Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pretty much my DREAM. COME. TRUE.

I have something to share! 
Something SO exciting (to me) and something that I've known for the past few months. 
Something that is pretty much like my DREAM. COME. TRUE :)

Wanna know?

...nope, this is not another design team.

...and NO, I am NOT pregnant.  (I am done by the way - I cannot possibly craft if I had another baby... and that means no more blogging...  and I know how much you'd miss me, so yeah, that's not it)

Well... here goes!

1.  I am having my FIRST getaway SANS my hubby or my kids in July!  (makes me a little sad already, but it's all worth it.)

2.  I am going to meet up with my crafty bestie...  it's Tamara from Happy Life, Crafty Wife.  Yeah, that's right - that super duper talented crafty wife.  Now, you're jealous, aren't ya?  We're even sharing a hotel room together for a night! (Okay, that may have come out wrong, but I find that girl bonding comes from late night talks, YKWIM?) She has been a super cool friend, and went through so much together (we're in 3 teams together - SVG Cuts, Epiphany Crafts and Paper Issues and also did Paper Dolls blog together for a bit), and I'm so excited to meet her!!!

3. I am going to Chicago!!! Yeah, baby!

4. To attend CHA (Craft & Hobby Association)!!! (If you've known me for long enough - I've always wanted to attend one of these shows...)

5.  With Tamara, of course.... AND Leo and Mary from SVG Cuts! They will be taking us to see this show, so I will be a part of the cool SVG Cuts' gang. Okay, this sounds so much fun, right?

6.  I'm not done yet! ...AND I will be spending THREE nights at Leo and Mary's BEAUTIFUL new home! I get to meet Gucci (their lovely cat), get to go see where Mary cooks up all her amazing SVGs, and see Leo's office! Not to mention their studio where they take all their tutorial videos!!! 

I've started designing for SVG Cuts in July 2010, and it's been my wish that ONE DAY I would have the opportunity to meet these two lovely people.  I was planning on crashing their wedding (HEHE - whenever that may be) but I never would've thought that I'd get to actually go and stay there and do things together!

EEEK! Isn't this so exciting?

Other design team members, Fleurette (Fleurette's Fine Art Studio) will be meeting up with us for a day or two (she lives in Chicago) and Amy (Aimitup) will also try to coordinate her schedule to meet us for a day!  We're hoping that Cheryl (Dragonfly Designs) and Kristin (Paper Creations by Kristin) can also make it out and we'll have a design team retreat!

That's my news!  

If any of you have attended CHA and wants to give me some tips/advice - that'll be much appreciated! 
If any of you know cool places to hang out around that convention center (where CHA takes place) or good places to stay, we'd love to know!

Oooh, and don't forget - SVG Cuts is having a Memorial Day Sale through Thursday.  EVERYTHING in the store is 25% off, so stock up on everything you've been eyeing! Use coupon: MEMORIAL2012 during checkout!



  1. Sounds like so much fun!!! Have a great time!

  2. Congrats! You'll have so much fun at CHA, it's awesome!

  3. Jaw dropped! I wanna go to CHA! lol! And to hang out with you ladies would be fabulous!

  4. Yay!!!!! So exciting!!! Can not WAIT!!!

  5. Wow Wee, Congrats, Thienly. Yea, so jealous. Have a wonderful time!!!!

  6. Well, that IS big news! You guys are gonna have so much fun. And, you're so lucky to be staying with Tamara, cuz not only is she immensely talented (like you), but she is hysterical! You're not gonna be able to stop laughing the whole time. And, the icing on the cake to get to visit M&L at their beautiful new home. We'll be jealous, but looking for you to post lots of fun pics!

  7. What an awesome opportunity! You are going to have a blast and I know you will fill us all in on it when you return. You deserve it!!

  8. I'm totally jealous and super excited for you!! What a fantastic and exciting trip! Can't wait to hear all the details when you get back. Maybe Mary will do a video while your there and you can help her out ;)

  9. Oh you have so much fun and first thing find a bag to put everything in at the show...and hit up that silhouette booth...they rock hands down! You are going to love it! Have fun with the gang!

  10. Jealous!! You will have a blast, so happy for you! :-D

  11. Jealous is an understatement!!!! Way to go.. and very much looking forward to seeing pictures!! :)

  12. oh my goodness, I am so jealous!! I wanted to go to the CHA but all I can afford right now (after remodeling my kitchen) is a trip to the scrapbook expo en Duluth, GA hahaha. Have lots of fun and take millions of pictures.

  13. That sounds like so much fun. Tamara and I share the same birthday. I would love to got to CHA. My daughter was in Chicago for a bachlorette weekend last month and loved it their. Have a great time.


  14. Oh my! No wonder you are super excited! To go to CHA, meet Leo and Mary.... watch Mary create.... yep that is awesome. I hope you have the time of your life!!!!

  15. Congrats on your first CHA trip!

  16. Oh how exciting! Congratulations and yes I am so jealous! I have great childhood memories of Chicago and visiting my grandparents and sister there but couldn't possibly recommend anything now except take lots of pictures and have loads of fun!

  17. SWEET!!! Well, you know....I'm only 3 hours away. Just sayin'...I'd love to meet you all and get some of your awesome talent to rub off on me. *big silly grin
    For my trade shows (nails) we bring rolling totes or a small suitcase for all our goodies. I brought one to the Craft Super Show two years ago. I remember this because I met Amy Chomas (Chomas Creations pen holders) and I stashed her a Captain's and Pepsi! LOL
    I wish I could find a way to get into CHA. {*coff-coff...will work for free}:P LOL Have a wonderful time!

  18. What an awesome opportunity Thienly! I'm sure you are going to have loads of fun with all the crafty people at CHA, but especially with Mary, Leo and Tamara!

    Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures!!


    Carmen L

  19. Congratulations Thienly! How excited you must be, super jealous right now!!! But seriously you truly deserve all the good things coming your way. You are truly inspirational... and I guess to keep doing that you need to go to CHA, so that you can continue to inspire all of us :) Hope you have a blast on your trip. Can't wait to hear all about it!




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