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summer cha part 4

I’m so glad that all of you are loving the pictures. I’ve got more to show today, so sit back and stay a while!

Wednesday, July 28th: Today, I woke up extremely tired. I stayed up until 3 am last night creating a mini album! Last minute projects are so not my friend, haha. Nonetheless, I got it done. Phew! I spent some time walking around the show floor mingling with other people in the industry. …but don’t you worry, I had to make sure I worked the booths too, lol.

This is one of my favorite lines by American Crafts.

On top of being creative, Liz is an incredibly sweet friend.

Deana was one of my very first online scrapping friends!

…and Jing Jing too! I heart these girls (and their work)!

Look who spotted me! It’s the talented Delaina.

Here’s my friend, Liz Hicks! She does amazing work for Tattered Angels.

Check out the new Jillibean Soup goodness!

Mr. Boss Man (aka Felipe) and the wonderful (Nan)ny Goat from Zutter!

Norma is super sweet! I heart her (and Damien).

All of us Punky Sprouts gals are super crazy!

…so what do you think?! Complete fun, right?! I have a bunch of other photos that I haven’t posted yet, so check back soon. For now, I thought I’d share a layout that I haven’t posted yet.

I created this page using the July kit from The Sampler, which by the way is completely sold out. …but doesn’t Maui look super adorable waiting in the backseat of the car? She always sits so proper; it’s so cute.

Now that I’m back at home, I plan on unpacking and cleaning! Then, I look forward to getting down and dirty in the scrap room. 😉 I’ve got a ton of new stuff that I’m dying to use!

Happy Saturday!



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summer cha part 3 (and giveaway)

CHA is officially over, but guess what?! Today, I’m finally posting pictures from opening day of Summer CHA 2010! I know I’m behind on posting, but there’s a reason for that, haha. 😉

Tuesday, July 27th: The floor was busy, busy, busy! Everyone’s exhibit looked amazingly beautiful; they were all loaded with inspiration. I worked mostly at the Imaginisce booth doing make and takes that feature the itop and the latest tool, the irock. The irock was a huge hit. Everyone wanted to give it a whirl! Later on, I stopped by to briefly help at the Punky Sprouts and Zutter booths.

Below are a handful of photos from the show floor on opening day. Some of these faces you might recognize. 😉

At the Punky Sprouts booth, it was always fun and crazy!

Kiki Art partnered up with Zutter at this show! L to R: Nan, Nana, me, Kiki

Suzy and Tricia are HILARIOUS! Here, we were trying to do a make and take, haha!

When you’re waiting in line, here’s how to stay entertained. DANCE! 🙂

I dropped by Nikki‘s booth. I look so gross here, haha!

I ran into a fellow Zutter Zister. Pam‘s so incredibly sweet.

I had to say hello to my friend, Stephanie, owner and designer of Bella Blvd.

I finally met Becky! She’s so adorable and full of energy!

Kiki, owner of Kiki Art, has become one of my good friends. I HEART this girl! 🙂

I wasn’t joking when I said that I was swamped, hehe. 🙂 …and these are just a handful of the photos from the first day. I also met up with Deana and Jing-Jing, but for some reason we didn’t take photos when we first met up. We must’ve been to busy drooling over all of the new products being released.

Overall, it was definitely a good day! …and because I’m feeling generous, I’m doing another giveaway for an exclusive freebie from CHA. How about a free Making Memories apron?!

Leave a comment to this post telling me how you know/found out about my blog, and your name will be entered into the drawing. You have until Sunday, August 1st by 11:59 pm to play!

Stay tuned for more pictures from Day 2 of CHA. 😉

PS: I fly home today. California, here I come. I totally miss my babies, and I can’t wait to cuddle them to pieces. 😉 Oh, and don’t forget — Kiki Art DT call! I want to see all of you talented ladies applying to this one!


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summer cha part 2

I forgot to share some fun photos from Tuesday’s dinner at Giordano’s in my last post.

I heart these two ladies: Suzy and Kiki.

I can’t remember what me and Tricia were laughing at, but it had me in tears.

Tuesday, July 27th: …updates coming soon! I promise. 😉

I know that I’m being a tease, hehe. You’ll have to give me some time to upload a million photos from these past couple of days!


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summer cha part 1 (and giveaway)

Oh my word! It has been on crazy adventure over here in Chicago. On top of all of the inspiring creations in the manufacturer booths with all of the new releases, I had the opportunity to finally meet a handful of designers in the industry. Talk about major fun!

I wasn’t able to post during the week, but I did get the chance to write short snippets of my day every night. My blog acts as journal, so I thought I would share these past couple of hectic days with everyone.

Sunday, July 25th: Suzy taught another class over at Creative Cuts and Crafts today, and I was there to help out. We all had a blast making a fun Punky Sprouts mini album using some adorable paper from Crate Paper. The gals over at that store are so sweet, so if you are in their area, make sure to pay them a visit.

Monday: July 26th: Today was way too much fun! I woke up bright and early and headed to the convention center. First, I helped Suzy and Shelly set up the Punky Sprouts booth. Afterwards, I headed over to help Lori teach both of her Imaginisce classes.

Check out these ladies having a blast playing with the new Birthday Bash line from Imaginisce.

The irock is totally a hit! Everyone had a blast playing with it in class.

I got the chance to finally meet Megan! She came to help Lori teach her classes. She’s so awesome!

These girls are rockin’ it out with the irock.

Tuesday, July 27th:

Well, you are just going to have to come back to see opening day of Summer CHA 2010. 😉 Stay tuned for pictures from the floor.

In the meantime, leave a comment to this post telling me what month you were born in, and I will put your name into a giveaway for some free Zutter products (cover-alls and owires) and some exclusive freebies from CHA! You have until Saturday, July 31st by 11:59 pm to play.

PS: …and don’t forget that there is a DT call for Kiki Art.  I want to see all of you talented crafters out there applying to this one. 😉 I promise that you are going to LOVE the latest collections!


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kiki art dt call

The time has finally arrived! We are thrilled to announce the Kiki Art 2010–2011 Design Team call for this upcoming winter/spring! We are looking for talented and committed designers who love to create with bright and fun products. To apply, please email your application entitled Kiki Art DT Call to sarah@kiki-art.com with the following information:

1. A little bit about yourself. When did you start scrapbooking? How would you define your style? Are you on any other design teams?  Have you been published before? Why would you make a great addition to our team? Please note that previous design team experience is not required. Be sure to include your first and last name, city/state/country, and your email address.

2. A link to your online gallery and/or blog so that we may get a general feel of your work. If you have a scrapbook resume, please feel free to send it with your application.

3. A scan or photograph of three (3) scrapbook layouts, one (1) card, and one (1) other project that displays your style.  We would love to see projects that use Kiki Art products, but all applications will be considered.

All applications must be received by August 23rd.

Those invited to join the team will be notified via email, and the new team will be announced on the blog in early September.

New design team members will serve for six (6) months beginning in September 2010. Designers will be required to create a minimum of three (3) projects each month, participate on the design team forum, promote Kiki Art, etc. Designers will receive all products needed to complete their assignments, and compensation of published work will be negotiated.

If you have any questions regarding the DT call, please direct them to Sarah at sarah@kiki-art.com. Good luck to all those that apply, and we look forward to seeing all of your applications!

Kiki Art

Kiki Art Blog


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