Monday, January 13, 2014

Post CHA Wrap-up

Well, CHA (Winter 2014) went better than last year, but.... I woke up Sunday morning with some sort of illness. It has progressed into a nasty cold by today. Blah. However, I had a great Friday and Saturday! I saw about 1/2 the show. I got held up talking a bit too much! {grin} I want to thank my friend Melody for sharing her hotel room with me (A Paper Melody) and my friend Vicki (Validation of Vicki) for the treats from home - and for walking the floor with me and waiting while I talked to everyone and anyone!

Y'all know I am a terrible scrapbooker -- because I don't take very many photos! I am so lame! Here are a few....mostly from someone else's camera!

This is a shot of the Couture Creations booth. That is Kerri on the left (the CC DT lead) and Cathi (Celtic Knots) in the middle, then me on the right. In all my blue tallness. I am wearing flats, y'all. 

Here is a horrible nighttime photo of the Graphic 45 gang after our team dinner. It was a wonderful way to say my "good-byes" to the BEST team and company in craftdom! I love these guys and gals! (Joanna, Gloria, Annette, Megan, Laura, Denise H, Denise J, Diane, Aimee, Charee, Jim, Caesar) I had an amazing evening and feel so blessed to have been part of this company for such a long time! I do hope that one day I can be part of them once again! 

Ready to start the day! With Vicki Robertson, Cathi O'Neill, and Keren Tamir. My husband wants to know why I am always the one in the wackiest top! I just gotta be me! (Although, Keren's is not that subdued either! We creative types...sometimes we have to wave our creative flags!)

Ok, so I only had projects at WorldWin Papers this year. With my "downsized" craft life over the past 3+ months....  But they had a nice display of the team projects. I was happy to spot my work, as always!

They even had a table-top display. It was so great to see the "office team" and chat with them. This company is so generous to our little design team. I love them to pieces!

I did not manage to take any photos of the various booths, but the Internet is awash with those, so knock yourselves out Googling them! I will tell you that a few things made my list of things to run out and buy!

Graphic 45: By the Sea and Botanical Tea collections, plus the new Staples
We R Memory Keepers: the gift box punch board and the Indian Summer Collection
Fancy Pants: Chalk board tape
Maja Design: especially the Vintage Autumn collection
Sizzix: Susan's Garden Tool Kit, Eileen Hull's box dies
Prima: everything

I know, small list. I did not make it to all the booths - I missed Ranger completely. I am sure there was stuff there that I need. It is visual overload, really. Plus, what do you buy the girl who has everything?! {Gasp!} However, seeing all of that crafty stuff sure made me want to come home and get busy making something!


  1. Looks like you had fun! I love your top!! Thanks for sharing the photos. I enjoyed looking at them. Sorry to hear that you have a cold. Take care and get well soon! Hugs!!

  2. It was so good to see you again, my friend!

  3. It was great that you got to see friends and have some laughs. So sorry you have caught cold but hope you are better now. Love seeing your cards.

  4. I'm sorry your trip was cut short, but you had fun while it lasted. So many new products just calling our names. Feel better.

  5. For a non picture taker you managed well, all you really need are photographer friends ;) Glad you were able to enjoy a good part of the weekend. Feel better soon .... definitely before I get there!!!

  6. Looks like so much fun! I'm having paper craft envy. Great pictures of everyone and so glad you had a good time.

  7. Well, at least your illness didn't keep you from enjoying ALL the show this time, so you're making progress. Looks like you had fun!

  8. You have such a great smile...and it makes me happy to see you wearing it in all these photos. I'm so glad you got to go and have some fun. Your projects are lovely...really love the red with vintage postage...right up my alley! Hope you are starting to feel better!