Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ashley’s Smilin' for Votes! She is Still a Finalist!!!

Well they experienced issues with the videos and views so everyone who submitted their digital pics and videos advances to the next round of the Wet Seal 2009 Model Search. Ashley finished in the top 30 videos so thanks for your hard work. To make it through the next round, they are only taking the top 25 vote getters, based on 1 vote per day, per email address. Voting ends April 26th.

Here is the link to
Wet Seal to cast your vote. There is one vote per day, per registered email. Please convince your friends and family to do this to help a sweet girl realize her dream. When I got the entry form it was two days before the contest ended and she was headed out of town for a weekend volleyball tournament. We didn't have time to take professional pics and most of the girls have modeling head shots. So, she really needs your help to advance to top 25. She was 27th in video views. You can continue to watch that, too, to help her out. It may make a difference in the finals! Here is a special thank you message from Ash...

"Thank you so much all of you who viewed my video!!! Modeling has always been a dream of mine and getting this far in the competition wouldn't have been possible without all of your help and support! This is such an amazing opportunity. Please help me continue on to the finals and make top 25! Thanks again!" — Ashley

Friday, April 17, 2009

See these Published Projects in Your Favorite Magazines!

Here is a project alert! Look for these 3 projects in upcoming issues of CardMaker and Crafts 'n Things as well as an online bonus project.

You can find the instructions for creating this “Butterflies and Lace” Mother’s Day Card along with a matching envelope in the May 2009 issue of CardMaker magazine on page 53.

My “Ready to Soar” pull-up graduation card is being featured as a special May 2009 Web Bonus project with a downloadable pdf file. Click on this link to go to so you can download the instructions. Additional photos are posted in my published projects gallery.

This whimsical mini album completed entirely with Glue Arts adhesives is featured in the June 2009 issue of Crafts 'n Things magazine with instructions for the cover and a couple inside pages. (There is a pair of decorative yellow boots on the cover!) You can see additional pages of my mini album by clicking on my gallery and selecting Cheri's mini albums. 

Hope these inspire you to start creating projects for the upcoming months!

Monday, April 13, 2009

15 Minutes of Fame

Wow! Lately there seems to be this “15 minutes of fame”theme running in my circle of friends and family. First, our good friends and neighbors, The Kornowas had their daughter Marley's wish granted by none other than Oprah Winfrey. Marley was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma shortly before her 16 birthday. After several surgeries and treatment she has scanned clear and on a very good track. Positive proof of having great trust in God and prayers being answered. They are in the May issue of O Magazine, were featured on ET the other night and will be also featured on the Oprah show in May. How exciting to see our friends getting to experience some joy and pampering over the last year of really rough times. Plus, they look fabulous in their photos. 

Next, our daughter Ashley was selected as a finalist in the Wet Seal Model Search 2009. Still time to view her video until the 15th and help her advance to the next round. Don't worry if the view count doesn't change. It is on a delay! Be sure to give her a high rating, too so she can realize her dream.

Now, it is my turn for those brief shining moments in the spotlight. I will be teaching a class at CHA consumer show in Atlanta this July for Glue Arts and leave in a couple hours to head to Atlanta to do some videotaping of projects for their website. Above is a sneak peek at the flip flap purse project that I will teach at CHA Craft Super Show. 

And if that isn't exciting enough,  just the other week, I was asked by Warren Gruenig to be his feature interview in the July issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts. I had to do the projects in a bit of a hurry, while finishing up on my Dive into Birthday Party Planning article and preparing for this big video debut! Kinda crazy how sometimes everything happens at once. So maybe you can understand why I wasn't able to squeeze in a Stampin' Up workshop before leaving town. I plan to have one when I get back. Wish me luck as I continue to share my love of crafting to a broader scope of people. I will update you later on registering for the CHA Super Show class.

One other person in the spotlight is a dear friend and fellow stamp enthusiast, Ree Nathan, who just signed up as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. We had our first training session and soon Ree will be doing her own workshops. I know you share my excitement and wish her great luck. She has great talents in cardmaking and scrapbooking to share with everyone.