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Monday, August 2, 2010

BACK FROM CHA -- NEED REST!!!

Hello, all my friends and family!!!  I hope all's well!!!

First I'd like to apologize for being so late in getting back to you.  However, when I got home Sunday, thoroughly exhausted, I found out a friend had been admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery, so I called my sitter to make certain Buster could stay with her a "bit" longer and immediately rushed to the hospital to be with my friend.  Today, I had to pick up Buster and get clothes from the cleaners preparing for our vacation trip this week -- and back to the hospital to check on my friend who is progressing well.  At this time, knowing all is sunshine in my world and that I don't have to worry, I'm absolutely exhausted but I feel happy and fulfilled.

Okay, about CHA!  Unfortunately, I only took one (1) picture at CHA and even that one came out blurry, so I know you'll be disappointed in me for not bringing you back any pictures -- so sorry.  Between all the classes I'd scheduled at the show, and trying to get to the Show floor to see all the new products and make purchases, I was a happy "wired" maniac by the time it was all over!!!  I was so busy running, I literally didn't have a moment to stop and take pictures (well, I probably did have just a moment but I didn't want to forfeit  any little bit of time between my next classes then trying to see everything in the showroom and buy as much as I could).  The next time, I will not schedule so many of the classes because it really left me with not enough time on the showroom floor!  I wanted to buy more, more, more!!!  You wouldn't believe how much stuff I got that I probably won't use; my dear hubby can't believe how much money I spent for all the stuff I got -- LOL!!!  Mostly papers, inks, glitters, stamps, kits, etc.; small things but a LOT of stuff!   Good for me my hubby's a sweetie!!!

And, all the walking!!!  I have a really bad back and I haven't did as much walking as I did those 2 days at CHA in ages!!!  Even in pain, I refused to sit and take a break!!!  Does that tell you something?!!!  It was great and even though I'm paying for it now, I can't wait for the next one!

I did get to meet several blogging friends while I was there too:  Donna of Popsicle Toes; Kim of Olive Juice Studios, and Diane of Capadia Designs.  It was so exciting to meet friends face-to-face I'd only previously been able to communicate with through blogging!!!   And, they were all just as wonderful as I knew they'd be!  Everyone was so friendly and it was really a great time! 

(Psst!  She probably won't appreciate my telling you this but Donna (Popsicle Toes) referred to me as short, but did you guys know she's only about 4 feet tall?  Ha--haaa---heee!  Donna, if you read this, I love you girlfriend!)

I was disappointed though that the Teresa Collin Stampmaker I was so looking forward to purchasing was only being made available to retailers at the Trade Show; it was not presented at the Craft Show and, therefore, I did not get an opportunity to purchase it.  Of course I'm not giving up, I'm ordering it!  LOL!

As far as the Imagine, it's fabulous!!!  But I'm not happy that you can't use it with Design Studio and it won't
cut your heavier materials such as vinyl, pressboard, etc. that the E will cut.

Well, I'm going to try to get some rest because I've been going-going almost non-stop since I left for CHA and now I'm about gone!  Tomorrow I'll be working on my project for my debut as a Sassy Designer on Sheila's blog on Thursday.  I'll get back to you before then to make certain you have the address!  I don't think I'll have much time to sneak in a project before Thursday because I really want to try to catch up on my visiting with as many of you as I can before I leave again, but I'll try!  Until...

I'll be seeing you!

P.S.  When I return from vacation, I'll be posting a "Game Time", so keep up and be on the look out for that.  More info on that when I get back from vacation!!!  Hugs!

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Whew I am so glad you are OK...I was starting to worry. I am so glad you had a great time at CHA. Did you do the Copic certification class?
Glad your friend is better and you could spend time with her to help speed her recovery.
Thanks for updating us.

flowerdisco said...

glad you are back and bought a lot of goodies and had lot of fun! :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh I am so happy you got to meet so many of our friends.... sounds like you had FABULOUS time. I am so anxious to hear about your copic class. AND so glad to hear your friend is doing better. Have a wonderful vacation my friend...hugs from UKIAH

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I am glad you friend is recovering well after surgery.

Enjoy your vacation! Talk to you when you get back.

Hugs!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I am so happy you got to go!!!!!! Hope you rest on your vacation...... have fun and take lots of pictures!!!!!

Rose said...

oh girl you are a trooper!!! sounds like a blast :) glad your friend is doing better and you got a lot of goodies to play with when you get back from vacation. have a great time :)

joeygirl86 said...

Wow sounds like you had an awesome time! I wish
I could have been there!

shari said...

Audrey, I'm so glad you had a good time at CHA, I can imagine just how tired you are. Have a great time on vacation. Shari (cricutrookie)

Jean said...

Glad you are back and Glad you had a good time!! I don't blame you for not wanting to take any breaks to stop and take a picture, I would have probably been the same way!

xosparklesxo said...

I hope your friend feels better soon! Sounds like you had a blast at CHA - like a crazed drug addict looking for a fix ;) I would have been the same way, and I'm soooo jealous!!!

Treva said...

Audrey,

Rest as much as possible so you can enjoy your vacation. Thanks for your CHA update and we can't wait to see your new projects!

DonnaMundinger said...

Look who's talking, you midget! You're not one bit taller than I am. LOL So great meeting you! So that's where you went. Lots of classes and I didn't make a one. Fun times, huh? I'm still sooo tired too. Yeah, that Teresa Collins Stamp thing is WAY cool. I'm with you! xxD

paperscissors said...

just saying WOW you keep up the same pace shopping and taking classes as you do blogging! i can almost hear running around the CHA floor! take care

BeeBeebabs said...

So glad your back I missed you - hope you had a nice time. Now Audrey get plenty of rest because I'm looking forward to seeing your Sassy work. Glad your friend is doing better

Ladybug said...

Oh you lucky duck getting to go to CHA! Glad you had a great time!! :-)