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. :)