It's ME again!
Jamie Harper, a fellow Design Team member challenged us to do a layout about ourselves (this was a while back). My thoughts were, "A page about ONLY ME!? What photo would I use and what would I say!? I really wanted to take on her challenge, but failed. A recent Simple Scrapbooks special issue about "quizzes and questions to help jumpstart your journaling" inspired me. It was one of those e-mails you've probably received a couple times or more about your "4 Favorites." Well, I filled out the quiz, snapped my own photo, and VOILA! A page about ME! And, it wasn't that painful.
Now I extend the challenge to you.
In case you can't read the text:
4 jobs I have had in my life / 4 movies I could watch over and over / 4 places I have lived / 4 TV shows I love to watch / 4 places I have been on vacation / 4 websites I visit daily / 4 of my favorite foods / 4 places I would rather be right now / 4 people who have made a difference in my life / 4 things I'd like to learn to do.
PS The border on the left side of the page was done with my Hot Boss and white embossing powder. Georgana taught a Hot Boss class at Houston CKU and it inspired me to blow the dust off mine. It's a great invention!
I am excited to announce our new, weekly blog we will be having on Tuesdays. Amber, our final Apprentice winner will be giving us a peek into her life and how she creates up until her new line is released in January. It's gonna be way fun! Here's her first post.
Where to start...... I was married to my hubby Rick in 2001. We got married 9 months after we first met! We were married in Salt Lake City and lived in Rexburg, ID where my husband was goign to school and I was working full time. At this point, I had enjoyed scrapbooking, but it was more of a "once in a blue moon" type deal. So I found out we were expecting our first child 1 month after we were married- yup... honeymoon baby. :) I then went from part time job to part time job. We then found out we were expecting our second child when Hailey (my first born) was only 6 months old. So we had our little boy, Kayleb, and was able to stay home as a full time mom. I was now at the point of being able to scrap more and having plenty of pics to do so! I slowly started getting supplies and putting albums together. After 2 years, we packed up and moved our family to Savannah, GA in 2004. My husband is now getting his Masters Degree at Savannah College of Art and Design. When we first moved here, I applied and got hired part time at my local scrapbook store. I started with teaching classes in making cards. Once I started getting familiar with all the products and companies, I moved into the realm of publishing and advanced/obsessive scrapbooking! We weren't expecting to be here that long, but changed our minds and so we got pregnant yet again with #3. Amelia (Mia) was born in Jan of this year. Yup... count... 3 kids in 5 years. I wouldn't reccomend it! But I love my kids and they give me PLENTY of reasons to scrap everyday. I was browsing the internet and came upon a contest from Carolees about becoming an Apprentice. Now- because my husband is an artist, he has taught me all the computer software and techniques to creating things. So I told him about this contest and he lovingly shoved me to do it! So I sat down for 3 days and hammered out 3 submissions to send in. I got it all put together and sent it off. I had never designed anything before and had no clue what my chances would be. So when I got a phone call from Georgana- I was floored! I couldn't believe that I had been so lucky! So the process began of completing my submission they wanted (the Mia Line) and it was done. I didn't know what kind of process this would be, so for 5 LONG months, I waited anxiously to find out the end results. I had several people come into my store and tell me how much they loved my line, which I was very grateful for. But this was one little store and had no idea what to expect. Then a couple days before Memory Trends, I got a phone call from Georgana again saying I had won. I was so excited, I screamed! I hope I didn't break her eardrums, cause it was pretty loud! I can't remember much of what was said after that, I was in shock. So now I am lucky enough to start the process all over again and design another line. I can't be more thrilled! I have a lot of ideas and hope that this does as well as my other line has. My family and I have been so blessed by the support we've recieved. One question I always get is "How do you have the time to do all this stuff with 3 little kids?" ( I have my own album business too) Well, a couple of things. 1) I manage my time very well and I'm very organized. 2) I work like a mad dog when they are sleeping/napping 3) I have a WONDERFUL husband who gladly watches the children when I need to get things done 4) I have been blessed with the talent and capabilities that have allowed me to handle whatever has been thrown my way. I have wonderful kids and a wonderful and supporting husband. I think that's about all I need! Since my "career" has taken off about 2 years ago, I've been on several Design teams and have been published a few times. I find it very fortunate to have found my passion and dream and turn it into something that can help provide for my family. This is such a fun opportunity and can't wait to see what happens next. Now that you know all about me...... stay tuned for the next couple of months and see how the process is going and what is to come!
