Monday, July 25, 2011

CHA 2011 Report Part 2

I am still trying to to catch up with stuff on my end here. It's amazing how a few days off can get you behind. Anyway, let's continue with our CHA report.

This CHA was my first one and I have to say I was a bit overwhelmed at first. Me... surrounded by pretty papers and stamps, just like kids in candy store. Then some people said that the winter CHA is like 4-5 times bigger than this one. Needless to say, I want to go to the winter one. Cross fingers that if everything goes smoothly I can go to  that one. :)

On the first day, Paper Crafts booth held their meet & greet event, which was  lots of fun as I get to meet up and catchup with some blogging friends. I cannot believe that I missed a couple people that I've been wanting to meet. I missed Valerie Mangan and Christina Kowalczyk. Christina emailed me that she was there, but I didn't get the email till way late.

 Kelly, me, my team mate at May Arts Latrice Murphy
& PC go-to-gal Windy Robinson. Yep, I'm the shortest one. :)

 Find my match in being vertically challenge in the talented 
Julie Renae. She's so sweet!

Next, are some of my favorite products. When it comes to paper, I love Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, and October Afternoon.

I just love, love, love Bella Blvd collection. So pretty.
From Jillibean Soup, I love this kraft set. 
The wood grain on kraft, must have.

Another Jillibean Soup collection. Love those cute penguins.

Now, how pretty is this! From October Afternoon.

One of the highlight of my trip was definitely meeting the super talented and super sweet Jennifer McGuire. She's so warm & friendly. Really, one of my favorite people! I had follow her works since way back when Creating Keepsakes just started, when she did mainly scrapbooking, and I just love her work and continue admiring her works as she does more and more card making. And when you meet her, you can't help but love her personality. And, that cutie patootie she's holding is Latrice's baby Kaeden. He's sooo adorable & such a sweet baby.

With Jennifer & baby Kaeden.

With Shari Carroll.

Besides Jennifer, at the Hero Arts booth I also get to meet Shari Carroll. She's just awesome. Love her! I know I said that a lot. But, seriously this industry is filled with  lots of nice peeps. And, of course, the super fun Lisa Spangler, my fellow Texans. When I started chatted with her, we just keep going on and on. Love, love, love her! My favorite company + my favorite people = awesome!! :)

My fellow Texans, Lisa Spangler.

Well, that's it for today. I have tons of things to do today. Will come back tomorrow to share more CHA pics. Thank you so much for stopping by and for sharing my excitement over my trip. :)


Aimes said...

Thank you soooooooo much for these fabby photos, Vera! You make me feel like I was there at CHA when I was what feels like a million miles away :D
Can't wait for more!

Barb said...

Oh, I adore these photos, Vera! So fun for you to meet all these talented ladies! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Ranae said...

It was so great to finally meet you!! Thanks for sharing your days with us!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Vera! It was so nice to meet you -- had so much fun!!!! You are too sweet.

Someday we have to have a big ole Texas stamp party, yeah!!!!!


~amy~ said...

soooooo fun:)

Jennifer said...

loved seeing you!

Shari Carroll said...

Vera!!! It was so great to meet you! What a sweetheart you are. I hope to see you in California next January!!!

Huge hugs
(love all the pictures of you and us girls, so cute!)

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