Popular Post
Recent Post

Friday, July 31, 2009

Lucky Freddie

Jeepers - Can this lady look any better? I think she may have taken the prize as cutest pegnant lady ever!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Poinsettia Template

We've been getting a lot of positive feedback from our friends at CHA. One project that everyone's been wanting a template for is our poinsettia box topper. Josh found an amazing website that gives you a crazy array of paper projects. It was found on the Canon website. If you'd like to see the poinsettia template click here. We just added some of our rhinestone brads to beautify the center of the flower.

We also wanted to show off a few of Canon's other amazing paper projects. Have you ever wanted your very own Saint Peter's Basilica?
Just click and print.
Or a little mouse...
There's some amazing projects if you have the time and patience. They put a whole new spin on the art of origami. Hope you enjoy this link as much as we do!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Who loves a deal? We do!

Afternoon everyone! Thanks so much for all the CHA feedback-and keep it coming! We love hearing from you.

We search the internet, a lot. Can't help it! There are too many interesting things out there. The other day we came across something we thought every one of you should know about! Maybe you guys are ahead of us, but it's peachycheap.com. If you've heard of steep and cheap, it's the same idea, only for scrapbooking! Each day they feature a product at HUGE discount! How cool is that? No SEI sightings yet, but our fingers are crossed for you! So go check it out and grab a bargain. And don't forget about our website, with savings across the board.

Monday, July 27, 2009

CHA- cha cha cha!

We're kicking off CHA this week. It's being held in Orlando, Florida this year! Lucky ducks... So while half the building is gone, enjoying beautiful Florida, we will be your informants and keep you posted on what's going on. CHA doesn't actually begin until tomorrow but SEI is having their preview party tonight, which I always hear is a highlight. There will be new projects and layouts on display that we've been slaving away on the past couple of weeks. We didn't get to photograph all the projects or layouts but we'll show you a few. Hope you like them... they're pretty amazing (I can only say that because Josh made the most amazing Christmas Mint project)

Winter Song

Christmas Mint
Amazing, huh?

If you're lucky enough to be at CHA, let us know how you're liking it. If you're enjoying CHA from home this year, let us know what you think about these projects!


I just succumbed and took the quiz - Who's Your Hollywood Hunk?
Apparently it's James Franco!

Here's what they said -
Laid back and totally easy going. Easy to joke with and fun to be around, James Franco will compliment your funny persona. He won't be afraid to mess with you and be the kind of lover who you want. Easy to be around but willing to please you in any way possible.

I have to say I'm happy with that... especially when he looks like this...

Maybe she should ditch the heels?

Has Tom's head shrunk?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Princess and the Frog

Voor Yago’s Disney Nieuws in verlof gaat willen we jullie deze montage van de eerste ruwe beelden van de nieuwste Disney Animatiefilm “The Princess and the Frog” nog tonen. Deze beelden werden voor het eerste op 24 juli getoond op de Disney/Pixar Animation Panel op Comic Con. Verder wensen wij iedereen een prettige vakantie en wij zijn hier vanaf 17 augustus terug met een dagelijkse portie Disneynieuws.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chalk has a Little Lamb!

Those of you who have visited CHALK this week may have noticed our fabulous new product - Little Lamb Jewellery.

We are thrilled to be the FIRST EVER stockist of Caitlin's new jewellery.

Caitlin Boyce has developed a wonderful and whimsical range of bangles, bracelets and necklaces specially for the young jewellery lover. Those of us who are lucky enough to own Caitlin's
pieces ourselves can now buy a mini version for someone special in our lives.
The bangles and bracelets come in two sizes, infant (0-2) and child (2 up). You can choose
from five gorgeous charms - fawn, lamb, rabbit, elephant, or bird, and these can be made in sterling silver or if you are feeling like a little extra glamour, 9ct gold.

Each piece is beautifully packaged and comes complete with it's own crocheted Little Lamb, and information about Little Lamb's support of orphaned children in rural Bangladesh.
They really are divine - I even have the elephant necklace myself and believe me, I would have the bracelet if I could convince her to make one to fit me!

17 of 17

It was a hard night at our place tonight - Both the kids barrack for the Doggies and I have been a Sainta since the womb. As a family we tend to support the Bulldogs as we live and work in the midst of them and quite frankly it can be bad for your health not to barrack for the Dogs when you live in the West.
But when push comes to shove it is always the red, white and black that steals my allegiance.
My dad was heavily involved in the club when I was growing up and we spent every home game watching from the members dining room with the footballers wives. It was the glamour era of Trevor Barker, Michael Roberts etc and I loved every moment - although how much actual footy I watched is debatable.
I am by no means an avid supporter but it amazes me the feelings that stir when I do watch the boys in action. I love the Doggies, but the Saints are in my blood, a part of my history and I was so proud to be a St Kilda supporter when I watched tonight's game.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thank you Pioneers!

