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Monday, January 18, 2010

Scrapbook Expo Review

Hi friends,
I wanted to answer a few questions regarding my "10 Reasons Why I Love Johnny" layout. My hubby & I have an understanding. Between the hours of 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. (my waking hours) I am all his. But come 10:01 p.m through 5:59 a.m. (my dreaming hours), I am free to spend my time with Johnny. Occasionally, my hubby sneaks in during my Johnny time, but it's OK, I guess. That's what keeps the peace & love in our relationship. That & maybe the fact that I didn't show him my Johnny Scrapbook page! :0 (Hee! Hee!)

Today I've got some of the goodies I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo this weekend.

I *tried* to be good :) and I was... I only got things I really wanted, that were unique/unusual, & that I couldn't just find anywhere near me. I finally got my hands on some T!M grunge paper!!! Now I'm going to try his gorgeous roses :) I also got a couple more of his goodies, 2 new EFs, a new pack of BasicGrey paper, a fun stamp (more on that later b/c that will get its own post), a new template, Spellbinders dies, and a matching Violet stamp set (this was pretty cool).

Here's how that works:

These stamps were created to work with the Spellbinder dies. See how the die fits perfectly over the flower image? Now you can get even more detail! Pretty cool, eh.

I also bought these Pinecone Press kits that I have been wanting:


These are the Make- n- Takes I made:

3 Scrapbook pages, a necklace, & a pocket card.

I'll show you the Scrapbook pages later b/c I still haven't completed the second page of each design. They're so super cute!

But here's the necklace:

OMG! This took like 5 minutes to make! I couldn't believe how easy & how beautiful the final product was. I'm so making some for gifts :)

Here's the pocket card:


Make-n-Takes are one of my favorite things to do (shopping is up there too :)

As you can see, I did my part to help the economy ;) And I really did try to be good because...
-----> CHA is this weekend!!!!!!!!
I'm a little excited as you can see :) I CANNOT WAIT!!!! I'm hoping to meet Anna Griffin. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her things. She is my favorite designer. She has such an eye for designs, patterns, & color. T!M is another one I can't wait to meet. If I can't get close enough to meet them, seeing them in person is good enough for me :)

Thanks for letting me share my new goodies. The countdown for CHA begins! 4 days to go!
Gotta Go!

11 comments:

  1. Great haul Karli, love, love love that flower and matching die, hope it gets across to the UK soon. Can't wait to see what you make with your new stash :)

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  2. You got some great stuff at the expo, can't wait to see what you create with it.

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  3. Oh looks like you had a blast and got some really great things. Your make and takes are fab! Can't wait to see what you bring back from CHA.
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  4. Lots of great 'stuff' you picked up- I have not seen the flower stamps for the flower dies- I LOVE them....you really are quite the enabler my dear!!! I look forward to seeing what you create next!!!

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  5. Looks like you had a blast. I'm just a whee bit jealous. Cant wait to see what you make with all this fun stuff.

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  6. Karli, I'm living vicariously through you this weekend so think about your "bee" friends on the other side of the country while at CHA... Those nesties stamps are great...

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  7. Karli, you go girl! I loooove Johnny too, but do that during my "sleeping time" :)
    Congrats on all of your goodies. You're right, that stamp fits right inside of the spellbinders - that's so cool! Can't wait to see your goodies put to work :)

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  8. What great stuff! I wish I was going to CHA :(

    Your pocket card turned out so cute! I love the paper you used....very pretty!

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  9. You found some fun goodies, I can't wait to see what you do with stamp and nestie that work together, too cool. Have fun at CHA, get lots of pics so we can all live through you!

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  10. Just love the necklace, is there instructions for it?

    Love your blog too.

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