So, before we say goodbye to CHA, a card. This simple little ditty is a combination of Trendy Trees and Branch Out. To me it has the look of some of those adorable tiny Amuse creations by Julie Ebersole. That chick is in every white card I make!! The leaves of the tree are Sahara Sand, and the bird is real red, outlined in black for definition. U like?
Now, onto the last pics from CHA. Don't forget to check out Lisa's blog - she got some great pics of Graphic 45.
This picture is the lamp on our table at dinner the last night. I thought it was sweet.
Here is my oil painting from my class in the Bob Ross method. I finally learned to paint clouds!!
These posts were hard but I finally got them.
Lookie - Clouds!!! Why were those so hard before?
If you ever get the chance to take a class using the Bob Ross method - you have to. You will not believe the things you will be able to do by the end. This class took two hours and this is the result!Here's Donna Dewberry (the one stroke painting genius) with my sister and a painting she did for my mom.
OMG - BUNNY BORDER PUNCH
This bracelet is made from Friendly Plastic!!! It looks like something that would go for $500 in Santa Fe!
More Friendly Plastic. I have no idea how they did this - no one was demonstrating on the times I passed by. Maybe its online somewhere.
Okay - am I the only one who is confused by this sign? Has Texas become a republic again, hence the need for importation of beads? I like "Wholesales" also.
Hey - have you seen this? It is a big marker with a blade in it. So you can cut out shapes that are pre-outlined. It's from Elmer's.
I sure could have used a riding cooler myself. This thing BLAZED - it goes like 10 miles an hour. You can put 300 pounds on the seat, and a pitcher of margaritas in the cooler - I Googled it. $800. Brilliant. Click here for deets.
Look at this cool Buffalo
You paint it with a brass stencil in black. Then leave the stencil there and apply crackle. Wow. Then she colored it with ink. I really liked it white. What a great stencil.
I forgot the name of this technique, but it's Japanese, and it's a way to make a ball out of yarn - a ball that would bounce that kids would play with. Then they would decorate them so they would know whose was whose. It was fascinating to watch.
Ooh - decorative packing tape!! Great colors and designs!!
I thought Maya Road had brilliant and efficient packaging.
OMG - Maddie has a woving company!!!
Look at her beautiful woving. I'm sure it makes great pom poms in addition to the artwork shown here.
ooh - fun fish bag!!!
Okay - now for something I would NOT buy. This is the new motorized Big Shot. It's WAY too loud, MHO. All you midnight stampers - this would wake up everyone in the house. It is not quicker than the hand crank, and it made a terrible motor stripping sound once when she put four sheets of cardstock in it. I do not recommend this, but definitely see and use one once if you're thinking about it.
Here is my only shot of the Graphic 45 displays. Their paper and accessories are STUNNING. Lisa is right - gorgeous booth.
This is a technique I learned at a booth that escapes my tired brain right now. But this substance is not paint - it's more like embossing paste, and the lady demonstrating taught me this flower technique. I'm addicted! She was wonderful.
Thank you for all your kind comments and emails during the trip, and welcome all my new readers. You guys are so sweet to take the time to say such nice things!! Hope you enjoy the final peeks!
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