7.22.2012

Some CHA Photos:).

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saturated canary digis ruby, me, suzanne
saturated canary digis mindy and me
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first time seeing the booth all decorated:) 
saturated canary digis me and carisa <3
saturated canary digis can you find mindy??
saturated canary digis there she is!
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saturated canary digis sweet ruby and moi 
saturated canary digis finally!! a lightening bolt!:)

CHA was nerve-racking and fun and exciting.  Since it was my first time going, I didn't know what to expect...how my stamps would be received...even meeting people I only knew 'online' was very intimidating:).  I kinda like the buffer of being behind a computer screen.  I'm very quiet and not super social, so knowing I would be seeing people face to face made me get butterflies:).  But-- it was a pleasure!  I met a lot of super awesome girls...all of whom were absolute sweethearts!  
Angie, Ruby, Mindy, and Suzanne were in the Little Darlings booth, and those girls are a hoot:).  One thing I guess I should announce is that I am *not short.*  I might come across short online:), but I'm actually 5'6" and 5'9" in my heels:).  I could have carried around Mindy in my back pocket:).  lol.  Ruby and Angie, too!  Suzanne is my height, wa-hoo!!!!  (And, can I just say, she cannot have teenagers, because she looks waaaaaay too young!!:)  All of these girls-- absolutely beautiful people, inside and out!

I also met Colleen (totally the sweetest lady ever!) and Sandie (I loved listening to her accent:)...Sorry, Sandie:).  I got to say hello to Debbie and even had dessert with Carisa:).  It was fun saying hello to the people visiting our booth, too!  I even passed along some stamps to this cool chick:).  Awesome!

Besides the CHA fun, I was able to spend 6 days with my best friend, my mama:).  She has always wanted to see Chicago, so I was excited when she decided to come along!  We ate really big meals and had our Chicago pizza!  She visited my booth and met the girls.  And we even got to check out the city one day.  We hopped on a boat tour that cuts right through the streets and between the skyscrapers.  It was so  amazing-- and so special.  And on our last night, we got to watch a pretty awesome thunderstorm from our hotel window.  I took over 900 photos to get, like, three lightning strikes, lol.  I love the memories we made, and I'll cherish them forever!

So...that was CHA for me.  Whew!  What a week! 
And now I'm back home with my babies and hubs:).  I don't know if I would have lasted another day away:).  They had a donut cake waiting for me when I got home!!

Yes, the way to my heart is by presenting me with a cake made of donuts.  Truly, I will love you forever.

Time apart really does make a girl appreciate--all over again-- the little daily pleasures of having a beautiful, loving family.

Thank you everyone who wished me well...encouraged me about leaving the family for the week...and posted sweet messages throughout the days on FB and my blog.  

You all have become a real soft spot in my heart...
xx

51 comments:

  1. Krista, I am so happy that you had such an awesome time at CHA. I had an equal amount of fun (ok, maybe a little less than equal) hearing about the memories you made and seeing all the great pictures you took. So, thanks for allowing me to tag along and live vicariously though you on this trip, I always look forward to reading your new blog posts but this one especially, will always be one of my favorites,

    All the best!

    Lisa xo

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  2. Im so glad you enjoyed your trip and back home where your heart is. Cant wait to purchase stamps too. Hugs
    Gabbi

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  3. Glad you enjoyed your trip Kristy and these pictures looks fun!
    Hugs Heidy

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  4. Sounds like the most fantastic time ♥

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  5. Great photos and LOVE your outfit!! Happy you had such a fun experience :-)

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  6. I am so glad you were able to go, had a great time, and were welcomed back by your babies and your guy! It was a special week you will never forget! :^)
    Big hugs,
    Penny

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  7. What an awesome experience Krista . You should feel so proud to see all your work displayed there. You had treasured time too with your dear Mum. And absence makes the heart grow fonder :-) Enjoy being home.
    My darling daughters wedding is now only 5 days away.......woohoo !
    Jane x

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  8. Love the CHA pics, Krista. :) The booth looked fantastic.

