Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie - It's my Birthday! and pics of CHA

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! I do love the weekends! It's time for a new challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog. Our hostess with the mostest is the Kween of Kraftin' Kimmie herself!  Since yesterday was her birthday, she chose Birthday to be the theme for the new challenge! Yay! So here's what I came up with for this one.

I chose to use this adorable cutie pie Lulu in a bathtub from the set of three Lovely Lulu's.  It comes with three adorable images and awesome sentiments.  It's stamped with Memento ink onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers. It's then cut out with Nesties.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections matted with Bazzill cardstock.

There's lots of machine stitching on this one. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts enhanced with some rose leaves and branches from Martha Stewart punches. The ribbon is May Arts silk. The sentiment was my own that is computer generated and matted with more Bazzill cardstock.

Please be sure to pop over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog to check out all the amazing creations by my teammies, and then we'd love it if you'd play along! And don't forget about the amazing sale that Kimmie has going over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! there are over 100 stamps on sale for either 41% off or $4.10 each! 


Ok, I've got to say I had the most amazing time EVER at CHA!!!! It was a pure delight that I will always remember! To get to meet so many of my unbelievably talented design team sisters, as well as friends that I've had on line for years...well how often does an opportunity like that pop up? So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!!

I am still pinching myself that I got to meet Lols!!!  She is my DT sis from Papertake Weekly, and was working with Simon Says Stamp. They're lucky to have her!

A pic of Lols, myself, and the amazing Ms Patti Jo! Patti Jo colored almost every one of those tags you see hanging in the booth. What talent!!!!  She was also so gracious to host a class on flower making for all of us! It was awesome and the cards are gorgeous!

And here I am with the oh so sweet and talented Cabio! What a treasure she is!!! I got to spend the entire afternoon coloring next to this wonderful bundle of talent!

Look at these two gorgeous ladies!!! Queen Diana is on the left, and the uber talented Suzan on the right! I was just giddy with delight!!!!

The amazing Jacque, myself, and again, the awesome Suzan. I have been waiting to meet Jacque for what seems like forever! She has been through quite the journey, and my hat goes off to her. She has been so supportive of me, and I was thrilled to finally get to meet this little firecracker that is such a generous and giving soul!

Look at those two stunning girls on the left! How can you be so gorgeous and so damn talented all at once? LMBO!  From left to right, there's Mindy (talk about talent - this girl has got it!!,  Angie - Ditto!! She has her own line of the most adorable images... Little Darlings - Check them out!! (I seriously don't know how she does it all!!) ,  Then there's me, and then the Queen that made every second of this possible, Queen Diana, owner of Magnolia-licious and inventor of Scor-Pal.  There's been a LOT of people that have tried to copy her invention (including Martha Stewart), but nobody can make one as good as the Scor-Pal! This woman has the biggest heart of anyone I know! She's unbelievable!! A true bundle of talent that is all wrapped up in a huge heart with a big pink bow!!

Well this little chicklette needs no introduction! LMBO!  I think everyone knows Suzanne! What a truly amazing woman! A wonderful Mom who truly cares and is always there with advice and assistance when needed. What else can I say?

A picture in front of the gorgeous booth headed up by King Roy and Queen Diana who are both seated. 

Hope you enjoyed the pics! I had a truly glorious time and am still basking in the afterglow of meeting so many wonderful friends that I have been chatting with for years! I am one lucky, lucky woman.  Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful card and I just love the sentiment. Looks you all had great fun at CHA.

Marilyn said...

Great pics Sharon and your card is gorgeous. Heading on over to KK now to buy stuff!

Sandi said...

First of all the card is just the best, love the design and the theme, you were inspired over the top at CHA, the pics are wonderful, so glad you got the opportunity and had a great time. Hugs

Joey said...

Sharon your card is stunning,I ordered myself some of those Lulu's last week, just need to get them on to a card now, just love them, great sentiment too. Your photos from CHA are fantastic! Its so nice to see them and to see you had such a wonderful time :) Joey xxx

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Loved seeing all the pic's of all you talented ladies. Would love to meet you all some day!
hugs, Ruth Ann

Larisa said...

gorgeous card, very cute image and beautifully coloured in.

Tracey said...

Looks like you had an amazing time at CHA! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!

And I love your gorgeous card!! That sentiment is too funny!! xx

Angela said...

What a fun and beautiful card you've made with that sweet Kimmie image. Just sweet as can be!!

Awesome CHA pics Sharon. Looks like you had a ball and got to meet so many wonderful people. Very exciting! Thanks for sharing!! big hugs, Angela

Dora said...

Wow this is beautiful Sharon, love the fun image and the bright bold colours... looks like you are having a great time at the CHA, loved seeing all the pics :D Enjoy xxx

Betsy said...

