Friday, July 15, 2011

Playing Catch Up!

WHOA~! Quite the absence...sorry! Two BIG reasons: CHA and MOM! What a combo! LOL!!

CHA:

Spellbinders™ and Edgeabilities®!! SO EXCITED about these die templates and I will let the lovely ladies give you all the 411. SO MUCH to tell so they divided them into three segments.



If you can't see it, click on Edgeabilities: Revealing the Secret link.



Again, if you cannot see it, click on Spellbinders Edgeabilities Mix "n" Match link.



If you can't see the video, please click on Edgeabilities How To Techniques link.

MOM:

SO with all this excitement going on, I had to cut out and go to LA last weekend (coming and leaving with the ROYAL COUPLE...well, our timing was the same! Thank goodness, traffic was NOT a problem for me).

My brother had business in CA/TX and brought my mom with from Japan. We wanted her out of the heat and in safer air so she's staying with me in Chicago for a month. I just had to pick her up in LA!!! I had a total of a day and a half so we made the best of it. Once I touched down, we hit one of the shopping areas in the South Bay area and had dinner in Torrance. The next morning, we were off to The Getty Center (fondly called The Getty) for a few hours. If you haven't been, OMGosh...it's beautiful!!!

Some of the buildings and BLUE skies!

My brother, Dave, and MOM!!

From the third level, you see this garden...looks like a postcard!
Afterwards, we dropped mom off at the hotel to rest and the sibs went to an international school gathering in Torrance to see some friends that I haven't seen in 20+ years!!! WOW!

All the American School In Japan (ASIJ) alumni that attended the party
(one in front doesn't count! LOL!)

My classmates!! Miss them already! xo
So jammed packed and that's what has been keeping me busy and off the streets! HA!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Those of you going to CHA, come visit me!! I'll be at TaDa Creative Studios' Booth #1315 from 11am to 1pm (Tue & Wed) doing a cute MnT :0)

5 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

have fun at cha! hope to go one year!

Pamela said...

Thanks for all the info and great pics! Have fun at CHA!! :)

Keshet said...

Oooh, looks like such a fun trip!

epota said...

Hope you're having a good summer. Miss seeing you all. Stay cool! -Mike, Anita and Su

Connie said...

Hi Margie~havn't heard from you in while~hope all is OK. Drop by when you can. cm