Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CHA Fun!

Hellooooooo!  Is anyone out there?  It's sure been lonely in here lately, hasn't it?  Thought maybe I'd better drop by my severely neglected blog and share what's been going on around here.  It's been a whirlwind of "busy-ness"  since the holidays, and it's driving me NUTS that I haven't had much time for creating or posting lately, but that's something I vow to change.  I NEED to be creating and crafting.  I just feel lost without it, and after a WONDERFUL week in California at CHA, I'm inspired and ready to get down to business!!  Here are a few photos of what I've been up to, and I might even find a creation or two to share.  :-)

First of all, THIS little munchkin keeps us busy, and thoroughly entertained!

Secondly, THIS one who came along in mid-September just melts our hearts. He keeps us hoppin', too!  Doesn't Studio Eleven take some FABULOUS pictures?
Right after Christmas, both daughter-in-laws took me to St. Louis to the
Fabulous Fox Theater to see...


It was nothing less than SPECTACULAR!!  LOVED IT!!!  One of the best Christmas presents and girls day out I've ever had and I can't wait to do it again!

Just a few days after the St. Louis trip, and while still on my "Wicked" high, it was time to pack up and head to sunny and not so warm California.  First for a Copic workshop...
This workshop was a two-day group of classes taught by Cindy Lawrence, Sherrie Siemens, Colleen Schaan, and Debbie Olson, and oh my goodness!  Are they EVER fabulous at what they do.  It was a wonderful class and experience and I was so thrilled to be a part of that first class.  Kathy and I sat with some very talented ladies and it was great to get to know them.

THEN, it was on to CHA!
I enjoyed the gorgeous palm trees while in California!  These were in front of the convention center at the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Trade Show.  While walking the show floor, we got to see all the new lines that will be available for Spring, and it was great to get to meet some of those who to this point we've only known via the internet.

Photo op with Theresa (aka The Scrapbooking Queen).

Another photo op and this time with Tim Holtz.

Strolling down the street in Long Beach, CA.

Love the quaintness of Seal Beach, CA.

 More of Seal Beach's quaintness.
...and more.
FINALLY!  The beach!!

Well, as you can see, it's been busy, and I've sure missed my crafting time.  I did manage to fit in at least one crafty creation, but I have a BUNCH of images colored and ready to go onto cards.  That is in my plan for the next few days, so I WILL be back with more to share!  Here's my card from the last Peachy Keen Stamps release...
If you haven't seen the new Teddy Bear themed stamps at Peachy Keen Stamps, then you're really missing out!  Our Mini release from last week is a dandy, too.  You can find them all at www.peachykeenstamps.com!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I promise I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness!  Have a blessed and beautiful day and HAPPY STAMPING!!


snappy scrappy said...

That's the cutest little card!! Lee-Ann :)

dreenie said...

yes, it does sound like you have been busy!!! wasnt Wicked awesome!!! hope you get to creating more soon!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

So glad that you had good trips! Welcome home. Those grandbabies are adorable!!!!

~Paola~ said...

yeahhh for GBabies pictures!! They sure are adorable and growing up way too FAST too!!Love all the other picts of your trip too and oh my what a fabby experience U must have had!....and adding Wicked to the mix...wowww...those DiL are keepers for sure!! Thank you for sharing Lorie...U sure were busy girl!!Give those handsome lil dudes of yours a huge hug from me!!♥ luve ya!! xoxox

Megan said...

Such a cute card! I went to see Wicked at the Fox with my mom and sisters on the 27th! It was a great show! Adorable grandbabies!

D.M. SOLIS said...

The happy baby photo is wonderful. And your adventure appears to have been very productive. I also appreciate the tranquil beach image. I, too, blog about creativity. If you wish to take a look, I hope you will. If not, kindly pardon this tiny intrusion. Peace and all good things for you in scrapping and in life. Sincerely,


Darlene said...

What a wonderful few weeks you have had! The grandbabies are precious, the gifted show sounds "wicked good" and CHA sounds "wicked awesome" and your card is "wicked cute"! (as they say around here)

Glad that you have lots of creative juices flowing to inspire the rest of us! Welcome home.

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Lorie! Thanks for posting again. Darling Teddy Bear image and card but more darling are those little munchkins you get to cuddle. Give them a kiss and a cuddle from me!

Wow! Sounds like you had a wonderful time in St. Louis and in L.A.! Sure wish I could have been with you. I did have the pleasure to see Wicked on Broadway while visiting my son a few years back. It's a fantastic production!

Blue Moon Creation said...

Cute baby boys! I missed you at Copic (I was at the Wednesday Standard class wishing I could make it to the two day class since I heard it would be awesome), and I missed you at CHA too! Looks like you had a great time! I know I did! Well, I'm glad you finally had time to craft and blog, I've missed your posts! I just love your bear too!

marsha said...

This is so, so cute! I love this stamp and your colors are amazing! Great design and love the texture!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Woo Hoo!!! Lorie is back to her blog............ but oh my! I love what you've been doing... and I love those two precious little boys!

quilt4fun2 said...

You have been busy! Wicked is my all time favorite musical and never tire of it. Glad you liked it. Great pictures of your trips...looks like a wonderful time. The new bear is too cute!
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Maire Gamber said...

Great pics! It was wondeful meeting ou at our class. I am sorry I was not able to stay for CHA!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Cute card, Lorie! It looks like you've been having a ton of FUN! :)

Melissa said...

Love your pictures! How did I miss these? Looks like you guys had a great time!