Confessions of a CHA Convention-er (Part 8 – Flower Soft and Studio G)

Posted by Catherine on January 26, 2009

DISCLOSURE: (a) Any and all things written in this posting shall not be taken at all seriously should it offend or embarrass or confuse or otherwise impart feelings that are not of the warm and fuzzy variety to any of the readers (b) (poster is also not liable for any feelings of jealousy that the reader may feel at any time during this post). (c) Updates are subject to mistakes and error injected with heavy sarcasm and not-so-funny wit and awkward silences due to extreme exhaustion and a brain full of mucho information. (d) Poster is not liable for any miscommunication or error on the part of the reader for violating any of the above-stated sections/clauses.


Okay! Now that we’ve gotten the legal stuff taken care of…(this sentence here would be covered under section (C) of the discloure. *awkward silence…..*

Before I went on with any of the updates and mind-boggling-ness of the AWESOME announcements that I have and that Marti from Pez-a-Doodle Designs has in store for you, I just wanted to stop and say

~* thank you *~

to everyone who has been taking precious time out of their day to come visit me and to read me blathering on and on. I mean, the number one reason that makes any of this fun is to be able to share it with you! Without you wanting to read it, then I’d pretty much just be bragging to no one, wouldn’t I? Honestly, thanks again for visiting and for leaving all the fun, well-wishing, motivating comments. I want you to know that I read EVERY single one (I’m sorry I haven’t been able to reply to all of them!) but Marti and I do discuss the suggestions and comments that you leave that is regarding products and Pez-a-Doodle and I just wanted you to know that though you are not here, you are not going unheard!

And for those comments that aren’t product-related, let me just tell you, that you have all helped me get through my very first trip all by myself! I feel like one of those diaper commercials, you know? I can do it aaaall by myself – I’m a big girl now! *awkward silence….*

Side note: In two hours and twenty minutes, I will have been up for 24 hours. Weird…*awkward silence…..*

Okay, I keep meandering and digressing because I’m positive I may have fallen asleep every couple of minutes…my eyes are blinking and they are forgetting to open.

A few official Pez-a-Doodle announcements. I’m not entirely sure that I can actually release this information at the moment, so don’t tell anyone I told you! It’ll be our little secret, just us, okay? Besides, I have gained some extra valuable information this weekend that I’m sure I can use as collateral should I fall into the unfavorable graces of Marti for telling…*LOL*…all you need to know is that it’s good blackmail material *TEEHEE*

Okay, again, I wandered off! Right, I was going to make an announcement!


In a few short months (release date, I believe is MARCH), Pez-a-Doodle Designs will be carrying the NEW RELEASES of the boxed sets from…FLOWER SOFT! Oh YEAH, I’m so excited! Almost a year ago when Marti and I began posting about Flower Soft, I was only able to acquire it from a trade show I had been to and they were in the really large tubs available in one colour or mixed colour – and the UK were the predominant carriers of them so it was definitely hard to come by. But after doing a make-and-take with them and meeting one of their reps, Marti has worked something out so that she will be carrying the boxed sets on Pez-a-Doodle Designs! *squeals* Here are the lines:

We can all say it together now, oooooooh aaaaaaah! Or for those who wish to join me, w00t! Just remember that most of these are orders that are new releases (these are new releases to Canada/US) will not be shipping out for another couple of months, so just make sure and stay tuned to Marti’s blog ( to find out when they are going to be available for pre-order and when they are going to be shipped to her, as these can be two very different things. But HOLY MOLY, these are SO much fun! I had forgotten after I’d had them for a while, but there’s nothing like a make-and-take to get you all riled up again! Also as another small announcement for that, the rep from Flower Soft has told us that they are working on a certification class for Flower Soft maybe in the JULY CHA!

On another side-note, guess who’s registration has been accepted for the COPIC CERTIFICATION CLASS in Toronto on March 24?!?! ME! I am SO excited!

Let’s see, let’s see, what else did I promise for you today….oh RIGHT!

STUDIO G NEWS! This one, I’m also not sure that I can release just yet as this is pretty much Marti’s baby from the beginning, so I’m going to hold off on all the details until I get the go-ahead but BELIEVE ME when I say there is going to be some AWESOME things coming up with Pez-a-Doodle Designs and Studio G! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself, proving that, as today I was introduced to the Studio G rep and head customer service agent as a Studio G fanatic! I’m almost biting my tongue (figuratively speaking of course) so that I don’t go blurting it all out before it’s nice and time. But I promise there’s so much fun to come, it’ll definitely be worth a little bit of tense, excitable anticipation!

I’m going to post another thing here instead of making a new section for it – although I am REALLY loving and appreciating all the comments you are taking the time to leave for me, I don’t want you to have to post a million more times as I can get overly chitty-chatty. I just wanted to show our make-and-take from Tim Holtz’s Idea-o-logy (or whatever it’s called, I can’t look right now….my forehead is almost the one typing out this post) booth:

That’s our make-and-take luggage tag (or bag tag as some people like to correct me with) and I wanted to show it because it incorporates a bit of the things that I am currently in the process of giving away. The tag was die-cut from grungeboard and there you will see the mini masks as well as the floral flourishes and new stamp line (not included in giveaway). So that’s one teeny, tiny little idea of what you can do with all the goodies you’ll get should you be chosen as our ultimate Tim Holtz Advantus winner!

