Sunday, 5 February 2012

Winners, winners and some CHA stuff

At last a non scheduled post lol.  I’m home after an amazing time in California, made so many new friends and was so lucky to at last meet some that I have known via the internet.  I have never laughed so much in my life!!  I shared a room with Michelle Oatman and you would think we had been friends for years we got along so well.  That girl is a scream.  And talking of screams Jacque is the funniest lady on this planet!  And my fellow Stampavie teamies that I met for the first time … the gorgeous Barbara and Jing, and not to forget Stuart and Heidi who made it all possible (thank you soooo much once again).  And Suzan and Mike (who took us around LA in their motor home to all the craft shops and also to Disneyland), amazing people!!  And last but definitely not least our Rudi (Barbara’s husband) – a totally charming man (even though he was not too impressed with Bud Light rofl). 

And I got to meet the lovely peeps from Simon Says Stamp – after working with them for so many years it was brilliant to meet up with Heidi and Steph at last.

So, some piccies of my jollies.

The view from our balcony Smile


Stuart and Rudi building the booth 2 days before the show started


The booth taking shape, what a marathon undertaking but so worth it – Stuart, Heidi and Michelle


Stuart and Barbara from the Stampavie DT (love this girlie!)


Me, Jing (Stampavie DT), Michelle (Stampavie DT), Heidi (the boss) and Barbara (Stampavie DT) showing off our posh Stampavie aprons Smile


Suzan and Jacque (left side of pic), Mindy (right) at a flower making class with all the Magnolialicious girls – not much flower making got donw … we couldn’t see for crying with laughter lol.  And I won’t go into what happened when I went out with the Magnolialicious girls for a night out (safe to say Diana boogied on down rofl)


One of the displays, the bead work on this dress was phenominal


S-a-woooooon, Jing, Tim Holtz and me.  What a charmer he is!!


And last but not least THE Distress Markers (already got mine on order)!!  I was stood with my legs crossed because there was a Tena alert on I was so excited to get my hands on the Distress Markers ha ha ha.


Inside the motor home with Suzan, Jacque, Michelle and Suzan’s doggie Woody


And the pile of shopping after one stop!!  And yes the cookies were delish lol


Piling into Suzan and Mike’s motor home


I loved every moment of my time in LA, and once again a HUGE thanks to Heidi and Stuart of Stampavie for giving me the opportunity to go along with them Red heart

Phew and now after that epic saga I think we have some winners!

The winner of the Lili of the Valley sentiments stamp set is


Congratulations, please email me your address to claim your prize, please put LOTV sentiments in the subject line

The winner of this week’s Simon Says Stamp is

Traci S

Congratulations, please email me your address to claim your prize, please put Tilda with Armful of Tulips in the subject line.

And after that marathon I am going to go and lie down in a darkened room lol.




  1. wow you must have had sooooooooooo much fun!!!

  2. Great photos Bev!! I can see you all had a wonderful time

  3. Looks like you had a fabulous time.

  4. Great you had so much fun and lovely that you share that with us.

  5. Great to see the photos!.. :o) And Welcome home! :o)
    Congratulations girls!! :o)

  6. Wow, this certainly shows that you had a great time and lots of fun.

  7. Looks like you had a fab time!

  8. OMG Bev, looks like you really had an awesome time Skattie!! I'm soooo not GREEN rofl. Maybe one day when I'm big I'll get there too hehe. Thanks for sharing your fab pics and stories with us. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  9. Oh wow, amazing photos!!! love all those shopping bags... Tim H.... oh you lucky lady, wonder if he would ever come to little old NZ??!! LOL

  10. Lovely photo's hun, nice to have you back:)..looks like you had a wonderful time!!..

  11. WOW Bev,looks amazing,your so lucky.You got to see all the exciting new stuff too,how cool.I'm glad you had a great trip,back to normal now hey.Thanks for showing us the pics.

