Tuesday, February 19, 2008

CHA Update

Well I finally found some time to update this blog. CHA-W is over and things are getting back to normal around the office. For those non-scrapper/crafty people CHA is a big trade show that happens twice a year. Everything and anything crafty is there. Can be overwhelming and if you are crafty almost too much to handle!
It was a great time to reconnect with friends you only get to see at the show or say South Africa!Here is a picture of some of our South Africa peeps!Eric and Julie from Cosmo Cricket! Awesome couple! They had some great releases at this show! go check them out...you won't be disappointed!
Glenda is actually from South Africa. She is the lovely woman that actually invited Steph and I to come and teach at their convention last year. So great to see her. Bummer that I did not get a picture of Jodi from Memory Makers or Denny from Prisma or Donna and Bill Downey! Just a great group of people that we were so fortunate to travel across the globe with. also a bummer that Wilna and her husband were not able to make CHA.
I also got to meet in person Annie. A blog friend. Cute as she can be! I also met Janna. She designed some pages for us and an accordion album out of our new line modern milan! I love her style! We definitely will be using her in the future! She not only is really talented but a beautiful woman inside and out!
This is Linda, Irene and Adrienne. Irene and Adrienne designed the the project that i taught at the show. I wish i had a picture. It was beautiful. They also designed alot of projects that we had in our booth. You can check it out on Stephanie's blog. All 3 of them helped me out during my class. I will say this...not many will get to Anaheim by 6:30 a.m. that is right A.M. to help a girl out.Linda is a co-worker. We work pretty closely together. She is a huge help to me when it comes to planning classes! So a shout out to those girls!
Walked that dang show about 8 times! My feet were barking! Saw some really great stuff. Still not brave enough to go and talk with alot of designers that i know or really don't know from blogging. Did get to meet her. She had some really bitchin orange shoes she wore that first day. I wonder how her feet were by the end of the day?? But they were really COOL! i guess you can say anything for fashion!

This is Shelby and Anderson. Co-workers. We had to dress in black and white business attire. I vote them "Best Dressed"!

Bummer is that since i work for a manufacturer i can't really walk into other booths and touch and feel. I will say this though...mambi had some of the best there. Our three lines we realeased are probably some of the best we have ever done! Right now it is at Michael's! Go check it out. coastal culture, modern milan and family. Great paper and embellishments. After March it will all be in your LSS.
Kids are back in school...YIPPEE! Although nice to have a more relaxed schedule they can be expensive when they stay home! At least a teenager can be!
We went down to San Diego to go visit Jaxon's mission. San Diego de Alcala. That took all of 45 minutes! So we cruised around Old Towne San Diego. Wouldn't recommend it. Not alot there but lots of mexican restaurants and souvenirs that you will end up throwing away or selling at a garage sale years from now!
We ended up staying in Del Mar. Was fun! What is it about kids and hotels. They just love them!
I am going to leave with a picture of Jaxon's basketball team! We won the championship in the end of season palyoffs! Some of the best basketball games ever!
apparently i am still not savvy on linking websites/blogs. I apologize for not getting the links right. I will work on that! Ugh! So friggin frustrating! Why oh why can't i be computer savvy! I want to be sooooo bad! I also want to throw the computer across the room!


Jodi said...

so cute you are! i'm so glad i got to see you at cha, miss ya already and miss that cali weather