This...is the Studio Calico booth, and yes, it always looked like this. It was busting at the seams every time we passed it by.
That is because they have some awesome products! I was taking a picture of these cute button stamps. Greg and April Foster are the owners and they are the epitome of sweet southern charm.
AND, they have so-talented designers. I was drooling over every layout. Webster's Pages was very fun. The owner, Brandin, was so down to earth. They had some great pastel lines and a great new product called "Bloomers."
The Melissa Frances booth was one of the last ones we visited at CHA. She had some great products and there were many "spring-inspired" projects:
I can't believe I'm STILL posting about CHA - it was almost a month ago. But, there were so many cool booths and people, that I haven't blogged about them all!
We happened by the Jenni Bowlin Studios booth:
And, Jenni and Elizabeth Kartchner were there! So, I got a quick pic with both of them:
And, we asked Jenni if we could come back for a quick interview later in the week - she said yes. She was very down to earth and sweet. And, her products were nice - I love the new Core'dinations line.
It might seem strange to you that our laundry basket has a pair of beady little eyes:
But, this is Cricket and when she hears the dryer door pop open, she comes-a-runnin'. She loves nothing more than to hop into the laundry basket - espcially when it's full of warm, clean t-shirts.
I'd like to add that she went to the groomer's day before yesterday, so normally she circles the basket and gets ready to jump, but inevitably is shooed away before she actually makes it in. But, since she's cleaned up and smells like a rose for the time-being, I let her jump on in.
This weekend, there was no crafting. Carson and I decided to take a little road trip to meet some friends for a day of skiing.
I was pretty happy about the day - as you can see below.
Although I hadn't skied in over 2 years - and that was my first trip down a mountain, I only fell once. My biggest problem of the day was the ski lift. I don't know what the deal was, I just couldn't get the hang of it! It was a really nice day. It was snowing a little, but there was hardly any wind. We had a great time.
Hi there! Today is a day to celebrate love, just in general. For friends, for family, and for spouses.
When I was at CHA a few weeks ago, I came home to a very nice surprise. My husband, well aware of my love for crafts, made me a little book to tell me what he missed about me each day I was gone. And, to make up for his lack of artistic ability (so he says), he taped a Snickers mini to each page. So funny.
So, for Valentine's Day, I made him a simple little book from 3 x 5 plain index cards and the Pink Paislee Valentine's line. In it, I wrote about my favorite memories of the past 7 years (how long we've been married) and I also included pictures and different thoughts, movie quotes about love and some funny "coupons" (like making a batch of cookies with no complaining!). Yes, it's kinda sappy, but he liked it and that's all that matters.
And, I was amazed I could keep it a secret for almost 24 hours - that's gotta be a record!
I also used some Tim Holtz embellishments and a Martha Stewart punch for the bottoms of the coupons. I love those punches!