Thursday, February 24, 2011

CHA - R & S and SOUS

First up today is my take on the latest sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches - my favourite challenge blog.....



Here is the sketch, from PageMaps....



I have used an old Lime Tart kit....



Papers are My Mind's Eye 'Ooh La La" Collection.....



Alpha is Pink Paislee - Limeade.....



Bazzill cardstock.....
Basix Blooms - Aster Sun.....



Prima Say It In Pearls Centres Pink/Blue.....



Photo's of DGDs # 1 and #3 last Easter, here in Perth.....



Now, after that slight diversion, back to my CHA review.....

RIBBON RING

Now, did I get a photo of the actual product that this booth was selling - NO!!
But, my goodness, the booth decor was off the planet....
All of these goodies are made using RIBBONS....
Enjoy.....










RODEO DRIVE
Just a couple of photo's of one of the most famous retail addresses in the world.....



The Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Pretty Woman) at one end of the Drive.....



The Beverly Hills Hotel at the other.....



THE famous view of Rodeo (I was there!!!!!).....



Looking one way down the Drive.....



Looking the other.....




SANTA MONICA

The famous Pier - where Forrest Gump finished his cross country run - remember?



The pier - sadly we didn't have time to go onto the pier - next time.....



Santa Monica is also the west end of Route 66.....



Looking up Route 66 from Santa Monica beach - all the way to Chicago......



This next photo is a bit of an eye opener - wooden power pylons!!!!!
Rush hour in most cities starts at about 3.30 in the afternoon - they say it started in LA 30 years ago and never ceased - I certainly got that impression.
Anyway - could you imagine the logistical nightmare to divert the traffic to bury these lines underground!!!!



We found Jo-Ann's in Santa Monica.....



And Michael's......



Did you read the story over on Enfys' blog about the day we hired a car to go looking for these two stores?
If you are in need of a laugh (at our expense) you must read it......


SPELLBINDERS
What a great product these guys came up with.....



New Nestabilities, Grand Nestabilities, Borderabilities, Edgeabilities, Shapeabilities, Frameabilities, Magabilities and Impressabilities - didn't realise there were so many abilities....LOL



Tons of inspiration.....











And, the Excalibur - gotta get me one of these......




CANDY TIME

The Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Small - Indispensible for all crafters.....



Leave a comment to be in with a chance to win these two classics.....

Next post - T - Tattered Angels, Teresa Collins & Tim Holtz/Ranger.....

See you then....

Hugs


11 comments:

Sandi Cl~ said...

Jane, I will be so sad when you get to the end of the alphabet and CHA. But then, maybe not .. I will get to see more of your beautiful work! Like your SOUS layout for this challenge. Love the way you made your title roll with the circles .. too cute! Thanks for being every so faithful!

Fern said...

Jane, your layout is just precious!!! Love the papers and colors and the little GD's are adorable!!!!!!

OMGosh look at all of that beautiful ribbon!! Looks good enough to eat!! Jane, thanks again for sharing your CHA trip with us!!! Hugs!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Your LO is precious! I love the way you included the bunnies in the circles!! Adorable!!
Barb :)

Stine said...

Love the papers you have used JAne! So cute!

Nanne said...

Talk about an adventure.. wow!! wish I could of been there..LOL
oh and that slice of pie looks good enough to eat, had no idea till after I read it, that it wasn't real...LOL
And what a fantastic take on the sketch.. Love the papers and all of the cute little details you added..
Hugs
Nanné

Ann said...

I'm so loving your journey through CHA & LA, THANKS for sharing it all with us Jane, can't wait to see the Ranger Booth & products, as you know I adore a certain Duke Of Distress!!

Beautiful LO - nice to see some of your pretty work again too!!
Love n Hugs

Ann xxxx

Karen Shady said...

WOW... your CHA trip sounds wonderful.. lucky you :) love this layout.. and love all the photos. thanks for sharing :)

mdog said...

Jane
I just feel your excitement through this whole trip! You are a hoot! I hadn't realized that nestabilities had so many choices! So much and so little play time!

sucor said...

Lovely layout! Beautiful papers! Thanks for sharing more CHA photos, I'm enjoying them!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Jane!
So much to share!
First, the scrap page is super cool..love all you added to the center piece! Really awesome and alllllll those photos! Are you allowed to have so much fun? LOL!!!!!

debbie said...

Think I am going to have to start getting some nesties - another addiction LOL - Debbie