Monday, January 20, 2014

CHA pics and a small giveaway

Hi everyone!  I have a couple CHA pictures to share and a small giveaway of some stuff I picked up at the various booths.  I have to say this year the show felt much smaller.  Not only in size and amount of booths, but with attendees as well.  In years past, the isles were so crowded it took a long time to make your way through the popular booths.  This year, you could literally look down one end of the isle and see the entire way down!  I also noticed the size and scale of the booths displays were smaller and not as extravagant - with the notable exception of Spellbinders booth!

But it was still amazing and I had a wonderful time.  Here are some pictures.  I'll share pictures of people because if you follow manufacturers FB pages or blogs you have seen many pictures of the various booths.

Here is me and Lynn Mercurio, my roommate.  She is such a sweet person, I've known her for years online and it was so much fun to spend time with her in person.  Fun fact, she watches as many TV shows as I do!!
Here is me and Kelly Purkey posing in front of her new collection, Mon Ami with Basic Grey.  She was doing make and takes at the GB booth and graciously posed for pictures with anyone who asked!
Here is me and Bev (owner extraordinaire) in the Technique Tuesday booth.  Fun fact, I was a fan of TT's stamps for years before I learned they were located in the SAME TOWN AS ME!
Here is me and my lovely friend Summer Fullerton in the Jillibean Soup booth.  Summer and I met last year at CHA and became instant friends when we found out we live less than 20 minutes from each other!
Here is a pic I took of Lynn when were eating outside one day for lunch.  Yes, it was hot and sunny in LA, I think it was almost 80 degrees that day!
And last but not least, when I went to the Paper Creations booth, it took me a minute or so to realize there was a life sized poster of the new Spring issue, which features MY paper cake project AND new series of articles called Trend Watch!  So I just had to pose for a pic with it!!

And now for my giveaway, like I mentioned things were much smaller and I didn't find as many little free chachies in the booths as in years past.  But there were a few fun things I found and thought I would pass on to one of my readers.  
Goodies include:
Craft Ideas (formerly Crafts n' Things) and Paper Crafts Stamp It magazines, Little B post-it notes, Prima flower and brown edge inker, Pink Paislee catalog, Graphic 45 and Pebbles flair, Littl' Inker pen, 3 plastic charms (from a Martha Stewart mold), washi tape roll (I think from Cosmo Cricket), and Spring themed 3D shapes pack from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I will chose and post the winner Friday the 24th.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
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46 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great time!

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  2. Wow, so Bev (Technique Tuesday) and Summer (Jelly Bean Soup) are local? What a talented area. Must be the rain. LOL. I'm glad you had fun.

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  3. I think it would be so awesome to be at that show but I would probably be broke by the time I left......lol thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  4. looks like so much fun all those goodies and inspiration!!

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  5. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. It was so nice to see you! I'm bummed we didn't get a picture together! Congrats on your cover! How fabulous!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your pics. It looks like you had fun.

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  8. Love the pics….fun times…yes, we've barely had a winter here in CA…no complaining, but it does create drought problems! Thanks for your lovely blog and sharing your talents!

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  9. Wow I wish I could go to the show once. I also wish someone would Video all the booths so we that cant go can see what else is seen at the show, it sure would be nice. Snip its really doesnt show enough but better than nothing.

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  10. What fun you must have had, Michelle! I love the photo of you in front of your cover creation - you should have that framed!!

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!
    Sounds like you had a great time, and took lots of photos! :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing. Is this prize open to Canadians?m

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  13. Thanks for the pictures. It's always fun to see what's going on at CHA.
    DMS

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  14. How fun! One of these days I want to meet everyone too! :D Thanks for sharing Michelle!

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  15. Looks like everyone had a fun and enjoyable time.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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  16. Awesome swag! Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Hey Girl! I own that awesome issue with your paper cake and Trends series in it!! I was blown away when I saw that it was YOU that created all those lovelies! And saw your signature round card in there too... you're still my hero! Congrats on the cover and thanks for all the pics you posted of CHA!! Hugs, Anne

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  18. What a nice little giveaway - CHA looks like so much fun.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  19. What a fun adventure CHA must be! One day I hope to go...until then, thank you for thinking of us readers when you go!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your pics from CHA. Loved the one with the giant issue of Papercrafts magazine. Congratulations on being the 'cover girl'.

