Hello Everyone & Happy Friday to you!! I'm back home safe & sound and I've got lots to share with you! I had a blast at CHA--it's almost a crime to have that much fun I tell ya but boy am I tired. The time change kills me, standing on your feet all day & not getting much sleep is exhausting! Our flight out to CA was quite turbulent & I thought I was gonna have to put my "puke bag" to good use, LOL--poor Marti! When we landed it was torrential rain but cleared up on Saturday and was in the mid 60's the whole time we were there, which was really nice. While I was flying home last night--hubby was passing me in the air on his way to Las Vegas for business. It is a VERY rare thing that both of us are travelling, but thanks to GREAT friends (Sylvia & Sally) who took care of my kids & doggies while we were away. Nothing better than having great friends in your life--thanks guys!!
I got to meet so many of my cyber pals which is always a treat--I met my new BFF's Kerry Donovan Casey & Kristen Catalano, Heather Rollins, Debbie Corbari (my sweet pal), Jeanne Streif, Vicki Garrett (crazy chicka), Jenn Balcer, Cindy Lawrence, Amy Sheffer (my VA neighbor), Kim Hughes, Kim Howard, Shelley Gardner (yes, SU owner), Cath Edelman, Lynn Mercurio, Jessica Diedrich, and tons others! I had my picture taken by many people which is kinda scary cuz' I'm sure there are ALOT of funky pics of me floating around, LOL! Lots of fun dinners out with friends, Diana Crick took a few of us girls out to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse & we had ALOT of laughs (ask Diana about the "taxi"--LMBO)! "Shut the front door" & "Oh My Gawd" will be in my head FOREVER!! If you ever get the chance to go to CHA you need to--it is a wonderful experience I tell ya! Summer one is in Chicago--I might be there :o)
Lots of new fab products and gadgets as well---some I have pics of in my slideshow below! But my faves were:
-New Cuttlebug in Aqua & Dark Pink (aqua will be coming home to me, hee hee) and over 40 new CB embossing folders, new 12" embossing folders, new embossing & cutting folders, and new Quilling dies (cut out & twirl)
-New Prima glittery roses, swirls with mini roses, weathered flowers---all Gorgeous!
-Saw all the New Magnolia stamps (Pirates, FairyTales & Wedding) and new magazine--all too cute!
-New Zutter Paper Distresser--electronic & super cool! Put your papers in the slot and run them back & forth to distress your papers as much as you want (will be getting this for sure)
-New Slice Hands-Free machine & new cartridges (one of these is coming my way too, hee hee)
-New Ultra Fine Flower Soft---LOVE it!
-New Imaginisce Scooter Papers--think doggies & cute vespas! Love it!
-Viva Decor products--unbelievable & cool, will be using these soon!
-New Graphic 45 papers, new Scor-Buddy that is small & portable, mesh ribbons, silk screening projects from Plaid, and more! You will definitely want to save your $$$$ for all of these things!
And oh yeah---I'm on the FRONT COVER of the new CardMaker Magazine--it's so surreal I can't even believe it, LOL! You can check it out below---that's my stuff on the front :o):
Slideshow of CHA pics!
Alrighty I'm outta here to go catch up on lots of work, but I'll be back tomorrow with some new projects!