Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just some fun stuff today...

Happy Sunday everyone! 
Just and FYI... This is going to be a pretty long one, hehe..

Did you all get a chance to see what's poppin' up at The Greeting Farm?  It's clearly adorable and clearly fun. hehehe..  For more info head on over to the blog (HERE) and you'll get a chance to win a clearly fabulous prize.  You'll also be happy to know that not only are our talented Farmers showcasing but some fabulous and familiar faces from the past teams as well.  Lots of fun and inspiration to be had over there.  Don't miss out!

So yesterday my mom and I went on our very first hike through Chantry Flats up at Santa Anita Canyon trying to head to Sturtevant Falls in the Angeles National Forest.  We started out very early and still had to hike 15 minutes to get to the beginning point!  Well I told my mom it was just a warm up for our legs and boy I'm kinda glad we did because it was a pretty long walk up and down through lovely scenery.  It was a pretty good sized path and mostly paved.  We didn't make it all the way to the falls but we did see some man-made ones on the way so that was good enough for us.  Of course the trek back up was slow going but we made it and were super happy to get back.  All in all it took about 2 hours round trip.  We treated ourselves to some yummy pom-blueberry drinks from Coffee Bean and made a stop at one of the local scrapbook store, Scrap N' Yap, where I picked up some cool papers & more Viva color pens.
Here are a few pictures from the hike:

After a 15 min trek from the car we are ready to start!

Here we go! Down the hill!

Not bad, only 1.8 miles to go
Down some more, but there's shade!

1/2 mile to the falls?
We didn't make it all the way up as I mentioned earlier, but it was still quite a trek.  Needless to say we were definitely a little out of shape, but it was fun none the less.  Here we are at the end gearing up for the 15 min walk back to the car. 

We made it!

At the top heading back to the car

Our reward, Pom-Blueberry smoothies - YUM!
Not sure if we'll be doing this again, but if we do we'll know what to expect.


I wanted to share the easel cards we made at Summer CHA.  As you all know I was there to help out a wonderful company, La-La Land Crafts, with my crafting BFF, Renate.  We had a lot of fun, met some new friends and also reconnected with some from the Winter show.  Of course Irina and Eric went all out again with the fabulous spot, display and arrangements.  The DT, my goodness they really outdid themselves, creating some beautiful cards and projects.  Of course Irina wowed everyone with her make-n-takes, three to be exact and all just as cute and beautiful as the others. 
The cards I am showing are the ones I made, some of the elements might not match the actual card, but it was pretty close.  I had to improvise because we ran out of most of the elements they were so popular.
On the first day we played with the cute and adorable Mermaid Marci:

On the second day we got to play with the adorable Genie Marci.

And on the third day we used Roller Skate Marci with a twisted easel card:

All of these images and more can be found at the La-La Land Crafts store in digital or deeply etched red rubber.  With the brand new lines they are not only deeply etched red rubber with cling form, they will now be scroll cut so you don't have to cut them down anymore!  This process will eventually roll out with the older stamps once they make more.  That was a big hit at the show.

Now here are a few pictures from CHA.  

The lovely Sparkle stopped by! 
She is so pretty and so nice, loved meeting her.

Irina & Renate,
Renate showing off her Luka I-phone cover.
The main display of all the cards by the DT
The full layout of our booth
Renate & I sporting our La-La Land wear. 
We are so blessed.
If you haven't been to the La-La Land FB page to see all the pictures of our new and old friends, pop on over there to see all the fun we had.  And if you happen to see your picture go ahead and tag it.

Alrighty, I think that's enough for today..  Be sure to pop on back from my Farm Fresh Mystery Monday card featuring a former Farmer.  Until then enjoy the rest of your Sunday and let me know if you accomplished all that you wanted to this weekend.
Mahalo for stopping by!


Marlene said...

Your cards are stinkin' cute! All of them!!

Looks like you had fun on your hike. If you think you're outta shape, don't fret. I'd fall over on my way to the mailbox if it was uphill. Teehee.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, too!

Nady said...

De belles photos du CHA, j'aurai beaucoup aimé te revoir... ça sera en janvier prochain surement.
Nadyne xx

Kim Y. said...

Wonderful wonderful creations, Leanne! Hmm...haven't tried hiking..maybe I should. Thanks for sharing pics from CHA. Sounds like you gals had tons of fun!

Tanya Tahir said...

How adorable are these stamps! Love your work! Great photos too - thanks for sharing :)

Cyndi said...

wow, looks like you had a fun day hiking! and love all your cards from CHA! and great pictures too!