Saturday, April 27, 2013
Wow! It seems this idea just sprang and without much thought I said yes and now we are more than half way filled! The cruise that is. Yep, Alaska, June 2014...here we come. I am preparing for my upcoming book photo shoot in Cincinnati. In the mean time we've lined up some pretty awesome sponsors that I thought I'd share with you:
Splash of Color (the wonderful Luminart and Viva products)
Leaky Shed Studio
Red Lead Paperworks
Red Rubber Paper and Ink
So far so good, huh?
I am now delving in full force making projects and fun plans. Just got done teaching at Enchanted Affaire in Manhattan Beach and am filled with much inspiration! I will be spending my evenings in Cincinnati planning. Hope will think about joining us!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I had a very full day today and am really feeling quite blessed. Had a meeting at Prima Marketing going over designs and all I can say there will be some very fun items next January!
As I sat in a tub full of bubbles, my mind wandered over to the cruise plans for June 2014 and wanted to share some thoughts with you.
We decided to keep this at a small number...just 20. I did this for several reasons. I want it to be very special and intimate. I want to get to know each and every person that goes. I don't want it to be a let's make as much money as we can and herd as many people in as possible. I want to know you. I want you to let me into your life. I want a room full of girl talk, giggles and playing with art. I want to be able to fully concentrate on goody bags, gifties and prizes. I want to celebrate the publishing of my second book (out the same month) with people who can't wait to see it. How can I possibly do this with a large crowd? I can't...I'm not a large crowd kind of gal. So there it is, just 20 people.
This will also be a much needed vacation for my husband. He needs it. But I want you all to know he is not the kind that needs me by his side always. He knows I am giving my full attention to this group of 20, while on board this ship and he is quite happy to have some days to himself, reading and relaxing. Now he may pop in once in awhile to see what we're all doing. He's nosy like that sometimes. He will do an occasional art show with me and although he whines about it in the beginning, I know he loves talking to all the artsy fartsies that wander by. I am pretty sure there will be other hubbies along for the ride so I know he will look forward to meeting all kinds of people on this cruise. At port, we will shop and eat and maybe do an excursion or two. Of course it would be great to hook up with any of our new friends and make a party of it!
I promise to have pictures of projects posted soon. I keep changing my mind on one of them so I have to just flat out decide and do it! My head is bursting with ideas!
Gloria, who is the brainstorm behind this has lots of fun ideas brewing in her pretty little head.
That's my thoughts for now. If you are interesting in being one of the 20 and have any questions, please feel free to email me or message me on fb. Click on the Cruise button at the left and you can see all the details there.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The details are finished! Alaska June 2014! Well, most anyway...I'm in the midst of changing my 2nd project on board. We will be for sure doing a gorgeous 11x14 canvas with the most gorgeous background featuring yep, one of my gals. The 2nd project will be announced shortly and it will be a "wow" project that I promise you will love, featuring, of course my stamps. This cruise sets sail in June of 2014 from Seattle to Alaska. I promise lots of goodies as the sponsors are already starting to roll in. A few surprises are in store too, of course! Stay tuned for project pics soon!
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Guess what I've got planned? In celebration of my new book coming out in June 2014, I am in the beginning stages of planning a cruise to Alaska! I will be teaching, more like being a play shop facilitator, 2 classes on board. One will be a canvas class and the other will be a paper doll tag book featuring all my stamps. This will be a project that can be worked on the entire cruise because you will become addicted to creating these tags! I will have copies of my new book and we'll have a fun book signing party one evening to celebrate. Stay tuned for more details as we get further into the plans.
Speaking of stamps...I stopped at Prima yesterday and saw my newest collection that just arrived this week. I have one word for them...adorable! I promise they are cuter than the first. They will be coming out in July at CHA. I can't wait...it's so hard to keep these to myself that long! But I have to be good and you know I have to keep these a secret. It's in the contract!
It has been a great week. A couple of other big things planned but am waiting for confirmations before I post. Hmmmm...perhaps some trips out of the country?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
There's lots of upcoming classes planned, some in new locations. I have some big things in the works. Nothing set in stone but looking at maybe, I don't know....a cruise! Maybe some classes far, far away? We'll see. Just finished all the art for my next book and am looking forward to the photo shoot in Cincinnati next month. I promise much cuteness, better than the first and very different! As we get closer to the release date, May of next year, I will show some sneak peeks. I know...it's a long ways off, but will be worth it!
Thank you again for all your support and I love to see pictures of what you're creating with the stamps. Please send!!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I am getting so many questions about where you can buy my new stamp line from Prima. First off, thank you all for loving them! I must admit...they are so much fun to use! Please ask your local scrapbook or stamp store if they ordered them. I can pretty much guarantee that if they went to CHA and into the Prima booth, they ordered them. If not ask them to. We need to keep these people in business, right? If you live in the boonies and are miles and miles from the nearest store I can tell you they will be available from the largest on-line retailers. Prima is in the process of shipping now so just keep checking back with your favorite stores. They will arrive soon!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Well, it's finally here! The release of my stamp line with Prima! All 6 doll stamps, plus border stamps, background stamps and a really cool over sized tag pad will be debuting at CHA on Jan. 12. I will be attending CHA on Saturday and Sunday. From 11-12, I will be in the F&W Media booth signing Collage Couture AND doing a little demo and Sneak peek of my upcoming book, due out next year. Stop by, you will not be disappointed! Then come by the Prima booth to take a look at the stamp line. They are so much fun!