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July 26, 2010

CHA Summer 2010 Here we Gooooooo!

BrokenLens It's here again...this crazy week where the industry gets together to show off all their new goodies.  Where I get to shop for all the fun stuff to carry in the store, learn some new techniques to show off at our classes, and hopefully meet up with some friends!

We were about 20 minutes delayed from leaving Omaha tonight because O'Hare's traffic control was a little hairy so we had to wait a bit before leaving.  Then, when we did finally get to leave, we had to wait another 20 minutes after landing because they didn't have an open gate for us to unload in.

I have never flown into Chicago's O'Hare airport and man, it is a huge place!  Very busy, and let me say...I think I prefer LAX in Los Angeles.  It seems a bit more easily navigated to me.  Although it was easy to find my baggage and I walked right onto the hotel shuttle.  5 minutes later I was in the hotel and another 5 minutes later in my hotel room.  So I have to say that was much nicer than the hour shuttle trip to the hotel in Anaheim!  :)

I'm not too crazy impressed with United though.  Because it was a "short" trip on an Express flight, they had a smaller plane.  Unfortunately that means there's not much room in the overhead compartment.  So, they asked if I could check my carryon bag.  No problem really, but I told them I had my laptop, my Nikon camera, and my camcorder in there.  They told me to grab my laptop out.  Which I did...unfortunately, when I got to my hotel and started unpacking my bags, I find out that the lens on my Nikon DSLR camera is shattered.  S H A T T E R E D.  So...now what to do?  I tried out the camera tonight and it works, but now I'm gonna have to call United tomorrow to see what we can do.  :( 

Of course, this is the trip where I decide to leave my small camera behind 'cuz it didn't get used much last time.  OK everyone...I'm getting sleepy and I have 2 long days ahead of me.  I will try to post as much as I can on Facebook, Twitter, and even to the Flickr page whenever I can. 

July 02, 2010

Stamp Featured Manufacturer is Technique Tuesday

TTThinkingOfYouCardToday's card shows off a sentiment from this month's featured manufacturer.  Technique Tuesday is a fantastic acrylic stamp manufacturer.  They have some really great sentiment sets, and I think my favorite is the Thinking of You set.  It's great for sympathy, get well, or just basic thinking of you cards.

Here is another card I made using that KI Memories Pet Shop paper.  I also added in a Unity stamp for the focal image of the card.  I colored it in with my Copics to make this simple card.

Today's Card Recipe:
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
KI Memories Pet Shop patterned paper
Unity Stamp Co Store Exclusive Set Sweet Affections
Copic Markers
Corner Rounder
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Fiskars Border Punch Apron Lace
Technique Tuesday stamp set Thinking of You
Grossgrain ribbon

July 01, 2010

Holiday Weekend Hours - We will be open Thursday and Friday from 10 - 5. Saturday we WILL be open from 10 - noon. We will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5.
Have a HAPPY and SAFE July 4 weekend everyone!

July 1st brings NEW Featured Manufacturers!

JillibeanLoveYouCardHappy July 1 everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!

Today is the first of a new month, so that means we'll have 2 new manufacturers on sale this month.  Can you tell what the first manufacturer is??

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Our paper and embellishment company this month is Jillibean Soup!  They are another company that is relatively *new* to the scrapbook industry and we've been carrying their products since their first collection made it's debut.  They have the most beautiful and original papers printed on kraft paper that I have ever seen.  They also make pattern papers printed on white paper too which of course is awesome as well!  You can check out the Design Team's blog to see all of the projects they completed with Jillibean Soup as well as read more about the company, AND maybe even a little contest that Jillbean Soup is sponsoring!!

Today's card recipe:
6x6 card made with a gate opening
Jillibean Soup 12x12 Kraft Cardstock
Jillibean Soup Kraft Staples paper
Bazzill cardstock
My Mind's Eye Life Stories journal card
Doodlebug Jewel in Ladybug