Thursday, January 30, 2014

February 2014 Theme: Use Your Stashe

February is almost here!  I have been thinking a great deal of what I wanted to do while waiting for the new and exciting products get to the market after CHA.

I have decided that we will be having theme months for the next few months so that you have some idea of what is coming up.  So for the month of February during my Monday night shows we will be "Using Our Stashe" at 6 PM PST at Gerriann's Scrapbooking Show

I would love to list specific projects but that leaves little room for "Oh My...I've got to do that" projects.  I will still be focusing on small projects that can be done easily in one sitting (i know Martha-don't laugh).

The focus will be to use up those paper collections and embellishments that you love and pet each time you come across them.  I have a few of my favorites as well.

We will be making Valentines and my "Famous" Box for those keepsake valentines for kids both big and little alike.  It would also make a cute gift of a variety of cards for all occasions.

We will be working on an 12X12 Altered Canvas similar to the one I created while at CHA with some new Fiber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.

And finally we will be creating some cute and fun Cub Scout Layouts doing some old fashioned paper piecing.

So start thinking about what you would love to use for these projects.  Try to keep it mostly from your stashe.  I will be giving away some prizes for those who are working along and make a dent in your stash.

Toni and I will be offering another "Try-It" special in March.  The Tombo "Gerriann's Favorites" Try-It Adhesive kits will only be available until 2/3/14 with payment.  Everyone should have their orders no later than Feb 10th as long as the glue pen comes off of back order.  We are super excited to share these specials with you!

If you have any questions feel free to drop me an email at
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

1/12/14. CHA fun

Hi everyone, I have been at CHA since 1/9/14 and I have learned a ton of new techniques and tips that I will be sharing on my ustream Show in the upcoming weeks.  I have been able to participate in many Make and Takes.  I love the new Bo Bunny lines and also the papers from Bella Blvd.

I have really enjoyed meeting and getting to know Ustream Friends in person for the first time or again.  I have met And hung out mostly with Zandra.  We have done a ton of walking, talking, and giggling.  I finally have faces to go with Carol and Barrie from  I have met the famous Kathy Orta, Jim the Gentleman Crafter, and Ceasur, Darcy and Johnna, and many more.

Tonight I had the opportunity to go to dinner with Laura from Following the Paper Trail.  It was nice to just sit and visit and chat about how to manage a scrapbooking business and family life.  We chatted about the benefits of design teams, and also about following your passion.  I see many techniques and so basics of paper crafting in my upcoming shows.

That is the benefit of coming to a trade show and conference.  It has been good so far and I am looking forward to my next adventure in scrapbooking land.  I love the crew working the Tombo booth they have been so good to me and I love the door prize I won while taking the Bling It With Tombo class.

There is no Ustream show tomorrow as I am still here At CHA.  Will try to get some video of some of my favorite things and try to get the video uploaded too.

Let me know if you want some details about anything here and I will try.