It's time to give you all an update. Thanks for your patience, as most of you know when I'm quiet, I'm usually working.....and working hard is what I've been doing.
Since coming back from Scrapfest, the next day I jumped right into the Hero Blog with my Shabby Chic projects using Tinkering Ink papers. What a fun week that was! Here's a couple shots of my favorite cards.
This is a combination of cards including a little scrapling.
And mini cards and tag.
Then it was back to work on the 2009 Catalog.....All I can say, in my 19 years with Hero Arts, these are some of the best stamps to land on my desk. WOW. So beautiful. Sorry to tease, I guess this is a warning for you to save your penny's and pence cuz you're gonna want some.
As part of my monthly duties, I do the Hero Arts technique article and what we call Product of the Month with four project cards. The end of the month is usually killer for me, late nights of sleep deprived creativity (when I usually make my best stuff). Somehow, I always get my work done, amazing!
Here's one of my technique cards....I wanted to do a fresh and funky Christmas card, I love non traditional colors! :o)
Here's a quick UK update. I will not be going over this month, looks like it will be February instead, just after the Hobby Stitches show. It works out better for me anyways with the catalog deadlines.
I'll be going out to California next month for a couple days of focus meetings at Hero. This is a great time to get together with the other artists and discuss our agendas and ideas.
On the Home Front:
I'm starting to see changes in the leaves, it's still a bit too early to get good photographs but fall is upon us. Our nights are getting much cooler (hoodies)... it seems like summer went by me so fast. I put the top down on the car any day I can now because soon the days of wind blowing through my hair will be replaced with shoveling snow.
I've got everyone working, the kids (actually adults) are employees of Pizza Hut, Target DC, Buffalo Wild Wings, and UPS. Oh, are you confused...thinking but Shari you only have two kids? HA! Yep, plus two that needed homes equals four. :o) And if everyone is available, we'll be renting a van to head up to Minnesota for Thanksgiving. Gotta love it!
Thanks for hanging in there with me. I hope this finds everyone well.