Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer is almost over.......

Hey Bloggerettes;

It's about time that we had some nice weather!!! The last few days have been perfect.
I've had a few days off and had planned to clean up my own craft room - it's full of unpacked green bags for some reason. It's kinda like Christmas when I look in them. I get that same feeling when I put away my multiple laundry baskets - I always find clothes that I forgot I had or had recently bought.

The newest product in the store is:

Bo Bunny collection called "Gypsy"
Bo Bunny vintage Christmas collection called "St. Nick"
Graphic 45 Christmas collection called "Christmas Past" and a few papers from the "Domestic Goddess" collection

Robin and I are going to work on the September Class Schedule this week. So far we have the following classes to offer:

Tim Holtz "12 Tags of Christmas" (3 tags per month for 4 months)
Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month double page layout
Basic Grey Card Class
Canvas of the Month with "Back to School" theme
"Pink & Black & Silver" Girls chipboard album
Artist Trading Card Swap
Saturday Night Crop Circle


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Few New Things........

Hey Bloggerettes,

We have received a few new products from our CHA orders already. It's kinda early - we usually don't get anything until September. I guess if the weather is going to seem like fall, we may as well get the stuff.

I discovered a new company called "Studio Calico". The pictures above are of their papers, "fabrips" and stamps. Very cool!

"Cornish Heritage Farms" background stamps and a few others came in today. They are HUGE.

Claudine Hellmuth "Studio Paints" are also in. We are backordered on about 3 colours but we have all of the others. They are such a nice consistency - kinda like whip cream! If only they smelled like caramel - YUMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Robin's ribbon order from "May Arts" is also on display - she is a ribbon freak-a-zoid. It's all very nice.

We are anxiously awaiting our order from a new vendor at CHA called "Nikki Sivils". Her collection is featured on her Facebook site. (Victoria's Secret and Cherry Pie) See pictures above.

Thanks for looki'


Monday, August 3, 2009

Prize Post............

Hey Bloggerettes,

At our retreat we had an Artist Trading Card (Robin's latest addiction) contest. Everyone was given a blank card to "do their thing" on. Not everyone knew what they were about - it was great because there weren't any preconceived ideas which made the entries very unique and original. We had independent judges and 3 cards were chosen. Congratulations to Jen - the BIG WINNER - of a bracelet hand crafted by me; Nicolette -SECOND PRIZE - a teal colored scrapbooking tote; and Sandy - THIRD PRIZE - a Tim Holtz super-duper stamp pad carrying case.


Amazing photo's...........................

Hey Bloggerettes,

These are pictures taken from my aunt's front yard in West Bank, BC of the clouds above Terrace Mountain. They are "pyro cumulus clouds" formed from the raging fires all around Kelowna. Definition: The pyrocumulonimbus cloud (pyroCb) is a type of cumulus cloud formed above a source of heat such as a wildfire and may sometimes even extinguish the fire that formed it. (taken from Wikipedia)