Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CHA - Day 3

A short day... but a good one ;)
I was only able to be at the show from 9AM - 2PM because of flights, etc. That may seem like a lot but TRUST me... time flies!

Right off the bat I went back to the Ranger booth (being sure to inhale some delicious chocolate smells from the Rusty Pickle Booth located beside it :) ). I went back there to specifically take some pics of the samples they had "littering" it. Such beautiful creations!! I certainly can't post them all here but here's a Layout and an altered clipboard to wet your whistle.

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Sue Weinberg was there demoing so I moseyed on up to her counter to get in the action. I love playing with "stuff" and, as many of you know, I love her melt art/UTEE and artsy collages. I use many of her techniques on a smaller scale in my creations so I was thrilled to get some play time with her! Take a look at what she made me:

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She used melted beewax for this, some stamps, rubons, stickles, foil... my oh my!! I am soooo inspired! Can't wait to play!! Here are a couple more of her creations to spark your creativity!
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Okay, Okay - If I didn't go to the Basic Grey Booth I would be in a lot of trouble with the message board gals. So here you go ladies.
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Kelly Goree (Basic Grey Artist) was there doing their make n take -- A notebook that she designed using the new GRANOLA line. I created one with her and will give it away randomly to someone who would like it (A Kelly Goree design created by Karen Ellis :) ...hehehehe). Just leave a comment in this thread (let me know that you would like it) and I will select a lucky recipient in a couple of days.

I HAD to go to the Little Yellow Bicycle Booth (It was sooooo cute). I really like their releases as well. Here is your sneak peek for it:
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Taking a look at the time - I had to run waaaaaay across the building to the Maya Road booth. I just had to take this picture to show you:
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Love this fun and funky look!!
So, here are the last two pics of the show. Both taken at te Maya Road booth (which was always busy -- they have some GREAT new releases too and I know you will be seeing them at your LSS soon!! And yes, that's Jon loving the show. I hope we can go to Orlando next year.... crossing my fingers.
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Thanks for following my CHA experience. Keep checking back -- there might be some BLOG stuff happening later this week (Does that tickle your interest??) -- And Don't forget to let me know if you would like the notebook :)
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7 comments:

KimC said...

Hey Karen! I'm so glad that I got to meet you :) Love all the photos you posted, especially the PICKLE ones! I missed the BG booth, so I'll have to pop over to their site and see the new lines.
KimC

MelGould said...

I have the worst luck for draws but I would like it please and thank you Karen.

Amanda said...

me me me!! pick me please!! I'd love a Karen Ellis creation!!! thanx for the draw!!!! glad you had a good time!!! xo Amanda

susanm said...

I would love to have the notebook buttttt, only if it is autographed by the maker -- KE of course.

I said on the board that this was the line of the new BG that I liked the best.

Sue said...

Looks like there was almost too much to take in at CHA!! Wow! Can't wait to hear all about it...and of course I'd love to participate in your BG giveaway!!

Roz said...

Hi Karen! Would love to win the notebook!! Thanks for all the pix showing the new product. Looks great and I can't wait to get my hands on some of it. I see Jon made it into one of the pictures. LOL

Roz

Mat said...

How did YOU know that Granola was my fave line out of the new BG releases? Love, love LOVE it!

Congrats to the lucky winner!