CHA Day 1 – UPDATED, this time with photos!

Hi!
I had a great day!  I got the opportunity to go to CHA this year – only 1 1/2 days (1/2 day today and I get to do a full day on Monday).  I’m not a member, so I couldn’t go to any of the amazing classes, but I did get to walk the floor today.  I wanted to share with you, since hearing others talk about CHA made me want to go…

I got there around 2:30 and was excited to see the banner on the convention center:

Then I walked into the convention hall.  It is HUGE!!!  I started walking from booth to booth.  I’ll be honest, I thought no one would talk to me since I didn’t have a store – but most everyone was very nice to me and it was a great experience…

I tried quilling for the first time (something I’d been afraid to try before) at the Quilled Creations booth – and it was fun! (www.quilledcreations.com). 

Saw some great new stamps that will be coming out from Technique Tuesday and Lawn Fawn… (it’s probably good they don’t let you buy)….

I spoke with the the people at the Sillhouette Cameo booth and saw some of the great things the machine can do (did I mention it was delivered – I just can’t open it yet)???  (www.silhouetteamerica.com) I’m pretty excited about it!

I got some great stickers at www.markrichardsusa.com

I saw some great new products – some cool led lights that my dad will love from dazzu light-craft studio – can’t wait to get a hold of some of them…  (www.mydazzu.com)

The people from hot off the press (www.b2b.hotp.com) showed me some amazing new products – isn’t this an amazing card???

Saw some great man-papers at kite tails designs (a brand spanky new company!) (www.kitetailsdesigns.com)

And to top it all off, I got to go to Bucca Di Beppo with 14 other crafty ladies that I knew on facebook but not in real life.  It was a blast!!!

It’s a little late – after midnight – so I will write more tomorrow.  We intend to hit the big stuff tomorrow… er today…  like Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart.  I’ll have a helper so hopefully I’ll get to take more photos.  By the way, this post wasn’t an advertisement – I just wanted to share some things I saw that probably won’t be covered too much by others…

I will say – if you ever get the opportunity – you should go… It’s amazing!
Have a great day!
Jennifer

Guest Designer Shawnee Day 3
CHA post 2, a little late

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