Why hello and Happy Friday to you all! I cannot even believe it's the weekend already, lol---seems like it took me a year to get thru CHA and back home again! This trip will go down in "Suzanne's Crazy Trip Files" that's for sure. I spent more time trying to get to LA and then back home again then anything else, hee hee. My flight on Tuesday morning was cancelled of course due to the lovely weather we have all been experiencing! I got up at 4:30 am on Wed morning (LA time) flew out to Nashville at 8 am then flew on to Baltimore and got home around 7:30 pm Wed night. Immediately changed into my jammies, crawled into bed and ate some soup, LOL--I was comatose all night long, hee hee! CHA is always so much fun, I so enjoy my time there with my friends, meeting new friends and really having fun experiences among others that GET this craft and enjoy it like myself! BUT it is also physically exhausting dealing with 3 hour time changes, early mornings & late nights that it can suck the life out of you, LOL! I have to tell you how very much I enjoyed my usual roomies (Terri of Stamps Alive! & my smurfette pal Marti of Pez-a-doodle Design) and also Elaine Sink & Ashley Newell. I really enjoyed meeting up with gals from the Gina K DT as well---I really love those girls and enjoyed our late night chat at Starbucks ;)
And of course my Scor-Pal and Magnolia-licious gals are just FAH-bulous--adore them all, really wonderful to know & work with these ladies! There were so many great things to see at CHA but there wasn't 1 Super-Fabulous item that I must have this time though which is a bit of a bummer! Lots of little things though! If you follow me on Facebook you definitely saw all of our kooky posts thru-out CHA---the one time I utilize FB the most is at CHA when we are all a bit loopy and over-tired! Good times for sure! So below is a slideshow of pics for ya and I'll talk more about my trip over the next week.
CHA 2011 Slideshow (you must view this at my site, not thru the email):
Today is a fun release called "It's a New Day!" for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design and we're celebrating with a Blog Hop Today! I get to be the start of the blog hop today but make sure you continue on the hop to see all the beautiful projects that have been made with these new stamps. There are new stamps from Elisabeth Bell, Carmen Medlin & Victoria Case for SCACD!
All of these stamps are available for purchase today but there are TWO fun chances to WIN today at the Store Blog HERE and on SCACD Facebook Page HERE so make sure to enter! Winners announced tonight so hurry and enter today!
I got to use this very sweet image by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD called "Blowing Kisses"--isn't she a sweetie? My papers are by Memory Box called "Pixie" and I adored the sweet colors & patterns which reminded me of spring (I need spring to come badllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy, lol). The fabulous embossing on the pink cs was done with a embossing folder from UK Crafts Too.
This cutie was colored with copics and the background was created by airbrushing the center of my circle with a soft blue. The grass was created with a fun die as well--I inked the edges of the grass and added stickles for sparkle to it. Stickles also coat her shirt and little hearts. I popped up the image after cutting it out in different layers so it left a realistic shadow on the background and tucked her lil' feet in the grass.
The sentiment is from PTI and perfecto for this image--I created a banner background around it to come out from the hearts! The background matting was done with SB's Scalloped Circles and then I used my hole punch to add smaller holes in the scallops. The double bow was done with my Bow Easy & then topped with a button, twine & pearl. She's such a sweetie---totally reminds me of my daughter when she was 3 or 4 with the lil' pigtails!
Enjoy your weekend everyone! I'm not watching much of the Super Bowl as I'm not a big fan of either team BUT I will be watching the Black Eyed Peas during half time and recovering from my trip, hee hee!