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Friday, January 30, 2009

My CHA experience

It's come and gone and my first time going to the Craft and Hobby Associations big show was a blast!!!
Yup all four hours of it!!! I went on Monday morning. Walked around with Robin. Thanks Robin for letting me tag along with you. I did some make and takes and just cruised around the diff. booths.

But isn't CHA a whole week thing? you ask... Yes but unfortunately with little kids, work and my so called life just couldn't let me enjoy it anymore than that. But I'm not complaining. I got to observe a lot of things and let me tell you.....there are a TON and I mean a TON of cool stuff coming our way. I can't wait till all the new releases hit my local scrapbook stores' shelves.

Here's my recap in pictures....
Here's me proudly showing off my ID. This was actually taken when I got home. I felt I needed something to visually represent where I was so I had my son Marcus take this photo.

So onto the details...
I got there bright and early. Walked around and when I was just about to start making a very cute make and take, the fire alarm of the convention center went off.....I'm not that fazed about this cause we always get it at the mall but apparently there was a small fire so everybody had to be evacuated. And I thought the show was 'inside' the convention??? LOL.

So after that whole thing we were let back in the building and I was able to finish this cute project from Daisy Bucket. I made the pink one. These chipboards are so adorable and can't wait for them to start shipping to the stores. The prices are great too.

And here's some great projects that was on display. Man! there's definitely talented people out there....
Kaiser Craft

EK Success

Martha Stewart

7Gypsies

I just love the whole feel of this booth.

I was very surprised at the "traffic" during that time. I really honestly thought that the center would be packed and I would be walking around continuously bumping into people. I think the economic problems have hit CHA. Just my thought.


And when I thought things couldn't get any better than this...I met up with my good friend Heidi. She's a blast! I loved seeing her make her ways through the booth. She certainly have such a fun spirit. Love ya girl.



So there.... CHA was a lot of fun, met up with new and old friends (all of them fun), got to do some cute projects, took home a LOT of Catalogs (can't wait to see what I can do with them), learned a few things about the industry and definitely wanting to go back there again (if they're in town)

Till next time,
Grace

3 comments:

Cassie said...

looks like you had fun! i've been enjoying all the peeks around the 'net.

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Pamela said...

That is so awesome that you were able to go! I wish I could have. :)

Queen of Paper said...

Oh my love! Grace I love that photo of us! I was so happy to walk the floors with you! I just think the best of you! I'm so happy you made it to CHA!