Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Full Reveal & CHA Winter 2013


Long post...get your coffee.

I'm doing my Fresh Squeezed Stamps full reveal today...it's the sneak that I posted yesterday:


I'm super lovin' the kraft/white combo...


It really makes the image/sentiment shine, dontcha think?





CHA!

I'm super thrilled that I was able to join up with everybody at CHA this year!  I feel very fortunate to have been able to go...it's a feast for the eyes because of all the fab new products that you get to see but really, for me and probably for every other girl, it's a mini reunion of bloggers.  

This is how I travel...
I know...no nearby Starbucks where my gate was AND I'm thinking of switching to McDreamy Tully's...LOL


I like to sit in the back of the plane so I can board earlier and essentially climb on the seat so I can hoist my carry-on luggage in the upper compartment...LOL

I guess I should have put these in some sort of order but I didn't....No product pics...leaving that to the professionals...

Susan McShirley of SRM....big fan of SRM...check out my Flickr.


Amy Tan...remember my Ready, Set, Go cards?


Okay, Susan Opel...this girl rocks...I loved chatting with her.


Kelly....isn't she thee cutest?


Cali Ivy!


...Shannon!


My washington girls...Suzanne and Sparkle


 Moxie Cath!




Ivy Sandwich...with Cali Ivy and Chicago Ivy
Cali Ivy drove us out to Irvine for Vietnamese Food and Asian Pastries...delish.


Evelin Tee...cutest Momma-to-be!


I totally hijacked this picture from Vera...She is so sweet!  I got to hang out with the fabulous Annette during the show!


Here's another hijacked pic...this one is of me and Ivy at the Lawn Fawn Make 'n Take...Oh yes, I did make something with their SWEET new mason jar stamp!


Annette Allen...this girl is a charm, she was constantly cracking me up!


...another hijacked pic....

We're with the super sweet Jeni Allen...yahooo for another Washingtonian girl!


Love the fun angle on this picture that Teri Anderson took of me and super cute Ashley Harris!


Everybody was sooooo nice....seriously.  This paper crafting community is THEE best.  I'm really proud to be a part of it!!!

I was able to put together a small CHA goodie bag...want a chance to win?  Link up AND leave me a comment about what you love about the paper crafting community!

45 comments:

  1. What a fun post, Amy! Love seeing your fabulous CHA photos. I agree that one of the best things about CHA is the friend reunion part;)
    Love that card, too! The white stamping on Kraft is one of my most fave looks.

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  2. Gorgeous white feathers on Kraft and I loved seeing your CHA pics!

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  3. I can't imagine the fun it would be to be meeting with all sorts of folks that know exactly what you mean & what you're talking about when you talk about blogging & cards! And wait, you met Cath? *thud*
    BTW, my index for coffee & travel? If the airport has no Tim Horton's, then that airport sux. lol
    I'm not even sure what I would pick as my favourite thing about the papercrafting community...probably the fact that it really IS a community. I've met so many people through blogging that I'd cheerfully invite to my home (mess that it is) and been lucky enough to meet one so far. (Barbles!) The gals are always there to cheer me on and cheer me up :)

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  4. AND I'M A DORK. Forgot to say (because I didn't say enough in my last comment, lol!) that the feathers? Gorgeous! And I love the kraft/white combo you used - such a sweet card for a friend!

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  5. Love your card and all the photos. Looks like you had a blast at CHA!

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  6. You were so lucky to be able to go and meet all those amazing bloggers. I bet it was eye candy overload.

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  7. great photos...totally had a blast with you Amy... you are the sweetest.. can't wait until we can do it again...

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  8. So fun meeting people huh? Looks/sounds like you had a blast!

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  9. Love your feather card Amy! and what great pics of CHA - SO jealous you got to go the thing I love about the stamping community is that when people finally meet - it's like they've found long lost friends - even though they have just known each other through blogging!!

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  10. Ohhh! Must of been soooooo much fun to meet everyone and see all the new goodies coming out. I think I would be in Wonderland if I was there!!!
    What I love about the paper crafting community is all the great words of encouragement and support. Also the immense inspiration out there!
    Thanks for sharing your CHA pictures.
    xo

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  11. So few of my flesh and blood friends are crafters. What I love about the paper crafting community is the camaraderie and friendships that form over a shared passion. I get an arena To connect with gals who "get" me!

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  12. Love all of the fun photos. I must go to CHA one of these days. I've missed seeing your lovely creations. Happy New Year!

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  13. looks like you're having a great time at CHA. The things I love about a crafting community is that I can learn so much from other crafters on techniques and inspiration!

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  14. Looks like you had a blast! I love what I love about the community is that it is such a community. I've made so many great friends all over the country and world!

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  15. I love that people give such positive feedback on blogs. (My blog is brand new and I'm kind of floored at such amazing comments on some projects!)

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  16. you are so cute and tiny in all of the pictures. What are you, about 5'? I love the camaraderie that comes in the crafting community as well as all the inspiration. So many clever and fresh ideas.

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  17. I just love the sharing of ideas within the paper crafting community.

