holiday hugs + CHA

I’m trying to get back into the groove of my regular life.  I had the most wonderful opportunity to attend CHA 2016.  To be able to combine my love of crafting in a venue filled with absolutely talented designers is truly amazing….more on that in a smidge.

I’ve been wanting to ink up the oh-so-cute WPlus9 Holiday Hugs.  Speaking about talented designers, I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn of WPlus9 but didn’t get a chance to get a pic!  It seems to be out of stock everywhere, no big surprise since it’s adorable.
My card was absolutely inspired by the following challenges:

If you’re a challenge-a-holic like me, you’re going to love this new challenge by my bloggie friend, Ka!

–> Sparkles – Embossing – New

Sparkles : Hero Arts Gems
Embossing:  Heat embossed the sentiment
New:  WPlus9 Holiday Hugs

Christmas Card Challenges:

I feel so grateful and fortunate to have been able to attend CHA 2016.  It seems that my trend is to go every other year but it has been 2 years since I last attended.  It’s always a treat to see all the new products but honestly, what a bloggers meet up…wow!  

How lucky am I to have been able to play in the Hero Arts booth on Saturday/Sunday?!  So thankful to be part of the Hero Arts team/family♡

Holiday Hugs
cardstock:  recollections/110/white, stampin’ up melon mambo
paper:  basic grey juniper berry
stamps:  wplus9 holiday hugs
ink:  memento tuxedo, various copics, tea dye distress ink
other:  stampin’ up labels collections framelits, hero arts white embossing powder
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39 thoughts on “holiday hugs + CHA”

  1. Gorgeous card Amy 🙂 and what happy pics from CHA I can imagine you will hold some awesome memories.

  2. Love love love your card! ADORABLE!!!!! And loving the CHA photos!!! YOU DO KNOW NEXT YEAR IS IN PHOENIX, RIGHT?!?!??!?!?!?!!? AND YOU KNOW WHO LIVES IN PHOENIX, RIGHT!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo …. fill in the blanks there *wink* 🙂

  3. Wish I was there and have been able to meet you! Your card is adorable…I like seeing cards of yours that you've colored.

  4. Absolutely, ADORABLE card!!
    And such awesome pics!!…Wish I could have been there with you! 🙂

  5. What an awesome card, Amy!! Love your card and that set is super sweet!! Can see why it is sold out everywhere too! So glad you had a great time at CHA!

  6. Now if I couldn't attend myself, there is no person I'd rather see than you [and Kimberly] at CHA! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful experience, amy … LOve you card!

  7. So exciting you got to go to CHA! (a tad jealous lol) looks you had the best time!! Your card is precious!! I love your take on the sketch and the coloring of that sweet image is just lovely!

  8. I absolutely LOVE your adorable card! Such a cute cute image and I love it mixed with that fun BG paper! And how FUN that you got to attend CHA this year! Yay! Thanks for sharing all your photos!

  9. Adorable card!!! So happy to hear you had a super fun time at CHA!!! One of these years I'm going to get there!!

  10. What a fun time you must have had! Great photos with the people you met up with – I recognize a few of them! Sweet card too! Julia xx

  11. Amy, this is stunning! Seriously, I loooove it! I'm wishing I was one of the lucky ladies meeting and hugging you at CHA! SO awesome that you were able to attend. And I'm extra tickled to see that you played along with our first Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! Thanks so much!

  12. What a sweet card! Love that image and I love it on that fantastic paper label. Great papers all around. CHA…I think we all wish we could have been there. Looks like you had a fantabulous time. Got some super fun goodies in the mail….thx : ) !!! Bev

  13. Yay for you! It looks like you had a lot of fun at CHA. I can see some familiar faces but I can't recognize some others… I sure love David Bowie's quote.
    Your card is so cute, love how you play with pattern papers, and also the hidden bear… what? Because of the light and the diamond pattern your gems look like a bear face to me. Can you see it? Try tilting your head slightly to the left 🙂

  14. Beautiful card Amy. And, WOOOOHOOOO on attending CHA. That is Fabulicious. Thanks for sharing the pix.

  15. Super cute card, Amy! LOVE seeing all the photos from CHA! My dream is to one day make it there and meet all you lovely crafty peeps! xoxo Thanks so much for sharing.

  16. Ohhhhh, love all your wonderful photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time at CHA. Your card is as sweet as can be.

  17. Hi Amy,

    Thank you for participating in the first Stamping Smiles Designs, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. Who doesn't like hugs? It looks like you got lots of them at CHA =) Your card is so sweet. The white embossing really stands out. The stamped/colored image is simple adorable.

    Tracie Pond
    Stamping Smiles Designs
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team Member

  18. Love your card with that sweet image. So cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  19. Oh, I just love all those smiles! So happy! I've always wanted to go, but everyone looks like such a tight-knit family, I don't know if I'd ever fit in. Your card is perfectly precious! Great job, Amy!

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