Well I guess it's my turn to give you the down low.
I'm going to start by saying WOW! This was my first summer CHA and I loved it. I was actually able to take part in a few make & takes and I didn't feel as overwhelmed as I usually do. Part of that was all the great input from you guys. All the comments you left made it so easy to have a game plan (a good game plan).
As Suz told you I knew that Pink Paislee had to be our first stop. I mean you can't turn down getting a pink strip in your hair! They were also offering a goody bag to the first 150 orders. What does that mean for you? You could win the contents of the goodie bag. So be on the look out for a Pink Paislee contest.
Here is one of the make n takes I was able to do with Pink Paislee. If I'm able to find all the pieces this will be offered as an internet class.
Lets see next we looked around at several booths and made lots of decisions on what had good price points and what you the customer was looking for. This brought us to a company who will be new to Everything Scrapp'n - Zva. They offer crystals and pearls in strips and swirls for a GREAT!!! price. You will be able to get 40+ crystals for less than $3.00 (If I remember correctly - Don't have my price sheet yet). I was also told by the DT that pop dots are getting hard to find. Well I made it a little easier for you. I will be carrying their pop dots. They have a great price too. (I Did NOT order the Brads)
Little Yellow Bicycle was a must. Their fall line is to die for. I got to make a layout with their product. I will show you that later when the product comes in. That way you'll be able to download the instructions and purchase all the materials. It will ship on or around the 18th of Aug! The picture below is one of the papers that will be in the layout.
Oh exciting news for some - I now carry Basic Grey. I purchased their Nook & Pantry and the Indian Summer, several of their lace papers that will go with other lines by other companies. Their bling is on it's way as well as some of their unique embellishments.
Wow I feel like I'm overwhelming you : ) Ok Webster's Pages. They just rock! The internet didn't do them justice. I've had so many of you email me and say you would like to see me carry their papers. The time has finally come that this will happen. I'm excited because their paper is just so unique, I've never seen bright vintage. I love it! They have also come out with some embellishments that are crocheted -AWESOME (if you turn your head sideways and look at the bottom of the pic you'll see these - sorry couldn't make the edited one come over) The second picture is a great card from one of the new lines.
Ok Lastly Graphics 45. No this is not the last company I bought from this is just the last one I"ll talk about today. Graphics out did themselves this time with Domestic Goddess. Another vintage that is bright. Don't get stuck thinking you have to be a homemaker type to use these. They would be great for your grandmother tributes, projects of all sorts and be sure to check out the two layouts below.
Ok I will leave you with all the above to think about. There is so much more that was ordered and several thing to be ordered still. Be on the look out for all the awesome goodies.
With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.
Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:
1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.
Do you have a quick recipe? email me firstname.lastname@example.org