Saturday, January 24, 2009

CHA fun people fun time!!!!!!! (part 1)

well we made it here AND suzanne DID NOT freak out on the flight (much)!!!

we flew into the long beach airport - on the advice of suzanne's neighbor and well that is NOT a big airport......when we got off the plane we had to go down some rickety stairs and walk across the tarmack. then we went in the door and walked across a hallway to the door that said baggage claim. we went through the door and i thought, this looks weird...are they doind construction.....oh wait a minute, we are BACK OUTSIDE. the baggage claim is OUTSIDE. and there was only ONE that i could see.

but we made it to the hotel with no lost luggage - it is RAINING which is kinda lame......
then catherine - from my design team - arrived later in the afternoon. well let me tell you the three of us are QUITE the three stooges! here we are all airplane ridin grungy:

we went to joe's crab shack for dinner:

here's the three of us in our "crab gear"

catherine and suzanne got these giant pomegranate poprock margaritas:
well let me tell you - when you dump those poprocks in - sucker EXPLODES!! we had poprocks EVERYWHERE! i don't think i have ever laughed so hard in my life!!! we had poprocks in our hair, all over the table, all over the seats - which we didn't realize til we were walking back to the hotel and trying to get poprocks off our BUTTS!

if you have kids i highly encourage you to try this at home (nix the alcohol obviously). i'm thinking it needs to be a thick drink so the poprocks don't sink so maybe a slushie or slurpee.....go to 7-11, get slurpee, dump in poprocks, safety goggles optional.....but possibly a good idea....

cat and i will be off taking classes today - first with tim holtz and then one for acrylic albums.

we are BOTH doing BIG BIG giveaways - simply post a comment on each of our CHA posts telling us what you think of that days' post - we will be drawing names at the end. my prize will be a FULL SET OF THE NEW ALCOHOL INKS and cat's prize will be a collection of Tim goodies - metal embellies, grungepaper and mini masks!!!!

fun people fun time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

77 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I'm giggling over the pop rocks! Too funny!
    Have fun!

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  2. So fun! You all look great! I have never heard about the pop rocks drinks...super cool!

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  3. It looks like ya'll are having a great time! Love the bibs---you guys look so cute. But my fave pic is the one where you are laughing so hard at Suzanne, and she has her hand covering her mouth as she laughs!
    StephanieDoan from Cricut MB

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  4. great pics of everyone! Love the alchohol inks and can't wait for the new colours.
    Sharon

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  5. Looks like an awesome time already! The bibs plus poprocks...awesome Marti!

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  6. Ohhh I love Joe's! I'll have o get one of those drinks to try. Hubby will thnk I'm nutso.

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  7. OMGoodness Marti! I'm so jealous! I hope that you got all the poprocks out of....well everywhere I guess, lol!

    karen

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  8. Oh, I want to be there with pop rocks everywhere! Looks like so much fun! Glad you guys made it there safely and are having a blast. Can't wait to see what's up next for you guys!

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  9. ROFLMAO!!! What an adventure you three are having! I can't wait to read more! Have fun at your classes today!

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  10. It sure looks like you gals are having a blast! Wish I could be there seeing all the great new stuff!!! especially the new colors of AI and the grungepaper! Maybe I can win your set! Kathy Eddy

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  11. Too stinking hilarious! Good thing it was a loud happening restaurant. Otherwise you might have gotten some pretty odd looks (well you probably did anyway).

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  12. WOW! It looks like you gals are having tons of fun! I will have to try that pop rock thing with my kids...they would love it!!! Can't wait to see more about your great adventure!!!

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  13. Looks like you're off to a great start. Can't wait to see those inks and what you do in the acrylic class.

    I've never seen marguaritas like that! Looks like fun!

    Enjoy!!!

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  14. OMG you guys look like you are having a blast! One question. How did the rita taste?

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  15. oh my gosh that poprocks thing sounds like fun!

    Thank you for being generous and giving away fun stuff :D

    Ziggy

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  16. Pop Rocks are the best - I loved them when I was a kid, now we pick them up every once in a while -the girls love them. Have a great time at CHA

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  17. You are so LUCKY!! How fun. I'm going to have to try the pop rocks with my daughter, she will get a kick out of that. I cannot wait to see more pictures.

    ShirleyR

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  18. You guys look like you are having so much fun! I cannot wait to see all your pictures from CHA

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  19. Looks like you guys are having a blast. Wish we all could be there with you.

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  20. I NEED this new stuff... thats my plea and I am sticking with it. LOL
    I had a dream I was with you all staying in a hotel, scrapping and having a popping {lol] good time! Of course with raising grand babies it is not possible to travel from Ohio and my disabilities don't permit it but I would love to share some of your blog candy and make all the ladies at SF green because I actually won something. giggle
    Stay dry and have a super duper wonderful time..... pst bandwith stealing is ok as long as nobody catches you.
    Huggers Alesia in Ohio... SMILE

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  21. Looks like y'all are having a great time. Those drinks look yummy. Too funny about the pop-rocks. Great pictures!

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  22. I can't wait to see what else you guys will be up to! Glad to hear you made it safe and sound (and wet!).

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  23. Hope you have a blast....looks like you are on the way! I want a giant pomegranate poprock margarita - sounds awesome!

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  24. Wow, gotta try the poprock thing, you gals are having too much fun!~

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  25. I LOL when I saw your bibs and the Pop Rocks sound like lots of fun. Lookn forward to reading more.

    (this is so funny - the letters in my word verification read w"holt"l)

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  26. oh my goodness Marti! The Pop Rocks....soooo sooo funny!!! Glad you are having such a great time! Enjoy your classes.

