Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blog Break

Yep . . . I'll be taking a blog break for a day or two . . .still kinda recovering from CHA and then jumping right back into work.
In the meantime, here are more pics from CHA for your viewing pleasure:

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blissfully Exhausted

I'm home and I am blissfully exhausted. . . that is the only way to explain it . . .

We had so much fun at CHA this year! There is always tons of new stuff to see and play with, and this year was no exception.

So, here's a list of some of the goodies that I've got on order:

Maya Road - OH my! Lots and lots of cute cute stuff!

New Tim Holtz stamps

New Studio 490 stamps (just wait til you see the rest of these!)

Cardstock from Jillibean Soup (100% recycled cardstock! In Kraft!)

GRUNGEPAPER! (if you like Grungeboard, you will LOVE this stuff)

New mini masks and embellies from Tim Holtz

New stamps from Impression Obsession (aren't they so stinkin' cute?!?!)

New Storage Solution from Stampendous (we've all been waiting for this!)
New stamps from Stampendous
Canvas & Denim Albums from Chatterbox AND the coolest tool to make your own brads . . . AND super sparkly embellies
New dies from Spellbinders (of course!)
Sizzix. Yes! Sizzix Dies, Textured Impressions . . . so fun!
Flower Soft - ALL the new colors and new peel off's AND, stamps! (YAHOO!)

And, there's something that I forgot to list, I'm sure . . . and there are a few more orders that I've gotta finish up now that I'm home . . .

Now the waiting begins . . . and I will be so very anxiously waiting for all the new goodies . . . ***sigh***

Thanks for joining me on my CHA adventures!

Some Pretty Pictures

As promised, here are a few more pictures of some fabu projects I've seen here at CHA:

More Changito:

A Claudine Hellmuth Canvas:

A Tim Holtz Canvas with Grungeboard:

From the Stamper's Anonymous booth:

LOVE this little Denim book! The pages inside are made from Art Board!

From the Ranger Booth:

More Stamper's Anonymous:

The roof is made of guitar picks! Genius!

And I still have more pics to post! Check back soon!

I found them!

What did I find? Muscles in my legs that I have completely forgotten about.

And some really super, fantastic, yummy goodness for you! Pics will be posted soon, I promise. . .

We're staying another night here in lovely Anaheim . . . so that means that the
Retail Store will be closed on Tuesday, January 27.

We're just having way too much fun!!

Stay tuned for more pics . . .

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Show is Open!

Whooooooo - eeeeeee! What a day!

We walked at least 5 miles today . . .up and down aisle after aisle . . . with eye-candy everywhere . . . we even had an opportunity to do a few Make-n-Takes. . .

I had planned on coming home tomorrow, but we might be staying an extra night . . .I still have so much more to see!

Okay, okay . . . enough yapping . . .here are a few pics for ya! (And I'll be posting more later . . . along with more yapping about who we saw, what we made, etc., etc. . . .)

Here's Mr. Tim Holtz:

Cute cute cute Changito Stamps:

NEW Flower Soft colors:
LOVE this canvas book by Chatterbox! Can you just imagine what you could do to this?!?:

Look, look, look at this house painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Artist paints (which I got to use today . . .LOVE them!):

A sample from the Stamper's Anonymous booth (more to come later):

Jillibean Soup! (more on this great new line later!)

Check back soon for more pics and updates!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Live from Anaheim!

Howdy! Well . . .here I am in Anaheim preparing to search and scour the show to find the latest and greatest products.

Yep . . . I am at CHA . . .actually, I'm all snug as a bug in our hotel room. My sister, Sue, is along for the ride. She's quite the help in scoping out cool stuff and keeping me on track and focused.

We took a class earlier today to learn techniques using Flower Soft . . . you know how much I love this stuff and after taking the class . . .well, I love it even more!

And the new colors are soooooooooo delish! Here's a peek of one of the new colors:
And here are some sample cards that were in the classroom:

Check out the vase! Isn't it so pretty?!?

I spy another new color in the pic below!
How pretty is this?!? A shaker card!
I love the simplicity of this one:
I can't wait to see the actual Flower Soft booth . . . or the Spellbinders Booth . . . or all of the New Tim Holtz goodies . . .or . . .oh sheesh! I just can't wait to see it ALL!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more peeks!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Return of . . .

Terry Medaris!

That's right guys and gals, Mr. Terry Medaris will be returning to Cat's Craft Cupboard for not one, but TWO days of the best, most fantastic colored pencil classes around!

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25 2009!

More details to follow soon!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Whoo Loves You?

Another Valentine Card:

What I used:

Stamps by Hero Arts
Brilliant White, Frosted Amethyst, and Rose Medium cardstock by Prism
Patterned cardstock by Daisy D's
Purple Hydrangea Versamagic ink
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Threading Water Border Punch
Scalloped & Classic Oval Nestabilities
Lavender Satin Ribbon

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ladies & Gentlemen - ETA . . .

. . . the Box has arrived!

Oh my goodness! Yipee! Yahoo! Eighty pounds (80!!) of yummy goodness from Memory Box is HERE!

I'll be posting pictures soon . . .and the website will be updated just as fast as my little fingers can type!

ETA: Here are the sample cards that the fabulous folks over at Memory Box sent in that 80 pound box of goodness! Website is updated! Click here to see the new stamps. Click here to see the new paper.