Monday, August 2, 2010

CHA - Day 2 Report

Happy Monday, peeps! Are you ready for my CHA - day 2 report? Gonna be a long one!! I'll split it & save some story for tomorrow's post as well. :)  My day start at 1.05am. Yep, as in 1 in the morning!! My MIL, her sister, and me shared the room. Well, they both snore = me... no sleep. I kept tossing & turning, by 3am, I started to text hubby. Of course, he didn't get them till he woke up much later.

Thank goodness for iphone! I ended up browsing online, played game, and around 4 something I finally fell asleep. Then 5.20am, my MIL woke up. I woke up with her and she told me to go back to sleep, and I just pointed my finger to their bed, where her sister still blisfully asleep & snoring (love ya, Aunt Flo!!). She laughed & we decided to look for coffee downstairs, while her sister stayed in. It was nice though, I get to catch up with  my MIL.

When the show started. I shopped around, chatted with the Paper Crafts peeps again and they all signed my Gallery Idol card, except for Cath (Moxie Fab) as she wasn't around and later, I kept on missing her. At one point, Susan told me Cath was in while I was waiting at a make & take. The Paper Crafts gals are the best! They're so warm, funny, and just plain fun to talk to. Loved them!!

Anyway, I was going to see Cath after my make & take, except when I stood up, I feel like I am going to pass out. I think that's what 3 hours of sleep & empty stomach do to your body. LOL. Needless to say, I missed Cath, as I rushed back to the hotel to get some food in me. :)

After some rest, I got my second wind. Went back for more shopping. Heh... Loved shopping. Highlight of day 2??? See this pic??

Debbie, Mish, Heather, me, Nichole, Jennifer, & Dawn.
Me lovey Papertrey Ink!!!

Yep, me and all the Papertrey Ink gals! I wanted to jump up and down! It started with me saying hi to Jennifer Ellefson. We went way back. We were on the DT together for Simply Sentiments magazine in 2003-2004. We started to chat and then she said let me introduce you to the whole group. Eeekkkk....

And when I asked if we could take picture, Jennifer lined everybody up! Thank you Jennifer! I get to chatted with Dawn for awhile. Loved Dawn! She's sooo pretty and so sweet. And then, Nichole offered some stamp cleaners. She told me to get as many as I want, but since I only bring carry on and doesn't want to get stop by homeland security, I told her I just have 1. :) This company has the best peeps!

With Jennifer (Papertrey Ink)

Oh yes, they all signed my Papertrey notepad as well. And they gave the sweetest message & encouragement. Simply love them!! The kind of company t hat I would love to work for. I'll post about the make & take & all the goodies on tomorrow post.

I do have a couple cards to share with you, using my new DeNami stamp. Loved Paulina & Nami, amazing mother daughter duo. I love turtle. Kind of collecting things that turtle realted actually. So, as soon as I saw this stamp, there's no thinking required, I have to have it!! I used their sketch from their last challenge and since this is cute as can be, I have to enter this for Moxie Fab Fun & Cute challenge as well and the CAS-tastic Bling It Up challenge.

Close-up view to show the glittery outline

And, I can't stop using this cutie. Made another 1 using CPS 178 sketch. Again as this cute this go to Moxie Fab Fun & Cute and also Clean & Graphic challenge.

Are you still here?? If yes, thank you for reading all the way to the bottom. LOL. I know it's a super long post. Will share more tomorrow. Thank you all for stopping by. Any comments, thought, question about CHA, just let me know. Happy Monday!!


Brigida Alexandra Marcella said...

awww... so cute! I love the turtle!
I can't wait to start making cards too and having fun with those stamps...

btw, it looks like a fun day with all scrapbooking stuff. Wish there's one here in Jakarta..
Anyway, amazing blog you have, I just followed you =)

Jóna said...

OMG ! This is my big dream, coming to CHA !!!! I would buy and buy go round and round looking at all the beautiful stuff and buy more lol
Hugs, Jóna "green in my face of envy" hahaha

Ayana Posadas said...

What great pictures!
So glad to read that you had fun!
I'm so jealous! haha...
Hopefully i'll get to go next time too.
Super cute cards! I love that DeNami turtle! :)
And yes, Paulina and Nami are the sweetest for sure!

Barb said...

Another great post, Vera! Love the pics! Looks like TONS OF FUN!! Your cards today are so cute! What an adorable turtle that is!

stampingandstitching said...

Oh wow Vera it sounds and looks like you had a fantastic time (apart from the lack of sleep lol)! Your cards are so cute and fun!

Paulina said...

Vera, I love reading your view of the CHA show! I'm so sorry about the snoring that went in your room- you didn't look like you lost sleep! :) Glad you were feeling okay after you ate something.

Love the cards you made! I'll be posting it to the DeNami Facebook page! (Have you "liked" our page yet?) The next challenge starts on Thursday- it's a product challenge that is super fun! :) Can't wait for you to join in!

Michele Gross said...

Been there, done that with the snoring thing-sooo not fun! Good thing you had the CHA adrenaline rush going to power you through! :
I love your turtle card!! That little guy is on my wish list-so stinkin' cute :) You should play with us at the DeNami challenge that starts Thursday!!

Karen B. said...

Hi Vera! Thanks so much for sharing your CHA pictures. I didn't go so I'm living it through pictures from other people. I'd like to go sometime and I'd love to meet you in person! Your turtle cards are just way too cute! Love the colors and the execution is fabulous!

Deb Neerman said...

This is so stinkin' cute!

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Maria said...

Glad you got to go to CHA! I would love to some day! Thanks for posting pictures of Papertrey love them and their products! Your turtle cards are so so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your CHA reports Vera! Thanks for sharing this with us - love the pictures :) Your cards are gorgeous too - soo cute!

Torico said...

Hi Vera! Both cards are so cute!! :)
Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. I'm so glad that you like my little penguin. That is one of my hand-carved stamps, and so sorry that I don't sell my hand-carved stamps anymore. I hope you understand me.


Dwita said...

Vera... I just came in and read your report. Wow.. You did meet these fab ladies... Love reading your report, Vera, as if I were there too.. (wish to be).
Tfs all pics.. Waiting for more..

Lynnette said...

That stamp is adorable, and both your cards are wonderful using it.

Sherri Everett Thompson said...

Sweet cards, Vera! I love seeing all of the photos from CHA. One of these times I going there in person-looks like so much fun!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Vera! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Clean & Graphic Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun!

It was so GREAT meeting you last week! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Thanks also for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Unknown said...

Yep, Nami and Paulina are the sweetest. I love the DeNami turtle, so cute! I like both of your cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so sweet!

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