Saturday, January 30, 2010

We are Back !!!

Hello Friends,
It was a fun and work filled week. My shoulder will never be the same. I thought I might post some pics of what we ordered. We had our preview last night at our FRIDAY night crop, and everyone there got a few pieces of something brand new to take home for themselves. We also did a cute Valentine Tag Make & Take with using a new punch we ordered. We all had fun and some beautiful things were made. Tonight is the SATURDAY NIGHT CROP, I'll be there & hehe, (you never know what sale I will come up with tonight). It's never too late to call and sign up, or come in to see me and a few of the things we ordered.

This is two of the three lines we order papers from. The company is of course BASIC GREY.
The one line is a wedding line (right) , but it can be used for anything. It is very elegant and there are some masculine designs in it. I will be teaching a vintage layout with these.
We noticed some trends at the show. Shabby Chic is BACK !!!! Also HOT are, butterflies, peace signs, damask, pale colors, glitter, camping, and pearls. I did not see alot of Fresh &Funky anymore, but cute was also in. Almost everyone had something elegant in their line.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

more from cali

Another day of walking around and trying to pick you the best! We got to see alot, yet there is so much more to see. Here are some of the things you will be seeing at Lorraine's.

Basic Grey had this beautiful elegant wedding line. Just Stunning!!!!!
They also had a new dog cat line that is really cute.
A New company for us "We R Memory Keepers" had stinkin cute papers we couldn't resist. We have an exclusive deal with them now, a new release every month packed with page kits, card kits, papers, embellies, stamps, pre-made pages, and more. This will not be in the big box stores, only independants and we are one of them. Whoa! So cute!!!!!

Can you see what I am holding. Tim gave me one of his new dies. Can't wait to try it out. The whole line is wonderful and holds so much potential for creativity. Can't wait to create! And I got a peek at his new machine due out in July. It's a suitcase. Very original!!!!!!
See you tomorrow.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hello from Sunny California

We are at the Craft and Hobby Association winter show, where all the new spring and summer products are revealed. We have taken a few classes and have been very inspired by what we have seen. I know I have fallen in love with some things. We took a class from Melissa Francis and I loved her papers and the things she offered to embellish with. One very unique thing was crepe paper. We made beautiful roses with her very thick crepe paper. Here are some other things at her booth that inspired me.

We visited Tattered Angels and saw the new Glimmer Glaze, and Glimmer Glam. Both are brushed on but with a little different results. You will now be able to paint on a translucent glaze of color with shimmer onto Glimmer Glass and Chipboard. The Glam has colored glitter in it along with the mica base we are used to in the mists. They also have expanded the Traveler embellishments with glimmer chips and glass. Hiedi Swapp has now joined the design team at Tattered Angels, and has a whole line with the embossed resist we are used to on her "Invisibles". All was very cool !!!! I can't wait to recieve the new stuff in March.

I stopped by the Ideaology booth to see Tim Holtz's NEW items and they were drop dead gorgeous. I mean gotta have NOW beautiful, and second best to that I got to order them for you. They will be in the store soon and we will have ideas on how to use them. There are new metals, a tissue ribbon, 12x12 paper pad, & metal clock faces. Here is a samples of a grunge paper coat that was on display. Tommorrow I will try to post photos of some other Tim things with metal.
So tommorrow more classes and more photos of some beautiful new products!
Until then CREATE !

Friday, January 22, 2010

We are Here!!

We are here in rainy California! It is still warmer than home. Now we are getting geared up to find you the best. Check out Tim Holtz's blog to see some very cool Ideaology things he is releasing. I was drooling this morning. Keep checking in on monday and tuesday for pictures and info on what we see. I am so excited to be here, and I can't wait to share it with you. At the crop on friday 1/29 Kathy and I will show you some of the things we made in the classes we are taking, and any samples we are given by the vendors. We will also let you in on what you will be seeing at the store in the coming weeks. See you monday!