Here in Utah, we have a special holiday today, Pioneer Day. It's something I never knew existed but without question pioneers definitely deserve to have their own special day. Just look at the picture above, none of that looks like fun: long dresses, tumbleweeds, dry skin, hot weather and kissing that beard? Well thanks to the many sacrifices of these trailblazers we have scrapbooking. How, you might ask? Well through many difficulties these pioneers settled much of the west, including the great state of Utah.

I'm not sure if you know, but Utah is the unofficial scrapbooking capital of America. Although first signs of scrapbooking have been around since the time of Aristotle, it took the World Conference of Records to make it what it is today. In 1980, Marielen Christensen shared 50 volumes of her family history at this conference that was held in Utah, and modern scrapbooking was born. Afterwards, the Christensens opened the first retail scrapbooking store here in Utah and called it Keeping Memories Alive. So in this long round about way, we have much to thank the pioneers for. If they wouldn't have settled Utah, the World Conference of Records may have never taken place and we would still have shoe boxes filled with photos. Ok, even if it the chances of that happening are slim, scrapbooking can still be one of the reasons we say, Thank You Pioneers!


I'm not a fan of Sienna Miller in theory but I have to admit she is my secret style idol. There is something very natural about her style and it always seems to look effortless.

Wish I looked like that when I got petrol!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Disney Stores

Ook Micky Mouse is door de crisis getroffen: het Amerikaanse amusementsconcern Walt Disney is van plan om negen van zijn dertien winkels in Frankrijk te sluiten. Dat bericht de Franse krant "Le Figaro". Met de sluiting verdwijnen zo'n 100 arbeidsplaatsen.

De winkels van de groep schrijven al langer rode cijfers. Daarnaast werd ook de huur onbetaalbaar. De modelwinkel op de Champs Elysees in Parijs zou niet worden getroffen door een sluiting. "We willen ons niet uit Frankrijk terugtrekken. Wanneer de economische toestand opnieuw verbetert, is het niet uitgesloten dat we weer nieuwe winkels openen", aldus een woordvoerder van Disney. De eerste Disney Store in Frankrijk werd in 1993 geopend. Begin dit jaar snoeide het concern al zwaar in het personeelsbestand van zijn pretparken in de VS. Disneyland bij Parijs werd toen niet getroffen.
Bron : Le Figaro

Met Bambi op de foto

Stella McCartney, de dochter van de legendarische Paul McCartney,is niet alleen een succesvolle mode-ontwerpster, ze is blijkbaar ook een beetje Disneyfan. In de nieuwste reclamecampagne van de ontwerpster hebben de 2D geanimeerde personages uit Walt Disney’s klassieker Bambi uit 1942, een prominente plaats gekregen. “Bambi herinnert mij aan mijn moeder” vertelt de vegetarische en diervriendelijke ontwerpster. De kleding in de campagne is vrij sexy en krachtig, de onschuld van Bambi is een goed contrasterend beeld.

Bambi, Thumper, Flower en nog een aantal wezens uit het bos poseren samen met model Sigrid Agren voor de lens van fotograaf Ryan McGinley.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

We konden hier al de eerste foto’s van de characters uit Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland tonen, maar nu zijn ook de eerste beelden opgedoken. Geniet van een klein stukje Wonderland (na de 30 seconden reclame) :

New Paper Pads

We are excited to tell you about two brand new paper pads we are releasing at Michael’s. They will be available mid-August 2009. You will only be able to get these designs in a paper pad and they can only purchased at a Michael’s store.

The first paper pad is called Zoo Pals. There are so many adorable animals on these papers. They would be great to scrapbook kids, toddlers, babies, a trip to the zoo or Yellowstone. Besides your usual zoo animals (elephants, alligators, giraffes, monkeys, lions…) some of my favorite animals in this paper pad are the buffalo, penguins, sheep, owls and panda bears.

Not only can you scrapbook with these papers, you can teach with them too. In the past I have colored, cut and glued plenty of time-consuming projects together to teach my 2-year old but this paper pad makes it easy to whip together tons of fun teaching tools.

The project above was done using the Zoo Pals paper pad, Bridgeport ribbon, a 4"x6" black preservation album, and Poppy monograms. I cut out some of my favorite animal papers down to 4 x 6 added a little square of the solid paper and a monogram. For the cover I cut a piece of paper that had all the animals together and added a ribbon. This picture book is good to teach animals and letter recognition. It could be embellished more but the nice part is it took me less than an hour to put it all together.

One of the papers included in the Zoo Pals paper pad looks like a zoo map and includes all the animals and signs. It would be fun to make into a game board. Another paper in this paper pad is perfect for counting. It has different numbers of animals in numerical order with the numbers by them. This could be used to teach animal names, counting, or number recognition.

