Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Friends at CHA -and a Christmas Moose made Springy?

The best thing about CHA is meeting so many wonderful people, customers and internet blogging friends - OK.. the best thing equal to seeing all the wonderful new products.. LOL  Seriously, I really wish I had time to sit and talk and get to know all the great people I met. One new customer that we met is - Carol from The Scrappy Moose who is just to sweet - she and her husband Steve, checked on us each day - we were neighbors in the hotel - And I just wish we had more time to get to know them both, maybe next year? I say we schedule dinner one night guys! Here is a photo of Stuart, "Me', Carol and Heidi in our booth.

I fell in love with the wonderfully clever name of her store.. The Scrappy Moose - wonderful name for a Colorado Store. We kept telling them that we have a "Moose" stamp in our catalog of images, and I promised her I would send her a "loose Moose" in the mail as soon as I got back from CHA.

Now my only problem is, that "our" Moose, from Stampavie & Rachelle Anne Miller, is part of one of our Christmas collections. I really did not want to send a "Christmas" Card in February... so well... I tried to Springy up this winter Moose.. LOL I colored with my Copics, making sure that his sting of lights were all blinking with spring time colors! You can't see it here, but they are colored with Copic Spica pens so they really do sparkle!

For the card I stacked three different spring time papers - all from DCWV. I sewed down all that I could. Also adding some Martha Stewart borders for some fun.

And my flowers are new for me too!! I got a few Bosskutz dies at the show - one multiple flowers that stack so well together. I high lighted with white gel pen, and added some Martha frond leaf punches with jewelry spacers and mini brads. My sentiment is from Stamps by Judith.

I hope she enjoys her "Moose" - she should have received it by now! I hope he didn't wander off somewhere in the Post Office!  So Carol and Steve.. I look forward to next year and I am so happy that we met!

HUGS and


Yvonne said...

What a great spring Moose card you made. You used lovely colors. Greetings, Yvonne

Jo said...

Michelle, this is lovely and such a gorgeous spring moosey!! I love those flowers, am just going to google for the dies!! Have a good day. Hugs Jo x

Annie said...

how ingenious Michelle! love the pink and green colours and the shimmery lights. I've just been a bad girl and ordered a set of MS punches on QVC UK this morning, just before they sold out, I think one could be the lacy edge you have on your card so fingers crossed they arrive soon!
hugs, annie x

Georgia said...

great job I love the way it turned out. Who's to say the lights are only for christmas. You could always color the lights green & then add little flowers. Place a matching flower over the holly too. But I love it the way it is

Rufus said...

Great Spring Moose! She's gonna love it.

Anonymous said...


It was fun meeting all of you. It is so wonderful to meet designers and vendors that are willing to take time to talk to you and make you feel that you are more than just a cash cow to them. You folks really made us feel at ease, like old friends. :) Thanks for the wonderful card too. Everyone that has been in the store has loved it too. Hope we cross paths soon.
Steve & Carol
The Scrappy Moose