If you are looking for more goodies, don’t forget to stop by Marti’s blog to win the ENTIRE new releases of…BWHAHAHA…that’s how I know my mind has gone to sleep without waiting for me, I totally forgot for a minute what the giveaway was and I couldn’t for the life of me pull it out of my mind…so again, like I was saying, you could win the ENTIRE SET of lights and brights alcohol inks for participating in her blog giveaway!



25 Responses to “Confessions of a CHA Convention-er (Part 8 – Flower Soft and Studio G)”

  1. Sharon said

    Your legal stuff at the top of post is too funny! Your head must just be spinning with all the new goodies being released!


  2. Swimmom said

    Cat – your crack me up, girl! You went way too long without blogging during the last few months – I’ve missed you!
    Now – I can’t wait for the Flower soft kits! I’ve been dying to try it, but didn’t know what to buy or where to get it from! What’s in the kits? Everything we need, right? Leave it to Marti – yay!
    Now as for you – get some sleep!!! (But first spill on the studio g!)

  3. AShu93 said

    What a great bunch of announcements! I can not wait for the flower soft! I've really been wanting to try that & those boxes look great.

    And how exciting for you to get to go to the copic certification class!

  4. Shirley said

    You are so funny! I love your blog. I cannot wait to see the Flower soft. I have not heard of that before. I will have to look them up. Of course you also have me wondering about Studio G…..

  5. Nicole said

    Go to bed! Haha! Can’t wait for the flower soft!


  6. Bethany said

    You need some sleep! LOL Too funny…don’t forget to BREATHE! Not sure about the flower soft…just not my style, but maybe I should try it before I say that, huh?

  7. Michelle (mla1111) said

    too funny… hope you got some sleep! Actually forget sleep, there is too much fun to be had… Interested to see more on teh flower soft, I havent hear about it…must go tback in the blog posts to get the deets. Congrats on the copic cert class…how fun!

  8. -Amanda & Tom B. said

    Well look what you all have been up to! Flower soft boxes? I don’t even have flower soft yet….I think I’m behind in my purchasing. After seeing your really cute luggage tag….is there a way that sometime in the future you could link projects like that to the site. I mean, maybe show and explain the project on the blog and then have a store link that when you click on it you will be brought to a site with everything you need to make the prodct?? I hope that makes sense.

  9. Anita said

    I am so enjoying sharing in this wonderful adventure. I just tried Flower Soft and want everything.

  10. Renee said

    You are funny. So glad I found your blog.

    Love your luggage tag….

  11. SequoiaLynn said

    Get some sleep! You make me tired with all the posting! Cant wait to see some more awesome Flower Soft projects!

  12. byondbzr said

    LOL at your disclaimer! That flower soft looks pretty darn cool!

  13. stacky4204 said

    love that luggage tag very cute

  14. Janice Anello said

    I LOVE FLOWER SOFT!!!! Please please please tell us more about the boxed sets…. What is in that cute little box? We promise not to tell!

  15. Ann said

    The Flower Soft looks so fun. Can’t wait to get some!

  16. Lisa in MI said

    Love the “Bag” tag…no…I’ve never heard it called that either…but I think it will stick!

  17. julie z said

    i definitely need some of the flower soft. my main problem is which ones to choose. i can’t keep buying every color of everything. i am running out of space and denting the budget.

  18. kolling143 said

    The flower soft looks wonderful!!! Go get some sleep!!

  19. 4paws said

    Your sense of humor is wonderfull! I Love your blog. I am new to the card stamping. It is something that I have admired for so long but was so unsure of my self to realy give it a try. You have such amaxing cards here and I am excited to learn more. I have Lupus and some days are just hard to get motivated. When I read your adventures I always smile. I love your sense of humor. Sounds like you are having a blast even with no sleep.

  20. Anonymous said

    Congrats on your registration acception to the copic markers class in March! I love the TH tag you made. I’ve not tried flower soft, but would love to. Are the boxed cards several of one card or are there a varitey in one box? Oh my…so much fun! Hopefully you can get a little rest so that you can keep up with the rest of the excitement! Enjoy!


  21. StarlightScrapper said

    this is all too funny! I just love catching up with every one of your adventure posts!

  22. Chris said

    Oh lady…I hope you got some sleep!! You’re post is so “ADD” it’s toooo funny!

    Flower soft seems soooo cool…Kinda want a mini-bottle/bag to just try.

  23. Laurinda said

    I’m getting sleepy jsut reading your post. Are you sure you can’t leak any more secrets? I won’t tell a soul!!!

    Laurinda (Cricut MB)

  24. Margaret from NY said

    I’m impressed tthat you could type the legal stuff being that you are half asleep 🙂

    I can’t wait to see the flower soft…I have never worked with them but they sound incredible!

    I am dying to see the Studio G stuff…I am addicted to those little things….

  25. Claire said

    I love the make and take luggage tag

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