Monday, August 3, 2009

Donna Downey at the Scrapbook Central Booth

On friday morning at the show, Donna Downey was available for pictures
and autographs at the Scrapbook Central booth. Plus she had her new
line of t-shirts, magnets, art prints and more for sale. Here she is
with store owner, Michelle.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Special Thanks to Carolyn!

Just wanted to post a special thanks to Carolyn for being my roommate and travel partner for the trip. I had so much fun in her company and enjoyed all of our conversations and sharing. I had a super fun time and I cannot thank her enough for making my trip possible. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Its Over - So Sad!

Well, its all over now. The CHA Craft Supershow has closed its doors and there was so much more that I wanted to do but never got a chance to do. There were way too many lines to do anything and time just flew by as I waited. I think that the convention could have easily been a successful four day event so that everyone could do everything. But as a two day event it was amazing. In my opinion, the event was a complete success. People were leaving with bags and bags of shopping items and sitting it seat after seat of make and takes, most of which were free!

To my surprise, there were many new CHA Summer releases that made it to the consumer show such as provocraft's Gypsy demo, the Craftwell Personal Cutting System that requires no mats, the Imaginisce i-top Brad Maker Tool, Tim Holtz's latest Stampers Anonymous Stamps, Graphic 45 latest Paper Collections, and more!

Overall I think that the event was a huge success. Everyone wanted an event that had great new products and also some shopping bargains all together. It was "the" place to be this months for all crafters. And from the crowds I think that most of us were there, lol! I hope you had a chance to be there too.

The Queen's Ink - JudiKins Mica Gloss

At the Queen's Ink booth they had a display of the most amazing cards. Lots of metalics and glaze. It was the most beautiful display I've ever seen. My all time favorite thing that I saw there were the JudiKins Mica Gloss Inks. These were metalic inks that made some amazing effects. I even got a demo from the amazing Judi herself! She demoed some awesome techniques including the Forever Diamonds technique too!

Creative Crystal - BLING!

I had to stop at the Creative Crystal booth when I saw that all the staff was wearing these customized T-shirts full of bling. I saw a demonstration of their BeJeweler product that makes it super easy to attach swarovski crystals to just about anything. The crystals all had amazing sparkle and the tool made it so quick and easy that I felt certain that I could do it myself. This tool is definitely going on my crafters wish list!

Scrapbook Creations - Copic Markers

At the Scrapbook Creations booth there were tons of awesome products. I got to see a demo of the fiskars corner punch. It was a set of cool border punches with a corner option so that you can get a perfect punch all the way around. I also found out about their Scrapbook Cottage where I would love to spend a weekend cropping. They had a free product giveaway too! So cool.

My favorite part of their booth was the Copic Markers make and take. They had tons of different shades of the Sketch markers. And I got to see how the copic air can works to create an air brush look on the project. It looked awesome. I am even a bigger fan of Copic Markers now.

Oh My Crafts! - Imaginisce I-top Brad Making Tool

Oh Wow! At the Oh My Crafts booth they were demoing the brand new, just released, I-top Brad Making Tool! I even got to sit down and use it to make a super cute brad for my make and take project. It was so super easy to use. I just put in one piece of the brad, added the paper, squished it, tucked in the paper, and then squished it again. It was so easy. In no time at all I had a custom brad made by me. I really like this tool, and I love the possibility of creating matching brads for my scrapbook pages. It looks like it has three different possible sizes of brads that I could make. So many possibilities, it makes me so excited!

Whim So Doodle - Ranger Make and Take

I was able to get my Tim Holtz product fix at the Whim so Doodle booth. They had all the latest, just released, Stampers Anonymous stamp sets and tons of inks, paint dabbers, crackle paints, tools, embossing powders, stickles, and so much more. I enjoyed their make and take, a tag using Tim's stamps, distressing inks and embossing powders. I had so much fun!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Provocraft Booth Rocked!!

Definitely the most fun booth at the show was the provocraft booth. Not only did they have the most awesome make and takes, but they also had the most fun activities. I posed for a picture as a Rouge Gypsy. So now I am WANTED! Isn't this picture just hilarious!?

Plus twice a day they had a raffle where they gave away a TON of cricut cartriges, cricut machines and the new gypsy! People were cheering and yelling and it was a riot! It was like a big old party and the crowd was huge. My favorite part was that Mr. Cricut himself was there, in all his green attire. Just hilarious. These guys really know how to make things fun! Unfortunately I did not win anything, but I had a great time at that booth.

Provocraft make and take

I made this cute gift tin at the provocraft booth. It's diecuts and ribbons. We got to use a cuttlebug embossing folder and then we put the paper down on the tin and finished it off with some ribbon along the sides. I love it! Its perfect for a gift for men or women.

2nd day at CHA Craft Supershow

Got up bright and early after a late night crop to be one of the first
ones in the convention. Once the iride trolley got me to the building
it was 8:30a and there was already a line at the door to get in. I'm
only about 50th in line so it's not too bad.

I'm planning on rushing to the Provocraft booth who looks to have the
best free make and takes at the convention. Hopefully the other 49
people ahead of me are not planning the same thing.

World Largest Crop

I had so much fun at the crop this evening. It was an attempt at the
world's largest crop but it did not have enough people participate.

The crop was hosted by Scrapbook Royalty and the proceeds benefit the
Leeza Gibbons Foundation. There were so many giveaways and raffles
and I won a set of Tombow markers and cardstock! yippee!

Lots of bargain shopping items and make and takes to help raise money
for this Charity Event. Plus several celebrities donated their
products and their time to support the event.

Preliminary numbers before I left the event were about 6,000 dollars
raised tonight! It felt good to be charitable while having a blast
cropping! Thanks Scrapbook Royalty for putting on a great crop party!

Paperclipping Meet and Greet

I enjoyed meeting my fellow fans today. I noticed
traychic right Away since she has that cute hair just like in her
picture. She was so much fun. I Also met CraftySuz who was so sweet
and had tons of stories to share about the preceeding CHA show. It
was great to hear about her adventures. The highlight of the meet and
greet was when Nancy Nancy joined us. She was a cute young and thin
person, nothing like she looks on the Paperclipping Newsbreak
episodes. Her camera just does not do her justice. We need to ask
Izzy to hook her up.

I gave out some goody bags so everyone had a little something to
remember our Paperclipping Meet and Greet. Below is a picture of the
bags I made out of patterened cardstock. I just love how they came out.