LOVE this cute card ~ that image is adorable!
And yes, you are one REALLY LUCKY lady to have gotten to meet all those artists at CHA!!!

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for the grand pictures. Oh Sharon, I know you had so much fun. Your pictures are wonderful. Now to this cutie pie card. You wait kid - that sentiment might be funny now (you look young enough to be my daughter) but when you look like you just got out of the tub and you haven't seen any water in the last 6 hours - oh me, oh my - oh woe is me. I love this card Sharon - I love it so much that I am going to put my $$ where my mouth is and buy this image. Wonderful coloring. I love you Sharon - you are as cute as a bug in a rug!!

Creations by Shirl said...

First of all love your card Sharon, cute cute image along with that awesome sentiment...
Secondly you look you had a blast at the CHA... what gorgeous pics and memorable ones too... At least you got to me alot of great and talented people in the crafting industry... LOL! You lucky thing!!!! I bet you scored alot of great goodies too can't wait to see them in your upcoming cards...Have a super weekend....

Janie Printz said...

Wow what a wonderful post ! Love the card with that little cutie. What an adorable image with the little smirk on her face. Sharon, Those pictures are incredible & It's so great to put names & faces together ... You look great !
Hugs, Janie

martina's kaartjes said...

love your fab card ! the sentiment and the image are great !
greetings, martina

Anonymous said...

FIRST OF ALL...Happy birthday my dear!!! :) That sentiment just cracks me up too!! Gorgeous card and coloring!!

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of you and friends from CHA!!! How much fun that must be!! :)

Danielle said...

Hello Sharon, OH!!! your card is beautiful... but I want to comment more on the pics... thank you sooo much for sharing! I enjoyed looking at all the faces, I seem to know all of them, but SEEING in recent pic is so much fun! *hope my frenglish means something LOL!
On to your card, I love the sentiment! gosh... it's so cute.
your image is darling, and what a lovely layering of papers and the most cute bow (I have this thing about bows!!!)
Welcome back.. Hugs.

Christina C. said...

Your card is soooo stinkin' cute and I love your always come up with the perfect sentiment!
Now, on to the pictures.....lovely to see so many of my crafting friends! Thanks for sharing....enjoyed them immensely.
So glad you had such a great time!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Sharon, love the sentiment,and I'm going to stop having those baths...maybe slow time down a bit...gorgeous pics of you and all your friends, how wonderful to see them all.
Fantastic post, really enjoyed reading it..


Danni said...

Looks like you had lots of fun at CHA!!
Love your card, the sentiment made me giggle!! Very cute!

Barb Hardeman said...

The pics of 'the gang' are wonderful! It looks like you indeed had the most wonderful time. The booth looks fabulous this year. So glad that your experience was so very positive and that all the talent was in one spot!
Hugs, Barb

Alice Wertz said...

you always have such beautiful details on your cards. love this one, too! thanks for sharing all the CHA photos. wish i was there! =)

Jody said...

Sherri! I'm so sad I didn't know you were at CHA. Our whole family was there. It would have been so fun to see you there! Your work is amazing as always my friend!

Love Ya!

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow.....i say it every time that I am gonna go to the one in la...okay next year i am gonna find out when it is early and me and hubby are gonna make it a little get a way...your card is ya

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Sharon! What a terrific birthday card! The sentiment is absolutely perfect ;D Thanks so much for sharing the pics from CHA. It almost feels like I was there :) On of these days...! Hugz, Cheryl

Carole Beath said...

Oh my girl, your little birthday card is just darling as always, and I giggled and loved the sentiment. But what fun fun fun to wander through all of those lovely photographs of lovely talented ladies. Thanks for sharing.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

The Kween of Kraftin'! You're a hoot, Sharon!! And I'm SO jealous I didn't get to go and hang out with you at CHA this year! Maybe another time! And your card is the sentiment!

Patti Jo said...

You made me giggle with this card! You are already working hard!!! How adorable, just love the image and the sentiment!!! Ha, I think I've been in the bathtub too long!!! :)

Can't tell you how wonderful it was to meet and work with you at CHA Sharon!!! A dream come true for sure!!!

Yes, people along with her talents, she is as sweet in person as she is in blogland!!!!

Amanda R said...

First off Sharon, thanks so much for all the pictures, it looks like you had a great time! Someday I will go too! And secondly, I love love love your card! That sentiment is hysterical! Always fun to see what you create!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous photo's Sharon :-) It was a real thrill for me to meet you and am already looking forward to next year when we HAVE to get more time together!!!! :-)

Lols x x x

Pam Varnell said...

First of all Sharon let me just say how GORGEOUS your card is. LOVE your coloring, the bling and especially the sewing. TOP NOTCH all the way. Just beautiful.

Loved seeing all the CHA pics too :)