Saturday, 30 January 2010


I am back from CHA and I am about to burst with ideas! I didn't know what to expect but when I walked through those doors I was completely overwhelmed. The booths, the displays, the product, the famous faces. Every which way I turned I was oohing and ahhing. It was wonderful and I am so grateful to Chantel, KC, Laurie & Daryl who let me tag along with them to California. I went there to meet new people, to find new inspiration, to discover new techniques, to jump start my creative energy for designing classes and that was exactly what I walked away with! While the rest of the crew went off to meetings and various booths to place orders I set off on my own wandering in and out of booths. I did tons of make n' takes, watched demos, took tons of pictures of product samples, lined up for give aways (hello freebies) and simply marveled in all that CHA offers. This is the floor map for the show.... wow. Below are pictures of my favorite moments and favorite booths.
The walk every morning into the sunshine and palm trees.

One of my favorite experiences was meeting the Glitz girls. Three of the sweetest and friendliest gals at the show. Everyone I was with already knew them so it was nice to meet them and sit down and chat. On the off chance that you read this- Laura -KC & I went to the Corner Bakery for a chocolate bundt cake- thank you! You were right! I ate my cake in bed on my last night there and it was unbelievable! Anyways, their new product is gorgeous! I'm in love with Distressed Couture & Vintage Love.
My other fav moment that I have no photo of was having dinner with all the Canadians and meeting the Canadian Scrapbooker ladies.

Let me tell you something friends. I love Stacey Julian! I had a chance to talk with her (and tell her how awesome I thought she was) and she gave me the tiniest jar of sprinkles. So great.

Hello Elizabeth Kartchner! Her new line is so cute and she is so stinkin' adorable. Can't wait to have her product.

Make n' take with Tim Holtz. This man never didn't have a swarm of ladies all around him. He has his name on just about every second booth. He's every where! His new stuff is AwEsOMe!!!

Making Memories booth- fabulous. KC & I on the Vespas.

The Making Memories Vintage Groove line by Jill Schwartz. A jewelry line that has so many possibilities.

The Girls' Paperie by Margie
This picture just doesn't do the booth justice, it made me happy to just walk by. I also felt the same about MME, Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies, Glitz & Prima.

Tim Holtz's booth. Can these people come to my house please!

Graphic 45's booth! Amazing! This booth was all about altered art! Every day at 1:30pm they gave away a paper pad from their new collections to the first 50 people in line. One new collection a day. We lucked out and managed to get 3 of the 4. So many line ups but so worth it!
Anywhoo, I still have to unpack, I have a mess in every room in our apartment and I have all my demo pages due for my Treasured Memories February kit. I have one last post and then I'm off.
Nightie night!

1 comment:

Ginger said...

Love all the photos Nadine! Very exciting stuff, I can`t wait for Tim`s sizzix goodies!