Saturday, July 23, 2011

CHA Day 3

Today I type this from my home computer with a mix of emotions. I could get use to vacation! It was a little sad to wake up in my own bed and not at the hotel ready for another day of fun. Oh well. I knew it would go by fast as it always does. Thankfully, I took an extended vacation from work so I've got plenty of time to relax and scrap. :)

Would you like some more photos from CHA? I've got a few.

How about some Lily Bee? I fall in love every release!





I love that Kristen did collection kits this year. So gorgeous and I'm already envisioning some cards with handmade embellishments. That always seems to be what I'm drawn to make with those pretty patterns!

We also swing by the Glitz booth. We use embellishments and stamps from this company often at SFTIO and I must say I'm loving their paper collections this release. Very pretty and calm. 



And how gorgeous are those stamps?


The Pink Paislee booth was t.i.n.y. this year. Like a closet. It was so hard to get in there to look and take photos. But I finally managed to elbow my in to get a few before someone else elbowed me out.




I loved the Hambly booth! So bright and fun and seeing all those transparencies hanging on the wall... so pretty! I admit, the transparency paper use to freak me out but I'm slowly overcoming that fear and appreciating the unique texture and symbolism it can bring to my layouts.



LOVED the banners...


I got a chance to swing by and see the new Ruby Violet product from Prima Marketing. Miss "Ruby" was there too demonstrating all the things you could make with her gorgeous new product. No package is the same and the possibilities are endless with these pretties. You can make jewelry, decorate your bags and your shoes and, of course, add the perfect touch to your layouts.



She also had necklace kits that had a collection of product along with a string or ribbon or chain to complete the look.


Yummy trims from Maya Road. There were many more but the rest of my photos were blurry! I have no idea why and I'm bummed. :(


Swung by the SRM Stickers booth to see the lovely Susan and scope out all the fun new stickers. Loved seeing them up close and I'm looking forward to eventually adding them to my stash.


Love, love, love those mini calendars!




As we walked by the Lily Bee booth again we ran into Keshet. That was fun to keep seeing folks that are just faces online. And what kind of scrapbookers are we if we didn't take a photo!


So that pretty much wraps up the show piece! There was so much to see. It was quiet this year and as much as I would like to see a crowd, it felt more intimate. We had a chance to talk to people without feeling like we had to rush. It was nice!

Now onto more recovering. Gotta get up and at it! Best way to recover! Oh... with an iced mocha of course. :)

hugs,
Melissa

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! It's always so much fun to view pictures from CHA! :)