    Wish I could have been there and said "hi" too! Really looking forward to getting your stamps in stock over here in the UK!

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  9. How fab that you were able to share this great trip with your Mum - sounds like you had a lot of fun.

    What a lovely welcome home.

    Toni xx

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  10. So pleased your trip was so successful Krista and that you're home safe and sound with your lovely family. I loved viewing your CHA pics, thanks so much for sharing these. From someone who lives at the very tip of Africa, visiting the USA is just a dream... It's wonderful seeing all these lovely talented people away from their blogs. Loved the booth and want your images in RUBBA... so I'll be checking out the Little Darlings store. By the way, you are such a beautiful lady and that goes for all the other gals as well... hugs Sharon x

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  11. awesome pictures, Krista, thanks for sharing!
    your rubber stamps are absolutely beautiful!!! good luck with everything!
    hugs, Alina

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  12. It looks like you had a fantastic time, how very cool it must have been to see your own stamps for sale at CHA!! Eeek!!

    The time away with your mum will have been precious as well and I am sure that all children and husbands were glad to have you back. What an experience to have had!!

    Take care,

    Carrie xx

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  13. So glad you had a wonderful time Krista! I'm sure your stamps sold like hotcakes!! How lovely that you were able to have your Mommy with you and do a bit of sight seeing too. All sounds so fab Hun. Can't wait to get my hands on your new rubber. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  14. It sure sounds like, you had a lot of fun there and a truely awesome time, so I´m so glad you got there anyway, and I admit, I´m soo jealous and wish I could go too some day, and who knows, maybe it will happen soe day??
    Wonderful pics here, thanks so much for sharing them with us, it was such a pleasure to watch them.

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  15. Sounds like you had a fantastic time, and even more special 'cos you got to share it with your mum.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  16. Sounds like you ladies had a lot of fun and of course you all looked absolutely adorable! The booth looked amazing too! Hopefully Chicago wasn't too hot and muggy for you! Can't wait till the new stamps come out!!

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  17. LOL!! It really was great to meet you... and see your fabulous designs in rubber. Guess what I'm colouring now :D :D :D

    And hey.. at this point I'm used to being the entertainment, haha!!

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  18. Glad you had a fab time and are back safely with your family, Jo x

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  19. great CHA pictures...and sometimes we feel exhausted but when our family gives us (mothers)that special details...it's when we aw the effort worth it.....Hugs from Puerto Rico

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  20. Woah a donut cake?! Now THAT is impressive! :D Sounds like you had a heap of fun...the photos look great too!

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  21. It is really nice to hear that you had a great time. And the pictures are really nice, it can be seen that you girl were having a good time. So nice that hubby and the kinds made a cake for you to welcome you back home, oh that is soooooo sweet. Hugs! Mojca

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  22. I knew you would have a blast. Its very inspiring to be around such creative people!!!! Glad you are home safe and sound.

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  23. Looks like you had an amazing time. I can't imagine all those tall buildings - overpowering & I must admit your thunderstorm photo is quite amazing.
    Good you're home safely.
    Paula (PEP)

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  24. Pictures are awesome!
    Did you fly? Omg, I'm so scared to fly, haven't flown since the year 1994 but I have to do it again! Get over that fear!!
    You are a whole 5 inches taller then me..lol!!
    So happy you had a fabulous trip with your mama and all the great peeps you got to meet!!
    Also so happy you are home safe with your precious family!!

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  25. Krista sweetie,

    PICS!!!! Yay.....love them all, i only know Chicago from the 4points hotel, lol, from over here there are certain landmarks that give away the city, i know Seattle from that spaceship type needle thingy PMSL....and yes you're tall hahahahaha, i always thought you was about 5ft 2or 3 you do look smaller online and then when i saw Mindy next to you i thought, flaming 'eck either Mindy is a munchkin or you're tall hahahaha, well, if i had of been stood next to you 3 on that pic, it would have gone up again in a slope, cause i'm 5ft 10ins, lol....lovely to see you all having fun, sweet, hugs Vick xxx

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  26. I am over the moon to have met you, lol! <3

    NICE PICTURES!!!!!!

