Monday, July 25, 2011

Sharing Some Sunshine from CHA

Hey Everybody!!!

Just a quick card I whipped up from last week.

There's been a whole lotta heat goin' on all over the country
and Northern Illinois' has been right in the middle of it.
100 degree temps with heat indexes up towards 120 made
it so difficult to no patio time for Julie last week.

But I am happy to say that I am coming to you today
directly from my patio to share this card full of sunshine...
just like my day...

I adore the sunshine on this card.
It was created using 'Baggin' Some Rays' from The Craft's Meow.

So many fun images to choose from!

Last week was the Summer CHA Show.
I am so fortunate to have Chicago in my backyard
so I was able to go and walk the floor for The Twinery.

Before I go, I thought I would share a few photos from
CHA...most are mine and a couple I snagged from my
friend Stacy Rodriguez.

One of the sweetest people in the world, Cath Edvalson.
You know her as the author of the Moxie Fab World blog.
Have you visited her personal blog?
I LoVe visiting there...really getting to know the heart
of this lady...hope you will check it out too!

You never miss the fab red-headed beauty that is Susan Opel.
She is the creative editor of Paper Crafts Magazine.
It was such a lovely time at the PC Mag Meet & Greet,
which is where the majority of these pics were taken.

I love this photo of Susan with Kelly Marie Alvarez
of Lawn Fawn Stamps.
Kelly Marie's adorable husband Mike was taking pics
at the exact same time so those poor girls had no idea
which way to look!

Several talented designers made it to the CHA floor.
Vera Yates was the only one I found that was the
same height as me and we loved it!!

Kate Baldwin of I {heart} Papers has been a facebook
friend of mine for awhile.  She is always there when I have
the oddest questions that need a quick answer!

This is my dear friend and another very talented designer,
Stacy Rodriguez.  I was so happy to finally hook up with her.
One of the sweetest around!
(I have no idea what is going on with my eye here!)

Talk about a stairstep photo!
Along with myself and Stacy, this is Madison Parker
of Echo Park Paper.  Great guy!
Stacy does the social media work on FB for EP
so it was great to finally put a face to the company.
( idea what is going on with the eye!)

This is my sweet and talented friend and teammate

I saved her for last...
you know how they do in TV shows
where the big names get the last look in the opening credits?!
She was my companion for the day and it was so wonderful
to finally spend some time with her.
She is one of the most talented designers in paper crafting
today and by the way, she is currently a 

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  'Baggin Some Rays' by The Craft's Meow
Ink: 'Papaya' by A Muse Studio
Tools:  'Fancy Tags 2' by Spellbinders
Big Shot, Starburst Border punch from Martha Stewart,
Corner Rounder punch from Fiskars


Lisa Hjulberg said...

We probably passed by each other without even knowing it! So sorry we didn't connect while I was there. :(

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! Sunshine is the name of the game these days, isn't it? But at least ours is dry heat. Ha!


Sarah Anderson said...

You are so lucky to be in Chicago for CHA! Love that you got to go for The Twinery :)

Donna Bowman said...

Super fun summer card! Love the banners and the sunshine punch border - so bright and happy!!! Love it. Looks like you had a great trip - I would love to go there next summer!!

Debby said...

Lovely bright card and great to see all the folks with you at CHA. Hope the heat stays off.

Lindsey said...

CHA... you must have had such a blast! Love your sweet, sunshine-y card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeee the card... and loveeeeeeee all the CHA photos!! I {heart} Stacy! :):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER jealous of your CHA visits--SOOOO wish I was there! LOVE this card--super fun and cheery!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Julie and thanks for the photos from CHA. Its fun looking at them.

Marlena M. said...

How fun! Love that there a story behind that? ;)

Jinny Newlin said...

Super, cute card! We're getting that heat wave, too! Ugh! And great CHA pics! TFS!

susan r. opel said...

We look cute. And you are WAY too kind! Great to meet you. :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

It was a pleasure meeting you, Julie! Wish we had more time to chat. Next time! :)

Ruby said...

I LOVE that sunshine set, it's so fun and that border punch too, oh my I need one of those lol

Fab CHA pics, I'm so going there one year!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

What a fabby card Julie! Love what you did with the set. Sorry to hear about your heat. Maybe you can send some to me. We haven't even reached 85F and outside's starting to feel like fall and it's not even August yet!

Amy Kolling said...

Great summertime card Julie! This heat certainly has set in here in Kansas! Thanks for all the CHA photos.....a glimpse of what I missed!

Vicky said...

Oh I missed you at CHA!!!! SO sad!!! Maybe we passed by each other and didn't notice! Looks like you had a great time! Love your card with the new TCM stamp set! They are so cute!