Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer CHA 2013 in Las Vegas

 Hello Friends!
I'm back from the CHA in Las Vegas. And I had a great time! Just like what I said in FB, the fun I had didn't involve going to the Strip! Because I know I wouldn't if I did! It was too hot for me. And I would croak ( seriously...) if the weather came close to 100 degrees! So I tried to stay indoors most of the time. I've been to Las Vegas more than a few times. So seeing the sights that I've seen before is not worth walking out in the heat.

 Anyhow, I was there to help at the Magnolia Booth.

For 3 days, I woke up to this view. I stayed at the LVH (8th floor) and every morning, 
this is what I saw.

This is the Magnolia Booth. We shared the booth with Magnolia Mini World. 
Not so fancy but it sure was a cozy place to color.

 My badge and name tag ( Thanks Patti Jo for making this beautiful name tag.)

Here are my Magnolia Team mates cards displayed on the shelves.  It's amazing to see and touch the cards of different crafters. They look beautiful in their blogs but they are so much beautiful in person. I'm so glad to be working with them.

This was the magnolia Mini World Display

This is where I spent 98% of the time during the show. 1% for lunch and another 1% for a bathroom break. I really didn't have time to go around checking other booths because it took me forever to color an image. I colored with my DI's so every time I lay down a color, I had fan it dry so I can add another layer. Patti Jo colored the mini Magnolia's using Promarkers so she colored 6 images in a hour while I could barely finish one! It was fun coloring and chatting with Patti Jo and Diana.

 Barbro (coloring), Diana, Patti Jo and me

Just like I said, I didn't get to go around the booths and take photos.  Sorry about that.  It was a smaller show compared to the last years Summer CHA here in Chicago. They said the Anaheim CHA  is always packed compared to the summer shows. There were a lot of "newcomers" and some of my favorites were not there. But all I can say is, there is a whole bunch of new products coming that you have to watch out for (...and save for) like new dies, paper, stamps and other crafty things.

Well, this is all I can share about my trip to attend CHA in Las Vegas. Overall, I had a wonderful time in Las Vegas (and had nothing to do with gambling). Thanks to my Hubby for giving me 3 days to have some me-time / time-out and spend time with people whom I share the same love and passion for crafting, stamping and coloring.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tilda With Little Rudolf

Merry July Christmas!
 Is it too early to make Christmas cards? I don't think so. I'd like to have a good head start with my Christmas cards.  And at the same time, with the summer heart and the heat wave everywhere, making something about winter or Christmas somehow cools things  down.

As I was going through my Christmas papers, I came across one of Magnolia's Designer paper and I thought it was perfect for the image.
The image I used is Tilda with Little Rudolf from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012 and I colored her around January this year. Now she is finally in a card.


The Flower are from Wild Orchid Crafts



Other Magnolia Products used:

Thanks for dropping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!