Monday, August 4, 2008

Chatterbox Goodness!!

Well, I got my box of Chatterbox goodies on my doorstep the other day. After sketching and making the kits for my DT callback projects that I am going to finish while at CKU...I had some leftovers to play with. So, I whipped up a couple cards last night...before packing all my scrappy tools up. First up...some Artsylicious Bloom. I LOVE this line. I love the textures on the paper, I love all the glittery and blingy goodness of the embellishments...and the ribbon ties perfectly into a bow. That is how I know if I like a ribbon or not...if the bow looks pretty without a lot of work! This one passed the test! I used my Cricut Expression and the Indie Arts cartridge for the butterfly. The shifted image is the wings seperated...so I cut those out at 2.5 inches and covered in glitter. Then I cut out the full image of the butterfly at 2 inches and layered them all together on the card. This is also my card for CPS Sketch 76. It isn't posted on the blog yet...so you are getting an early look at it! I won't be posting much this week after today...so I wanted to get it uploaded.
Next up is the Happy Day collection by Chatterbox. I love the citrusy fresh colors of this line...and the super cute patterns they used on the papers and embellishments! The sentiment might seem kind-of odd...but I have a specific person in mind for this card. They have been going through a rough patch...but things are looking up. I think the sentiment is fitting! I also used last weeks' sketch at 2 Sketches 4 U for this card!Well, Josh is off and on his way to Utah. He has to make a detour to Billings for a work related issue, so that is why he left today. He will be in Salt Lake tomorrow night, and will pick me up at the airport on Wednesday morning....and then this SOY journey is almost finished. We finish up our projects on Wednesday at the magazine offices in Salt Lake, and then head down to Provo for the rest of the week. We have a photo shoot before the reception, and then the SOY reception is from 730-9p, when we find out the winner. It is a very exciting and crazy time right now!

The rest of the week we are students at CKU-Provo, which I am excited about! I think it will be fun to do all the classes, and the crop time. I mostly brought stuff to do cards during the crop times, except for my Chatterbox projects. Those have to get done first thing on Thursday evening!

My DT coordinator from Provo Craft, Sue, is going to give me a tour of of PC and then take me to dinner on Thursday during the free time away from CKU. I am very excited about meeting her and whoever else we might run into. It is always nice to finally place names with faces!

I am so thankful that Josh is going to be there, and how supportive he has been through all of this. He has decided to get in a lot of pool time while I am doing my scrappy thing! :) He is such a wonderful husband...I love him! (Good thing, huh?)

Well, I am going to close up for now. There is a 20% chance that the next time I post an entry, I could be doing it as the 2008 SOY winner...tee hee! Have a great Monday!

~Lea

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Lea - I love the sentiment of the 2S4Y card - I am sure your friends are going to appreciate the kind thoughts :)

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  2. Gorgeous projects, Lea! I love the card with the butterflies...so beautiful how you layered them, and the glitter on it must look fabulous IRL!

    Sending my best wishes to you for SOY! It'll be exciting to hear whether you're chosen as SOY! Have a wonderful time at Provo!

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  3. How yum is that butterfly!? Wishing I could be a little birdie on your shoulder during all of the exciting things coming for SOY! HAVE A BALL!

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  4. Beautiful Lea! Thanks for the tag:) I loved reading about you!
    Laura

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  5. Gorgeous cards!!! I absolutely *LOVE* the pink baby card especially.. I have a weakness for pink! Yum!!! Have fun this week, Lea!! :) I can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations when you get back!!! ((Hugs))

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  6. Lea, wishing you the best for the SOY!! How exciting!

    Love your cards!

    Katie

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  7. Hi Lea GOOD LUCK with SOY ... btw your cards rock as usual. xo xo xo

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  8. these are beautiful and are TOTALLY LEA LAWSON!!! Way too fresh and beautiful!

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  9. Your card looks great. So bright and colourful.

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  10. This card is stunning!!!! Beautiful blog, btw!!!!!!

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  11. Lea, I love your work...just posted about you on my blog yesterday! Good luck with SOY!

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  12. Beautiful cards, Lea! Have a great time on your trip. Good luck!!!

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  13. Beautiful cars, I love your style.

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  14. Oh, I am so excited for you!!! Good luck and have a blast! It is so cool to be able to be there and see and meet all the wonderful people.
    Both of these cards are beautiful.

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  15. Both these cards are jaw dropping but the butterfly one has blown me away!! Amazing stuff, and I'm SOOOO excited for you and your journey. I'll be cheering you on from afar. :0)

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  16. Love these cards Lea... Your work is always full of Inspiration.

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  17. Wishing you the best of luck with Chatterbox.. with SOY.. EEEK!....
    You won my blog giveaway too, stinker! Maybe it's just the beginning of the great things to happen for you in August 2008.

    :)

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  18. Gorgeous cards! I love the ribbon layered on the lace.

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  19. What a beautiful cards! Love them both!!

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  20. Great stuff Lea, Chatterbox would be lucky to have you - I hope they're listening! LOl.

    You're my SOY, regardless of what anyone else says. ;)

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  21. WOW! Lea, these are FAB! I love the butterflies especially!

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