January 11th, 2014
CHA is the Craft Hobby Association trade show held annually in Anaheim, CA. The company that I design scrapbooking products – My Mind’s Eye – has a booth there, and I usually attend with them and help plan/decorate the trade show booth. At the trade show various craft companies release new products and write orders with various vendors and retailers.
With that intro… I flew into LAX on Thursday with a few designer friends, and we headed straight for a fun day in Santa Monica.
Which, awesomely, included the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier. Looking at this gorgeous beach and ocean view.
I even took a selfie from way up high.
We also ate a ridiculous amount of italian food. Calories don’t count on work trips, right?
The next morning I was up and at the MME booth. I put together the product boards, and hand-painted a lot of illustrated gold frames.
Here’s a closeup of me painting away! My back was killing me after I finished.
But my layout wall turned out awesome! I love this idea and I’m totally going to do this somewhere in our new house to put layouts up and also kids artwork.
This is the whole wall (missing 2 layouts). Love it!
Okay so a few quick shots of the new product that I designed:
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July 10th, 2013
When I design a scrapbooking/papercrafting line, it takes so many weeks/months to design it, and then I hand it off, and I don’t think about it or see it for a good 3 months. Then I get to see it again after all those months and it makes me so excited! Especially because I forgot how much hard work it took and I can just enjoy it for how beautiful it is! And I also get excited because at that point I can SHARE it with you.
I want you to have some of this lovely product in your hands, so I’m doing 5 prizes – 4 small grab bags (each with a few embellishments from any given color scheme), and then a full set of the C&P washi tape.
Here’s what I’m giving away:
There is SO MUCH more in this line though – to see it all visit the MME Blog for the Presh & Adorbs reveal and Charm & Flair reveal . They are also doing big giveaways there so be sure to visit and enter.
And here’s how you can enter my giveaway: There are 5 prizes total that you are entering for a chance to win, and 4 ways to enter!
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May 28th, 2013
This weekend I attended a fun and totally girly weekend retreat. We wanted to do a fun craft to get our creative juices flowing, and had recently seen Kelly Brown show off her Summer Fun Trackers on Studio 5 including a pin board with goals for summer activities. We took her idea and ran with it each creating our own board and customizing them with lots of fun embellishments.
This is us all crafting and having a good time getting our hands dirty:
We used the new MME Rhonna Farrer line – Find your Wings & Fly - and everyone just died over how awesome the papers and especially embellishments were. Love this line – easy to use and so stunning!
Our cork board was 16×20 and we covered it in fabric (stapling the back), and fit twelve 3.5″x5″ squares on the front. It fit perfectly into an empty 16×20 frame.
I cut the “Summer Fun” out on my Silhouette Cameo using their free studio software, and we used the xyron X to turn all the letters into stickers – it’s the best little tool ever!
Then I totally made the project mine by using all the amazing embellishments – chipboard, brads, washi tape, alpha letters, layered stickers and a few enamel dots.
Add a little twine, and some push pins and this project only took about an hour.
Now all I need to do is actually schedule and accomplish all these fun summer goals AND take pictures to document everything.
And once summer is over, I can pull off all the cards and turn the whole thing into a mini album. I think it would also be great to tuck in a little journaling card on the back of each card so that every photo/activity has a story as well.
Isn’t that an awesome way to get your summer activities planned and memories recorded? Plus is an adorable decoration in your house all summer long!
Thanks Kelly for the awesome idea!
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