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  27. So glad you have a super time, the booth looked fab and I can't wait until I can get my hands on your stamps! Fab to hear the family had a cake ready for you, how sweet! Take care lovely. Zo xx

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  28. So happy you had a nice trip, and met so many wonderful people!!! =0)...Fabi xx

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  29. Krista you look beautiful in those pictures. Great scenic photos too, wish one day to visit Chicago, looks amazing. Donut cake sounds great too
    x

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  30. I don't know how else to reach you other than here.. wanted to say a BIG "thank you" for your comment on my card ("Sweating You")... You made my day! xxx Ann Marie

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  31. Sounds like you have a fabulous time, thank you for sharing your photos:)x

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  32. Wow, cool lightning photo!! I would love to go to CHA!

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  33. Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm with you on the shyness. I'm good on the computer, but freeze up when it's face to face. Lol. What terrific pictures. TFS.

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  34. This sounds fun!!
    And BTW: you look gorgeous.

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  35. This sounds (and looks:)) fun!
    And BTW, you look gorgeous!!

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  36. Great pics, Krista! Sound like you had a blast and you and your stamps were well received! Wish I could've been there!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  37. Amazing photos sweetie! Looks like you had such a good time wish I could have been there!!! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  38. TFS these great photos of your trip! It must have been so exciting to see your stamps in a booth for all to see! I couldn't be happier for you and your success! You have an amazing talent!

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  39. 'sounds like you had a blast! Awesome pic of the lightening bolt! I would just LOVE to do something like CHA with my (26 yo) daughter--and we are best of friends, also. And after a week, I, too, would want to be back home with hubby and the 4 babies--fur babies that is, none the less, my babies...

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  40. Krista - so glad your first CHA was a good experience. The booth looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your photos of your time at CHA and everyone you met. Glad you made it home safely!

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  41. What a great display and lots of talent in one booth! I love your awesome digi's, so can only imagine that everyone else did too! Looks like you had a great time in Chicago- glad you got to do a boat tour and what an awesome picture of the lightening bolt! ..... So, what kind of pizza did you try?

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    1. Deep dish Chicago pizza:)...I think it was like my weekly caloric allotment:)...But it was delicious!!!!:) And worth it!

      xx

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  42. Wow pics are amazing and your booth looks great. How nice it is to meet folks that you only know through blogland. xxx

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  43. Wow such fantastic pictures sweetie, I am soooooo jealous of you going to CHA, it is my idea of heaven! Chicago is a place I would love to go to it just looks wonderful. The little darlings stand looks amazing and it must have been so much fun to meet all these people in person. I am really pleased you had a great time and came home to a donut cake(?). Thanks for visiting my blog too and seeing the card I made with pack light, I was going to email it to you as I was over the moon how it came out, different colours for me, but I really like it.
    Take care
    Love and hugs
    Kat xx

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  44. Ohhh Krista.. GREAT pictures! We sure did have a lot of fun. I hope it was the first of many shows together!

    Hugs xx

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  45. awesome pics i bet you had a blast at CHA..!!!

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  46. Sorry I wasn't able to join you! Your booth looks totally awesome!

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  47. So glad you had a blast in Chicago (which you clearly did) and that your family survived while you were gone (not that that was EVER in doubt, lol) I'm only 5'1" so probably the same as Mindy and Co, but my hubby is over 6'1" and my sisters-in-law hit 5'7" and 5'9" barefoot, the Christmas family pic is a hoot, we have to have "waist up" for them as "heads and shoulders" would give about 1" of the top of my head, lol. My family are more considerate.. all short, even my Dad (but not my sons, tall, or my daughter in law - 5'7") Thanks for sharing your experience, I'm unlikely to ever make it to the CHA from Western Australia - no rich maiden aunts I'm afraid :-) Donna ☺

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  48. Krista,

    It was such an honor meeting you and seeing your images in rubber! What a rush! Sounds like you had a wonderful week... how amazing to be able to share it with your mom. Super Hugs!
    colleen

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