Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CHA Fun Part Two!......and a little announcement

I went to CHA with my friend Linda who is the store manager at Stamp Fever. We spent Saturday and Sunday scouting out new products, placing orders and running into friends we knew from cyberspace. It was exhausting but oh so fun! But the best part was meeting our new best friends from Denmark.
Pia and Sanne are two of the most beautiful and warm people I've ever met. It was like we had known each other for ever (which Pia and Sanne have, they've been friends for many years). We laughed and chatted about everything, enjoyed lunch together on Sunday and did a make and take with Kathy Racoosin (pic in yesterday's post). Then on Sunday night we went back to their hotel to have dinner and chat some more. We met Pia's husband and he is wonderful too!
Here we are hanging out at the downtown Hilton:
I'm hoping that Sanne and Pia will be able to come to CHA next year. It will be in Anaheim so I can play tour guide and show them the Orange County sights. I feel like I have made two life long friends, hugs to you both!

So Monday I was back at the LA Convention Center with Kelly Marie Alvarez and the rest of the Lawn Fawn team. They had the cutest, most clever booth. It was simply perfect. But don't take my word for it, see for yourself.....

 It was like stepping into the Critters in the Burbs stamp set. They hand-stitched the backdrop. You'll notice the tree and other favorite stamps that were blown up to decorate the happy backyard scene.

I love the stamp sets and samples displayed on brilliant!

Here's a couple more photos of the fabulous stamp images blown up.....

Here's some of the visitors to the Lawn Fawn booth...
Lovely Lisa Spangler...holding the original "lawn fawn", Francois.

Kathy Racoosin stopped by for a visit too!

 Lisa with the Lawn Fawn gang.

The sweet, lovely and oh so hardworking Tiffany Johnson. She stayed busy with Make and Takes.

Everyone was still smiling at the end of the day on Monday. That's Kelly's hubby Mike.

So I managed to get some of the brand new stamp sets and there was one in particular that will be very useful in the coming months.....
It's called Plus One and here's the card I made with it.....

It's for my sweet daughter in law Kellie.....yep, I'm gonna be a grandma!!

~ Psalm 127: 3-5 ~
Children are a heritage from the LORD,
   offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
   are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
   whose quiver is full of them. 


  1. First off... Nancy... Congratulations on your news... a grandchild Yeah!
    and next your pictures and post are wonderful. What fun to meet Pia and Sanne and all the others.

  2. ohhh dear...those stamps are totally cute.and i do love your card also..:) they should place it in CHA :)

  3. Congrats Nancy! So very happy for you! Beautiful pictures of everyone and the booth is adorable!

  4. More lovely photos Nancy, love seeing you with Pia and Sanne, lucky you to meet them both. We have been blogging buddies for a while now and I would love to meet them!!
    Congratulations on your news, how exciting Grandma Nancy :0)

  5. I'm so enjoying your walking us through CHA, Nancy! So fun! Big congrats on the little one to come! How exciting!!!

  6. Oh, what wonderful fun! Thanks again for sharing your adventure! Big congratulations to you and your family on the upcoming event! I love your's adorable! What a wonderful Bible verse to share along with today's news!...Nancy :o)

  7. So nice to see this post Nancy, I love it, love that you are sharing these photos, what fun you all look like you had. Thanks also for the sneak peek at the new Lawn Fawn stamp set, cannot wait to have that one, and your card could not be more sweeter. Congrats on the news of becoming a grandma, you will be the perfect grandma! hugs!

  8. What fun pictures of your trip - but the best news of all - Being a grandma! Congrats - what a blessing!

  9. Love seeing all these pictures! The Lawn Fawn booth was indeed adorable - such a wonderful idea!
    And I'm so pleased to hear your news! Exciting times ahead!!

  10. Oh, YAY!!! What a special, special announcement, Nancy! How exciting for you and your family! Love this fun-filled post! So wonderful to see all the photos of everyone you've now met in person! It sure sounds like you had a fabulous time. Big congrats on your news and hope to talk to you soon. . . .grandma! :)

  11. Oh yay.... congrats, Nancy! I'm so happy for you. You must be sooo excited! Thank sfor sharing all the pics. Looks like you all had a blast!

  12. congrats, nancy!!! and that LF baby set is dripping with cuteness!!!!!!

  13. Love this post Nancy! It was so great seeing you!

    And Kelly's both was just awesome, I did the happy dance when I saw it! YEAH!

    Wish I could have got to meet Kathy, maybe next time!

    Tiff sure is sweet!

    So glad to meet Pia and Sanne too! You are so right, I feel like I've known them a long time even though we just met!

    Congratulations on being a Grandma!!! Yay!


  14. Oooh what a fun & happy post from the CHA, Nancy! YOU are too kind and I feel so lucky to have met you in person! We really had a great time and I hope we WILL be back next year! Big warm hugs, my sweet friend!

  15. Wow! CHA looks like so much fun!!!
    A big congrats on being a grandma! So happy for you and your family! God Bless!!

  16. I forgot to congratulate you on pending grandmahood! It's an incredible experience. Blessings on the new parents to be!

  17. How wonderful for you to be a new grandmother. You will truly feel such blessings.
    Thanks for all the wonderful photos taken at CHA. I love them all. It's so neat to see everyone's smiling faces.
    Your card is just perfect!

  18. I knew you would get on well with the Europeans!! Lovely share of the fun and looks like you are having a wonderful time. Once again congratulations - such a blessing to become a grandma - how exciting!

  19. Oh yes.... LOVE the psalm you quoted - perfect verse!

  20. Hi, Nancy! Wow! Sounds like terrific fun! And so glad you got to meet so many nice people from the Hero Arts Flickr pool! Sooooo cool! :-)

  21. Looks like you had a really great time at CHA! Thanks for sharing the photos and BIG congrats on becoming a Grandma! That LF stamp set sure is cute!!

  22. Congratulations!! How very blessed you are. God is so good!

  23. Congratulations, Nancy, that's brilliant news! Your card to celebrate is so cute and fun! Thanks for sharing all the photos from CHA, loved looking at them!

  24. Great photos, Nancy! Congrats on your news, too!

  25. All of these photos are great! Congrats to you again!!!!!!!!!!! It was such a pleasure meeting you :)


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