Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Make 'n Takes From CHA Summer 2010

Nanci and I had such a good time at CHA Summer 2010.  We met some crafty-fun-interesting people there!  These are some of the Make 'n Takes projects I did while we were there!

I finally bought the Sure Cuts A Lot 2 (SCAL) software (that I have been talking about buying for at least a year) from Joe Rotella at  Create & Craft.  I am looking forward to creating some great projects on the Cricut with this software!

We hope to offer a retreat later this year that will feature classes offered by  Joe and the Create & Craft group.

I think I mentioned a couple of posts ago that we met Beate at the booth?  She actually worked with us on the two make n' take projects we made at their booth!  She introduced us to Copic markers and grunge paper!  I am dying to take a Copic class now! :)


This is the pin we made with Copic markers at the booth.  I had never used Copic markers before--Beate gave us some tips about using the Copic markers!  Did I mention that already?

She also helped us make these bracelets using grunge paper with Tim Holtz distress inks and hardware.  We wore our bracelets the entire day.  Mine had a bright pink button originally, but I put my hand inside my purse too many times that day--I lost it somewhere between the fresh raspberry smoothie and the Cricut booth.  I found this button in my sewing basket.  It's not pink, but I think it will do.

This Tweet-heart pop-up card we made at the Custom Crops booth.  The design and technique were really fast and fun!  I smeared my stamp--but that's the beauty of a handmade card.

Last night when I was catching up on some e-mail and blogs I follow, I noticed that one of the ladies who helped us make this card at the Custom Crops booth, Donna Mundinger, writes one of the blogs I follow - Popsicle Toes!  She had some photos from the booth on her blog!

We made this birthday card make n' take at the eksuccess brands booth!  They were using Martha Stewart punches, K&Company paper, Jolee's stickers, Inkadinkado stamps & dyes!  We also signed up for a new crafting web site there called We even came home with SpottedCanary t-shirts!

Last but not least we made this adorable pin-wheel tag at the Unity StampCompany booth.  Love their papers and stamps! :)

While we were waiting to get inside, we met two ladies who had traveled from New Zealand and Malaysia to attend CHA!  It was our first visit to CHA and we would definitely go again!


  1. Fabulous Make N' Takes!

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  2. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I am now following you as well.


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