Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A card and a summer sale

 Hello my lovelies!
How's your summer? I hope you are enjoying every minute of it. Here in Chicago, we have temps between 65-80 degrees this week which is my kinda weather.

Today, I have a card for you and there is also a Summer Sale at Stamp and Create. Please scroll down for the sale details and restocks.

For my card, I used Indian Tilda from the Once Upon a Time Collection.  
The Slender Fir Trees are DooHickeys from Magnolia. I know this is more of an Autumn or fall card but I thought I'd share it with you anyway.

I colored the image with Distress Ink Reinkers.


Now on to the Summer sale!

We also have a few new items:
Restock of some Magnolia stamps....
Magnolia DooHickey Restocks....
Other restocks:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer CHA 2013 in Las Vegas

 Hello Friends!
I'm back from the CHA in Las Vegas. And I had a great time! Just like what I said in FB, the fun I had didn't involve going to the Strip! Because I know I wouldn't if I did! It was too hot for me. And I would croak (...like seriously...) if the weather came close to 100 degrees! So I tried to stay indoors most of the time. I've been to Las Vegas more than a few times. So seeing the sights that I've seen before is not worth walking out in the heat.

This was my second time to attend CHA and I was so glad to meet alot of talented people. I was excited to finally meet  Becky and Alberto. Too bad we didn't get a chance to take a photo together. But I'll make sure about that the next time we meet again...and I know it's gonna be soon.

 Anyhooo, I was at the CHA to help at the Magnolia Booth.

For 3 days, I woke up to this view. I stayed at the LVH (8th floor) and every morning, 
this is what I saw.

This is the Magnolia Booth. We shared the booth with Magnolia Mini World. 
Not so fancy but it sure was a cozy place to color.

 My badge and name tag ( Thanks Patti Jo for making this beautiful name tag.)

Here are my Magnolia Team mates cards displayed on the shelves.  It's amazing to see and touch the cards of different crafters. They look beautiful in their blogs but they are so much beautiful in person. I'm so glad to be working with them.

The Mini Magnolia Shelf

This is where I spent 98% of the time during the show. 1% for lunch and another 1% for a bathroom break. I really didn't have time to go around checking other booths because it took me forever to color an image. I colored with my DI's so every time I lay down a color, I had fan it dry so I can add another layer. Patti Jo colored the mini Magnolia's using Promarkers so she colored 6 images in a hour while I could barely finish one! It was fun coloring and chatting with Patti Jo and Diana.
(Shout out to Pam: Patti Jo and I were talking about you. We should get together sometime!)

Barbro (coloring), Diana, Patti Jo and me.


 During my lunch break, I took a few photos before going back to the booth.
The Simple Story Booth was in front of me when I ate lunch.

 I passed by Stamper Anonymous on my way back to the Magnolia booth.

 Just like I said, I didn't get to go around the booths and take photos.Sorry about that.  It was a smaller show compared to the last years Summer CHA here in Chicago. They said the Anaheim CHA  is always packed compared to the summer shows. There were a lot of "newcomers" and some of my favorites were not there. But all I can say is, there is a whole bunch of new products coming that you have to watch out for (...and save for) like new dies, paper, stamps and other crafty things.

Well, this is all I can share about my trip to attend CHA in Las Vegas. Overall, I had a wonderful time in Las Vegas (and had nothing to do with gambling). Thanks to my Hubby for giving me 3 days to have some me-time / time-out and spend time with people whom I share the same love and passion for crafting, stamping and coloring.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Stamp and Create with Magnolia: Christmas in July

Merry July Christmas!
We are having a Christmas in July Challenge at

Stamp and Create with Magnolia

As I was going through my Christmas papers, I came across one of Magnolia's Designer paper and I thought it was perfect for the image.
The image I used is Tilda with Little Rudolf from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012 and I colored her around January this year. Now she is finally in a card.


The Flower are from Wild Orchid Crafts



Now it is your turn. Link up your Christmas creations for a chance to win!

 For more inspiration, pop over to
Stamp and Create with Magnolia

Thanks for dropping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!