Friday, January 23, 2009

Fabulous, Dahling!

Only caught a little glimpse of the new Chatterbox line "Fabulous" that will be debuted and featured at their CHA booth this weekend. I did manage to put some samples together with the little samples they sent to me....

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These papers work double duty. The bold star designs are perfect for pages on spots teams, and the colors work well on layout for boys. Like wise, the flatter pages about dance recitals or, in my daughter's case... a competitive cheerleading squad!

On the other hand, you can take the ultra-feminine route will all of the gorgeous butterflies, and more dainty embellishments.



I'm just lovin' that cork butterfly! Aren't you? I had so much fun playing with the new line. I just wish I had more time, and more product to play with. ;0)

Don't go yet! I had one more Chatterbox project for CHA: a monochromatic layout... all in their kohl (black) papers. Immediately, I thought of my step-mom, Carol... "MiMi" to the kids. She loves black... wears almost all the time. And since, we don't have many pages about MiMi yet, I thought now was the time. I asked my dad to snap some portraits out in front of their new gorgeous home in Florida, and send them to me for this project. I had forgotten to mention to have her in something black. No problem. It was what she was already wearing. LOL!



So, if you find yourself at CHA, be sure to check out the Chatterbox booth and check out all of the loverly samples!

So, the Christmas decorations are put away, my diet is revving up in the background, and piles of mess are being methodically diminished, I'm trying to get life back on tack. Back on a schedule. So, maybe mark the thousands of blogs hanging on by threads in my Bloglines "read," cut my losses, and start with a fresh bloglines slate. My communication will begin again soon. I promise to untangle all the wires this weekend. Since I have all of my CHA goodies on their way in other peoples' hands, I'm worry-free. Well, for today.

And, since I'm working towards a goal of blogging much more often, let's try to keep up with the Fill-In Friday. Here goes...


1. Oh, I am so frustrated! The military health care system never gets you answers in a timely answer. Sick girl here, staring at my watch, waiting for some news that might or might not profoundly impact my life. Waiting. Still waiting...

2. Everything changes, big and little. Always.

3. During this week, I cried. Way. too. much.

4. Luka; are you kidding me??? Spoken when he walked into the living room naked from the waist down, and I had figured out that he now knows how to remove his pants AND dirty diaper.

5. Right now I'd like to be feeling like I did this past summer.

6. My new silver Nintendo DS is my favorite gadget. (An early V-Day gift from the hubs since he will be in some training camp on actual V-Day.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to quietly removing myself to my room with the kiddos and a stack of board games so that my husband can have "bachelor night" in our living room, drink beers, and play video games with his friends. ummmm... Fun? Not really. Tomorrow my plans include cleaning, cleaning, oh, and more cleaning. And Sunday, I want to finish my first 12 months of Christmas project!

Happy Friday, peeps! And enjoy CHA if you had the fortune to attend! :0)

13 comments:

Amanda said...

Gorgeous layouts!! Corkboard embellies??.. eeek!! how cool!!! Glad to hear things are settling back down for you! ... and I can't get over how stinkin' cute your little girl is!! Adorable!! :)

Michelle said...

Super cute CHA sneaks! Loving them. Sorry about bachelor night tonight. Hope you get good news quickly from the health care people. And sorry about the tears. I cried a lot this week, but mostly due to New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. Hugs!

Zoe said...

Hope that you are feeling well and everything is ok. This seems to have been the week for tears. Funny my kids call my mom Mimi too!

Jocelyn said...

First off, I hope and pray everthin is OK!!!! Loved reading your Blog today! I so enjoy all of your creative talents!!!! I too am having one of those weeks and want to run off and disappear for a week. Maybe I'll head your way!!! Wishing you a positive and wonderful weekend!!!

laverneboese said...

Hey girly,

I love your CHA layouts. I had to stay home this time, but I'm hoping my girls will upload photos ASAP. I'm shooting for CHA Orlando!!! I hope you've been doing well. Life has truly tried to defeat me. I have not scrapped in FOREVER. And I marked my entire Google Reader as "READ" since I haven't stalked in months...the idea of catching up was stressing me out. But I am glad I decided to stalk you today. You're my first blog this year....quite inspirational :) I'll be stopping by again soon. Hugs!!!

Melonie said...

Ok Miss Holly. You've officially got me worried. Hope you are feeling better soon.
LOVE the new LO's!

Dana said...

Amazing amazing layouts.. as usual :)

Beth Perry said...

Black is soooo my fave color. I wear it all the time too. So, I def love the black lo. Very awesome!~
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Aimee said...

great new layouts holly. i'm glad you'll be blogging more, i love to come check here and read stories... like luka removing his diaper :) you always manage to make me smile. i hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Callista said...

Love the layouts as always... especially loving the elements of the bold star, the cork butterfly, and those monochromatic papers. Oh my! I hope you had a good weekend and were able to get your stuff done. I got to meet Aimee and scrap with her yesterday so that was nice to finally meet someone from the sis boards and who reads my blog. fun stuff. Take care!

Cindee said...

Yup, I say mark em read!!! That's the only way to do it!! :)

scrappermimi said...

Your projects are gorgeous, I am loving the new colors of Chatterbox. You hightlight it so well.

Hugs to you ...sounds like it has been a tough time for you this week. Hope thing get better soon!

KhrisW said...

What are games are you playing on that Nintendo DS? I have one game though it's a coach. French.

I've been playing Wii with the boys. Pinball is fun. Tennis too but Jack kicks my butt all of the time. Wait until your kids get older, you'll see! It's funny.

What's going on? Send me an e-mail and let me know how you're doing, especially with your health and our loverly health care system. Hope you've found a good doc.

Hey, you keep your chin up.