Thursday, November 02, 2006

sharing the love...

well my bags are packed and this time they are BOTH under 50 lbs (yay!) but before i leave for the weekend, a couple of things to share with you!

did you ever wonder what you can do with the extra chipboard pages inside our chipboard binder albums? turn them into some cool photo layouts like this:

add some papers, photos, stickers and ribbons (MR ribbons) tied in the holes and look what you can create! i tend not to use all 8 of the pages in the binder album so these leftover goodies make great gifts!

oh yeah and peeps, don't forget about our DT contest. i do expect ALL of you blog readers to enter - remember if you don't enter, you can't win.

http://www.mayaroad.com/2006MRDesignTeam.htm

i do expect that we will be personally talking to some of you on the phone. be ready for my hard nose, in depth questions - totally kidding! i left that all behind in my old job. so no need to show us your transcripts in this interview!

and finally, one more give away for this weekend while i am gone! i made this as a class sample:

it along with some fabbie MR stuff can be yours. i really hate to throw things away. in fact, this fabbie pen along with a manila envie of MR stuff can be yours if you win !

to win, please post here (non anon) and tell me the following:

what topics would you love for me to cover in this blog? i could talk about noah all day (as you know) and various and sundry parts of MR too - but what is it that you want to know about? as you all know, deb and i are pretty open and honest about a lot of things. but i would love to hear what you want to know about us or MR or whatever. so speak to me, people.

and you can post here til sunday when i get back to town.

have fun!

i am off to wear my toque (hat i believe) and long johns in regina, canada! i also need to get me some tim horton's coffee (or so i hear)

26 Comments:

At 11/03/2006 02:56:00 AM, Blogger scrap 67 said...

It is so nice you talk about Noah all the time. We love the pictures that you share with us. Maybe you could tell us where you put the inspiration from. It so hard to have a job and family also and make such beautiful stuf. So tell us maybe we can do it ourself to be creative as you are.
Have a nice trip to Canada.
PS The project is ready for DT we only have to upload it. XXXX

 
At 11/03/2006 03:46:00 AM, Blogger Robyn W said...

yep keep showing and telling with Noah,
and i have often wondered about the process from idea to product on the shelf, maybe you could tell us how one of your releases for CHA starts as an idea and what it goes through to get to being on the shelf........maybe ???
hope the weekend is great !

 
At 11/03/2006 08:33:00 AM, Blogger nicole said...

I would love to hear about your creative process when you work on a layout or project. How do you start??
Also I would love to see a glimpse of your favorite layouts/projects that you have completed.
My nosey self is loving this!!
Nicole

 
At 11/03/2006 10:04:00 AM, Blogger Laura Vigliarolo said...

I too would love to hear about how you come up with and how you get stuff from an idea to an actual product we can buy. Have a warm safe trip. Noah is always a welcome topic.

 
At 11/03/2006 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

Love the cuteness! As far as the blog, more sneak peaks, more ideas on what to do with your wonderful products, more about life in general, and DEFINITELY more Noah!!! BTW, where are the food pictures? I miss those! ;) Have a safe and fun trip!

 
At 11/03/2006 11:10:00 AM, Anonymous judi said...

Tim Horton's is the BEST :)

Safe trip, C!

 
At 11/03/2006 11:51:00 AM, Anonymous MichelleO from Scraptivity said...

I too first check in to see a new photo of Noah and here how fast he is growing. Second I love to see your projects. To see how the "creator" uses the products is just too much fun! I love reading the stories about you and Deb. I giggle sometimes and often shake my head while thinking of me and my sister! (don't know if we could run a business together as well as you two do!)
Heck I love the blog period!

 
At 11/03/2006 11:53:00 AM, Blogger awendybird said...

Noah is a cutie and I love reading about him!

I'd love to know more about anything! I'm not picky :) I just like reading about the journey.

Have a great trip!

 
At 11/03/2006 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

i LOVE checking your blog daily and just hearing about you and your family. i think it would be cool to hear about *product developement*!

your chipboard layout is AWESOME! have a safe treip and have super time in Regina!

 
At 11/03/2006 02:26:00 PM, Anonymous Lia B said...

I definately would love to see more samples of projects using your products. Those are always so fun.
Can you tell us how Maya Road got started? I always love hearing about how companies came to be.
thanks!

 
At 11/04/2006 12:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just love hearing about how a real scrapbooking company runs everyday - its why i love your blog - scrapbooking is just 1 part of yrou life and thats what makes it so special.

 
At 11/04/2006 09:48:00 AM, Anonymous PROLIX from la Normandie said...

