Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We arrived!

What an amazing camp ground! So pretty, so clean, so fun. We set up - made dinner and went to bed so we can have an early start at Animal Kingdom.

Totally excited for a fun day. . . until tomorrow

The road trip begins

Dad and I were up early finishing the last minute packing before it was time to get the boys. My boys have been gone for the past week on a road trip with the church youth, learning and studying church history and seeing historical sites. We will be picking them up from one road trip then head onto another to Florida.

Dillon thought it would be best to sleep right through it. However he did wake to join in singing with us and to watch some Harry Potter.

The rain was super scary. I was so glad my dad was here pulling this trailer in the rain. It was hard to see and the lightening was all around us. Yuck!!

The KOA campground was so cute. We got set up had dinner and went to bed.

In the morning we started our day with a walk to the beach. What a fun campground.

We are all excited to get back in the truck because our next stop . . . Disney Fort Wilderness Campground - WHOOT - WHOOT!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekly Layout by Millie

This adorable Weekly Layout was designed by Millie, my oh so gifted mom! This was made with the new released Quick Quotes paper. For all you Millie "Q" fans don't forget class is this Wednesday! All you need to bring is your basic tools.

I am home from Chicago for a brief moment to take care of some must needed Scrapp'n Savvy business and pack the trailer to head to Disney World. I will be blogging our adventure.

Do to this Disney trip Scrapp'n Savvy will not open until 1:00 on Thursday July 29th.

Happy Scrapp'n

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 3 of CHA

Today is the last day of CHA a bitter sweet I think. I love, love seeing all the new and getting so much inspiration from the top designers, but my brain is on overload. I am excited to go home and share what I have learned.

Zva had some new crystal and pearl flourishes that I thought would make a great addition to our embellishment selection.

Susan, the owner and a Texan helped me with my order. They have some new home decor pieces. She was at CKC in The Woodlands and will be coming to the San Marcus convention to teach. She is also making a sample for Scrapp'n Savvy.

One of American Craft's new release was designed by Amy Tangerine. By request I bought her line. It is super cute.

Not sure what happened to my camera but as you can see from this picture something is not right. I lost my picture of me and Tim Holtz as well as other companies we bought from today. We ordered from Ranger, Bazzill, Buttons Galore, Lily Bee, and Epiphany,

Queen Co. had some fun Disney inspired embellishments that will go great with the Disney paper we have already.

Well the day ended with Michelle and I helping my family take down the Bazzill booth and a crazy late dinner. Crazy because it is just plain fun to be with my family and crazy Mona and Frani. I think it took over an hour to get our food but we were well entertained by Boss, my brother, Mona and Frani.

Thanks guys for the end of a super fun week

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 2 of CHA!

Day 2 had an early start with my Rep, Kathy Prat. Most of the booths were not open but with her we were able to help ourselves. It was nice not having a crowd to deal with. Didn't have to share (hehehehe)

Remember the last sampler and the fun it was playing with canvas? Well I made a small order at Canvas Corp to bring in some of there new things to play with. I think you will like them.

Ribbon - ribbon - ribbon . . . we love ribbon. I was able to find a few "Must Have" ribbons to add to our ribbon wall.

So bright and cheery! I thought BoBunny's new release was adorable and fun. Picked out some stuff for Danae and her Jr. Scrappers

Totally unique release that I think many of you will love. I know Audrey plans on using it in her upcoming classes.

My favorite. . . Fabscrap -this HOT company from South Africa had the best stuff. We had to have it. I couldn't get pictures in the booth too many people. You can find them on facebook. I bought the Vintage Baby line and the Heritage line.

A little fun to break up the day. . .

Last stop for the day was Notion's. Ordering with them was so fun. Austin, my rep, let us take this scanner around to all the booths and all I had to do was scan a bar code to make my order. Notions is a distributor so they carry a lot of products from several companies. I am able to order smaller quantities and I don't have to worry about meeting each vender's minimum order. This way I can still bring in fun things like the new Martha Stewart Fiskar and EK punches!

After our order was complete Austin took us to an amazing steak dinner. Plus he gave me some goodies for you all. I love giving out door prizes!

Thanks Austin!
Tomorrow I will be on the hunt for our new Lickety Slip papers. . . I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 1 of CHA!

The wait begins as all the retailers gather at the main entrance of the trade show hall. It was so fun seeing other store owners and chatting with them about their plans. We could hear the bagpipes and drums playing in the hall and it just raised the level of excitement.

When 10:00 came the bagpipe band had reached the main entrance and the ribbon was cut with some big fancy scissors. Finally we were able to enter. . .

The first stop was the Bazzill booth to see my Brother to wish him a Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday Mr. Bazzill! I love you!

