Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our January Challenge "Goals"

First off let me say, wow!  We had some great entries in our December Holiday Challenge.  Everyone's work was really amazing.  It makes it so difficult to choose a winner!  I guess that is a good thing, right?  Well, seeing that I needed to pick a winner, I have to say I was impressed by Rachael Funnell's Christmas layout.  I love how she combined two lines.  She took advanted of our "North Pole Nights" freebies that were offered in December. She also used a "Willow Bee" paper as her background for her layout.  I love that!  If you would like to see Rachael's layout check out her blog.  Rachael, please contact me at and let me know which collection you would like.  You can see the latest releases in February.  Thank you all for playing in last month's challenge.

This month it seemed appropriate to do projects about goals or resolutions.  Some of us are good at making them and keeping them.  Then there's those like me who are...ummm...not so good.  However, since this goal is about my son maybe I'll actually keep this one.  Since Nikki has her new releases coming out at CHA, I thought it would be really fun to make a layout using papers from her very first release.  It is absolutely one of my favorite of Nikki's.  I used "My Sweet Cherry Pie" for the January challenge.  Here is my layout:

by Susan Dupre

Anna's goal - to knit more than a scarf.  Whew, I could never attempt that.  If I did, you definitely wouldn't want to wear anything that I knitted.  Anna used "My Friend Birdie" for her layout.

by Anna Bowkis

Next we have Jen Matott's layout using "Something For Everyone".  Her goal is to be "calm".  I could really use that right now.  With the rush of CHA, my life has definitely been a little crazy!

 by Jennifer Matott

How about a layout from Julie Tucker-Wolek?  Her lo is about "a year of change".  For her lo, Julie used "Sugar Cookie".

by Julie Tucker-Wolek

Take a look at this cute mini album that Julie Howard made using "Boo-tiful" and one of our new releases "Beatrice".   I love those great photos in her album.

by Julie Howard

Lastly, may I say, that we have been blessed.  Our beloved Nikki has joined us in this month's challenge.  She's giving you a little sneak peek at one of her summer releases.  Isn't it cute?

So that's our January challenge!  If you would like to play along, just post your comment with a link to your layout under this thread.  You just might get lucky and win one of Nikki's awesome and adorable new releases!...*And don't forget to check our blog post from last night! Lots of cha photos! :)

Happy Crafting!
Susan Dupre

LIVE from CHA...Its Nikki Sivils! :):):)

Hi all....

Julie Tucker-Wolek with you here today...reporting LIVE from CHA!!! Nikki's BOOTH looks AMAZING...her new PRODUCTS look AWESOME!!!! Have a look around.....

DT members Delaina, Susan, Nikki and myself! :)

Nikki :)

Max & Mollie and We Are Family! :)

It's Raining, Its Pouring! :)

Design Team work and Its Raining, Its Pouring! :)

Its Raining, Its Pouring! :)

Summer! :)

Summer! :)

Beatrice! :)

Its Your Day! :)

Its Raining, Its Pouring and Max & Mollie AND NIKKI TOO!! :)

Some of the Design Team work and embellishments! :)

We Are Family! :)

Max & Mollie! :)

Nikki and Mr. Nikki (AKA Dan!) :)

Dan working away! :)

We Are Family! :)

Its Your Day! :)

Beatrice! :)

Summer! :)

Me and Nikki! :)

DAY ONE was AWESOME for Nikki Sivils and Team! :):):)

Hope to bring you another update soon! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Creating Keepsakes Guest Blogger, Day 2 of Set Up and Teaching...

Be sure and stop by Creating Keepsakes Blog today, I'm the guest blogger! Which I couldn't be more thrilled about! Love CK! And I might have a giveaway over there too!
(Don't forget to send your local or favorite scrapbook store to my booth at CHA!) 

I forget how long it takes for me to set up my booth! And now that I have an extra 10x10 spaces its got me all freaked out!! I'm lovin the space, but having a hard time committing to anything! I'll have to sooner or later since tomorrow is my last day! Here are a couple of pictures from day 1...
basically its a mess on day one!
I have no "Day 2" pictures b/c I was just to busy to stop! But I'll have some great pictures from today (day 3) that I'll post on Facebook and hopefully will on my blog too. It will just depend on my timing... which has never been great!

I taught a class tonight at Pages of the Heart in Monrovia, CA! We had a blast in Kathy's brand new store! They just moved into the new store on Tuesday and had me teaching tonight! So they were still trying to unpack and get set up, but let me tell you this store is awesome!! Seriously... look at the pictures below, its such a pretty store! Who wouldn't want to scrapbook here?! 

My class...
These ladies have been following my blog for quite sometime now and it was great to meet them in real life! (They even brought my a cupcake!)
When Dan came to pick me up at the store I made him pose for a picture too.
We never seem to get our picture taken together and with 
this awesome brick wall I had to get one of us!
This is Kathy the owner of Pages of the Heart!
The building structure was beautiful!
I'd love to have offices that look like this one day! 

Here I am with Karen who brought me the cupcake and it was in this cute cupcake holder!
We all had a great night! Thanks Pages of the Heart for having me! 

I have to share another sneak peek of 
"We Are Family"
paper line that I'm releasing at CHA!
DT gal Delaina made this for my booth...
how cute is this!! I love it!  
Its 12:30am here in CA and its 2:30am in my home town so I must get to 
bed so I can have my head clear for decorating! 
Have a great day and don't forget to stop my CK's Blog!! -Nikki

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

*Showcase on YOU! And my *secret* WINNER!* :):):)

Hi all....

Julie Tucker-Wolek with you here today...and FIRST and FOREMOST... I bet you are ALL DYING to see who won my SECRET GIVEAWAY (well.. I guess it wasn't that much of a secret as Nikki busted me as soon as she saw all the comments coming to her email!! LOL!)...of the ENTIRE LINE of SUGAR COOKIE?!?!?! :)  Well....wait NO MORE... because my winner is................

PAMMIE KAY....who said....
Pammie Kay said...
I have enjoyed looking at the new products. Can't wait to get my hands on them...I am already a follower
Pammie Kay said...
I posted your great contest on my FB page, which is a scrapbook page! My girls will love it!
Pammie Kay said...
I posted you this morning on my blog, I know my gals will jump over here to check you out! love your stuff
  Gloria Steiger's WONDERFUL cards! :)
Next, we have Sarabeth Burke (who just happens to be Margie Cortina's Sister!) with a BEAUTIFUL mini album she made using Victoria's Street! LOVE IT! :)
(Click on the image to make it bigger)
And last, but not least this month, I have Melissa Zordilla (Isay) with two GORGEOUS lo's she made using Happy Holly-Days! :)
Thanks sooooooooooo much for stopping by... we truly appreciate it! And I am leaving for CHA tomorrow.... I will make sure Nikki or myself post some photos from there of her booth! :)
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