Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter CHA 2011 adventures - part 2

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One of the perks of going to the CHA show was going to the Cricut Circle Crop. We had to make 3x3 calling cards for the even to swap with other ladies. Some were really good. Below are the two cards I did (as well as cards I collected). I started with the pastel green paper, which I preferred but ran out of; that's when I switched to the orange. I ran the paper through my cuttlebug with one of my flower folders and inked it with Tim Holtz's walnut stain distress ink which really helped on the orange to tone down the brightness. I loved the look on the pastel green; looked a little like aged bronze like the Statue of Liberty. Then I used a daisy punch and punched out 2 daisies for each card. Next a small daisy punch for the center of the flower. Adhere a rhinestone in the center of each flower with glue dots ($2.99 package at M's with 100, varying sizes). Finally, fluff up the yellow part so it looks like the daisy center. As I finished each card DH was sticking my info on the backside which I printed up on Avery labels:

Below are cards I collected from other scrappers in the room. Some how I picked up 2 cards from 2 different scrappers. However, in a room that size, with that many women, you're bound to forget who you met. Because this is the internet, I covered up personal info that was on the cards except blog URLs. If you see your card here please give me some blog love!:

Ok, here's my complaint; in order to go to the Circle Crop we had to pay $30. We were promised a goodie bag with $30 worth of goodies to offset the $30 we paid to reserve our seat. Wanna see what we got for $30? Look below:

And we got a charm for our bracelet.

On the other hand, had I passed on the Circle Crop I would not have met Jinger or Robyn (My Pink Stamper) or any of the other wonderful ladies. Plus, we each dropped a calling card into a box which PC used for the many raffles:


  1. I love that stuffed bug! (Wouldn't pay $30 for it though...LOL). Well, at least you got to meet them and the cards you collected are awesome!

  2. That's too bad the goodie bag was such a dud. Sounds like you had a good time anyway :)