Monday, February 6, 2012

Am Back from the CHA ,,,,,, :-)

Long post ,,, get coffee :-)

I returned home late on Saturday evening and have some fab photo's to share with you ! I have a new camera so this year I do have some fairly decent ones ,,, unlike last year when they were ALL blurred :-/
I was invited to attend the CHA by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp and I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU :-)
I had a truly wonderful time and it was just brilliant to meet many of the 'behind the scenes ' staff :-)

On Saturday Heidi and I had a class with Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, Dyan Reaveley and Jess Lincoln unfortunately I was too busy to get many photo's ,, I was concentrating on my projects ! ,,, but here are a few ,,

Tim Holtz explaining what we should do ,,,,,,

Heidi working hard and trying out the FAB new Distress Markers ,,, LOVE THEM !! :-)

a work in progress :-)

Me, Laurel and Steph at the Lawn Fawn Booth :-)

Me, Sharon ( PTW teamie) and Patty Jo, who I met on the Shuttle bus to the hotel and then we spent a day shopping together :-) We had a lovely time, pity Sharon wasn't there to join us ,, :-/

Align Center
I love this photo of the whole team out having a lovely night out ,,,I have written everyone's name on the photo, you may need to click to enlarge if you would like to put a name to a face :-)

Now for a few random photo's from various booths ,,,

I loved this cute Owl on the Jillibean Soup booth ,,, fabulous papers and accessories too !

I loved the quirky images and vibrant colours from Dyan Reaveley

Tim Holtz tags

Penny Black ,, I love these new London themed ones ,,,, how cute are they !!:-)

last but not least, I loved this teapot on the Maya Road booth :-)

time for a cuppa me thinks ,,,, :-)

Bye for now !!! :-)

I have lots of catching up to do and will be round to visit you all asap ! :-)


Squirrel x said...

GREEN with envy? Me? You betcha!! So glad you had such a wonderful time sweetie - gutted that you got to play with the new DI Markers - soooo gotta get me some of those! Hugs Sxx

Christine said...

Ohhh Lols what a lucky girl you are all those super crafting goodies to eye up thats not counting looks like you had a wonderful time..yep me envious

smiles teamie Christine x

Tracy said...

Oh Wow Lols, you lucky girl, looks like you had lots of fun and seen some really scrumptious goodies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anne said...

I AM NOT JEALOUS!! I AM NOT JEALOUS!! Honestly I'm not Lols, I'm green with bloody envy!!!
Looks like you had a fabulous time
Anne x

Cathy said...

I soooo HATE you right now!!! I am green with jealousy ... you tried THOSE markers out!!!!
Looks like you had a fabulous time, but glad you are home safe and sound. Missed you.
Cathy xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Looks like you had a total blast, How cool getting to see all the new stuff, Love it, Hazelxox

Mummylade said...

I'm sooo jealous, I totally admit it =)

Sue said...

Hi hun
lovely to see you back, missed ya, fabulous piccies, bet you had a brill time, catch up soon, ya can tell me all about it, sue,x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lorraine, welcome back!!! What a lot of glad you got this chance with wonderful pics too! Ruby x

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Lols, wow wow wow so jealous lol xx great photo's and sounds like you had a fabulous time
Hugs Kate x

Whisper said...

Oh WOW sounds like you had a fabby time, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Looks like you had a great time. Rgds.

Lisa said...

I so wish I'd been there, looks fab!! Thanks for sharing this with us Lols :)

Thelma said...

Hi Lorraine! I finally had some time to get on the internet and find you. You're probably wondering who I am--we met at CHA over at booth 968-ScraPerfect...I was working the booth and remeber telling you that I love shopping at SimonSaysStamps! Anyhow you have a fabulous blog and I absolutely love that you sell your cards to raise money for such a good cause!!! ;0). Btw, thanks for letting me know of the challanges...going to try & enter to see if I get to be the lucky winner of the $50.00!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hey there ladybug!!! Awesome pics and I will be attending Tim's class next year if at all possible! LOL! I will be doing some early sign ups! It was amazing finally getting to meet you, and hope to get to see you again next year when we can actually spend some time together! :)
love and hugs, Sharon

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I am so jealous - it looks like you had a fantastic time. I HAVE to investigate those distress markers - they sound amazing.
Cartoline xxx

Lisa T said...

Thanks for sharing! I am so jealous that you got to meet Tim Holtz. :) I love, love, love Lawn Fawn stuff! Bet their booth was a lot of fun.

Unknown said...

Awww fab photos Lorraine, you sure look like you had a fantastic time :) xxx