Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back from CHA!

I'm home! I walked out of the hotel on Tuesday morning at 7:25 AM and walked into my house at 9 PM. It was a looooong day. Then, I had to get up and get right back into the swing of things yesterday - work, karate, the grocery store.

CHA was awesome. Getting to spend time with others who get as excited about papercrafting as I do was a real treat. Being with Cindy, Jessica and Lisa was just soooooooooooooooo much fun!!! We bought so many goodies for Emma's. And we just ate, laughed and oohed and ahhed over everything together. I miss them already.

There are just so many wonderful new products coming out. Among my favorites were The Girl's Paperie, Melody Ross' GCD Studios collections, the new October Afternoon and the new Cosmo Cricket. The word of the show is 'vintage'. There was lots of vintage inspired motifs and the look is 50s- retro- housewife-sewing- inspired. LOVE it!! Of course, the Zva, Webster's and Tattered Angels booths were amazing, too.

I have to admit my pictures really didn't turn out too well. I had my pocket camera with me. But, I do have a few fun shots that I'll share soon. Just haven't had a second to download them. In the meanwhile, check out Linda Beeson's blog. She got some GREAT shots.Julie Fie-Fan Balzer has some good pics. And if you like videos, Amy Coon has some up at the Paperlife.

Another awesome part of CHA for me was getting a chance to visit with the Papercrafts girls. They are all so wonderful! They were debuting the new Card Creations issue there and I just got my contributor's copy in the mail. So in order to celebrate the release of this awesome issue, I'm giving one away. Simply leave a comment by Sunday at midnight and I will randomly select a winner.

Here is one of the cards I have in there. This issue focuses on both the outside AND inside of the card. There are so many great ideas. I know that I don't usually decorate the insides, but I'm really inspired to do so now that I've read this.





This one uses one of my all time favorite stamp sets, Papertrey's Star Prints. I stamped with Dark Chocolate and used the rustic buttons (they are made from coconut shells - how cool) and rustic twine. The papers and stickers are all Webster's.

So, just leave me a comment by midnight on Sunday and you could be the lucky winner of this issue:




Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

32 comments:

Jingle said...

I am so glad you had a great time! That card is fantastic! I need to get better about doing the inside of my cards!

Colleen said...

Glad you had a good time!! It looks like fun and wish I could have gone!!

Lisa J. said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing link to CHA pics.

Sharon D said...

I can't wait to see all the new products debuted at CHA! Love your card!

pattyo said...

Welcome back. Love the card.

Becky P. said...

I am so glad you had a good time, but I understand it must have been a very long day getting back. It must have been wonderful to be surrounded by so many creative people. I love your work and lurk here often. Great card.
Becky P.

Abby said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing some CHA details:)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Love this card Anabelle! Masculine is so hard to achieve and this one is perfect! Of course, your others in this issue are fab as well!

(-: Heidi

EileenMV said...

I love this card - it's great! I have trouble making masculine cards but you give me lots of inspiration!!!

ahuerta said...

I love hearing everyone's CHA experiences. Glad you had a great time!

Ange Kelly said...

I am looking forward to seeing all of the Fabulous new products from CHA ... and thankyou for sharing a copy of Papercrafts Mag.

xoxo ~Scrap Girl said...

Glad you had fun at CHA. Love the card and the focus on outside AND inside!

Mel said...

I really liked this issue...I already have one, but wanted to leave a comment that I liked your card!

Shelly said...

Glad you had a fabulous time!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a super card for any dad! I love it! I'm really excited about all the new papers coming out from October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket! Thanks for sharing you CHA experiences.

Tineke said...

Wow, what pretty cards. I am only a beginner at scrapping cards, so this magazine would really come in handy! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Pegg S said...

Beautiful card! I have to try and take time to decorate the insides of the card. It makes such a difference! I've been enjoying the pics and videos from CHA -so excited for new products!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So happy to hear you had a wonderful time!! Lovin' your fabulous card!!!

Susan said...

CHA sounds like it was a TON of fun!! I love this card on the inside and outside!! I can't wait until all the CHA goodies are released!!

Becky said...

Thanks for all of your lovely creations that you share with us, and thanks for the giveaway!

KAREN said...

Wow that is a cool button! Sounds like CHA was amazing! Looking forward to some creations with new products. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Laura said...

Glad you had a fun time and safe travel. Thanks for the chance to win the special issue! :)

tonya said...

Great card!

katrynka said...

Thanks for the chance to win the magazine!! I live about an hour from my local scrapbooking/stamping store, so I have not been able to make it there!

Glad you had fun at CHA, I am sure it is great to spend time with people who have the same passion for the craft!

..::Paulina::.. said...

I wish I could have met you! I was at the SuperShow but was working and didn't get to really look around for familiar faces. :) Glad that you got back home safely!

Gigi's World said...

Congrats having your fab cards published; your work inspires me to think differently when stumped for ideas. I also like the look of the inside part of the card.

Carmen said...

Congratulations!! The card is just beautiful! If I don't win, I'll have to pick up a copy of it just to see it in there!

Natalie said...

your cards are beautiful and your work is always so inspiring. Love it all!

Bibi said...

Thanks for sharing about CHA. I love your work

Noreen said...

Thank you for sharing and I LOVE your creations. So pretty, elegant and yet very trendy. I can't wait to see what's next!!!!

kbhistory said...

Thanks for all your inspiration!!!
CHA looks like it was such a great time!
-Kristin B.

Jennifer Hansen said...

I always enjoy stopping by your blog. So many great projects!