Monday, August 29, 2011

Sharing some stuff I've been doing this summer....

All Day Play
Did a layout tag with the gals from Scrapbook Star. Here is my take on the one I got. I used BoBunny and Basic Grey PP, Autumn Leaves Stamps, Fancy Pants rubons, Technique Tuesday tile, EK Sucess punch, American Crafts CS, random star brads.

Also had a shower for my lil' sister this summer. I had to make 60 of these invites! So I cracked out my MM Slice for these. PP from Basic Grey, Hampton Arts card base.

Fun layout using Bo Bunny dots PP, DCWV PP kit, Fancy Pants ribbon, stamps from Tim Holtz and CTMH, journal tag from Teresa Collins, chipboard Maya Road, flower Prima, Liquid Pearls from Ranger, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Slice card, Making Memories letters and Heidi Swapp journaling tabs.

Basic Grey PP, Stars diecut, ribbon, Glimmer mists by Tattered Angels, letter stickers Doodle Bug.

Entire LO is part of Scenic Route kit, journal card from Jenni Bowlin
A layout I had done many years ago as a class. Added my own jazz to it by putting large flowers, journaling with a white gel pen
One of my recent favourite layouts. I used Prima PP, banners from Echo Park, Canvas from Canvas Corp, Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, loops from Queen and Co., ribbon random, Maya Road chipboard, wood button from Studio Calico, Mister Huey Mists in white from Studio Calico, letters from Doodle Bug.
A layout I did in a Prima class with Cari Fennel.  I added my own jazz to it, using Prima packaging to the background. I used glitter letters from Making Memories and journaling block from Pink Paislee. I also "painted the centres for the white flowers with Tattered Angels Glimmer mists (thanks to Marion Smith for the inspiration)
And finally a card inspired from my friend Melissa. Had to try it out. So I coverd the entire card in TH distress inks, splat some water and then stamped with Tim Holtz stamps. Thanks Melissa! I think I will make a dozen of these cards!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Post CHA summary

So it's been a few weeks since CHA Summer in Chicago, and I am finally going to post some thoughts and more photos.  There was so much to see and despite the fact that it was a smaller show, based on what others had said, I still missed some of the vendors booths - yikes!

So even though the show is suppose to encompass all crafts, I would say 80% of the show was dedicated to the papercrafting world (which is okay with me).  Some trends that I noticed (not in any particular order):

*zebra/giraffe prints
*mini alphabets
*mixed media (was the buzz word of the show and probably for awhile)
*more generic prints - could be used for more than just Halloween and Christmas
*lots of vintage feel still

So I think that sums it up , I will post more photos from the show when I get home.

As promised more (random) photos from CHA ....
Art by Wendy Vecchi

In love with grunge board in this LO

Drive by of Chicago

With Donna Salzar - not ready for the camera

Le Blanche stamps - goregous stamps, booth and art work displayed

My favourite Valentine line from Jillibean Soup

Paper wreath from Jillibean Soup

More yummines from Jillibean Soup

Make and Take from Tombow
Gelato and other mediums from Faber Castell

Me being silly with "chapstick" Gelato from Faber Castell workshop
Me with Mou Saha

Claudine Hellmuth at Ranger Booth
Me with Claudine

Mario Rossi, Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz  (in case you didn't know)
Maya Road cuteness

In love with the felt beads

Monday, August 15, 2011