wishing I was at CHA

I am so wishing I was at CHA right now.  I considered it a while back, but at the time the gas prices were so high and air fares were absolutely ridiculous! I didn’t even want to spend that much money. Even though it’s in Anaheim, CA, and I could have visited a friend who lives nearby, I would have had to get a hotel room, paid for food and all that other good stuff and it just was not looking like  a sound financial choice, so I said, no thanks, maybe next time.  Well now that the gas is down and airfares are cheaper and all that … I’m just a little sad I couldn’t make it.  I am glad that Flat Joscie is going to be there with Liz Hicks! :)
to cheer me (and hopefully you) I dusted off two layouts to share. ;)

These were both in the Ready Set Create Ezine a while back…


First day of Third Grade-

I colored these Heidi Swapp white chipboard letters with a staz-on ink pad.  It’s one of my favorite ways to color chipboard, less messy than paint and no brushes to clean.

Blue shimmery cardstock, KI lace paper, Stampin’ Up! Spiral Punch and red cardstock, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas, Making Memories Buttons, white clip, mini alphas and Patterned Paper, glue dots, American Crafts Pigment pen, notebook paper, paper clip, ATG gun.



Materials- Stampin’ Up!- Kraft Card Stock, Foam Dots, flourish rubons, notebook punch. Heidi Swapp Patterned Paper, Photo folder, love rhinestones, acrylic butterfly.  Jenni Bowlin die cut mini label paper.  American Crafts ribbon, letter rubons.  Bazzil Die Cut Chipboard C.  Scenic Route Letter Stickers.  ATG gun.  Glue Dots. Buttons from fabric store.  Embroidery floss.  Katie Pertiet’s Dated Journalers 2 (www.designerdigitals.com)  Font: CK_Alis_Writing.  Cats eye ink Chestnut Roan.

Technique-I folded the butterfly and used glue dots to adhere.  I printed the journaling on the patterned paper, punched the notebook punch on the edge.

The Picture date is applied digitally in PSE using brushes from Katie Pertiet.  First I “stamped” the 28 in white, opacity 35%, then stamped the FEB in brown, opacity 35% and added the 2008 using a brush I made with the font CK_Alis_Writing over the 28.

Thanks for stopping by, Love Love and Blog you later! :)

Joscie, rhymes with bossy!

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8 thoughts on “wishing I was at CHA

  1. Oooo, I love both layouts! I wish I was at CHA too…. sorta of… if you could skip the packing and flying part… I don’t mind flying, but I hate getting checked in at the airports… it takes forever!

  2. That’s too bad about CHA. If it weren’t in LA I would love to go. I avoid So Cal like the plague! lol No Disneyland for us! Can’t wait to see all the fun the Liz and Flat Joscie have though!

    Love the LOs. SU! Kraft is becoming my go to base lately. I just love it. Especially for cards!

  3. Hi there friend! I wish I was at CHA too…:o( T & I were talking & maybe I will be able to go for the next one. If I do…we should all try & meet, it would be so GREAT to meet face to face at last. I’ll keep you posted.

    Beautiful pages…the buttons are fabulous! Well done for getting them published.

  4. Love your work! Could you share your chocolate cake recipe? I promise never to bring it to a party where you are bringing dessert! LOL.

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