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  21. Glad you had fun, sounds like you had an opportunity to go to more booths, which is good for us you have more news! Congrats on the cover the creations look amazing. Hope I can win a copy!

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  22. I would absolutely love to go to CHA. Maybe one day. I am new to this blog so I look forward to seeing all your posts.

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  23. Hi Michelle, thanks for sharing the pictures at the CHA. I would love to go one day. I can only imagine how much fun it is.

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  24. Congrats on the "large" publishing ;-) How fun to be featured and be able to get a picture with it.

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  25. Awesome picture of you with the life-size magazine!

    Thanks for the prize chance.

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  26. Love your picture with the magazine cover!! Looks like a lot of fun!

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  27. I'm envious - looks like it was a terrific show. I'm a HUGE fan of Stamp It Magazine so would love to win this prize - thanks much!

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  28. Thanks for sharing the information and photos from CHA...it looks like it was a fabulous show! I've never been, but less crowded sounds good to me. I'm often uncomfortable with lots of people around me. I would love to win some CHA-chies! :) Robin

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  29. Fantastic pictures, Michelle. What a great time! I wish I could attend CHA. I have so many stories that are similar to yours. Just like Technique Tuesday for you....after years of stamping I found out that A Muse Artstamps was in the same area as me. I still can't believe I didn't know that for as long I did. LOL!! My friends don't enjoy or appreciate the hobby I have fallen in LOVE with. Stamping and making cards is such a wonderful outlet for me. I appreciate and adore the online friends I've made who enjoy the same things as I do. Some of them, I found, were only 30-60 minutes away from me! It's so nice to get together with other crafty people.

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  30. Looks like you had such a good time.Meeting and being with so many talented people.I would love to go one day.Maybe we could be room mates:)Congrats and Thanks for sharing.XO :)

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  31. Hi Michelle! The pictures are wonderful and it sure does look like you had a fantastic time. Congrats on your Paper Creations cover, holy cow!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Thanks for sharing your pics of CHA!!! And just LOVE that huge poster of your 'cover gal' pic!! How fun!!! And I have that mag now, and your new article is awesome!! You did a great job with it!!!! And your paper cake is fantastic too! :)

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  33. So cool .. great pictures ... it's fun to see the "real people" in casual poses. Have to get that new issue of Paper Creations so I can do a paper cake. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  34. It must have almost seemed surreal to see the cover in a larger-than-life size image! Being there with all the people we read about on blogs & thru their companies would be thrilling. It has to be like a big reunion!! Thanks for sharing and I always like winning a few goodies!!!

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  35. Looks like a great time at CHA!! It is on my list of "things to do!"

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  36. Thanks for sharing your pictures. It's nice to see some of what goes on at the show

    Kathleen

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  37. Good photos from your fun weekend at CHA in warm LA. I'd love to attend some day...thanks for offering this collection to a lucky commenter!

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  38. Looks like you had a wonderful time. One day maybe I will get there!
    Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!

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  39. Thanks for sharing these photos! It's wonderful to see you taking a picture in front of the giant cover with your artwork.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Good morning Michelle,
    Oh how you look as if you had fun even though it was smaller this year then has been for you. The being able to see what each of the exhibitors had on display would be great and you would have come away with the feeling that you had managed to get to see all the lovely treasures. It's probably just as well this isn't open to us Joe Public because i think it would be a mad house. What a thrill for you seeing that your creation has made the front cover of the magazine. No wonder you wanted your picture taken next to it, i bet you wanted to say to everyone "that's me, i did that", such a boost to your confidence levels. Is the paper creations magazine available here in the U.K. i wonder. Must try and suss out source of it,
    Thank you for the pictures of that little piece of heaven called the cha.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah, Glenochil

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  41. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing these photos and thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway! hugs, Helena

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  42. What fun to see pictures of you and Lynn. I've followed her for ages too!

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  43. Great photos --love the one of you in front of the magazine cover--what an honor.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  44. What fun you must have had!! And to "meet" a friend you've "known" for so long. I would love to go to CHA someday.

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