    ~Jenn

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  27. Sounds like you all are having a blast! ha ha sorry couldn't resist the pun looking forward to your daily posts!

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  28. well it looks like you are all having a lot of fun! Can not wait to see what you all find at CHA!
    Sandra

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  29. You all are having too much fun! It's fun to read your report.

    Swedie

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  30. Thanks for the laugh--loved the pop rocks adventure! Have fun!
    BirdScrap from Cricut MB

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  31. Pomegranate pop rocks! I'd love to try that...you all look like your having tons of fun!

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  32. I hope it stopped raining for you all. How was the cup cake party? I was just thinking about you and had to stop by and see if you posted us any new photos and tell us what is up. Hugs Alesia

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  33. Sure looks like you guys are having way too much fun. Thanks for the entry op. Linda S. in NE lsfouratwindstreamdotnet

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  34. I've gotta figure out how to work that pop rocks into a nonalcoholic drink to do for my 7th grade chemistry class!

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  35. Oh how fun!!! I will have to try pop rocks with my kiddos.

    Nicole
    ncole1701@aol.com

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  36. It sounds like you are having a great time - love the pop rocks story! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures at CHA! Joy

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  37. Wow! Looks like you are having a blast! Pop rocks on drinks sounds like fun!

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  38. Looks like fun. What does pez have to say about this?

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  39. What fun! Ya'll sound like you're having a great time so far! The poprocks drink escapade was hilarious!

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  40. OMG, I love Joe's Crab Shack! That drink looks so incredibly fun, I've never seen it on the drink menu? I definitely need to try it with the kiddos!

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  41. I have never heard of adding poprocks to a drink. Sounds like an explosive experience!

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  42. You've got me LOL (literally), I do believe I am green with jealousy. Thank you for posting so quickly and letting us be a part of all the excitement through your photos.
    Hugs,

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  43. I have come to expect a lot from you but Pop rock margaritas are over the top! LOL! Sounds like you gals are having a blast!

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  44. wow!! how fun are those margaritas!?!

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  45. wow....that looks yummy with the pop rocks!! you look like you all had a great time!

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  46. I can't wait to hear about Tim's class, but it looks like you're already having a lot of fun!

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  47. looks like fun love the pop rock with the drinks
    Hugs
    Norine

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  48. Looks like you all had a great time!!!

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  49. You guys look like your really having fun. Love the idea of using Pop Rocks in your drinks. Haven't done that in ages and I think I'll spring that one on my kids tonight. Wish I could be there with you. Miss those HIA/CHA days. MarilynY (yum@hawaii.rr.com)

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  50. I had to go all the way to Indiana to find Joe's crab shack - lol. Imagine my surprise when I found out there was one less than 30 miles from my house in Phoenix. Can't wait for more news.

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  51. Looks like you are having the time of your life there! Those drinks look yummy,even though I don't drink,one without the alcohol would be awesome.I laughed when I read Catherines post about the pop rocks,picking them out of some choice places,lol. Cute pics too! Can't wait for those "alcohol"inks to appear and I am so wanting to try the pen.

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  52. How funny with the pop rocks! Have a great time at CHA and all the fun extras!

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  53. LoL! i will have to try that drink! too funny!

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  54. Looks like your having a great time. Im freezing here in chicago, so Im very jealous. Have a fun time.

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  55. That looks like some crazy fun. You guys look hilarious in your big bibs. Made me smile today.

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  56. How fun! I'm so jealous...enjoy your trip and thank you for sharing it w the rest of us thru your posts and pics.

    cyimbugbitten

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  57. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. What fun to see all the new products.

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  58. Looks like you are having a blast!! That pop rocks story is hilarious!! The new inks look fabulous.

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  59. You guys crack me up! Makes me jealous!

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  60. You are so lucky tobe at CHA.

    Those cupcakes look yummy -- hope you had one for me
    kam----colorado

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  61. Looks like you are having a great time. The poprocks look like a blast. I need to find somewhere in NY that has them...they look REALLY good!

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  62. Looks like you started off on the right foot....might have to check out one of those drinks!

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  63. Pop Rocks in your drinks??? Who'd thunk it??? LOL I want to see more. I'll be checking back.

    Laurinda (Cricut MB)

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  64. u r having way to much fun,but keep on having fun Love Paula

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  65. Wow! You guys look like you are having a blast! I wish I could go to CHA! Fun!

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  66. How cool that you got to meet Tim Holtz and got his autograph. Looks like you are having tons of fun!

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  67. The pop rocks are too cool. Isn't it great to have fun?

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  68. I teach preschool to children who are medically fragile. I think I'm going ot have to try the pop rock 'experiment' one day at school! :)

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  69. Can't wait for some warmer weather to give the Pop Rocks a try. It will be a fun night!

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  70. WOw, I have never heard of pop rock martinis but they sound fun! I might have to try that at my next get together! Hope you are having fun!!

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  71. It's funny, I just had pop rocks over Christmas. Hadn't had them in a long, long time.
    Susan G
    sgoodell@ncweb.com

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  72. I still don't get the whole pop rocks thing but ohmy do you gals look like you know how to have fun!

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  73. Love the pics of everything. The poprocks LOL. The readiness for the lobster. YUM

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  74. LQQKs like TOO MUCH FUN!!

    I am going to try the slurpee/poprocks thingy with my kids... they love both so how can I go wrong?! LOL!

    Char in So Cal
    {scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

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  75. I wish you had a picture of the pop rocks on your butt. I would have loved that one. Hope you post picks of that acrylic album.

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  76. What "Wild & Crazy" Girls you all are~how FUN!

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