Several companies were having a first day only special. So my plan was to meet with each one of my reps that had a company offering this special. So Bo-bunny was first. I am excited that all of the new BoBunny is one it's way to Scrapp'n Savvy. Click on BoBunny to check it out.

Howard was next with We R. There I made a cute candy bag while I waited for Howard. I am super excited about some of their new tools. If you loved their sew easy, you will really love the Sew Ribbon and my non-sewing friends will love the sew-stamper - What am I saying I love to sew and I totally love this sew stamper! Check it out here!

Lunch with Kim with Margene on the phone as we made some plans for the Kaiser Kreation's upcoming classes. We have some fun projects planned. Whoot Whoot!

On my way to Bella Blvd. I ran into Echo Park. I ordered for Audrey's class not sure when we will have here class. We will be making some date adjustments due to the early arrival of Kyler Alan Yeager born today at 4:18 pm weighing in at 5lbs. 12oz. Wow so tiny and 23 days early. What a surprize. Mom and baby are doing great! July's class that was scheduled next week will be change. In that class she is using some Jillibean Soup. And the August class she will be using Echo Parks Victoria Gardens. Super cute! I also ordered their Halloween and Christmas lines. Super Cute!

Bella new lines were to tempting to pass up. Stephanie herself help me with my order. She was so nice.

Fun things we saw along our travels

Today was a fun day. I look forward to seeing more fun things and chatting with more creative people.

Let me know if there is something you would like me to carry at Scrapp'n Savvy

Stau Savvy, Scrap often!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Chicago through my eyes

Good Morning, Today we walked over to the Rosemont Convention Center to pick up our badges and check out some of the classes being offered. I am super excited!

Not to thrilled with most of the topics we moved on to plan B. On the plane I sat next to a sweet couple who had just gotten engaged. They are from Chicago and the told me I really needed to see the city, if nothing else I need to see the "Bean" and eat at Due's Pizzeria. So we walked to the "L" train station hopped on the Blue Line to downtown. . .

Yep the Bean is a giant metal bean. Because of it's shape and reflective material it is breathtaking to see. Every angle gave you a new perspective of the city as well as your own shape - way cool
Like I said . . . breath taking! While at the train station this very helpful young man helped us with the selection of our ticket and shared with us that there was an amazing new statue in town to check out as well. . .

This forty foot life like statue of Marilyn Monroe was stunning. Every detail was so real. The man in the redish shirt behind me was on the phone telling his buddies and he was looking at this beautiful girl's panties (yes, cloth like lacy panties) and then I heard him say, "No' I am not in a bar this early in the morning" So fun to hear the comments of the people.

Just like Texas, Chicago was under a heat advisory and boy was I hot and miserable. Yet I didn't want to walk back to the train station to go home. I wasn't hungry yet and I wanted to have true Chicago style pizza. So we took a 90 minute boat tour of the town.

We learned so much about the city and how it was built and here are some of my favorite views

These are know as the Corn on the Cob Towers.

This river through Chicago used to be a polluted waste and they went on this big campaign to clean it up. As a result the Chicago River Walk was created and along this walk there is a beautiful fountain that shoots across the river every hour

Feeling a bit hungry after the we get off the boat headed to Due's
We shared a salad and an individual size Numeral Uno . . .
After our yummy true Chicago style pizza dinner we went back to Millennium Park to check out the Crown Fountain. This was the only site we had a hard time finding. It is really cool in that it projects different pictures on the 2 fountains. There were kids running all around playing.

In our search to find the best view of the city's skyline we stumbled across this amazing fountain. It is called Buckingham Fountain. It is huge and it had a changing pattern with lights and water flow. Michelle and I enjoyed the cool mist coming from the fountain while we watched the changing fountain.

I loved the city so much and the unique buildings I wanted to stay to see the city skyline all lit up. I had a cool video of the skyline but I can't quite figure out how to post it. Sorry!

A special thanks to Shira, my plane buddy for encouraging me to see their city.

Until tomorrow my good friends,

Happy Scrapp'n

Weekly Layout by Margene

For those of you that make the Magic Kingdom part of your summer break, here is a layout designed for the occasion. Margene worked on this at the last P.J. crop and it got everyone chatting about their trips to the Magic Kingdom. I received some great tips and I can't wait to go myself. I am taking my two youngest for the first time and I plan on using this layout.

Thanks Margene for a great layout. Her Kaiser Kreation class is tomorrow and her Pages, Pizza and Prizes Crop is this Friday night. Kaiser Kreations is full but I believe there a couple more spots in the crop.

Just a reminder - Scrapp'n Savvy needs to have a major clear out so we have room to bring in the new.

30% off all printed paper and the coordinating embellishments
20% off all Bazzill
15% off tools

Sale ends Saturday

Happy Scrapp'n!