Thursday, 26 July 2012

A little bit of CHA & DT Quixotic Paperie: A Birthday Card

Howdy Bloggers!! I *think* I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things after a great week at the CHA convention in Rosemont. It was so much fun doing Make & Takes and meeting up with blogging buddies from all over the States and the UK.. and... believe it or not.. from Ireland too :o  Who'd have thought, lol.

I had many highlights from the show, here are just a few.... you will notice it mostly revolved around food, lol.

I got to spend a whole week with Irina, the boss lady from La-la Land Crafts, and we had SO.MUCH.FUN!! I don't think I've ever laughed as much in one single week. I know there is one restaurant still trying to get Irina's mascara out of  the napkin she used. Crows, top hats and tap dancing was the topic of conversation and we laughed so hard we cried!!

Setting up...

New products and samples on display 

and this was our booth after the show :(

I met the WONDERFUL Krista Smith of Saturated Canary- love that girl's style. And yes, she is even more beautiful in real life. I... ahem.. borrowed.. this pic of Krista with Ruby, one of the funniest girls ever!!.

I got to meet up with Suzanne Dean, Pat and Marie from Color Me Creative Classroom. Giordano's was the venue for lunch and O.. M... G... it was heaven on a plate!! The diet was firmly tucked away into my purse that day... out of sight out of mind and all that, lol. This was us after we'd eaten our fill ;)

I also went out to dinner with Angie and Mindy, from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. We ate at Nick's Fish Market. Is there anywhere in the States that doesn't serve amazing food?!! This was another night filled with many many laughs, great memories I shall treasure and pics I'm forbidden from sharing :/ So I will share one from the LDS booth.

ooh, I saw some AMAZING lightening!! I could have watched it all night long. Our storms are pretty pathetic here in Ireland.. a rumble in the distance and it's over as soon as it begins. I didn't get any pics but Krista has a fantastic shot over on her blog.

Our booth was right next to the Copic Marker booth and I managed to get a couple of sneaky peeks of the ladies - Colleen & Marianne.

and try as I might, I just couldn't figure out how to smuggle this out without being caught.. lol.

Ooops, well that kinda went on a bit longer than I had planned... but I think my card is SO perfect for my CHA ramblings because the stamp I've used is one from the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun set by Kraftin' Kimmie. And FUN we most definitely had!! 

There are 3 stamps and 5 matching sentiments in this set, perfect for all of those girly occasions. 

The papers are Stella & Rose: Hazel from My Mind's Eye and they've been stitched down onto white and pink cardstock. To embellish I've added some teal and pink ribbon, flowers and flat backed pearls. 

 The sentiment I've used is from the Everyday Trinkets set. 

Inks/Colouring medium -  
Image Stamp - Momento Tuxedo Black & Copic Sketch Markers
Sentiment - Ranger: Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink

You can find all of the stamps and papers I've used for my card over in the Quixotic Paperie Store, along with all of the fabulous, not to be missed, new release Kraftin' Kimmies. Check out the NEW PRODUCTS section to see them all. 

Challenges - 
Touch Twin Markers Challenge - Colour Inspiration
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Paper and Such Design - Stitching Real or Faux
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes

 Thanks for dropping by!!

10 comments: said...

Your card is wonderful but your coloring is fantastic!! You should be giving tutorials AT the Copics booth! Thanks for sharing!

Leanne said...

OO!!! Sounds like it was a fabulous time you had. I really want to see those pictures now! hahaha! Isn't Giordano's amazing? We had that last day of the show last year and it was yummy!! We also got a lightening storm show that last night. Ahh, to be there with you girls would have been a blast. ;)
Love the card, it's perfect for your post!


Darlene Lyons said...

Wonderful card! Looks like you had a great time! I have really enjoyed visiting your blog and have added myself to your followers! Hugs!

Maire Gamber said...

Super adorable card Sandie and It was so special to get a chance to meet you at CHA and spend some time! :D

Annette Allen said...

Hi Sandie...your card is was so nice meeting you at are too fun..

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Love your card Sandie! Gorgeous colours and the image is so sweet. Looks like you had an amazing time at CHA! I am so jealous hehe. Will definitely have to try and save up and come over next time! :)

Pattie said...

I just love this card! The coloring and the color combo especially! So glad you could play along with us at Paper and Such!

Shirley-Anne said...

Your colouring of this fun image is awesome .Love the embellishing too .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Mandy said...

Hey hun :)
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Sandie, so pretty and your colouring always wow's me.
Love your piccy's hun, I'm still a nice shade of green lol.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Sneaking out that Copic display would have been quite the feat! lol