Yep, I bet you're as excited as I am. It's a new week with a new guest Design Team blogger, Eileen Workman. Here's Day One with Eileen.
I'm Eileen Workman. I live approximately 7 minutes North of the Adornit - Carolee s Creations headquarters, here in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah. I'm a lucky member of their Design Team and work part-time in the warehouse/retail store. Both are jobs I adore!
I'm excited to be a guest blogger for the week. It's only been a matter of months since I've known what a "blog" is. If there is one thing you should know about me, . . . I m addicted to my 2 inch square punch! It's a great way to put a lot of photos on a page, use up PP scraps and still keep a clean look. You can turn the punch upside-down, slide your photo in so you can see where you are punching, and then you get just the part of the photo you want on your page. This is great for events that have lots of people! You can scrap all the faces, but leave all the furniture (or background clutter) out. It's also great for sporting events. Circle punches work just as well. In the "Hogle Zoo" page, where I have six, 2 inch photos bordering one side of the page, I actually trimmed the top or bottom just a little so they would fit, and have a tiny space between them. They are actually 2 x 1 7/8". That page has 10 photos on it! My goal in scrapbooking isn't to make a "cute" page, but to make my photos look "cute" on a page. I am always, all about making my photos taking charge.
Please share ideas and/or layouts of yours that have multiple photos on them.
One more thing you should know about me, . . .I am computer illiterate and electronically challenged. Please don t judge my scanning abilities, or lack there-of. Everything I know, I owe to Heather (love ya). She tried her best.
I am getting a lot of hits from pubcalls.blogspot for the design team contest. You can email me and I will send you over the rules or I am posting them below. Thanks for your interest - we can't wait to have you submit your layouts!
Yes, you heard right! We're opening up 3 spots for our 2007 Design Team. Please see details below. I can't wait to see your submissions!
November 21, 2006
DISCLAIMER - Under no circumstances will CAROLEE’S CREATIONS or any affiliated persons be liable for: (1) electronic, computer, telephone, network, internet or other technical or human error(s) which may occur in connection with the contest; (2) any injury or damage to person or property, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, from participation or attempted participation in the contest; (3) inaccurate, incomplete, lost or stolen entries or other information related to the contest; (4) illegitimate entries (which will be disqualified); (5) punitive, indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
What do you love about scrapbooking?
What is your scrapbooking strength?
Tell me why you want to be on the Adornit Design Team?
I just realized I have been sitting on the computer a half hour or more with my headphones in and no music. I guess I was really concentrating ROTFLOL! I kinda get sucked in as soon as I get on this dummy box - read my email, my favorite blogs, visit online stores, etc. Browsing tonight and found this fun online site that is featuring our company. Debbie wrote everything up and we are so honored to be in the spotlight. Thank you SmallScraps.com!
So, I'm feeling much better. Sorta been exausted and having a hard time feeling motivated. Always happens after tradeshows. I guess it's because I work so hard and have so much pressure before a show that after it's this big relief and I kinda go in hiding. Yesterday was the first day I felt like my old self again. Drove home from work and realized what a great day I had and was totally pumped about some new projects we have coming on. Made me excited to go to work today. Made me excited to come home tonight and post on my blog and visit some of my favorite sites. I admit, I lurk. Constantly lurking at the boards, see what people are saying and what they're excited about. I am wanting to scrapbook so I'm hoping this weekend I'll pull out the dusty scrapbookin' stuff and make some pages. There are a ton of fun things from this last release I want to share with you.
