Happy Wednesday my friends! Whooo-hooooo..........those are the sounds of a very tired girl! As you are reading this I hope to be making my way back across the country home to Virgina with my pal Marti. I am typing this at 2 am so if it doesn't make a whole lotta sense...well I apologize but I'm pretty darn tired at this point!! I think I MIGHT have gotten a total of 15 hours of sleep since I got to California last Thursday, and that is NO lie. One meal a day, no sleep and lots of walking, standing, working & smiling can do a body IN! LOL! I'm hoping to sleep the whole plane ride because as soon as I get home I know the laundry will be staring at me, the teens will be fighting with each other to talk to me & tell me the stories of while I was gone, and the animals will alternately love on me and then go pout for awhile...ahhhh home sweet home. Both of my kids are sick and hubby still has bronchitis so I'm so hopeful to not pick up their germies but I have YET to come back from Winter CHA and not get sick...ugh! BUT I do plan on being in bed by 9:30 tonight....yeah that's WAY early for this girl but I'm sure I will pass out & I soooo look forward to climbing in my bed with my blankies & fave pillow :)
And YES, YES I have a ton of stories and pictures to share of CHA! For those of us that have been going to CHA for a lonnnnnnng time (we call ourselves dinosaurs lol) its always a ton of fun to see each other again, hang out & laugh and carry the "looks" on our faces of pain/exhaustion LOL! Each day is spent on the floor from early morning to 6 each night, for me that included working and then fitting in about 22 meetings with companies/stores in hour long spans. Then you rush back to hotel to freshen up (or try to in my case cuz by day 2 there's not much hope left lol) and then out to dinner #1, then dinner #2 and possibly drinks with another group of friends so that you fall into bed around 1:30 - 2 am and get back up to do it again at 7 am. And I'm a VERY light sleeper and I had two roommates that SNORED (god love them it was like a symphony in my room) so yeah not much sleep for me. I love 'em but next time I'm thinking I'm just gonna have to have my own room KWIM....I've traveled too much the past 2 years and I am getting too DARN OLD to not have sleep...this body is starting to break down LOL!
Thanks to ALL the wonderful ladies (and a few gents too) that came by to see me, caught me in between meetings or tracked me down on the floor while I was there. Its always so much fun to meet everyone, put faces to names and spend a bit of time with you all. I always appreciate the kindness & support that is shown to me and it never fails to amaze me that anyone would even recognize me let alone want to meet me...so thank you for that! And to ALL MY FABULOUS friends that I see each CHA...as always it was a total blast and I enjoyed every minute with you all...and remember WHAT HAPPENS AT CHA....STAYS AT CHA....LMBO!!!
So I will post again with some stories, pictures and new release from SCACD on Friday so stay tuned for that ok!!
Today is another release day for Gina K Designs and as always there are some fabulous stamp sets to be seen! I'm showing two today and both are more 4x4 style notecards that can be done fairly quickly if you want to make multiples. This first one has images from the new set "Stately Flowers 3" by Melanie Muenchinger and I chose to use the beautiful Magnolia image. I love magnolia flowers, always so elegant and beautiful and so representative of the Southern states. I kep the colors to fresh green and whites to really make the image pop and for a bit of "early spring". I used a CB embossing folder on the green cs and the mat is a Spellbinders die that I really love.
I colored the flowers with Copics using my W grays and then YG67,YG03 & G20--then cut them out & popped them with dimensionals. And I adore the sentiments in this set but especially this one...its something I try to remember each day and in all of my travels. I'm a firm believer in what you put out there comes back to you ten-fold so I try to put goodness, kindness and love out there as much as I can and when I can....something I've tried to teach my kids as they grow too.
My last card today is done similarly to the first one but uses the set "Menhdi Wishes". I chose the fish image and stamped it in blue Memento ink, colored some parts with R24,R22,R20 and then stickled the entire image for sparkle. The navy cs was embossed and then I added a few oyster pearls to the corner for decoration.
Ok that's it for me today but I hope you will hop on thru all the designers blogs below, leaving comments along the way so you can have a chance to win a Grab Bag of stamps from Gina K too! Have a fabulous day everyone!
- Gina K
- Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator Stately Flowers 3
- AJ Otto
- Carolina Buchting
- Cathy Tidwell
- Donna Baker
- Emily Giovanni
- Giovana Smith
- Jennie Harper
- Jimmi Mayo
- Lori McAree
- Michelle Woerner
- Sharon Harnist
- Suzanne Dean (that's me..thanks so much)
- Theresa Momber
- Tina Gilliland
- Vicki Dutcher