I'd like to heard of your very beginnings of scrapbooker, just before to be fame, you know what I mean?
Just before to get a scrap'job etc...
Maybe the stress, the hopes, the illusions, etc...The difficulties to be pubbed...

Behind the mirror... ;o)
Merci beaucoup!!!

Prolix AKA Audrey from la Normandie

 
At 11/04/2006 10:37:00 AM, Blogger scrapcat said...

I would like to hear about how you design a new product. How do you know if you've got a winning idea?

 
At 11/04/2006 12:13:00 PM, Anonymous LisaO said...

I love seeing the goodies you make with the MR products....Love to see designs from the owners perspective.

HAVE fun and keep warm in Regina...

 
At 11/04/2006 03:29:00 PM, Blogger Tammy James said...

Hi my first time commenting here....
I love looking at your blog and reading about Noah and your life in general. I too would love more sneak peeks but would ask you to reveal too much behind the scenes production info.
Hope you had a great trip. : )

 
At 11/04/2006 11:51:00 PM, Anonymous Laura said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog today.
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your art inspriation journal class at Scrapfest in September. I would have told you sooner but, I just discovered this existed. Until your class, to be perfectly honest, I hadn't used any of your product but since then I can't get enough of it. Not only do I love it but it is hard to find in the LSS I shop at. I am on a mission now to find some so I can submit to the DT search.
Thank you for continuing to share with us, your personal and business life. It is so cool to have someone from behind the scenes of a business, share with those of us who buy the product. Keep up the fabulous work!

 
At 11/05/2006 06:50:00 AM, Blogger fleurie said...

what topics would you love for me to cover in this blog? i just love reading your blog atm....love the GREAT ideas that you come up with (keep them coming) and love the RAKS...(got to love freebies of MR), love to know about events that are happening and that you are attending...and i love to see LAUNCHES of your new products....and of course i love seeing little NOAH

 
At 11/05/2006 04:05:00 PM, Blogger Cindy :O) said...

Caroline--seems like it was just yesterday that you were talking and debating about leaving your ft job and starting Maya Road, I remember those chats from the SO board!--and look at where you are NOW! YES< we love the sneak peaks of all of your products, love to see pics of Noah! KEEP up with the awesome work, stay sweet and HOLD on TIGHT... I think you are on for the ride of your life, and it could not happen to a sweeter person! :O)
hugs & friendship!
Cindy

 
At 11/05/2006 09:15:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Love the pen! Love what you did with the chipboard pages, gives me a great idea to do something like that for thanksgiving dinner placecards.

 
At 11/05/2006 10:55:00 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Hi Caroline, I'm a fairly new reader on your blog.

I would love to know what inspired you and Deb to start up Maya Road (sorry if you've covered this before) also where do you find inspiration for your projects and layouts from.

 
At 11/06/2006 01:08:00 AM, Anonymous Greta said...

I love seeing sneak peeks of the new MR products. I also like seeing what projects you come up with using all those awesome products! And I'd be lying if I didn't say I love the RAK's too!

 
At 11/06/2006 06:03:00 AM, Blogger Tracey said...

I really like the sneak peeks of upcoming products. I also love project ideas such as the ones featured in this post.

How was the coffee and weather in Regina? I'm in New Brunswick. We're not wearing our winter hats here, yet. (Thankfully)

 
At 11/06/2006 10:13:00 AM, Blogger SmileyCarrie said...

Hope you had a great trip... and I sure hope you got some Tim's coffee (coming from a Canadian .. hehe)

I love hearing/seeing Noah.. what an adorable baby!! Other things... sneak peaks.. your layouts.. inspiration.. etc. What about contests and post other people's lo's?

 
At 11/06/2006 04:38:00 PM, Anonymous Kim Parker said...

Well I love the product previews (so I can go beggin at my LSS) and Noah is a cutie. I love to learn about product development and see completed projects...

 
At 11/07/2006 06:27:00 PM, Blogger amber daNeLL said...

First time to comment on your blog. Definitely not the first time I've read it. I love to hear about the everyday stuff that makes somebody smile. And Noah definitely fits that bill. What makes the company tick would be of interest-the places you'be been-the places you'll go.

 
At 11/08/2006 06:31:00 AM, Anonymous Mel Nunn said...

I would love for you to share where us internationals can get our hands on your new products as they come out. We tend to just get the new stuff the week the "newer" stuff arrives in the US. (online stores maybe??)

Also I would love to hear what though processes you have when designing your products. Whether you gain inspiration from fashion, everyday stuff etc.

Just wanted to add that I am loving your binder albums at the moment too!!

Mel

 

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