Tuesday, February 8, 2011

back from the show

and boy, this is some kind of cruel joke. it was 60º when i left denver on the 28th of january. i got back to -9º on tuesday the 1st :( and now, it's snowing. brrrrr!

i am in the middle of editing my CHA photos and i find that i didn't take very many pictures of product. so unlike me. so where i lack photos, i pull them off manufacturer blogs instead :)

my favorites of the show? in the category of papers, here are my top five in no particular order:

because that little elephant could not be cuter, and right in the middle of this paper? my initial. as if that wasn't enough to love? sass gave it a B side that makes me swoon. thank you sassafras.


and another from sass because it reminds me of my doll's dress. our house burned to the ground when i was in kindergarten. it happened at night, while we were sleeping. my mom managed to get everyone out of the house safely, it was a miracle, she was held up by angels. i had a holly hobby doll and a teddy bear with moveable arms and legs that didn't make it. in a gallant attempt to ease my loss, my dear aunt linda (who i don't think of as a crafter--sorry aunt linda, but you did come through in a huge way this time!) sewed a doll for me and my two sisters. the dolls are cloth and were made to look like us (WAY before the american girl craze, aunt linda is a trendsetter!), my doll had long yellow hair in braids and a dress that reminds me of this paper. you can bet i'll be making a layout...



are you sensing a trend here? i just really really loved the 70s inspired florals at the show. this is paper from glitz designs, and the soft subtleness of it makes me want to wallpaper my room in it. Thanks to Laura for letting me have a piece :)


this was probably my favorite line. i have to be careful, i usually choose papers for my favorites that i end up not knowing how to use. this whole collection is so basic, i don't think i'll have that problem. it's the sophisticates collection by bella blvd. i think stephanie hit this one out of the park, very useable and comes in a whole bunch of colors. i know i'll be getting the pack. just pretty.



and finally, this paper from fancy pants thoroughly appealed to the whimsy lover in me. one of my all time favorite papers was the 7gypsies text paper, it came out before i got into scrapping and i hoarded the last pieces i could find. this is just a fun.

hopefully this will satiate until i get some more photos edited. i wish it didn't take so long :)

it was a good show, didn't start out quite like i'd hoped, but by the end of the four days i had some very good things happen and am excited about the future!

9 comments:

lisa truesdell said...

ooooh - that must have been scary!! your aunt linda rocks. =)

jamie long said...

wow that doll sounds awesome! do you still have it?

arleigh said...

love the fancy pants paper!

arleigh said...

love the fancy pants paper!

Mandy said...

Love love love the fancy pants paper!I also hoard the 7Gypsies text paper I still have some.

marcy said...

Oooh, I just ordered those Sassafras papers! I'm terribly scared of having a fire (we're in an OLD house!). Sweet aunt though!

ArlaMo said...

Love the elephant! And the Fancy Pants! But mostly, 70ish flowers cause me nightmares about the homemade dresses we used to wear. And our flowered carpet. Yikes! Do love the B sides, though.

em said...

I hadn't seen any Fancy Pants sneaks...LOVE that paper! Thanks for sharing!

Keshet said...

Loved that Fancy Pants paper, too! It was great meeting you!