after sitting on the run way for three hours waiting for a storm to pass we finally made it home around 2 this morning. I am so happy to be home in my new house, home with my husband, and to see Boston. If you've emailed me while I've been away please be patient as I get back to everyone. ThankS!
that's right. I'm here in the mac store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. My favorite place to visit and shop. We're having a blast shopping and we hit another trade show here at the Merchandise Mart. I can't really call it work though since we're having fun looking at other products and seeing lots of fun new trends we want to incorporate into our product lines. Hope everyone is having a great week. I can't wait to get back home and post more. CHA was great and I loved seeing all my friends. xoxoxo-G
I'm here in rainy Chicago at CHA-S. The show started this morning and it's been so much fun catching up with friends. I wanted everybody to know that I have to postpone Kelli's guest blogging because I didn't bring my laptop (long story, but at CHA W our other one was stolen so we didn't want to risk it) and there is no way to upload the photos and projects. We get back the 31st. Hope everyone is having a beautiful day! xoxoxox-G
man, i love this girl. she's one of those girls that you can't help but love and laugh with when you're with her. we've had some fun experiences together and when i think of them i just giggle to myself. i've known kelli for a few years now- we see each other at the major tradeshows. she's helped us in our booths, shared hotel rooms with us, and ate dinner together. we'll get to know kelli even more as the week goes on. she has some awesome projects in store for us. here's kelli...
These arrows were a *blast* to create! I used the negative space of some QuicKutz shapes as well as a couple printed from my computer as templates to guide the Hot Boss. Then I did different squiggles and lines to fill in the shapes. The Hot Boss will melt away the emulsion layer of a photo.
This techinique only works on lab-printed photos. Experiment first on a scrap photo until you get the hang of it (I used an old photo of me that I should I have thrown away as soon as I got it). Photos with a plain background tend to work best. You can draw shapes, squiggles, flourishes or write directly onto photos. I like to use this technique for borders. Keep the Hot Boss tool moving so that it doesn't burn through the photo.
This is a picture that my fourteen-year old son took of our friend with an underwater disposable camera (gotta give the kid credit, *grin*). I punched circles of different sizes from cardstock and then used the negative space as a template to trace the circles directly onto the photo. Yeah, I could have done it freehand, but I don't trust my ability to draw a circle. This was quick, easy, and down-right fun! -Kelli
Our super, wonderful dt member- Heather Taylor came by the warehouse last week and took some samples of the new stuff so that we could have some layouts in the booth. Here's the awesome pages she did for us.
a week without internet connection, what did we ever do without the internet? i still don't have a connection in my new home but i did make it back to work today. we got all moved in saturday to our new house and it feels so good to have it over with. we never could have done everything (paint, trim, tile, carpet) without our families. i painted everything but the bathroom and kitchen tan (white trim). our kitchen is a pale yellow that i plan accenting with red. our bathroom is my favorite room in the house. it's a pale teal accented in red and orange. here's pictures that i promised.
there is my mom-Carolee painting over the big plaid I didn't care for. jackie and ross (my bro and sis), me painting in the kitchen, and my hubby laying the tile. my sister in law and brother in law helped me the most- I never ever could have done it without those two. tHey were there everyday. i love my family!
before we moved I stayed up way late one night playing in the scrapbook stuff before i had to pack it all up. i used the heather roselli line from our scrapbook apprentice stuff. i made my entry to robin's circle journal. i have had that cj for months and i knew i had to do it before i moved. her cj was on traveling and i documented my trip to hong kong. the cards are using one of our new stamp sets. it is a bubble set that i love! and the layout i did was some pictures of boston when we brought him home. i thought i would have a bigger baby and didn't buy any preemie clothes. these were 0-3 months and they were huge. my mom and i just laughed and laughed as we dressed him to take him home. we had to roll up the pants like three times and the hat covered his whole head.
i'm leaving for cha this week i don't know how much i'll be able to post and i won't be back until the 28th. we will have a few fun days with our guest dt blogger Kelli Noto. we will be posting some fun stuff later tonight. have a great day and we'll chat later!
Who can resist those lovely beauty marks? We thought a freckles collection (click on the image to see it bigger) would be the perfect addition to our line. I love the bright colors and distressing in these papers. ANd take a look at those dimensional foam stickers. Each flower has a pop up center or jewel, I can't get enough of them! The little boy on this layout is my grandpa when he was a boy. As you can see he is covered in freckles. My mom inherited the freckles and each of us kids have a little sprinkling across our nose. Hope you like this collection! More to come later!