  12. Gorgeous pics Bev, great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed this crafty experience! Ruby x

  13. WOWZA!! What am amazing time you have had you lucky thing!x

  14. So pleased you had such a great time Bev - you deserve it. Love the pics of you and your friends! Pat x

  15. Wow lovely photos Bev and congratulations to the winners:) Sandra H

  16. Looks like you guys had a blast! What a dream trip :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

  17. Wow, looks like you had an amazing time, looking forward to seeing some new things appearing. Great photos.mrsjane

  18. Thank you for posting the pics. Sounds like you had a fab time and it's so nice to be able to see some of it too.

  19. Looks like u enjoyed every minute hun, glad to have u back safe though, we are all so jealous and wish we could of gone too, hope you got lot a great goodies to show us,
    Kenzi xx

  20. Wow what an amazing opportunity Bev and looks like you enjoyed it to the full. Glad all went well.
    Hugs Tracy x

  21. Girlfriend I am already missing you! It really was a laugh a minute... Hugs

  22. What an amazing time you must have all had Bev. great pics xx

  23. Wow! great photos Bev! glad you had a wonderful time!!! That beaded dress is awesome!!
    Take Care
    Hugs Sue xx

  24. Thank you so much, I can't believe I won the LOTV stamp set, boy do I feel a very lucky woman!! Thank you to the girls for all the congrats too.
    Hugs Linda

  25. Great photos, Bev! Oh, you were so lucky to get to meet eventually! It must be so strange and exciting to get to know face to face people we are so familiar with:) Those were definitely moments to treasure; thanks for sharing hon!
    Hugs, Iulia

  26. Glad that you are home, safe and sound (if exhausted and a bit poorer! LOL) What a marvelous time it looks like you had! Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us.

  27. Hi Bev, wow it looks awesome, so glad you had such a good time!!!
    Hugs Cheryl

  28. What a wonderful adventure!!!! Shopping, stamping AND Disney??? WOW!!!

  29. OOh im sooooo envious you have done a week I would die for , lucky jap, pleased you had a wonderful time darl xxxxx

  30. WOW... a lot of fun!
    I'm glad you enjoyed your time there and thankfully you are back home safely :)

  31. hiya sweetie
    what a super photo's hunni
    great team, and it perfect how the stand is made
    congrats to the lucky winner, enjoy
    thanks for the chance sweetie
    hugs angelique

  32. looks and sounds like you had a ball-I'm green with envy TFS

  33. Love the photos, especially the one with Sir Tim - you lucky girl. Glad you had such a good time. Congrats to the winners.

  34. Wow it looks like you had an AMAZING time! I am so jealous lol xxx

  35. It's so great to see all the pics from CHA! Looks like you all had an awesome time :)

  36. Looks like a lot of work, but fun too. Glad you got to go. Keep the cards and ideas coming. Edna

  37. wow all sounds amazing you lucky girl x

  38. Hi Bev. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Donna

  39. How exciting for you to be able to make that trip. Looks like so much fun was had by all and some fabulous new products.

  40. Bev nice to know you had a wonderful time and you looked so happy it must have been soooo much FUN,,,thanks for showing us photo,s they show happiness but glad to have you home Doris

  41. Thanks for sharing your pictures and memories Bev. Looks as if you had a most fabulous time! Glad to hear that laughter was a big part of every day!

  42. Fabby piccies Bev, looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time! Hope your jetlag has worn off :)

  43. Great photos, Bev, thanks for sharing. You obviously had a fantabulous time, met some lovely people and had some fruitful shopping thrown in- not bad at all, My Girl!
    Pleased you're home safe and well.


  44. Looks & sounds like you had a fab time Bev. Thanks for sharing pic's x

    hugs sally x

  45. Wow! I can't believe my name was drawn for my favorite stamp! Thank you so much, Bev and SSS! I am thrilled.

    And, I am so glad that you had such a fabulous time at CHA. I can't wait to see what you do with the TH distress markers.

    I sent you an email.

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  46. thanks for the fotos bev
    oxo BA


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