Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My thoughts about CHA this year.

I really enjoyed myself. I loved playing with everyone and meeting new people and people I know from online. The show was smaller than last year and a little less crowded, which is fine with me ;)

Things I loved:
Websters Pages - these papers are beyond beautiful!
KaiserCraft - a real class act, loved the experience, loved the products, and I love their prices.
Fancy Pants - awesome new product, love the multi media albums and the windows!
My Little Shoebox - a great little company with awesome papers, great textures and gotta love those tiny alpha's in 12 colors!
JillyBean - awesome new company! Again, really awesome papers and the alphas are too cute.
Tim Holtz - love anything he does, anything he has! Must have his tiny stapler, smaller than the mini staplers out there and so user friendly. Love the distressing hammer, must have that and will not ever have nice round shiny brads anymore!! And his needle piercer tool, it retracts...gotta have it!! And the glossy accents glue...dries on paper in 5 seconds....so cool. And those alcohol ink pens, no doubt about those! I could go on and on here, but just know that was a great experience for me!

There were a few bad experiences.....like a rude host of a make n take for a major manufacturer, and a group of women who just pushed their way in front of you and were everywhere you went every day.........I'll leave it at that ;)

One thing I really loved was meeting Vicki from SNA and who does digital kits under the name A Work In Progress, she is honestly the nicest person ever, loved her!!! She lives in England so this was a very special moment! Hi Vicki!!

It was a great experience for sure! Now if I could get to go when the other Treasured Scrapbooking girls go in the summer, that would be icing on the cake!!!!


Vicki said...

Hi Julie - it was FAB to meet you too! Lots of love x

JoEllyn said...

So glad you had so much fun!!! LOVIN the fancy pants too!!

Shirley said...

So glad you had a great time and you will have memories for a lifetime! Hopefully, we'll get to meet at CHA some time!

Shari said...

Julie, thanks for linking me here! Love the look of your blog, btw....the damask!!! sigh....

Anyhow, it's great to hear your thoughts on the new goodies. I'm so glad you had fun!