Do you have any other ideas of how to use these papers? Do you love it? Check back later for a project using our other new paper pad, NutMeg.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Amazing Sarah Buxton

Sarah Buxton in my absolute favourite singer/songwriter. No matter how I am feeling Sarah manages to make me feel amazing. Songs such as 'That Kind of Day' fire me up and make me laugh and 'Innocence' is the only song I know of that has made me cry every time I have listened to it. Sarah is from Kansas, but now lives in Nashville and one day I am going to get to see her play live! (well, I'm going to try)

Here is Sarah's newest offering which I love - Enjoy

Oh and I forgot to mention - Sarah wrote Keith Urban's hit, Stupid Boy!!! I love a link to Keith!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Gisteren, maandag 20 juli, zagen de bezoekers van Disneyland Parijs een wel heel ongewone luchtballon. Ter promotie van de nieuwe Disney-Pixarfilm Up vloog een luchtballon over het resort. De tekening op de ballon bestond uit een hele tros ballonnen en de mand was het huis van Carl, de 78 jarige man die met zijn huis de wijde wereld in trekt.

Foto's : Disney

Sunday, July 19, 2009

54 jaar Magie

Marty Sklar, Executive Vice President en Walt Disney Imagineering ambassadeur, maakt reeds jarenlang magie voor de Walt Disney Company. Na 54 jaar dienst werd hij op vrijdag op vrijdag 17 juli geëerd met een “tribute”-venster in Disneyland Resort Anaheim. De viering viel samen met de 54ste verjaardag van de opening van het Disneypark, de plaats waar Sklar zijn Disneyloopbaan begon.

De traditie dat Disneylegendes een venster langs Main Street USA krijgen, werd opgestart door Walt Disney zelf en was, en is nog steeds, een manier om hulde te brengen aan de mannen en vrouwen die betrokken waren bij de oprichting en de werking van Disneyland. Sklar’s venster bevindt zich in City Hall op Town Square in Disneyland.

Sklar begon zijn Disneycarrière in juni 1955 als redacteur van " The Disneyland News". Sklar werkte ook persoonlijk met Walt Disney aan een aantal grote projecten waaronder de oprichting van de Disneyattracties voor de World’s Fair in 1964 en hij leidde de werken aan Epcot.

Sklar bezit geweldige herinneringen van alle 11 Disneyparken in de wereld, maar hij heeft een bijzondere voorliefde voor Disneyland Resort Anaheim. "Disneyland zal altijd een speciale plaats zijn voor mij omdat dat het enige park is dat Walt Disney opende" zei Sklar.

Emma Watson

Over at STARS HOLLOW I posted some shots of Emma Watson's Burberry campaign. I couldn't resist showing you these as well. Just beautiful. Looks like Hermione has well and truly grown up.


Italian Vogue

Friday, July 17, 2009

Guest Blogger Giveaway- Little Lovebirds

Amy requested our Lovebirds line to work with. The layouts turned out beautifully! The feel so summery and fresh. Amy had this to say:

"I had a lot of fun with the Lovebirds line. It’s not hard to be creative when you have such great products to work with! Thanks for letting me be a guest blogger, I enjoyed every minute of it. Cheers!"

By now, you are familiar with our giveaways. Leave a comment telling us which of Amy's posts was your favorite by Monday, July 20th at midnight. The winner will be announced 07.21.09. The giveaway includes the following:

Lovebirds Assortment Pack - includes:
• 18 treated patterned papers
(foil, glitter & shimmer)
• 2 lace papers
• 1 sheet of Lovebirds die-cuts
Lovebirds cardstock stickers
Lovebirds epoxy stickers
Lovebirds rub-on designs
Lovebirds ribbon

Good luck and have a fabulous weekend!

Veronica and Summer!

Two of my very favourite girls were spotted out and about together this week.
Not only do they share a stylist, but they obviously enjoy each other's company
Happy Birthday for tomorrow Kristen.

Happy B-day

Vandaag 17 juli viert Disneyland Resort Anaheim, het eerste Disneypark, zijn 54ste verjaardag. In Main Street USA zal de Disneyland Band de festiviteiten opfleuren en dat in aanwezigheid van de burgemeester van Main Street USA, Mickey en Minnie.
Met de bouw van Disneyland Resort Anaheim kwam Walt Disney’s droom over een pretpark met tekenfilmfiguren eindelijk uit.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nieuwe website

Vandaag was er de geboorte van een nieuwe website die deel uitmaakt van de Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar. Men kan dus van thuis uit op de hoogte blijven van alle nieuwe plannen en conceptarts en men hoeft niet meer naar Disney’s California Adventure Park te gaan om The Blue Sky Cellar te bezoeken.

Op de nieuwe website zie je nu conceptarts van nieuwe attracties en gebieden zoals Buena Vista Street, Goofy’s Sky School, Silly Symphony Swings, World of Color, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure en Cars Land.