Sunday, January 24, 2010

May All Your Wishes Come True

Happy Sunday! I'm sorry my post is going up late, but I was EXHAUSTED when I got home from the CHA Super Show last night. My feet were barking! I don't think I've slept that well in a long time. I hate to admit it, but exercise is good for you. (*grin*)

Today's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is Peggysue Turner, who has a crazy sense of humor that I LOVE. Peggysue has become a good friend to me, and for that, I feel blessed. She chose as the inspiration scripture 1 Peter 1:23 (NIV) "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God." Her challenge: "since most seeds come up as tiny green shoots, use the color green somewhere in your creation, not all over green, just a touch somewhere." I definitely violated the "touch of green," but so did she, so I don't feel so bad! {LOL} All you had to say to me was "green," and I was off and running since green is my favorite color.

I have to say that my card was a double dip for me... I've been wanting to use this adorable stamp set called Fairy Dust is a Must, which I won ages ago in a blog hop for the Our Craft Lounge release. I knew I'd be seeing one of the owners, Cami Turnbow, at CHA and wanted to bring her a card made with that set to thank her. I haven't seen her yet, but the card is in my bag.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that my card follows Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 57. The DP is from the Sugar Rush collection by Basic Grey. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I paper toled the fairy's wings and put lots of sparkle here and there with my atYou Spica pens.

Attending CHA is definitely one of my wishes come true...

I'm headed out soon for the first day of the CHA Trade Show. Last night, I helped break down and move the Crafty Secrets booth from the Super Show floor (that's where some retailers set up for two days... Friday and Saturday...to flog their wares to the public) to the Showroom floor. I honestly believe they were about a quarter mile apart. No kidding. You have never seen anything like it! So I got a bit of a preview of what's to come today, and let me just say, it's crafting NIRVANA... but overwhelming at the same time. Every single craft is represented, so it's ginormous and there is no way you could possibly see and experience every single thing... unless, perhaps, you stayed for all four days. Me, I only have two, so I'll have to narrow things down. Of course, I will definitely spend most of my time in the paper crafting area. EVERYONE you can imagine is there.

So far I've met and chatted with: Taylor VanBruggen and her husband Jon, Jodi Collins, Jackie Pedro, Jami Sibley, Lynn Mercurio, Debbie Olson, Bev Gerard, Joan Ervin, Kathy Landers, Eva Dobilas, Ryan Broman (Unity Bachelor) and Cath Edvalson. And, of course, I toured around with my friend and LLLC teammate Kim Yu. I also spotted the rest of the Unity girls, SCS'rs Daven, Beate Johns, and Lori Craig, Karen Giron, Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp and (I think) Anna Wight. It's funny seeing people in person when all you've ever seen is a photo on their blogs that is rarely updated (ha!), but I'm getting pretty good at it!

No doubt, I'll meet and see more folks today. I'm especially jazzed to meet Marie from The Greeting Farm and Jessica... and hopefully Cami Turnbow. And so many others. I'd best get going. I will try to take more pictures today than I did yesterday. Everyone was so busy with the sales and make-and-takes, it was hard to take time out for pix.

Oh, and the most interesting new release I saw yesterday is Cricut has come up with Cake... yes, my friends, you can cut fondant with the Cake machine (similar to the Expressions) to decorate your cakes (and cupcakes). Now I've seen everything!

Have a great day! May all YOUR wishes come true!

16 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh Lisa! I bet you are tired!! Sounds like you're having loads of fun! I wish I could go, but not this time! I"ll be in Chicago in July, though, so look out Chi-Town!! Your card is fabulous! Have a wonderful time today!

Love and hugs,
Lorie

NinaB said...

What an adorable card, Lisa! I hope you will be posting pics of these wonderful artists and the new goodies you found. I so wish I'm there with you. Enjoy!

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet little fairy sitting on her toadstools Lisa! Sounds like heaven at CHA! So many fun people to meet and stuff to see!!

Annmaree said...

Gorgeous image!!!

Lori said...

Sounds like a blast out there! It's great to hear that you are having fun. Your card is adorable, such a cute little fairy!!!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Patti J said...

Yikes! I'm so excited that you have met so many wonderful and talented people! Glad you are having fun! Can't wait to hear more - take care of those feet!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

From one green lover to another I have to admit this is FAAABBBUUUULLLOUUUS!!! Hoe cute is that stamp!And how much fun id the whole card!

Now onto CHA - here raises the colour green again - envy - LOL. But I'm sooooo glad you're there and can share all your wonderful stories with us - once you catch up on sleep! Sounds like an AMAZING experience!

xXx

Becky said...

This is one cute stamp, and the you did some awesome coloring. love it.

1LuvnMama said...

I hate to admit it but I'm soooo jealous! It must be such an honor to be in the presence of such great talent and artistry! Plus, getting to see all the lastest products out there! :)

peggysue said...

No way, you are meeting stamping rock stars! AND you got to help move the Crafty Secrets booth? Can you slip a new mermaid stamp set in your pocket for me? :) I am sooooo glad you used so much green as I violated the rules for my own challenge too. Cute, cute image and great coloring job as usual. Odd sense of humor, moi? I protest . . . feebly.

Kristine said...

Cute cute card lisa...even if it IS all green ;) HA! Am looking forward to seeing some pics! :)

Helen said...

Adorable! I love your fairy! Your dp is so cute, too! I've missed your posts while you were away, but it sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm so glad you were able to go!
Blessings!
~H

Alice Wertz said...

such a sweet card, Lisa!!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Oh I love the bright colors and I am so jealous you are at cha!

Randi said...

OK, I'm sorta caught up on CHA but am eagerly waiting for the pics. Your card is too cute with the sweet little fairy. Have a great week!