Thursday, August 5, 2010

CHA 2010

I am home!  Let me tell you how much I loved Chicago but there is no place like home...and that is not just because I live in Kansas!  (OK bad joke! hehe!)

So I had an amazing time at CHA!  I was so overwhelmed by all there was to do and see!  We roamed around forever until we picked a place to start and, of course, that had to be the PTI booth!

First off I met Nicole!  What a sweetheart she is!  Her warm welcome was amazing and it made my day that she knew who I was from the PTI forum!  She said she visits my blog too!  How fun is that?  :)


Next, I met Michelle!  She was very nice and is oh so talented!  Here is a pic of her with my make-n-take!


I found my way next to the Paper Crafts booth where I got to meet Susan Opel!  What a great gal!  We have emailed back and forth a few times here recently because.....I am getting published!!!!  I am so super excited that they picked one of my cards!  Now I just have to wait for that Jan/Feb issue to arrive! 


When we were making our last rounds, I came across these 2 lovely girls and I just knew right away that I had found Sara and Nadine!  Such beautiful and super sweet gals!  Nadine made these adorable flowers and passed them out for pics!  First off, these little flowers are awesome!  I had to wear it around Chicago on my trip!  And I am happy to say it made it home with me in one piece!


Here is my CHA buddy, Michelle... my sister!  So glad she was able to come up and meet us!  My husband is eternally grateful that he did not have to go to a "crafty" thing!  Thanks Michelle!


So I have tons more Chicago pics I will share later!  Just wanted to get these CHA pics on here to show! 


Hope everyone is doing great!  My google reader is pretty well flooded!  I don't know how in the world I will get through them!  I am leaving Saturday morning for a Copic Certification class so I am sure there will be a higher # on the ole' reader by Sunday!

Thanks for coming by today!  Have a great Friday!

18 comments:

  1. It was great to meet you at CHA Laurie. Im glad that you introduced yourself, there was so much to see and do I didn't keep an eye out for my PFF's like I should have!

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  2. Oh I love the photos ........ looks like you had a grate time Laurie!! I know the feeling of getting home ..... we were gone for 3 weeks 9 states ...... and all I wanted at the end was my bed~~ I am happy you are home too so I can start haunting your blog again :)

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  3. Awesome pics Laurie! I so wish I could have met up with you...bummer. I can't wait to see your gorgeous creation in Papercrafts! Woot for you! Have fun at the Copic Certification class (jelous!)

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  4. It looks like you had a wonderful time Laurie! I'm so excited for you getting published! I can't wait to see!
    Have fun at your Copic class too!

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  5. looks like so much fun...i love seeing all of these cha photos!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your pictures! I'm so glad you went and had fun. Have some more at your class this weekend. Jealous!
    AND Congrats on getting published!!

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  7. Fun pictures, Laurie! Wish I could have gone on Saturday too!

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  8. Congrats girl! I heard the news on FB from Cynthia. :o) You are super- duper talented so I am not surprised. Looks like you had a great time. Jealous, someday I hope to go to Cha!!

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  9. Looks like a lot of fun! Congrats on getting published! Thats so awesome!

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  10. I'm not surprised that you're getting published at all! Congrats! Maybe one of these days I'll pursue that possibility!

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  11. CHA was fun. Thanks for sharing picture with us. I couldn't take our camera with us. Cause it was took big and bulky.

    And I wanted to leave room for stuff that I bought.PTI had some awesome Make and takes. Sweet ladies to help.

    And Congrats to you for being Published!!

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  12. so glad you had a good time and congrats again on getting published!! So happy for you!!!

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  13. Big congrats on getting published! It looks like you definitely had a great time! It was fun to read about your trip and view your pictures. I really wanted to go to CHA too, but unfortunately I wasn't able to. Hopefully next time though! :)

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  14. Great photos Laurie! I really am so glad that you stopped to introduce yourself to us. Wasn't everyone just wonderful? A huge congrats on getting published. You totally deserve it! Love your work.

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  15. Great CHA pictures! Look like fun, I hope to go next year.

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  16. Congratulations! But then I already told you that, didn't I? ;) You are so wonderfully talented... I knew you'd have no problem getting published!!

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  17. Looks like you had so much fun! Congratulations on getting published! That's awesome!

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  18. Congrats on being published...that rocks!!! So glad you had a great time at CHA!

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