Saturday, May 23, 2009


This has nothing to do with scrapbooking or crafting, but I have to talk about it anyway! As a Trekkie from years gone by, I have to say how much I LOVED the new Star Trek movie! The special effects and even the acting by a relative group of unknowns was superb! I think they managed to do an excellent job of catching the flair and feel of the original show with all the show- stopping, jaw-dropping action and effects available in modern movie-making. The characters of Kirk, Spock, Bones, Sulu and Scotty were pretty good, my only disconnect was with Checkov, and to some extent, Uhura. But hey, Uhura and Spock? Hmmm, fodder for thought! By far the best movie I've seen since the Lord of the Rings and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (my PERSONAL favorites for their overtly Christian themes). IMHO. :-) Back to your Memorial Day weekend... and don't forget to pray for our troops as they lay down thier lives for ours in defending freedom, and for all the ones who have already died defending our right to live free!

Keep the faith!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I have been SO busy helping my friend Nikki with her new scrapbook paper line that I've not had time to blink! I am working with her on a consulting basis and we've been having a blast! She has six different paper lines, with four double-sided papers and one die cut paper. Nikki and Dan leave tomorrow to go to the press check for the papers. What's really cool about her small papers is that they are reductions of her full size papers AND they come with three or four pages of each design, how cool! Cardmakers will be thrilled with that!

She also has several other products coming out at the show and a couple of surprise products new to the scrapbook industry. We are SOO excited about this as we are exhibiting at the CHA Trade Show in Orlando in July for both the trade show and the consumers show. We'll be doing make-n-takes for both shows, so be sure to look us up, we're in booth #552 during the trade show (across from Prima and next to May Arts--uh oh) and then we'll move to booth #1925 for the retail consumer show. We won't be selling product to end users, but we should have several retailers exhibiting in the Consumer show carrying our papers and supplies.

Nikki will be doing an official Call for Designers posted shortly, so be looking for that on her blog. We'll pick the best of the best and they will be on display at the CHA show! We also plan on doing the Winter show too. We'll be doing some sneak peaks of the papers and projects as we go along, so make sure to check back often. The web site should be up in about a month (or less we hope!) and you'll hear more about everything that is happening!

In the mean time, I am still planning my fall classes at Hobby Lobby. We'll be doing some altered art tags courtesy of Tim Holtz inspiration and the Countdown to Christmas calendar, along with a Birthday Book and a Planner. You'll want to look at our local Hobby Lobby stores for more information.

Additionally, I'll be adding some technique classes, some of which will be how to color and shade with Tombow and Copic markers, new classes on Tim Holtz' fabulous line of distress products and finally some classes on how to use my favorite tools like the Cuttlebug with the Spellbinder Nestabilities and the Cricut Expressions. I'm also considering adding some classes on Adobe Photoshop Elements and digital scrapbooking, so keep an eye out for all of these and more. OK, you can put your eye in and still look for these great classes!

Keep the faith and I'll chat with you later! V!ck!