Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CHAW 2012- quick - photo post of the booths and people I met

  Some fun at CHA! I know it's been a few weeks but I am still so excited about my experience there and I have more to share. I came home hitting the ground running and I finally have just a minute to share some more photos with you.

Anna Griffin has got to be the sweetest person I met that I truly admire all of her lines and talent. From Scrapbooking to stationary, tote bags to wedding invitations. She does it all!

BasicGrey always has stunning products and their displays were nothing less then that.

Here I am at the every so cute and blingy Crafty Chica booth! I just love the signs they had to pose with this one reads "I know that when one door closes a jar of glitter opens"... HAD to use that one.

 Over at the Cosmo Cricket booth there were tons of smiles as I got to introduce myself to Julie! She was so sweet and I do adore their new lines too! I heart CC!

 I thought it was fun to get guys in my photos so when I stopped by the DMC threads booth (of which some of their floss was used in making the wings) I had to get them up and in the photo with me. Such good sports! They probably think I am nuts... LOL!

The guys over at Echo Park Paper Co. were so polite when putting up with us girls wanting the photo ops with some of our favorite paper people.

 The people at Glitter Dust were so nice to let me take this photo... I took it cause their booth was all pink and black for my sweet daughter who just loves those colors.

 Emma Lou over at Heartfelt Creations was more then kind to me and took some time to chat about all the wonderful things they have in store.

 Helmar was my home... home base (shared with Charity Wings Organization) but none the less these girlies and Mr. Mark were my family! I can't tell you how much I grew closer to these extremely talented artist and I love each and every one of them. My heart aches writing this as I miss my Helmar Hotties so much!

 One more photo of my Helmar Home...


 Jenni Bowlin was so sweet and I adored her new lines coming out.

The gentlemen over can KaiserCraft allowed me to take this photo in front of my FAVORITE new line!!!!  They also were very generous with their time and I just love, love, love their products.

 Kelly Marie over at Lawn Fawn is such a darling lady. She had a great photo op at the booth and was so excited to work with Charity Wings and chit chatted with me during her down time. I heart Lawn Fawn!

 Nikki Sivils, wow, what a lady and her hubby was right there too. Supporting her and taking the photos.

 I had to take a photo for me and my mom with Offray Ribbons. I have always had them in my possession all my life. Thanks mom for raising me in a creative world.

Being that I was walking around looking like a tattered angel I had to stop on by the booth with some of the most fun products to work with. I just love misting and all the sparkle!

 Technique Tuesday is a company I have always enjoyed. Years now I have loved a lot of their products.

 Last but not least, Teresa Collins. I was so pleased to meet her and be able to spend a moment chatting about our work and creations. She is so sweet and talented.

Hope you enjoyed this brief photo tour of CHA... the sad part is this is only the icing on the cake... there were so many wonderful booths and people to see. I did not have time to take photos with them all.

Please comment your thoughts below and have a happy crafty day!

One for the road... PHOTO BOMB ... TIM HOLTZ!!!! (one thing I always did was sit back politely and wait until people had time to chat with me. Tim Holtz however was always busy and had a mob of people around him... sooo....)

Doesn't he look happy? LOL! He had no idea I was back there until the ladies watching his class started giggling.
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  1. I never get tired of seeing those wings! They are so spectacular-you look adorable with them on
    Such a great opportunity to have met so many wonderful and talented people.
    I am so looking forward to Cha in July
    Thanks for sharing sweetie

  2. It was lovely to meet you Grace at CHA. Seeing your lovely wings all of a sudden appear in front of my booth made me wonder for a second where I was. When you are at CHA it really is heaven on earth anyway!! Fantastic work. Looking forward to creating some wings for your wonderful cause. Michaela - Paper Quilt Creations

  3. Thank you both! Your oh so sweet.

    Michela - your paper quilts keep bouncing round in my mind. My sister quilts and we are working together on her wedding. Nothing like what you do but still fun to see the two crafts come together.


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