Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Christy Tomlinson at The Chalet Friday March 2nd, at 10:00PM EST.

Christy Tomlinson will be here Friday March 2nd, at 10:00PM EST.

Christy Tomlinson is a contributing editor and the educational coordinator for Scrapbook Etc., magazine.

She has been teaching and working in the industry for over 4 years and enjoys the people she meets at these events.

She previously worked 3 years, as the marketing director for Chatterbox and is now on the Making Memories design team. She has been married to her best friend, Ben, for over 13 years and they have six beautiful children who keep her on her toes!

In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, photography and late night movies with her husband.

Come Join us for a GREAT night with Christy!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Great news!!

Hello everyone!!

I have been spending a lot of time on Scrapbook Chalet in the last little while. The main reason is the amazing girls there!! Very friendly and outgoing! Not to mention talent that just rocks!!!!!

Can you imagine posting your work and receiving a minimum of about 4 or 5 comments on EACH item? Have you even been on a forum where a thread is started early in the morning just to say hi, and by the end of the day there are over 10 pages of posts? Also, there are amazing challenges! There are monthly chats with celebs too! The Chalet even offers monthly kits that are just gorgeous!! And 3 or 6 Month Kit Subscriptions! So cool!

Well, the Chalet is the place!!Come and join, let them know Vanilla sent ya!! You will have so much fun!! And examples of talented members range from Isabelle, Leslie Ash, Jeanne, Dawn, and the list is ever ending... Just fabulous!!

OK, now for the news! LOL
A call went up for a new design team... and guess who, among a bunch of amazing people, was chosen??? YUP! Me :) I am so excited you have no idea!

At the same time, I would like to congratulate everyone who made it!! You guys rock and I am sooooo excited to work with you all!!

So come and join and have the time of your life!! It is a great community which is growing bigger and bigger every day!!

Talk to ya soon!!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Really Just Ribbons

Its competition time at Really Just Ribbons again!

Really just Ribbons has one Value Pack of Single Stitched Ribbons AND one Value Pack of Dotty Ribbons worth $47.75!!!! This is running until March 14th ~ all you have to do is visit their site!!! Be sure to enter for your chance to win these gorgeous ribbons!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Miss Jeanne and an altered box ;)

Hello! :)

Here is a little project I did the other day... Just a quick one! Hope you like it!!
Jess wanted a box - that matched all of her other pink stuff - to put all the pins she buys at competitions! Trying to keep things in one specific spot for a change!! LOL

I also have to mention this... My sweet and dear dear friend *Jeanne* introduced me to something somewhat dangerous to my health - since I have been lacking sleep ever since!! LOL Messenger (in this case Yahoo)hooked up a headset; we have been chating our ears off!!! I have been having a blast - but my beauty just went down the tubes... LOL

Jeanne blogged about this... and wrote some incredibly wonderful & sweet things about me... Thank you my sweet!! But I have to say, I see you as a true treasure, not to mention an amazing artist. WOW! HUGS Miss Jeanne :) Go check her blog and you will see just how amazing she really is!!! - more importantly a really wonderful person -

And some details...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007


While surfing blogs the other day, I came upon one offering free UHU glue in exchange for a product review and link back to their site.

Within a week the samples arrived! There is a glue roller AND a bottle of liquid glue.

I haven't used it yet - but I am planning on trying this soon!!

So, visit the UHU website and see if you can't give these products a try!

On a different note... Here is a quick and easy card I made the other day (last minute thing... :) ) for a friend :)

Have a great day!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Basic Grey rocks!! TOOT

My Friends LO is now on Basic Grey!!!

And to make things even cooler, my super and crazy friend Nancy got on at the same time as me for her LO MOMMY'S LIL CUTIE FACE!!!! Check out Nancy's blog (here)!

Ain't life grand???

I also want to thank my very sweet and dear Isabelle (Chocofana) for giving me a push to submit it!! You are the best!! Thank you :)

Mich :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!!!!


Here is a new LO! Sorry about the wait in posting! :) I adore this LO!
Chantal is a very special friend to me! She has always been there for me no matter what... I dedicate this to her and send her all my love...! Isn't she just gorgeous :)
Hope you guys like it!! I would appreciate all comments as this is such a special LO for me :)

HUGS *** Mich

Voici ma dernière page... que j'adore!! Chantal est une amie que j'aime énomément et qui a été toujours été là pour moi! Je lui envoie milles bisous et calins!!N'est elle pas d'une beauté rare??!!
J'espère que vous aimez cette page!! J'apprécie tous commentaires car celle-ci est si spéciale pour moi :)

Bisous *** Mich

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PS Thank you for all your comments for Jessica!! She is competing this Friday again - but in a higher level than she normally does... It is an obligation through her school... So as long as she does not come in last - it's good!! LOL

Merci pour tous vos commentaires pour Jess!! Elle compétionne encore vendredi - cette fois ci elle est obligée par l'école d'être dans une catégorie plus élevée... donc en autant qu'elle n'est pas dernière, je suis heureuse!! LOL

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I have been tagged!!

Sorry for not posting lately! Been going crazy with other things... My scrapbooking muse has now returned!! I got scared for a while!! I will be posting this coming week some of my weekend creations - thank you for your patience and visits!

My beautiful, sweet, talented, and quirky darling friend Jeanne from North Carolina, TAGGED me! No worries luv, I still luv ya!!

Now I need to list 6 quirky or weird things about myself...

I have more than I care to blog about... Here goes:

1. I did not drink coffee until my mid-20s, and hated it! I used to put 6 or 7 tsp of sugar to kill the taste... now I am a complete addict! -just milk, no sugar...

2. When it is cold (not freezing, just cold), circulation in my fingers is cut off, and they become white! If it is freezing, so do my toes! Not a pretty picture...

3. Single woman, single mom 24-7, still think that fairy tales & prince charming exist, just haven't met mine yet!

4. Every so often I get into a cleaning mood - I even clean between the tiles with a toothbrush! and I am not talking about "spring cleaning", in the mood is my subtle way to try to take away from the fact that it is an addiction... :(

5. Talking about addictions... I am a workaholic & a perfectionist... If I am on a project (personal or for work), I dream about it, wake up thinking about it... Just live for it! Not a good thing by any means!

6. I am so sensitive (my mom calls me a baby) that I can cry during a commercial, a movie, the news and Oprah! Anything remotely sad, romantic, heroic... I CRY!!! My DD and mom laugh at me all the time! We watch something - I cry!

I think that is enough for today!

Now I get to tag 6 people... I will start with Dawn (a complete inspiration, caring and true online friend), Isabelle (a sensitive, sweet, caring, pure artistic, wonderful and true online friend), Donna (someone I look up to, I am somewhat jealous -lol - an artist in its purest form), Flower (her online screen name - my neighbor, recently found neighbor - who may become my best shopping friend ever! LOL, who has a magic touch making cards), Gillian (terrific card maker and mum of 3, from AU!) and finally, Bety (Amazing card designer!!) - I could go on, but I am afraid someone may hurt me after this!! *I kept this to my English fellow scrapbookers, not to offend anyone - Just didn't want to translate this post!!

Please leave them a comment, let them know I sent you!! Maybe then they will forgive me for tagging them!

Hugs to all! Thank you for your comments and continued visits! Your encouragement means the world to me these days :)

a.k.a Vanilla

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Groundhog day


Tomorrow is Groundhog day! LOL I know, silly post, but why not!!!

Have a great day! Hope Phil will too! :)

Talk to you soon