Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yippee!!!!!What a weekend!!!!

I have so much to share I don't even know where to begin. I will start with some really exciting news! I have been asked to join the design team for the manufacturer Black River Designs. It is a Canadian manufacturer started by Christine Campbell, she debuted her first 5 PP lines and 8 sets of rub-ons at CHA Winter 09. I really am thrilled to be part of this amazing team! Check out the other designers I get to work with!

Cari Locken
Virginia Wong
Stephanie Klauck
Lisanne Cote
Aly Dosdall
Lynn Ghahary
Jennifer Matott

My son also had a banner weekend with his soccer team winning the Whitewater Challenge Cup. Here is the team and the coach with their hard earned cup. They are now 13-0-0 and have only had 3 goals scored on them all season. Teams came from as far away as Canada so the competition was pretty stiff! Way to go boys!

And one of just my guy!

The weekend did not end there. On to a day of team bonding and whitewater rafting. It was my kids first experience whitewater rafting and they had a ball! Thanks goodness for wetsuits since the water was 55 degrees.

I want to let you know about a a fun scrapping challenge going on that is also for a great cause. Check out Jen Tapler's blog for information on the Stampin' out Alzheimer's Event she is hosting. This is a cause near and dear to my heart since my Dad suffered from Alzheimer's for several years before passing away.

Here is my dad in my favorite photo of him looking so handsome. It was taken sometime around WWII. Also a special Memorial Day THANK YOU to all the military and their family members who serve and sacrifice so much to keep our country free! You are true heroes!

Check out this month challenge at Marks Paper Company. It is a great one with an awesome prize so be sure to give it a try!

The Challenge:

Using 75% of Marks Paper Company’s products, create stitching on a scrapbook page, altered item, home d├ęcor item, mini album, you name it. How creative can you be? It is SEW Simple!

The winner will receive a set of Marks Paper Company new paper collection (English Garden), and a sponsored prize by Scrapfreak,

Scrapfreak Logo TM 700 (2)

which is a $15.00 gift certificate to their on-line store. Total retail value for this prize package is $25.00. In addition, your winning project will be featured on the Marks Paper Company Blog and in our monthly newsletter!

When your project is complete, post a comment on our blog that includes a link to your blog or on-line gallery so we can view your project. Deadline for submissions is midnight (EST) May 29, 2009. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2009 on our blog.

Check out our website for more information. Please e-mail us with any questions. Good luck and we’re looking forward to seeing your work!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!


Sigmagirl said...

COngrats!! Another girl from the states!! I love your clean style and card designs! It was nice seeing your family in pictures and wow... you lucky girl.. you got a Coach for Mother's day???!!! I am a collector of all things Coach too! Adorable bag! Anyway... I am excited to work with you and I'm not that far from you... across the border in NY!

Lynette said...

Just popping in to say hi...and stunning layouts as per the usual:)



Man I can surely see your eyes in your dad!! That's a fabulous photo.

Beth said...

Yay! Congrats to you and your son!!!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

COngratulations !! =)

Jocelyn said...

Congrats to you MiMi!!! You do deserve it, I just adore your work! Looks like you did have a busy weekend, packed with fun!!! Wishing you a great week!

Linda Beeson said...

Big congrats on the new adventure and LOVE the pics of your weekend.

Velta said...

Wow girl you are to be congratulated...and what a weekend you had. Your son is gonna wow all the girls out there if he hasn't already...He is a doll!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

What a wonderful weekend and Woohoo to you for you fantastic DT news! You work is amazing and you are so deserving! Love the pic of your dad...such a handsome gent! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Marci Knecht said...

Well Congrats all the way around! You deserve everything good that comes your way.

Aly D said...

congrats Mimi, and so excited to get to know you and work with you at BRD!

Staci said...

Yay! Big congrats on the new DT gig, mimi! Great photos!

Virginia said...

Hi Mimi! So glad to have you aboard at Black River Designs! I am looking forward to getting to know you!

Andrea Amu said...

Huge congrats to you, Mimi on Black River Designs! That's wonderful :)

Fink said...

What a great weekend you did have! I am sure you will enjoy knowing Cari Locken! I got great presents for Mother's day, not a Coach though! The day over all was horrible!

Leslie Ashe said...

MIMI!!!!! Congrats to you girl!
Congrats to your son too!

I also just wanted to stop by your blog and tell you THANK YOU for your sweet note you left on MY blog!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Leslie Ashe

ellen s. said...

WTG! that is so great! and i love all the pix, esp the one of your dad. he was so handsome.

Alex said...

Congrats again Mimi - girl, you are on a roll!!!!! But, your work is so fabulous, I am not surprised! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christiane said...

weheee!! huge congrats!! :))