SAHM and retired Marine Scrapbooking for the art of it, because I love my family and I enjoy creating art--could there be a more perfect combination? Independent CHA Designer-available for design commissions, kit design, class and project design, teaching events, consultation, product reviews and more!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Time Out for ART Politics

If you can take a minute to show your support of art and let our government know, maybe we can grow.

Please Follow This Link to Take Action on Important Arts Issues

http://capwiz.com/artsusa/issues/alert/?alertid=9521951

One situtation here in Maine that effects artists is the "re-seller's" license. They have recently changed the criteria that allows a business to possess one, specifically your business must earn $15,000 annually. So, a small artist, crafter or street artist trying to make a living with collage or painting, wood carving etc would not be allowed to purchase art materials at wholesale costs to support their business without this license they can't afford to be artists and buy their materials, it's shooting us in the foot! There has to be a solution that will support the artist. Not all of us can be Walmart and have huge sales, nor should we.

We need art in our schools and in our communities.

SUPPORT THE ARTS. Thank you!

(now back to your regularly scheduled creating!)

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Friday, March 21, 2008

What have I been doing?



HIBERNATING!

We have been getting a storm once or twice PER WEEK up here, DH is tired of snowblowing and I don't want to leave the house!

Good for me because I've been very busy designing.

Stay tuned for exciting updates, ONLINE CLASSES to appear at www.heartinhandscraps.com and www.craftedonline.com will have LIVE WEBCAM CLASSES!

Meanwhile, I'm trying to stay warm and fight sun-deprivation. Hey, why don't you stop over to www.craftgate.com and see what's going on, lots of crafty inspiration there, we're having a revival movement to save crafting and make it popular again.

Is it Spring yet really?

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

FEB FLOURISHES WINNER HAS ZEST!


UPDATE: THE WINNER WILL GET A PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDING A SHEET OF STAMPS, BASIC GREY STELLA RUBY SET AND CHIPBOARD SHAPES, RUNNER UPS ARE GETTING A SHEET OF RUBBER! WOOHOO. THANKS FOR ENTERING!

DESIGNER REWARD! If you get a project published in a paper/print magazine that uses my stamp images and credit "Becky Chabot Flourishes by heartsintouch.com" send me a copy of the magazine page and you will get a check for $25!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Bethany Kartchner


WINNER OF THE FEBRUARY FLOURISHES CONTEST!

I'LL BE MAILING YOUR SHEET OF RUBBER TODAY!

THANKS TO ALL THAT ENTERED!

Information about the layout:


I did this for Scrap Shanty's March Sponsor: Around the Block.

Journaling: Zoey is so passionate and zany. She’s a pure joy to be around. 10.07

Techniques: I freehanded the swirl, cut it out and adhered. I used an Around the Block tagger gun to adhere all the flower tags

Cardstock: Bazzil

Pattern paper: Around the Block

Stickers: Alphabet and epoxy Hello: Around the Block; epoxy stickers: KI Memories

Pens: micron

Ribbon: Offray pink ric rack; green ribbon is from packaging

Rub-ons: MM “dare to”

Other: flower tags, tagger gun, tags and happy clip: Around The Block


RUNNERS UP: will get a prize, :o)




Sherry Dobreski



Jessica Shurts



Sue Shute

***the winnerS receive a sheet of my rubber stamp designs "Flourishes" pictured here and available for
$20 plus shipping at www.heartsintouch.com


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VOTE: America's Favorite Mom




VOTE FOR AMERICA'S FAVORITE MOM, FOUNDER OF SOLDIER'S ANGELS

A little intermission from scrapbooking and creating art to support Mrs. Patti Patton-Bader who is the founder of the Soldier's Angels Charity; if she wins this contest, she will have an opportunity to appear on The Today Show and talk about Soldier's Angels. Please register and vote, you can vote once a day! Thank you for your support.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Contest Winner! coming soon................................

My apologies for the delay in announcing the Feb Flourishes contest winner, all of the entries are fantastic and have been safely filed away upon receipt.

I've been out straight and also fighting off the nasty flu, or whatever I had that is dragging my butt around.

I'll post within the next few days, stay tuned................

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

WD-40 For Crafters!




I received a nice box of goodies today! WD-40 brand has many new products that crafters never knew they couldn't live without. Inky fingers? Could be your trademark, or if you'd like to get them really clean without damaging your skin, try Lava Soap; it comes in a bar or pump bottle. Ever drop your ink pad on your carpeted floor or fabric chair? Try the Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover, you will be amazed! Also introducing the new WD-40 No Mess Pen. WD-40 where you want it and no where else! works great on punches and other tools, remove stickers, and other stickiness from your projects, leak proof and won't dry out.

I have found these new products to be a savior of carpet and skin. I am happy to pass the information on to you. Cheers!


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Thursday, March 06, 2008

CRAFT INDUSTRY POLL & More Stuff on eBay!

We are trying to save the Craft Fairs, Local Craft stores and Feed the starving artists.

Your participation in this poll will be helpful.
www.craftgate.com/views

you will need to register, this keeps out spammers and viagra, but it's quick and painless, your info is not sold or shared.
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I have varied stitch (cross stitch, needle point and Bunka) kits for sale on eBay ending in two days, I'm trying to clean out the basement and buy the baby a new pair of shoes!
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmainelybunka
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