Friday, January 15, 2010

World's Largest Crop

WooHoo, we are so excited! Scrapbook Royalty is doing it again. Scrapbook Royalty and the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) announces its attempt to set a world record on Jan. 23, 2010, during the CHA Craft SuperShow at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. CHA, in partnership with Scrapbook Royalty, will host the World’s Largest Crop event to raise money for the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), which provides school supplies to students in need across the country. The World’s Largest Crop aims to bring together nearly 700 scrapbook enthusiasts to raise awareness of and donations for KINF.
If you are near Anaheim on Jan. 23, you don't want to miss this exciting event. Go to the website and purchase your tickets so you can be part of the World’s Largest Crop. We have arranged celebrity appearances, product giveaways, door prizes and a charity raffle benefiting KINF. Participants will have the opportunity to “crop” with their favorite crafting celebrities and create one-of-a-kind scrapbook projects. Celebrity scrapbookers who will attend the event include Heidi Swapp, Heidi Grace, Claudine Helmuth and many others, along with product donations from Provocraft, Canon, Wacom, Maya Road, Art Glitter, Flowersoft, Sakura and more.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tribute to Marilyn

I had a chance to do a little art piece at Jackie's yesterday. We were not scheduled to have an art meetup this month, but Jackie's been working on her art studio and wanted a little advice. The studio looks awesome. She has a huge collection of Ephemera and she has managed to get it organized and easier to find. Everything has a home! June and I helped her with a little rearranging of furniture and still had some time for the business of art.

I made this little tribute to Marilyn all from Jackie's stash. I liked Marilyn and thought she died much too early in her life. She was in the middle of life's lessons and never had the chance to reap the benefits of learning the lessons.

The base of the piece is a tile sample. I added paper and some and embellies and of course a picture of Marilyn. I used my Copics markers to make her black and white feather boa, pink. Added the key just because I liked it. Ha Ha. Don't you just love art. It's so freeing! Thanks Jackie for a fun art time.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Glimmer Glaze and Eduction Blog

New education blog from Tattered Angels. Go there now! Check out the new product. I can't wait to get my hands on the new Glimmer Glaze! Love any thing glimmer, but glaze and glimmer, let me at it!

Check out the list of ladies on the education team. They are going to have tips and techniques for us every other day. What a fun way to learn about these new products.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I had a blog post that I hadn't published because I kept adding to it. It was my previous post that encompassed the whole month of December simply because I didn't blog all month. December is over and I'm still trying to share about what I didn't share about at the time. It's crazy! Since I write this blog as more of an art journey for myself, or a bit of a diary if you will...I feel like I need to add every little detail of my art life or I might forget it happened. Again, it's crazy. Time to move on to 2010.

Here's what I'm into right now. My friend Nina introduced me to
Christine Kane's blog and the idea of using one word as a way of setting intention for a whole year. This intrigued me because I have been struggling with my New Year's resolution. I don't have one! Every year, I want to get healthy and by that I mean lose weight, get off cholesterol meds, take better care of myself, have a physical, bla bla bla! Sometimes I'm successful and often it only lasts until February. This year, I don't even seem to care. I absolutely refuse to set myself up for disappointment, hence I'll do nothing! Makes sense right...not!

I like the idea of a word to focus on. For example if I want to stay on the same path, my word could be HEALTH. I don't know yet. Maybe I'll have two words...

I recommend Christine's blog if this is something you'd like to try. She has articles from other bloggers that describe their word of the year and why. She also has a helpful tool to figure out what your word is. I'm going to go use it right now.