Thursday, July 21, 2011

CHA Pictures

Here's the deal. I can show you pictures from the floor, but I have to wait on my projects until I hear from Patti @ Rangerink.

So I'll waltz you around the floor a bit and show you what I loved!

Now, this takes me a lot of time to do, so I waited until I got home to work on the big screen. So please let me know what you think.

Here is my new BFF, Lynne Forsythe!!! She is a bundle of amazing talent, love for the ARTs, laughter, and the strength of a woman!!!  If you've ever met her, she is never without a smile, and an upbeat look at the coming day. I cannot say enough about her. Love her to pieces!

First and foremost, CHA is about FRIENDSHIPS! You can make them close to home as with the wonderfully talented and big-hearted Judy from Prairie Art Stamps that I got to do classes with. THANK YOU so much for everything Terri and Judy! You are the BEST!

And then there are those you've never met, but have bonded with through the internet for a long time...sharing ideas, projects, thoughts and just enjoying the knowledge that you "get" the same things.

Then there is Jess Italia with Vintaj....AMAZINGLY talented young lady. WOW can she come up with ideas for Vintaj...and then there's the SISTAS...Wendy and Jeannie. Brilliant pairing of the minds! Here is Jess demoing.

Here is Jeannie demoing at the Ranger booth using Vintaj and Ranger Melt Pots to add Embossing Powders. WAY COOL. And wait until I get my hands on the new Embossing Folders they have from Sizzix......CLASSES!!!!

Having said that, here is what they did in the melting pots at the demo.

This piece goes from this on the left, to that, on the right with some powders and other elements!

And you can make it shiny, too!  I mean is this GORGEOUS or what??????

Last are pictures from the Melt Art Class with Tim Holtz. WHAT A GREAT CLASS!!!! Here is a pin we made.

A Memory Frame and a Necklace.

And a Collage piece below is using Shrink Plastic. FUN TIME!

If you want to see the Grand and Glorious Booth from Graphic 45, let me know.

I have 3 classes to plan for the fall......going to Elmhurst and Creative Cuts and Crafts (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Linda and Claudia and their Peeps!)

And back to Memory Bound in Ankeny, Ia....what a fantastic group there. I saw Kellie and Dawn at the show!!!! LOVE teaching there. And WHAT A STORE!!!! Everything you need.

So talk to me, let me hear what you think. It's no fun talking to yourself.....I'm always open for suggestions and thoughts!

Can't wait to see Tanya and all her Peeps at Stamper's Ink next month!!! It's just around the corner! Time really gets away from you.



Elaine A said...

Linda -

Thank you so much for sharing with us. I love what Vintaj is doing with the Melting Pot. And I want to see everything you want to show us. I'm living viacriously through you - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Barbara in FLA said...

Would LOVE to see Graphic 45 Booth, also Prima and Spellbinders if you get that way. Thanks for taking us with you to CHA!

Vic said...

Love all you share! Bring it on! LOL

Kaz said...

*sigh* I just LOVE everything you share, those, shrink, Vintaj....Wow, the only sad thing is that the atlantic ocean gets in the way...wish I lived nearer, thanks soooo much for sharing xxx

big hugs


ellen vargo said...

OMG those vintaj pieces are absolutely STUNNING... need to learn how to do that! Pix are amazing - thanks so much for sharing them with us unfortunate souls who couldn't be there... (hear the pity party???) LOL...

Ellen xxx

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing these great pictures. Particularly love the melt pot pieces, they really sizzle. Annette x

misteejay said...

What a wonderful time you are having. Thank you for 'walking' us around.


Chris Arlington said...

Well, I visited your entire blog AGAIN! I just loved all your creations and all the info from CHA. I wish I lived closer to take your classes. You did inspire me to do a 14 person tag swap in November. I wasn't going to but after seeing your makes it turned me on. Thanks
Big hugs, Chris

joanne sharpe said...

TWO SWEET ART GIRLS FOR SURE! Love you both and glad you had a great time!

Mary Luxa said...

Have been going each dfay to the Graphic 45 blog . . . Oh, can I just come and SMELL the paper??? I don't need to touch it (yet) just smell it...

LynneForsythe said...

Awwwwww brought a tear to my eye!! Thank you SOOOO much for introducing me to the girls of Vintaj....and sharing your beloved friend Judy!! Was truly a Wonderful Creative (and sometimes not) Experience!!! I will SOOOO treasure our meeting!!!

Cathy L. said...

Thank you, I know it takes time but loved your pic's. What a show of ideas my head is spinning. Can't wait to do your classes. Thanks again for sharing.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Thanks for showing the gorgeous creations from the floor, and looks like you had a brilliant time :)))

Charlene E. said...

Umm, ya show us the Graphic 45 booth! I would love to go to CHA. Unfortunatley I have to live vicariously through you.

Mary said...

Yes, yes, yes please show us Graphic 45's booth. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos with your followers. CHA always looks like so much fun.
Any chance you'll bring your talents down to Prairie Art Stamps this fall??? I for one would love to take one/more of your classes