I'm home! I walked out of the hotel on Tuesday morning at 7:25 AM and walked into my house at 9 PM. It was a looooong day. Then, I had to get up and get right back into the swing of things yesterday - work, karate, the grocery store.
CHA was awesome. Getting to spend time with others who get as excited about papercrafting as I do was a real treat. Being with Cindy, Jessica and Lisa was just soooooooooooooooo much fun!!! We bought so many goodies for Emma's. And we just ate, laughed and oohed and ahhed over everything together. I miss them already.
There are just so many wonderful new products coming out. Among my favorites were The Girl's Paperie, Melody Ross' GCD Studios collections, the new October Afternoon and the new Cosmo Cricket. The word of the show is 'vintage'. There was lots of vintage inspired motifs and the look is 50s- retro- housewife-sewing- inspired. LOVE it!! Of course, the Zva, Webster's and Tattered Angels booths were amazing, too.
I have to admit my pictures really didn't turn out too well. I had my pocket camera with me. But, I do have a few fun shots that I'll share soon. Just haven't had a second to download them. In the meanwhile, check out Linda Beeson's blog. She got some GREAT shots.Julie Fie-Fan Balzer has some good pics. And if you like videos, Amy Coon has some up at the Paperlife.
Another awesome part of CHA for me was getting a chance to visit with the Papercrafts girls. They are all so wonderful! They were debuting the new Card Creations issue there and I just got my contributor's copy in the mail. So in order to celebrate the release of this awesome issue, I'm giving one away. Simply leave a comment by Sunday at midnight and I will randomly select a winner.
Here is one of the cards I have in there. This issue focuses on both the outside AND inside of the card. There are so many great ideas. I know that I don't usually decorate the insides, but I'm really inspired to do so now that I've read this.
This one uses one of my all time favorite stamp sets, Papertrey's Star Prints. I stamped with Dark Chocolate and used the rustic buttons (they are made from coconut shells - how cool) and rustic twine. The papers and stickers are all Webster's.
So, just leave me a comment by midnight on Sunday and you could be the lucky winner of this issue:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!