My favorite CHA lines

Yesterday I posted on the WIP blog  my favorite new tools and innovative products. Today I thought I would share my favorite new papers and embellishments.
My show favorite is... Basic Grey has a new "Basics" line which comes in white, kraft, and off-white. I'm in love.
(photos from Julie Balzer)

 ClipsHello Beautiful!

Cosmo Cricket - I'm not going to post every single image of theirs - just assume I love it all.
7 Gypsies Paper Tape and Chipboard Letters
Cool new trims from American Crafts

Canvas Flowers and more corrugated letters from Jillibean

New papers from Lily Bee

Cool new flower brads and buttons from Making Memories

The cutest chipboards from Maya Road. I must have.

Pebbles has some awesome papers too.

Pink Paislee. I love you once again.

Sassafras you nerdy little bird. Let's be friends.

. All I can say - amazing.

That should keep me happy until July. :)


it's me

I've MIA from the blog this week. Super busy at work, lots of changes at work. Some good, mostly bad. The changes don't effect me but do impact my coworkers who I appreciate and admire. I'll be so glad when the day comes that we don't have to talk about "this economy!"

Head on over to the Work In Progress Blog Wednesday to see my favorite new tools and products debuting at CHA this week.I'll be posting my favorite collections later this week.


Today IS my day!

Today really really is my day to be the guest designer for Jillibean Soup! Hop on over to the Jillibean blog to see what fun I had. Be sure to leave a comment on their blog if you like what you see!

CK Blog

It's a good thing I read the Creating Keepsakes blog every single day. I stopped by there today and found to my surprise...they featured one of my favorite pages about Cooper! What a nice Monday. :)


My first Mosh Posh

Good news - The Design Team gallery is up for the January Mosh Posh Kit. Bad News - The kits is already sold out.

Head on over to see what the rest of the team dreamed up!


Todays is Special for me

*ETA Well...today was supposed to be my day... Not sure what happened, I may have gotten bumped to Wednesday. I'll post when it goes live on their site. Thanks to those who stopped by.

Because today is the day I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for Jillibean Soup. Hop on over to their blog to see my work. If you can, please take a moment and leave a comment on their blog. I'd really appreciate your support!


sneak peak

On my way from picking up Max from baseball camp I stopped by Trish's house and got my February Work In Progress Kit. Sneak peak above. Feel free to drool a little. It's going to be a great month. I am off work on Monday and kids are at school. Time to dig in.

Here are a few more so "last year" pages I never shared. Goodbye 2009.



I really am a scrapbooking nerd. Do you know what I get excited about after Christmas? CHA baby! New products will be popping up all over the place in the next few weeks. I love to sit at my PC and look at all the sneak peeks. For the first round of sneaks, I am loving SEI. They look like they have lightened up a bit.
SEI Happy Day

SEI Jocelyn

I'll post more favorites as they come.

Before I go I thought I would share a few layouts from 2009 that never made it on to the blog for one reason or another.

A few more later this week too!


Happy New Year

I was hoping to have a well thought out resolution list to share today but due to home projects and renovation the list will have to wait. Steve has been painting the kitchen and family room while on vacation. I've been keeping the kids out of his hair and trying to keep the place clean in between. He still has more to go but the results thus far are stunning.

I don't have any Work In Progress pages to share this month. Trish kindly gave me the month off to regroup and enjoy the holidays. Do check out the other design team member's gallery. They have done a great job once again. Now that I have seen what they have done, I'm itching for one of the kits myself!

The kids are back to school in the morning. It will be nice to be back on schedule. The house is clean, laundry is done and I don't go back to work until Tuesday. Hopefully I will be scrapping while everyone is at school!