Thursday, January 17, 2013

CHA Goodness

Hi everyone! I am back from CHA. I had so much fun and big part of it because I got some awesome roommates. These girls, Latisha Yoast, Aj Otto, and Emily Branch totally rock! They make me laugh and I learn so much from them.

I think the best part of CHA is getting to know the people that you previously only known online. And, when they turn out to be goofy, kind, and flat out crazy (but in a good way) it's even better. Warning, lots of pictures on this post. :)

I arrived on Friday afternoon and was shocked at how cold it was! You know, when you  go to California you tend to expect nice weather. Not freezing your bum kind of weather. Anyway, I met up with the girls and then we head out  to Downtown Disney and get together with the Paper Crafts crew for a yummy dinner at Naples.

And, it turned out that Kimberly Crawford and Amber Kemp-Gerstel also stayed at the same hotel. Needless to say that on our first night, we chatted a lot and didn't go to bed till 1 a.m. (that's 3 a.m Houston time) and I was whooped. I laughed my head off so much that night and if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen one or two crazy picture. ;)

Now, of course I drool over many fabulous goodies, which I am sure many of you already seen on FB, blog land, etc. So, for today how about I share some pics of the girls that I get to hang out with or meet for the 1st time.

Met with Nina Yang who was doing make & take on GCD booth.

The fun part of CHA in my opinion is when you spotted someone you know or someone that you'been chatting online with for a long time and finally get to meet them in person.

At Paper Smooches booth, with Julie Campbell, Kim Hughes,
and the super sweet Kalyn Kepner.

Of course I have to stop by Paper Smooches booth. I get to see all the new stamps and dies that are coming out, and oh my word. Let me just say my wish list for their dies is a mile long. And, I also get to meet Kalyn Kepner for  the 1st time. She's such a sweetie.

With Annette Allen & Amy Tsuruta

These 2 girls are always so supportive and are so good at cheering on others. Annette remember my love of pug and now & then she'd pointing out cute pug stuff for me just because she knows I'd love them. How sweet is that? And she has the prettiest smile, too.

Her new Dear Lizzy collection is FABULOUS.

Can you believe it that I have been to CHA several times and this is the 1st time I actually chatted with Elizabeth Kartchner? She is very nice and I love her new collection. Must have!

3 of my favorite girls.

Getting to know these girls been the highlight of my trip. They are goofy and they taught me so many things. I consider them as my mentor. And honestly they are so fun to hang out with.

I love Cammie's works. Unfortunately I haven't really get a chance to hang out much with her. But we're able to chat a bit here and there. And, Holly Anderson, she is such a cutie, isn't she?

If I have to pick just 1 scrapbooker who continue to inspire me
that would be Ali Edwards.

Pardon the daze look on my face on this pic. By day 3 I was so tired, I have to chug 3 cups of coffee to keep me going.

So, what do you like to see from CHA? Do you want to see products pics at all? What do you want to know about CHA? Post your question or suggestion and if I can do it, I'll do it. I want my blog to be more interactive to make it more fun. So ask away...

I'll be back tomorrow with card post. By today I finally feel a bit normal and can function. So, hoping to be creative tonight. 


Trinh said...

Oh how I wish I could have been there! Looks like you had an amazing time. Now you are recharged and ready to create like crazy, right?!

Kalyn K said...

It was so great meeting you, Vera! Glad we got to finally meet each other! :)

Annette said...

aww Vera it was so nice to meet you... Your such a sweetheart.. :)

~amy~ said...

It was soooooo fun to finally meet up with you!!!!!

Kathy Mc said...

Looks and sounds like you had a blast. That's so cool to connect with online buddies in real life!


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