Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm so excited!!

There are so many reasons for me to be excited.

Personally, I am days away from my first cruise! FABULOUS! I can't wait to "set sail" on a ship of wonders with .... my daddy! :) hehe. Yes, I am going on a romantic 7 day cruise of the Caribbean with my dad! :) Well, a romantic cruise for some - father/daughter bonding time for me! It's all good!! Can't wait to spend some quality time with my dad.

I am also excited about things that are arriving from CHA! Yes, the orders are all starting to come in. First to arrive.... Some Graphic 45 Papers!
Aren't these papers yummy!? They are PERFECT for all the vintage and collage work we do in the studio. In fact, I will be using the Communique line for a class at the Peterborough Retreat and the Botanical Line for a class at the London Retreat. **Double "in fact", I just completed the Peterborough Retreat Class!! - Reason number 3 to be excited!! I simply need to add a couple of finishing touches before posting it. Peterborough Classes will be posted here (on the blog) Wednesday September 9 by 4pm so you can all see them!

ALSO -- I will be using these Graphic 45 papers in the NEXT CARD COOKOUT (Saturday September 19, 11:30 - 2pm)!! I finished one card in the studio last Friday night and will be finishing the rest this week. I LOVE working with these papers. If you stop into the studio to see Sheri this Saturday be sure to ask her to see the card. It's soooooo purdy :) ...if I do say so myself. All are welcome to join us at the Cookout -- this is a Card Making Workshop. I prepare 4-5 different cards every month for you to create. These cards are "all you can create" during the workshop and I do make sure there is at least one "technique" involved in making them so you learn as you create and have fun! Hope you can join us in September.

Reason #4 for excitement: Also in -- (and on the shelf when I return in September) .... NEW Crafter's Workshop templates!! Awesome!!
I brought in the following templates (and a couple more) in an assortment of 12x12 and 6x6 sizes. They are so great to use with our mists and inks. Can't wait to play. You'll be seeing more of these -- FOR SURE! ..... Cause I love playing with them. hummm... ideas are swirling as we speak!

Now, I bet you're asking: "Is there a reason #5?"
Yes, there is!!! But, I am going to keep that under my hat for a while. Let's just say I spoke to some people today and have something VERY SPECIAL for the retreats & day crops shipping tomorrow. You'll have to join us at an event to find out what they are. I know, cruel... I am so cruel. *big grin*

Hope you're crafting today! Blog again soon....


Tracey said...

Lots of stuff to be excited about!! And I am super excited that I am coming to a retreat very soon so I will get the scoop on the news you have under your hat there!! :)

Rosanne said...

Wow, have a great time with your Dad Karen!Can't wait to hear about your surprise!

Mindy said...

Yeah for a new card cookout! Hmm.. something tells me you better get comfy for some post cookout scrapping.. and sushi!

Have a fabulous time on the cruise Karen! Can't wait to hear all about it.