Thursday, January 7, 2016

I'm off to CHA (and a couple cards to share)

Hello friends,

Today, I am westward bound for the CHA trade show with Waffle Flower Crafts.  I woke up this morning to find out that my 7 a.m. flight from Akron to Chicago was cancelled (thanks a lot United), so my travel itinerary has been pushed back a few hours.  I got to spend extra time with my girlies this morning and I think I will use these bonus hours to clean up around the house and finish taking down some of the Christmas decorations... or nap... tough decisions.

Nina put together this fun graphic to show the team's travel routes- I am CAK through ORD finally arriving at SNA around 10 p.m. PT which is 1 a.m. ET.

If you are attending the show, please stop by Booth #2313 to say hello.  I would love to meet my crafty friends in person! If you aren't attending the show, please follow me on Instagram ( for behind the scenes pics, show floor action, and other random acts of  fangirling and creativity.

It's been quite here on the blog- I promise I didn't fall down a rabbit hole or off the face of the earth! Between the holidays and CHA sneaks and previews, my regular posting schedule has been on sabbatical.  I've enjoyed the break, but I am looking forward to getting back into a routine of blogging and sharing towards the end of next week.

Before I go, I thought I would share a couple cards that have been hanging out on my computer's hard drive for a while.   I was challenged as part of the submission call to use up some scraps to create a card, and I came up with a couple ideas using some of Waffle Flower Craft's tiny dies.

My first card pairs a sentiment from the now discontinued Foodie stamp sent from Mama Elephant with the Tag Hole Reinforcer die to create the cereal. I added stickles to the Fruit Loop piece to mimic a sugary coating. The bowl is a Silhouette die cut. I also used my Copic markers to color in the letters in the sentiment- such a fun look and sentiment! 

This festive card pairs Waffle Flower's Bowtiful stamp set with the Tiny Die Trio.  I lined up the die cuts in three neat rows to create a border and stamped the sentiment above the rows of die cuts.  These tiny dies are so cute and can turn even the smallest of scraps into something that you can use! 

Well, that's it for me today.  Hopefully my rescheduled flights are the extent of the travel drama that I will experience on this trip.  :)   Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I saw that graphic in Instagram, and zeroed right in on that CAK!! Have lots of fun, Katie - I'm so jealous!!

  2. Hope you had fun at CHA! Love that Cheerios card...its one of my all time favorite Katie cards :) and the dog with the cone...that was a good one too!


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