Monday, February 05, 2007

Pour a cup of coffee. . .

this is a long one! So much to talk about. "Blog" has been on my "to do" list for a couple of days now. I finally got my photos downloaded and my thoughts together (and a moment when something else wasn't needing my attention)!

CHA was so much fun. I truly LOVE it. The shows are the only time of the year I get to see so many of my friends so it is always one big reunion! I think what I loved the most this time around was getting to meet some of our members. People are always surprised that I recognize their names. I really have been involved in the day to day operation of everything since the beginning. Some of you have made it through the entire year with us!

Saturday night I taught at the Scrapbook Oasis in Irvine for Wendy and Karen. I LOVE this place- I'm not sure if I have ever taught a better group of women (it's why I keep coming back)! I was even able to meet some of my friends from Singapore and Japan. Very, very fun night! Here is a little photo Wendy took after the class (kind of a tradition for the husbands and wives who come to visit)!


Show was so inspiring! I think this was the best as far as new product goes in a while. Some of my favorites? Anna Griffin paper (the summer line had papers that screamed beach- they also have some great new accessories), Scenic Route (I told them to just send me a case of the new background papers), Melissa Frances (a very sweet new glitter chipboard color), Fontwerks (besides the stamps of course, great new journaling cards), Autumn Leaves (Foofala had papers like Vintage wallpaper), Luxe Designs (Pam Lambie is so talented. Picked up one of the rub-ons for the March kit), Li'l Davis (loved the extensions to the plain chipboard line) and of course 7gypsies and Heidi Swapp. I did the most damage in both of these booths! Here is a photo of the mirrored wall at HS:

This was done with the new masks. I picked one up for the March Add-On kit (as well as the rest of the booth I think)! And here are some photos from 7gypsies. I asked Donna if I could take this mannequin with me: (Okay, I have tried 10 times to upload this photo and more below and it is just not happening tonight. I will try again in the next post).

I also had the pleasure of finally meeting Monique from Scrap Etc. in Alabama. I am SO excited to be a part of this event. It is March 15th - 18th in Birmingham. Monique has such a cool vision for the event - one of those where you are so inspired that you can't sleep at night. You can sign up here and find out more information. My local girls went last year and loved it (had NO complaints which is a great accomplishment for a first year event)! Listening to Stacy Julian speak is worth the money right there! I will continue to post updates about it here.

I am working on a ton of "surprises"! I will share the next round of JBS papers with you next week - they will be the base of the March kit.

Have a great night!

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17 comments:

Christy said...

Jenni, it was SO wonderful finally meeting you in person at Scrapbook Oasis! You are a crazy-talented girl (and I mean that in a good way!) and just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside! Thanks so much for all the photo-ops with me and my bf and for not thinking we're total nuts (or maybe you did, lol!) The class was awesome... you never fail to impress and are truly inspiring. Keep up the great work! WE love you!

pammc said...

you have definitely whet my appetite for the kits in the coming months.

The Velvet Cat said...

Hi Jenni

It was so great to finally meet you in person - we totally enjoyed your class and thanks for the ride home! You and Jared are such nice people - we can't wait to meet you guys again!

scrappingprincess said...

I can not wait!!!!!! I want it all...yesterday! hee hee

Thanks for all the inspiration, Jenni! :-) Love the pic of you and Jared as well. You two look so cute!

Jenn from MA said...

It has been awesome to be a part of your amazing adventure this past year. Looking forward to the years to come!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenni,

Saw the Jenni Bowlin stamps for Autumn Leaves on another blog. Can't wait for them to hit the stores. I bet you are so excited.

I love your creativity!

*~*Amber*~* said...

YEAH! Can't wait to see what is next Jenni! See u tonight!!! KIT PACKING! Woo Hoo!

Vee said...

hmmm...can't wait!!
you are the best!!

stephaniehowell said...

you two are gorgeous together.
i can't wait to get my hands on more of your papers.

marion said...

It sounds like you did some serious damage at the show! I love the bird mask mirror! What a cool idea. Would make a fun project-hint hint... Can't wait for the next blog. Whats this about JB stamps at autumn leaves? Will they be available at your web site? You are so creative and so inspiring!

Barb said...

Thanks for the CHA update. Can't wait to see which goodies show up in future kits.

New JBS papers?!?! Can't wait.

~*Heather Woodbury*~ said...

That mirror is incredible. T hanks for sharing your pix. You trip sounds wonderful!

nancy_scraps said...

Yay!!!
New Jenni Bowlin papers.

Love it, Love it.

At least we have the February kits showing up soon to keep us busy waiting for a peek at those March papers!

Joanna Bolick said...

I love your glasses and that photo!

Jana said...

Ooooo, you bought lots of great goodies....can't wait to see what you have in store for 2007! I'm SO bummed that our paths didn't cross at CHA, I was busy working the Junkitz booth this time and didn't get to venture out too much unfortunately. Chicago perhaps??!

Anonymous said...

What a cute pic of you two! Tell Jared I'm sorry I embarrassed him the other night, but that IS his theme song. ha, ha!!

Tracie

PS - I can't wait to see what all you ordered for the upcoming kits!

Anonymous said...

Eagerly waiting for the March sneak peek!!! Maybe soon?