Friday, June 4, 2010
Lorine and I and our good friend Eileen all made the trip to NYC. Lorine and I debuted the DivaSchmivas artwork and product and man did we make a splash!
Looks like our hardwork and perseverence is paying off. We made some wonderful contacts at the show and all I can add is that if everything goes the way we'd like it to we will have a very good year!
More about the show and what we saw coming your way very soon!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Well the countdown is on. Lists are being highlighted as we speak!
Artwork done - check
Posters made - check
Tools & such packed - check
Website updated - check
Highlights in hair - check
Wax upper lip - check
Nails done - check
Now the hard part begins - the packing of the clothing!
This is probably harder for me than anything else.
I'm one of those that changes outfits 6 times before I make up my mind.
Then there's the whole shoe, accessory thing.
Change one thing you can throw off the entire lot!
So I thought I'd make it easy on myself this trip. I'm wearing black!
Black and pink, black and peach, black with flowers, black and black.
I may even cut back to only 2 pairs of black shoes!
But seriously, Lorine and I have worked very hard to get to this place. To show what
we can do as artists, as a company, and as good friends. We hope you will all be thinking of us this next weekend as we embark on another Diva adventure. Please tell your friends to follow our blog and stay tuned for more news from New York!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
What is better than a treasure chest full of pretty pink chocolate candies? Not much, except if the box was created using one of Eileen Hull's Scoreboard dies from Sizzix. A quick little project to send to a fellow designer who is having some health issues. She truly is the "stamping queen" and every queen needs a treasure chest full of goodies.
Supplies you will need:
Scoreboard die cut of rectangle box, Pink wool-blend felt, Steam-a-Seam fusible web, Melissa Francis molded keyhole, Silver metal bookplate with prongs, Microbeads, Screw top brads, Silver acrylic paint, Hole punch, Scissors, Paper glue and an Iron.
The How to:
Cover the die cut with Steam-a-Seam2, following the manufacturers instructions.
Remove the paper backing and cover with Pink wool felt. Press well and trim around the edges of the die cut.
Use the hole punch to punch holes through the felt,adding four additional holes to the front of the box and two to the bottom edge of the box along the back edge.
Fold the box along the scorelines and insert brads into the holes, attaching the lid.
Attach the bookplate inserting the prongs into the top of the box, bending the ends over to the inside of the box lid.
Fill the center of the bookplate with glue, drop microbeads into the glue and let dry.
Glue keyhole to the front edge of the box lid. Let dry. Add silver paint to the front of the keyhole.
Using the point of a pencil dipped into silver paint, add dots of paint to the front flap of the box. Let dry.
Fill up the box with chocolate goodies and present it to the person of your choice.
Check out more fun ways to use Scoreboards diecuts - Adorable designs from the most creative people ever.
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Friday, April 9, 2010
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Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thanks to all who tuned in to see Lorine and the other fine designers that joined Tiffany. Be sure and tune in often to see all the wonderful things we designers can dream up. And when u hit a lull please wander over to our website for a looksey!
Also visit: Lorine at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cyndi at www.cyndihansendesigns.com
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
In less than 4 months time Lorine and I accomplished what I think is a small miracle. Together we developed 3 full lines to show at CHA. Not an easy feat I might add. It began with the concept for each line, then the artwork was designed, then made into fabric, then products were designed, that were then photographed, written about, and made ready for the show. We also created our own website, developed our own marketing materials, and planned the set up for our booth.
And it was all worth it. We received a great deal of interest in our products, met many new people, and were able to see all of our designer friends too boot.
More from the "real" writer in the partnership - Lorine - next time right here!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Have you ever met someone and you just hit it off - when you try to explain your vision for a project they just get it. That is how I met Cyndi. I was heading up a CHA committee and was looking for designers to help with a display for an upcoming show. I had already agreed to take on the overall job but was also faced with leading the designing of two rooms as I was short of volunteers. Well, my lucky day arrived when I talked with Cyndi - who responded to my request with a few questions. Basically she asked me to convince her why she should join CHA and attend the show. Well - I put on my thinking cap and gave her the reasons I joined and then asked a few questions and just for good luck threw in some designing ideas to get her interested. It worked - we talked some more and I mentioned my vision for the Birthday Party Kitchen Room display. I don't remember discussing the painted backdrop complete with an aqua refridgerator idea or my total vision for the room, but before I knew it - Cyndi had emailed me a rough drawing of how she envisioned the room complete with - you guessed it an aqua refrigerator from the 1950's along with clippings and tear sheets from magazines she must have had lying around. WOW! She blew me away. We have been friends ever since.
We often discussed working together but things just never fell into place. We discussed working on books, tear sheets as separate designers with a commom goal and many more scenarios but never really came up with a firm plan. We decided last fall that since I was heading out to the Houston Quilt Market, I should fly into Little Rock and stay with her and then we would drive to Houston together. That is exactly what we did and after spending many hours discussing things - tossing out ideas, and comparing notes - we formed the DivaSchmivas. Now the fun will truly begin. . . . Next blog - CHA Anaheim plays host to the DivaSchmivas!