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  18. I'm so jealous.... I would love to go to CHA again. It's been years since I last went. Can see you had a great time... so happy for you! Thanks for showing your photos!
    Am lovin' these stamp sets... such a good mix on the sentiments!
    Hugs!

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  19. BEAUTIFUL CAS card, Amy!!! Looks like you had an AMAZING time at CHA!!! Thanks for sharing your photos!!!!

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  20. I am very envious of your trip to CHA Amy, in a good way. I have only been to CHA is Chicago once 5 years ago, but it was such a fantastic experience. What I love the most about the paper Craft industry is the incredibly talented people that you can admire and meet and be inspired by...oh and all the yummy paper and stamps too! ;)

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  21. I feel like I'm there~sigh. ;) I LOVE that the paper crafting community has the same PASSION for creating that I do. Inspiration OVERFLOWS in our community~love it, love it!

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  22. Still wishing there was a pic of me and you in there ... *sigh* -- hopefully in July!! I loveeeeeeeee all the pics!! And what I love about this crafting community is we are friends and FAMILY!!!!! I know I can reach out to anyone one of my friends and they will be there for me!! :)

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  23. PS .. loving the card!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those feathers!!

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  24. The white feathers are just perfect on your great card. LOVE your CHA pics, I would have wanted to be able to say HI to all of those friends.

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  25. Love love love your post! The white on the kraft makes it pop!

    it's so fun to meet all those talented crafters in real life, right? I hope next year I get the chance to do so... :D

    I am so happy to be able to finally meet you 'offline' after knowing you 'online' since 2008! It's funny how we were so far apart and now we are in the same country! Life is so unpredictable!

    You are thee sweetest, nicest sista I know! :) Hugs!

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  26. Looks like you had fun! I soooo want to go one day - totally jealous :) Thanks for sharing. And love your white on kraft card too.

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  27. Oh Amy, looks like you had a wonderful time. I would so have loved being at CHA with ya ~ maybe one of these days?
    LOVE the friends and wonderful connections I've made in this crafty community, it just makes the world seem a little smaller, huh?
    PS: the white feathers are beautiful on Kraft

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  28. Ooooh....you must have had such fun meeting up with soooooo many blogland friends! :)

    P/s: Where's your photo with Julie?

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  29. What fun pictures! One of these days I'm going to make it there...Your card is fabulous too, I agree with your thoughts on the color combo.

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  30. Lovely feather, it looks great in white. Ah, all the love, thru comments and supporting one another - we are all competing in some sense but indirectly and really isn't all about sharing what we love. I believe we would all be the first to help another out.

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  31. aww fun post AMY! Im so glad I finally got to squeeze you in person u r such a cutie pie :) heehee xo

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  32. oh i love the white on kraft!!! :)

    super fun photos girl!!!

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  33. Loved seeing all your photos from CHA. What I love about the crafting community is how generous people are to share their creations and inspirations. Some of my very best friends I have met through crafting and now even though I am on the opposite side of the world our common bond and love of all that inspires us keeps us connected.
    I've seen alot of stamping this week with white ink. I'm going to have to get mine out. Love the hearts in your feathers. A simple beautiful card.

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  34. Hi Amy!! Wow, CHA must have been a blast. So glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and got to meet other crafters and see all the new goodies that are coming out! ;) I love the white and Kraft combo you have going on. So delightful! My favorite thing about this community is the inspiration I get from other blogs (like you!) and the willingness of crafters to freely share ideas, techniques and inspiration.

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  35. Ooooh, looks like major fun!! And that coffee, hmmm, another reason to consider moving to Seattle!

    Awesome feather card too! Just got a Jenni Bowlin feather stamp and can't wait to try it! I love your white ink!

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  36. Wow, the best of the best are all here, Amy, looks like you have a huge following and lots of fabulous friends! Love the feather card again and enjoyed the pictures. so glad you had a fun time and have a fun day!

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  37. Looks like so much fun, Amy! So many happy smiles! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some love, too! Big hugs!

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  38. Honestly, I love the people behind the blogs and the inspiration they provide! Thank you Amy :)

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  39. The feathers look fantastic on the kraft! So much fun to be had at CHA - I gotta go one of these years!

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  40. I love white on kraft! I just need to work on the NOT smudging part.

    Thanks for the CHA pics! I almost recognized everyone! Thanks for the giveaway too! What I like most about the crafting community are my FRIENDS! No kidding. I have a hard time IRL with people so starting friendships online is like my inner self being true and not having to worry about all the "things" we girls tend to fret over. Sappy I know, but it's the truth :)

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  41. Looks like you had a SUPER FAB time Amy :) :) :)
    Love that we can share inspiration, a passion and a laugh, and all this in our pyjamas LOL!

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  42. Aww! Thank you for sharing your CHA pics! It's so nice to see so many 'famous' faces. What I like about the crafty world is the caring, generous people that are part of it.(You are one of them) Thanks!

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  43. Wow! You met so many great folks! Looks like you had a blast!

    I love how creative and friendly the paper crafting community is!

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Cheers,
~amy~