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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WHAT A DAY!!!

Hello, everyone!!!  Hope all's well and there's some happy crafting going on!!!

Sorry I haven't been around today but, wow, I've had a heck of a day!!!  As you know, I'd planned earlier to be at CHA this week, however, with the cost of assisting in 2 family reunions and with an upcoming vacation on our schedule, I decided to put aside what leisure money I have for our vacation and forego CHA this year.  Figuring I'd spend much less money than I would have at CHA, I did hope to attend the CHA Road Show meet-up, but by the time I went to register Iwas emailed registration was closed!  I was a bit disappointed but let it go as it wasn't something pre-planned anyway.  Well..., as luck would have it, when my dear hubby looked at me this morning, he said, "...if you're going be moping around here looking hot and miserable, you may as well be hot and miserable  enjoying yourself".  With that he handed me money and told me to go to CHA!!!  Of course my first thought was that I'd missed CHA, but then realized I still had a day left and then there's the Supershow (even if it is different this year).

Before  I got myself all excited, I called to see if I could get a hotel reservation at such a late date and I was in luck!!!  So all day I've been getting my things together, getting everything in order that needed to be; and, just in case I need them, I just had to put together some calling cards.  Not having time to do anything really as cute as I would have liked, I did manage to do about 50 fast and easy calling cards so far:


So, I'm off again early in the morning for the last day of CHA and the Super Show!!!  I hate the hubby with these sporadic surprises he springs on me but I have to admit they do make me feel good -- uuuum....wonder what he'll be up too.  LOL!!!  Ahhhh, who cares!!! I think this is just what I need to get my momentum back!!!

Anyway, I don't have to dip into my little bit of cash now that the hubby's taken care of this!!!  And, he's so right -- I'd rather be doing something I enjoy than just feeling awful while trying to beat the heat!!!  Sometimes, I just think he's too wonderful... but, I'd never-ever tell him this!!!  LOL!!!  (Hope it doesn't read this post!)

I'll try to take as many pictures as I can although I'm not good at getting my camera out of my purse when I'm enjoying myself.  I'm not certain if I'll come back home Saturday evening or Sunday morning; that will depend on how I feel after all the fun I hope to have, but I do promise to let you know all about it!!!

Boy, this really IS turning into a busy summer for me -- busiest I can remember in a long, long time!!!

Gotta go!!!  Really excited now, so much so that if I weren't afraid to drive alone at night I'd leave right now.  Of course,  I wouldn't dare -- it's after 11 p.m..  Okay, that's about it; can't wait to get back with something exciting to share!!!

Love you all, hugs, and ...

I'll be seeing you!

P.S.  Oops!!!  Almost forgot.  Regarding an email I received from Pesky about the Gypsy cut.file for my DT purse box (the pirate box cut.files).  Pesky, you said the file was grayed out and wouldn't cut.  I'd like to know if you have the George cart installed on your Gypsy?  I used George to create this file and you'll need that cart installed; which may be why the file grayed and wouldn't cut.  I checked the file and didn't see a problem but if anyone else is having this problem, and has the George cart installed, please let me know and I'll try to figure out what the problem is.  In the meantime, Pesky, if you don't have the George cart and you're still interested in the file, please email me at audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net and I'll be more than happy to see if there's another cart I create this file with for you, or come up with another solution. 

30 comments:

mforquer said...

Adorable cards and have fun Audrey at CHA!!!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Audrey, super cute calling cards, very nicely done...love that color. I hope you have a blast at CHA and be sure to take loads of pics too. What a sweet hubbie you have, that was very nice of him. See you soon my friend. ~Shen

scrappin sista said...

Have fun at CHA and give your hubby a great big ole kiss!!! He deserves it!!!Have a safe trip, can't wait to see the pictures you will take!
Stay cool,
Alice

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Have fun at CHA. Takes lot of pictures too. I'd love ot see the action. Wish I was there. Hugs. :)

Besthobbyeva said...

You are one lucky Gal!! Enjoy and have a great, great fun! We are dying to found out how it went!!

Laurie

Nicole said...

How sweet of your hubby! Have fun!

Jean said...

These are cute!! Hope you have a great time at CHA!

shari said...

Lucky you!!! Your so spoiled, Ha! I wish I were going with you. Do tell everything you see, I'll be looking forward to your posts. Enjoy!! Shari (cricutrookie)

Treva said...

How special, your husband is indeed a jewel. Be safe and have lots of fun.

Curt in Carmel said...

You better hug that sweet husband of yours extra bunches! What a wonderful guy you married. Tell him I'm moping around too! HA! I hope you have a blast-can't wait to hear all about it. Best, Curt

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey i am so excited (and jealous) for you. I know you will have a blast at CHA... and meet so many our friends. No one deserves to go more than you. Yes you have definitely had one FUN summer.. and it sounds like more fun coming your way. Where are you going with hubby for your vacation? I would definitely say that he is a keeper... hugs and love

Brenda said...

You are so lucky to have an understand hubby...LOL Have a great time at CHA and see you when you get back. I look forward to hearing all about it.
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi sweetie! So happy for you! Go have fun & enjoy your time. Your husband is just a gem! You are a lucky lady.
Stay safe.
Love your calling cards. Can't believe you made that many.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

lovemypaper said...

"WOW" such a good post,all I can say is that I'm so happy for you have fun!

lovemypaper said...

OOps forgot to say love your card!

~BridgetL~ said...

Girl I thought I was busy, you have me beat by a mile. I'm so happy Hubby surprised you and you get to go to CHA. I was really bummed that they didn't have it opened to public in LA I would have totally been there again this yr. Have a fabulous time and can't wait to see what you come home with.

Charlotte said...

Have fun Audrey! I wish I was there.
Charlotte

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Sooo glad you got to go today!!! Wish I could have been there with you!

Susan said...

Oh Audrey! Your post just made me smile! I am so very happy that you are going to CHA. I have never been, so I hope to live vicariously through you! Have a wonderful time.

Ladybug said...

Audrey, I haven't been doin' much blog visitin' but just wanted to stop in to say "hi". I think about you LOTS!!

What a sweet thing for hubby to do! He's def. a keeper, eh? :-)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I sure hope you have a great time. Your calling cards are cute. TFS

Mary said...

I'm so jealous! Just once I'd love to attend CHA. Have a blast and take that camera out and start snapping! Hugs, Mary

Charlotte said...

Hi Audrey,
I've been thinking of you today. I hope you are inside and keeping cool. I cannot believe how hot the weather is there. I;m glad it wasn't like that when I was there a couple of weeks ago.
BIG HUGS
Charlotte

Rhonda Emery said...

great looking and great idea, have fun

Stephanie said...

Oh those are super cute! Hope you had a blast!! I wish I can go!! Maybe one day!!

Susan said...

What a guy! Your husband reminds me so much of mine as that is something he would do! You have to love it but I agree...don't tell him! LOL

I am so excited to hear all about the CHA. Next year I am going! In September there is a Scrapfest at the Mall of America, which is about 15 min. from our home. I'm looking forward to that! I can't wait to see any pictures and hear how CHA was! I bet you are having such a great time even as I type....good for you Audrey! :)

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

I'm jealous as I write this...I am sure you having the time of your life. Can't wait to see pictures when you get back.
smiles...Tammy

- - Sheryl - - said...

OMG you are so lucky!!! have fun!!! can't wait to hear all about it

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Aww, what a sweet hubby! Hope it was fun!

DonnaMundinger said...

You sure picked a Sweetie, Audrey! He's a keeper for sure! xxD