new toys

i finally got to play with a few toys...and, i heart them...

both came from SGT...the first is a circle cutter and the second is the silhouette from Quickutz...the circles are obvious, however, i will point out the things i cut with the digital cutter!

meet Aiden...

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isn't he adorable!!! (as always, click on the picture to see it closer!) and, just wait till you see his sister! i will share their story below...but first...the stars are the first thing i cut out (they were a pre-loaded design), then i cut out the words (that was a very long process that i plan on getting much better at! but easy enough), lastly...i made those arrows (the red ones)...yeah, i drew them...and the wonderful machine cut them right out...mmm...did i say i am in love? exciting stuff!

so, i mentioned that this adorable little boy has a 'story'...please visit this blog to read the longer version...the short story is that his mom has cancer...we are praying our hearts out and ask the same of those that would like to...

secondly, we are scrappin' for her...cause she is not a scrapper and it weighs on her heart that these kids need scrapbooks that show them her love for them as they grow up...so we have all come together out of love and support to create books for her to leave her children...heartbreaking and uplifting all at the same time...please read her story...

i am so blessed to be a part of this, i put every ounce of love and care that i can into the layouts i am doing for these kids...just a little way that i can touch their lives...

have an amazing friday!
chelle


celebrate

one of the most wonderful parts of designing for and teaching at SGT is meeting all the incredible girls (and two boys, of course) that i get to play with...two of said girls are michelle and valeree...omg are they amazing! i took a birthday mini book class of theirs last night and i thought i would share the pictures...

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stinkin' adorable, huh? at first, i thought i would take some classes to meet some students, get to know the teachers, and see what techniques are 'in' at the store....but, now i am hooked!! i had never taken a class before...or done a crop...i have either taught at my home or in the home of a customer...well, this group setting in the store...oh my, how fun! if you haven't gone to a class, i suggest you get on it...give it a try and you may even learn a new trick!

my first classes are scheduled for march and april...oh boy am i excited...and a wee bit nervous...i will share more when i can!

happy humpage (umm...as in 'hump day'!)
chelle


birthdays are the BEST

there's a birthday girl in da house...well, store actually...one of the fabulous gals at the LSS that i am now teaching at (used loosely, since i haven't taught my first class yet...it IS on the calendar though...oh boy, oh boy!!!)...happy birthday to one of my new favorite people!

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and, just how stinkin' cute it this paper? flirty by bo bunny...yummy...

have a fabulous friday and an every more fabulous weekend!
chelle