Saturday, July 19, 2008

CHA Show - Day 1

OMG, There just aren't enough hours in the day!!
I didn't even make a dent at the show -- So much for "FOR SURE", as I didn't even make it to the Prima Booth! I WILL do that on Day 2. In fact, I will make a "B" line for it. I did, however, see some GREAT stuff!

Have any of you heard of Kodomo? They are the greatest. Their lines are all Asian inspired and truly beautiful. I was introduced to them a couple of CHAs ago by Miss Sheri and I love them -- very artsy, very cool (especially for me now with my hubby in Japan quite often now ... think of all those pictures :) ). Anyway, I did their make n take right off the bat because they were the first booth I saw right by the door. They had a fabulous card make n take that I participated in, Asian inspired of course, and you just might see at a future class or event. It wasn't your traditional card. Take a look at these stamps. They are MOUNTED on ACRYLIC and you see a coloured version of the stamp -- stunning and different. Two things I like :):

I checked out a few other exhibitors and then stumbled on ScrapBlog. The lovely Stefanie gave me a tutorial and I think I may play with this a bit. It looks pretty interesting. for those who are interested in checking it out. I will post some more on this later after I have time to play. Thanks for the tutorial Stefanie.

Eye spy Jenni Bolin! Yep... She was there with a brand new booth showcasing her paper and embellie lines. I LOVE this stuff. A modern Shabby -- Totally my style. I had a great chat with Jenni -- Here she is with me in her booth (she's such a wee thing, so sute :) hehe ):
And here are some of the fabulous samples decorating her booth. Ask you LSS for this one. You'll love it!

And Look! I ran into the Piggy Tales gals again and I did their sweet "slider" make n take. I know I said it before but these gals are great! Here are Brandon and myself in front of their Old King Cole line :) Gotta Love it!

I did do another couple of stamping make and takes and then met Lucy and Stephanie from SImply Scrapping at the Tim Holtz/Advatus Booth
...they were buying up a storm :)
We all had an appointment before our RUSTY PICKLE class at American Crafts so we headed over there to see whats new -- OMG you are going to LOVE the new Thickers! And I was told they changed the adhesive so crossing my fingers here cause I love them. I realized when I got back to the hotel that I didn't take any pictures here (my bad) -- oh well, they are shipping now so they will be in your stores soon :)

So yes, I finally met Mr Pickle (Lance) in person :)
Gotta love this man! Such agreat teacher!! We completed a really cool project and he chatted about teaching tips and flogged the new products WHICH ARE MANY! I am heading to the booth today so I will take lots of pics.

For those of you who actually know me, or read my personal blog, you know I love Jon Bon Jovi and I love RUSTY PICKLE. I entered and won Rusty Pickle's May Blog Contest with a layout of JBJ and I recognised the names of some of the girls from the blog (they were helping out Lance in the class) so I introduced myself -- They were so gracious! Thanks for voting for me ladies :) If you read my personal blog you know I carry a little Jon "action figure" with me and do a "where in the world is JBJ". When I told the girls this -- they wanted to see Jon and take a pic sooooo here we are :)

See you at your booth ladies!
After our class, Lucy, Stef and I went for dinner and chatted about the day. It was a busy one. Looking forward to DAY 2!


KimC said...

Hey Karen! Will you send me copies of your photos with us and with Lance? I'll get them posted on our blogs. Thanks! It was great meeting you :)


Karen said...

On their way to you :)
Great to meet you too!! All of you!

Brenda said...

Hi Karen - it was so much fun to meet you and Jon! Love the picture - can you send it to me when you get time? Thanks!