Monday, January 17, 2011


Okay, I have to cry "Uncle"....I am going to move the Flora and Fauna project to after the Valentines project in Feb. I have been working hard to get the kits for the Heritage Albums ready to ship (I have a friend helping me) while working on the projects for Tim Holtz for CHA and it has been going well.

The Flora and Fauna class was scheduled for this next weekend. The kits are nearly ready and I had planned to put them up on Etsy over the weekend. However, I can't carve out the time to get the Flora and Fauna pattern written in time for a class on least not up to my quality I would rather move the class. The mini has a variety of page and tag styles, thus the pattern is a bit more involved than some of the others. The kits will still go up today or tomorrow but the class will slide a couple of weeks. This way everyone gets their kit before class and I can breathe! So, I will move the fabric mini class to this weekend and do a quick "Jewelry from Scraps" class on the Friday before CHA. .

Moving the schedule around helps me out a ton! I was starting to stress big time! This way I can spend some time with the kids before I leave and I can get the samples done and the kits for the Heritage, Flora and Fauna, and the Valentine's project, "Romantique Box for your Love Notes", done and all the kits shipped out before I leave for CHA

In the future, each month, I am planning to have 2 project classes with kits, 1 technique class (which may or may not have a pattern) and the Page of the Month class. I can't wait to see all the new goodies at CHA and plan future projects!!

I am overnighting the projects I have been working on to Tim on Thursday morning this week. I am dying to show them to you all! I believe they are truly some of my best work. I will post photo's on the morning of the 29th (there is WIFI at the Convention Center!!)

I know you will all understand my need to flex my schedule. I think this is the best solution for everyone. I only like to put my kits and patterns out there for you when they meet my standards. This way everyone can get their kit in time and I can give you all a quality product and a quality class.

Have an awesome week!!



  1. Not a problem Laura, do what works best for you. Your classes and projects are always the best, and well worth the wait. Thank you for all that you and may God Bless.

    Pammiebear in Texas

  2. Same here Laura, not a problem! Time with kids is important and you are the best and we can definitely wait. Thanks a million!

  3. Breathing is good!!!!! So is spending time and relaxing with the family.
    This is actually serendipitous for me because it gives me time to breath and try to catch up with you. Probably an impossible task, but worth a try.
    Enjoy what you are doing I will be waiting with bated breath to see all your new creations.
    Prayers for you and your family.

  4. I'm still flipping out that you're getting this opportunity of a lifetime! So happy for you. Of course, keep putting yourself and your family first! It just makes you a better woman and crafter to share your genius with us when you're ready.

  5. I'm sitting here laughing because when I read your title, I read it CHA CHA CHA Changes and thought Oh, No! But then, I thought are you stuttering the word Changes? I will wait as long as it takes for you to accomplish what you need to do. Just breathe and enjoy the moment!

  6. Laura!! You are supermom, even supermom needs a break now and then:) I am sooooooooo excited for you with the CHA and Timmy stuff! I can't wait to see what you made for CHA! Wish i could be there. I would love to meet you and Joy !
    Super{{{HUGS}}} from New Jersey
    Deann d4dbaker

  7. So glad you are allowing yourself some time for family! There is enough stress at CHA without adding to it!!! Have a great time!!! Can't wait to see your project!!

  8. Hey, take it easy.......and give yourself breathing space. Put you and the family first.....we can wait.

    Take care of yourself.......think I get to say that kind of thing!!! Well placed and all that!!


  9. Laura, You do the most incredible patterns and projects and I have learned so much from you and I wanted to say thank you. You have such an amazing opportunity with Tim Holtz, I'm still so excited he stopped in on New Years and can't wait to see the projects you designed for him, though I'm sure they are amazing, just like everything you do!! Don't stress, family always comes first, I'm sure everyone will love whatever you choose to show us. Have a great time at CHA!!! Amy

  10. Laura, No problem at all. We're not going anywhere, we'll be here. We know that we'll always get a quality product from you that is worth waiting for. Take care of you and your family first, and don't worry about anything. Have a blast at CHA! Tim is a lucky (and smart) man to get you on board with him. How very exciting for HIM. Prayers for you and your family. See you when you get back.

  11. Forgot to give a huge WOOOOO HOOOOOO for a fabric class this Friday! This is super exciting for me. My fabric stash has been feeling neglected and unloved for awhile. Can't wait! And thanks.
    Hope (again)

  12. Did you think all of your loyal followers would be upset with you. NEVER. We all look forward to every project you do. (I, for one, go back and view a lot of your YouTube videos and UStreams.)

    We will be waiting here for your next project and a view of your CHA-Tim Holtz' projects.

    Take care and be blessed.

  13. Hi Laura,
    Not a problem. You can do anything you want.
    What ever is easier for you. I am truely amazed that you are able to have a class at all with everything you have on your plate.
    It is important for you to take care of you and your family....and of course Tim's stuff too.
    Slow down and don't worry about us. We love ya and understand.

  14. Certainly understandable Laura. While it's hard to wait, your projects are certainly worth it! So glad you get this opportunity to do this with Tim! And this works well for me too, with my upcoming trip overseas, lol. I will miss your shows while I am gone.

    Heather aka momofcody

  15. Don't worry about us Laura. Take your time with your kids and breathe. Go enjoy CHA and then come back with all those great ideas to share in February. This is a great opportunity for you and I think we all can't wait to see the new stuff! Have FUN!

  16. Thank you Laura, I learn so much from the classes you provide. You have much awesomeness!
    With all the spinning CHA Cha Cha going on, I either missed it, or there has been no time to think about F & F kits to put up on Etsy? Laura is dancing as fast as she can! 1, 2 cha cha cha...
    Good luck on your trip!!