Saturday, January 16, 2016

More Pics From CHA

Hey there crafty friends! I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures I posted yesterday from my trip to CHA. Today I'm back to share more awesome stuff that I saw there. I also met some awesome, sweet and talented people and I took a couple of classes and a few make and takes, too.

These adorable butterfly fairies were in
the Spellbinders booth. How sweet are these?!!

I met another Lorrie who spells her name the same way I do!!
Well, she found me, lol. 

Yummy stuff in the Canvas Corp booth.

more beautiful projects from Canvas Corp Brands

and the awesomeness continues!! I WANT IT ALL!!

I finally got to meet this sweet lady in person.
This is Terre from Spellbinders and also one of'
my co-designers on the Scrap n' Art team.
She is the sweetest!!!

This caught my eye in the Prima Marketing
booth. It's a loom kit to create some awesome
wall banners using fibers, lace, and anything else
you want to add to it. I MUST HAVE THIS!!

This is Courtney in action demonstrating
how to use the loom. She was so sweet and
was such an inspiration to watch. And I was the
winner of the giveaway of one of the finished pieces!
It is gorgeous and so special!!

I took a lot of pics of the booth display
projects, especially the Prima booth.
So many amazing things to see!

Close up of how detailed and dimensional
this beautiful project is.

This booth was adorable! The company
is Midwest Design Imports and I will
definitely be ordering from them.

More from Midwest Design Imports.
Love these butterflies! They would be
a perfect finishing touch for any project.

Of course I have to include a shot from the view from our hotel room

California sunrise


Love the key sewn into mesh attached to a tag.
Love every little detail. 


Banners!! 

this is so cool

Be a Flamingo :)

This is a close-up of the project from the Pebeo paints class that
I took. I have to finish the background and paint the frame. I will
share the full project when it's finished :)

I have a thing for shadow boxes and this one is so cute!!

More banners! I also have a thing for banners :)
Were you at CHA? If so, what was your favorite booth, product or class? I have to say that Prima was my favorite booth and my next favorite was the Graphic 45 booth. My favorite product was the Japanese papers and washi tapes in The Rare Orchid booth. I only took two classes and I have to say that the Makins Clay class was my favorite of the two. I've never worked with clay, so I was happily surprised at how fun and easy it is to work with. And the endless possibilities of things you can create. It's not just for kids anymore. The other class I took was by Pebeo paints. I love the project we made (sneak peek above), but I'm not sure the paints can be used in a lot of applications. I still want them all, though!
I have tons more pictures to share, so stay tuned!
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Highlights From My First CHA Show!!

I'm back from CHA and I am so excited and inspired! I have a ton of ideas running through my head. There was so much to see there and hope I didn't miss anything. I took a ton of pictures and met lots of awesome people. My brain is on pretty product overload!! Go grab a coffee and enjoy all the pretties, too :)


The Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7 Gypsies booth was gorgeous!!

I LOVE canning jars!!
How perfect is this painted one made up as a picture holder?
Must make some of these!!
(this was in the Spellbinders booth)

Gorgeous frame in the Prima Marketing booth

Not only are the new paper lines from Graphic 45 spectacular,
their booth decorations were AMAZING!!!

Just a few of the new Graphic 45 embellishments


Beautiful Prima flowers


This booth was full of flowers, feathers, butterflies and fun and
sweet miniatures to create cute little fairy gardens, 


This is a canvas that I made in a class
using Makins Clay. I've never played with clay
before, but I think I'm hooked.


Sunrise in Anaheim. The mountains in the distance were beautiful. 

This is my first time going to CHA and my first trip to California. I loved every minute of it! I took many more pictures and will share some more pictures from CHA tomorrow, so stay tuned!!




Friday, January 1, 2016

Dare to Dream

Happy New Year!! I hope you had a great start to 2016! We were somewhat lazy today and watched the old Twilight Zone episodes most of the day. I love those shows!

I can finally share with you a video that I made for Scrap n' Art magazine. I am quite happy with myself for learning how to shoot and edit them. I really hate the sound of my own voice on tape, so making the videos is really stepping outside my comfort zone.


I looked for some happy upbeat music to use in the videos and I finally found the one that I really like. The card in the video was made using Kaisercraft products from the Blue Bay and Botanica collections. I hope you enjoy watching my process of putting this card together!!


I love the bird and butterfly die cuts. Aren't they sweet?!



Be sure to check out this month's edition of the magazine, too. It's packed full of amazing projects!!

Thanks for visiting me today. I'll be back soon to share more!!
Until then....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!