Monday, January 11, 2010

Famous! Nope.

I'm gonna be on national tv tonight...
well, sort of. Purple Cows is going big, HSN is selling the fabulous trimmers from Purple Cows and they are being presented today! I was asked to make a Valentines lay out and to use many of the decorative click blades and this 8.5x11 is what I sent in. So I will be glued to the tv tonight, waiting for my .0001 seconds of fame(in my own head). January 12th at 12:00am EST (9pm on the 11th Pacific Time) and 7pm EST (4pm Pacific Time).

I also used a vintage tag and flashcard from Elle's Studio- by the way I believe the lovely Valentine's line is being revealed today!

This photo was taken moments after my husband proposed to me. We were standing on the Golden Gate bridge with a couple that we were visiting in San Francisco and spent the day checking out all of the beautiful sights around the bay. I really had no idea that it was coming, in fact if you had asked me that day when he would ask for my hand, I would have said "we'll probably get engaged in about another year or so." Boy was I off. So there we were standing on the bridge and I was snapping away with my camera and a big boat was sailing just behind my boyfriend...I thought it would be lovely to take a photo of him with the boat and bridge behind him...if you have ever walked on the bridge, you know that there is a ton of foot traffic and cars that are quite close are constantly roaring by, so setting up my shot wasn't easy and he was being so fidgety. And then he said "I want to spend the rest of my life with you" and I said something like "yeah me too, stand still" and he said "will you marry me" and I was thinking ???why is he talking like this while I am trying to get this good picture? I guess a moment had passed, our friends took the camera from me and it wasn't until he pulled a ring out of his pocket that I really understood what was going on. Now, he tells the story like I am some flighty girl that wasn't paying attention....but umm he wasn't down on one knee, so how is a girl to know these things?

I finally tried making these little paper rosettes and I love them! I can't believe I waited this long to try them!

This lay out of Emma when she was 2 is based on a sketch by Patty Lennon from Creative Imaginations. This is some old paper from CI and I love love love it. I adore the matching alphas. I outlined them with a fine pen and added crystal glitter. I think these lullaby foam thickers are fabulous. Plan to see them around a lot. I bought a bunch.

This is the layout I made for the Pebbles Inc. blog post that I wrote last week ~what? did you say that you missed it? Click HERE to check it out!


Lexi said...

whoo hoo to seconds of fame ;) LOVE them all SAMantha!!
Less than 2 weeks now my friend ;)

ArchivingAngel said...

Hello Samantha!
I will be watching HSN so can't wait to see your work there.
Congrats! It is more than many of us unknown crafters get in a lifetime of crafting.
Terrific job- you deserve it.
Your creations are lovely and I saw your video on Leah Fung's blog.
Hope you can follow my blog too at:

Good luck!

BabyBokChoy said...

totally lovely!!!!!!!!! what a story! :) :) :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Your engagement story is priceless! And I love those little paper flowers you made!

Anonymous said...

Hi Samantha,

Your layout is gorgeous!
Also I loved the paper rosettes. Is there any chance of you teaching us how to make it on your blog???

JustYolie said...

Congrats! Love the story of your engagement!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Yippie for you and your .0001 sec. of fame. I'll be watching for your work!
Good for you.

Daniela said...

I love watching anything scrapbooking on TV. I will see if it's still on. Love your layouts. I love those vintage tags.

laterg8r said...

woo hoo to your seconds of fame :D

love the LO and your rosettes :D

Cards&Stuff said...

I watched HSN last night, that really is a cool trimmer/cutter. I'm tempted to get one! Congrats for all your accomplishments, you inspire me:)

Suzanne said...

Congrats!!!!! Love your story, and your work too!

bren yule said...

I LuRvE your beautiful handiwork! Gotta try those yummy flowers!