Monday, July 21, 2008

Back home!

I am back and so full of ideas!
CHA was a blast-tiring, but a blast! I was a little overwhelmed at first, there was soooo much to look at, about midday Friday I got my groove going though and thankfully Tricia was there to "show me the ropes". I am so glad I was able to go this year and spend some time with Tricia, she is just as sweet and witty as can be! I feel very blessed to have her in my life!

She has some great stuff picked out for upcoming kits, can't wait for you to see them. I also found some great goodies to add to some upcoming project kits, so excited about those too!

I was amazed at how many people I ran into that I had talked with through MB's and email, and it was so wonderful to meet them face to face! One special lady that I was finally able to meet (though sadly did not have long to talk to) was Lisa Pace big hug to her, wish we could have had lunch!

One of the best parts of the weekend was the wonderful kid free meals I had, a wonderful cheese drenched sandwich (so yummy) with Tricia and Ali (who I was very happy to meet, Ali is very nice and she is such a creative soul!) and an enormous steak dinner at a place called Gibsons with Greg, they had the best apple martini I have ever tasted! I had forgotten how nice it was to have adult conversation over a relaxing meal! Luckily all the walking cancelled out all the extra calories!

OK so now about the scrap goodies, who did I love the most - probably my top three would be: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon. The Making Memories Christmas and Halloween lines were beautiful too, as well as the 7gypsies Savannah line. One product I was thrilled to see was the miniature version of her bingo cards that Jenni Bowlin did. I also saw a smaller version of the ATG gun - I am so going to get one of those! The hardest thing about going to CHA though is that you see all these great products and you can't have any of them yet!!!!

This is Crate Paper:

Luxe (how fun are these!!)

Tim Holtz (OK - I just want to buy these grungeboard sets and display them like this in my house - how cool is this!!)

My vote for the best looking booth and most creative use of their product has to go to Graphic 45! The papers, though not my normal style are sooo pretty!

I apologize for the lack of quality photos - dark and blurring ;-(
Glad to be back, hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


jill s said...

this was my first year going too!!

i wish we would have bumped into each other! *not sure if you remember*

i too enjoyed the adult time! it was a much needed break!

i can't wait to get my hands on some of the new stuff too!

jill s said...

oops. forgot to leave my blog info so you'd know who i was!

Ady said...

I'm so jealous. So glad you had a great time. I would probably have been overwhelmed as well. I can't wait to see what Tricia has in stock for us. TFS...

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Oh wow!!! Sounds like so much fun!!!! I'm glad you got to meet Tricia and Ali... I hope I can get to go to CHA one day, too! My faves have so far been Sassafrass Lass, October Afternoon, Collage Press and that 7Gypsies Savannah line is beautiful!!! I can't wait to see what Tricia is including in our CD kits...