Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More photos from CHA & Chicago

Thought you might like to see a few more things that caught my eye at the Summer CHA Show.  Now you know I don't want to do a scrapbook page, but just look at this from a collage perspective...love all those dimensional flowers.  And these too...
And here's one from close up so you can really see the details...
I was truly drawn to this dress form and thought something along these lines might be fabulous in my studio!
In the Ranger booth you won't believe this, but I never once stopped to see Tim's demo.  Gasp!  Egad!!  How is that possible???  It's because they flew in Dyan Reaveley from the UK to demo and I was drawn to her like a magnet.  Wish I'd taken more photos but I did bring home a tag from every day.  Can't wait for you to come see them all.

I adore her downloadable collage sheets.  Now I just have to convert US dollars to British pounds...
Here's a sample of her tags from the demo:
These were made using some of Claudine's new stamps.  Gotta have those stamps, which won't ship until September.  Killing me...

And just so you don't think I spent all my time inside, here are some photos we took last Friday while strolling through Millenium Park in downtown Chicago.
The kids came in swimsuits and others were out there in their clothes.  They must have been locals because the adults brought towels.  All those tiny tots were just squealing about how cold the water was, but they stayed in it anyway.
And the best part of the afternoon began with a bag of freshly made Caramel Crisp popcorn from Garrett's.  We sat and listened to the Symphony's rehearsal while we snacked.  I could've stayed forever.  Loved it, loved it, loved it.
And just in case you're interested, baby Jackson has changed so much I no longer recognize him!  I'm not kidding.  He's now a solid chunk; no squishy bits to be found anywhere.  How did that happen???
I get to baby sit on Saturday.  Mimi Linda is going to get all the sugar.  And hopefully new photos!

I still haven't unpacked those 6 suitcases.  Gotta get a move on.  I fly to Nashville on Sunday and then on to Cincinnati a week from tomorrow.  YIKES!!

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