Monday, 31 January 2011

Oh My Aching Feet!

 But what fun I've had checking out all the latest and greatest in crafting finds! This years CHA show in Los Angeles seems a bit smaller than last years, but is no less full of really great stuff. We have found so much in the way of new papers, tools, embellishments and just plain great ideas for the coming year. Everything will have to stay a bit under wraps for a while longer but I will show you some pics of some really neat things that I've seen for now.




I just loved these dresses made of paper.  There were eight of them in total, but these are the only pics that came out clear enough to post.  It never ceases to amaze me at the creativity I see at CHA!


Here are a couple of pics of projects on the Ranger booth.


This is my good friend Suze Weinberg.  She and I go way back and every year we have our photo taken together. (No there are no wrinkles in any photo over the years because as Suze says, we never age! LOL LOL LOL)  I need to learn how to photoshop for next year!  Suze told me that she has officially retired.  I am hoping that won't stop her from sharing her creativity with us all!  She is amazing!

All for now, Sue x

28 comments:

Larisa said...

Fantastic gowns!!! ))

Lorraine said...

oh wow the dresses look amazing and the other artwork is cool too thanks for sharing wish i could of come to the CHA it looks great fun xx

KimberleyG said...

Stunning dresses, especially the first one. I'm glad you're having fun.

Lynne said...

Tiring but it looks like you're having a ball! Great displays for inspiration and nice to meet up with friends too. Enjoy your 'hard work' it will soon be back to the grindstone LOL.
Best wishes.
Lynne in Spain

Shelley said...

The dresses are amazing! Thanks for sharing, wish I could be there.

Topcho said...

The dresses are truly gorgeous!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, thanks for sharing your pictures of those fabulous dresses. I liked the short one.
Glad you had fun with old friends. Hugs x ChrisB

LellyJelly said...

Hi Sue, am so jealous of you getting to go to the show. That first dress is an absolute beauty - good job I couldn't attend - I'd have been haggling and trying to buy it!!!!x

iluvmybugs said...

Thanks for sharing the pics Sue...especially the one of you and Suze!! I was lucky enough to meet her last year and she is such a sweet, down-to-earth lady...sure hope she'll continue to share her talents with all of us!!!
~Terry~

Fiona said...

What fantastic pictures. Can't wait for the other treats you have in store from the show!

Glennis said...

Those dresses are amazing - glad you are having a great time

Rufus said...

Those gowns are incredible! They look good enough to wear! Glad that you're having such a good time. I'm jealous, although not of the aching feet!
R/

Jayscrafts said...

Great photos, Sue. Can't wait to see what you've got from there. xxx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, these dresses are amazing! Glad to hear you're having a good time :)

Kate Street said...

Fantastic - what inspiration!!!!!

Amanda said...

The dress' are good, but wow wow wow at that craft picture (the distressed one by wendy)...how beautiful is that! I think if I went to that show i would just walk around in a daze.

Amanda

PaulineC said...

CHA sounds wonderful. Looking forward to lots of new goodies!

Pat said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. All those lovely new goodies.

Pat

The Paper Princess said...

Sue,

You gals look beautiful and those dresses are amazing! I hope you are having a blast!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Vicky McClean said...

WOW Sue, you're so lucky to go to CHA & meet fantastic crafters like Tim Holtz and Suze Weinberger, this pic with you two is fantastic thats definitely one for the scrapbook.........I don't know if you remembered me as we have spoke a few times via email, i design for Sheena and for Barbara Gray and just wanted to say i look so forward to your stamping shows on C&C i am fascinated by your passion for always finding new techniques, this is the very reason why i start rubber stamping as well as my cardmaking, cause its never boring, there's always something more to learn, please never stop showing us your fabby techniques
Vick xxxx

Leanne said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing creations.

Debbi said...

Awesome pictures! TFS!!

violetclouds said...

Wow sue! looks like you have seen some utterly amazing creations and caught up with lots of friends. Hope you come back soon and share all that inspiration with us, looking forward to seeing you on C&c soon

Mª José said...

wonderful creations
kisses

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for sharing!!! :) Inspiration abounds...what fun!

Karen65 said...

Fantastic photos and the dresses are amazing.........Thanks for sharing them with us

Vee said...

Paper? Really? They are all great but that one looks like actual peacock feathers - I would have wanted to touch them (and probably get into bother!)
Glad you had a good time catching up with craft goodies and family.

Sarah Turner said...

just have to love Suze W. I met her at a demo day at Topaz Crafts in lancashire. She was a blast. It was lovely to meet you on Sunday and I adore you stuff. Keep up the great work.
This is my blog if you get a chance to take a peek. x
Sarah

http://notquitemarthastewart.blogspot.com