Today was my brother and sisters birthday. The big 19. We had a nice family dinner and sang happy birthday. It was nice to be together and talk over a delicious meal. I can't believe the twins are already that old - shows how fast time goes. Well, enough rambling for one night. Glad to be back and excited about scrapbooking.
what's going on over at Big Picture??? Here's a little peek at the class I'm teaching. Hurry over and get signed up. The fee INCLUDES the kit, it's such an awesome project! It's a fun gratitude box that you will fill with mini books and memories. I can't wait to use mine this Thanksgiving and years after. I hope you will join me!
Extreme Makeover Home Edition has come to our town, Logan! Our whole valley is wrapped up in this heart-warming story and the community has come forward with donations and volunteer hours like we've never seen before.
A few connections here at Carolee's Creations: our graphic designer Emily's father is the Chief Building Official for Logan City, he is at the site day and night and Emily has been able to visit the site. Debbie's (editor) good friend has been in charge of running the food booth which is provided for the army of construction workers. The food both volunteers were required to obtain donated food for meals and snacks for seven days, twenty-four hours per day. Debbie is working in the food booth Friday night from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and is hoping Ty or Ed stops by for morning coffee! Kris (cust.service) and Shannon (shipping) are going to be on on the team that moves the furniture into the house and Kris' husband's business has done all the dry-cleaning for the clothing of the celebrities. Many of us here have joined the crowds at the viewing area to watch the amazing progress.
The Pauni family is originally from Tonga. Their father had a heart
attack and died two years ago, leaving the mother to raise their nine
children - from elementary school age to college age. The family is
very active in the community and are known for their constant and
generous acts of service to all they know. They are also know for being
hard workers and talented entertainers. They run a catering business
from their home and a DJ and party business. Helping others and giving
has been a way of life for the whole family. Now the whole community is
giving back. In addition to the home makeover, there have been
community fund-raisers like a concert in the 10,000 seat university
arena and drives for donations all over the city. We have watched
service in action from contractors, builders, craftsman, landscapers,
interior designers, city
employees like police and firefighters, hundreds of Utah State
University students, and people from the community. Wow! The show will
air in December.
of the Pauni home began shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday and took just
over an hour to complete. Construction crews spent the afternoon
ripping up the foundation and clearing rubble into large dump trucks.
On Wednesday the foundations were poured and by Thursday the house was
completely framed, bricked, roofed, with plumbing, electrical and
drywall, as well as much of the landscaping.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" designers and crews were on hand to film, meet with media and spectators and assist in the process. Ty Pennington, Preston Sharp, Eduardo Xol and Tonya McQueen could be seen in all directions, signing autographs and working with local crewmembers.
By Herald Journal staff. This photo is amazing because 24 hours before, no kidding, this space was just a hole in the ground. It went up that fast - the concrete for the foundation is a special kind that dries in four hours. The walls and roof trusses had been pre-assembled in parking lots close by. The sheer numbers of workers contributed to the speed of the construction.
The home will be rebuilt to 5,600 square feet with a full basement,
three-car garage and several yet-to-be-known amenities during the rest
of this week, said Troy Kartchner, head of Kartchner Homes, the general
contractors for the project.
"The designers did a good job working with the family and accommodating them," Kartchner said when asked about special features of the home. Most of the design will remain a secret until the unveiling this Sunday afternoon.
However, design team member Preston Sharp did say, "It might have some Tongan-style theme stuff going on." Sharp and Xol said that the home will be traditional, tailoring everything to the family, but were reluctant to give details."It's big though," Xol said. " This family needs size, sheer size." Sharp added, "And not just in numbers, these dudes are big!"
The whole pruoject will be finished by Sunday afternoon when the family arrives home from their yacht cruise to see their new home! We'll all be there yelling, "Move that bus," along with the rest of Cache Valley.
was announced our Apprentice winner at Memory Trends. YEAH for Amber! We had our first phone meeting on Wednesday and Amber has lots of fun ideas for her next collection which will be released January 2007. We will be giving you fun sneak peeks into Amber's creative journey the next few months so be sure to stay tuned to our blog!