Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CHA Round-Up

Some things I {heart} .....

Webster's Pages


Graphic 45

Jillibean Soup
Great news for cardmakers ... lots of new 6x6 paper pad choices this year, including Jillibean Soup! See that new collection on the left, Dutch Mustard? ... one of my favorites of the whole show!

Ranger / Tim Holtz
Distress Stains and Core'dinations Card Stock in Distress Ink colors

DCWV paper dress, Melissa Frances booth, Maya Road zipper trim, Kaiser flowers, Bo Bunny trinkets, Pink Paislee "Soiree" display

I left so much out simply because I stopped taking pictures! I was too busy shopping with Michelle Rodgers for  Stamper's Dream. You won't believe all the new goodies that will be arriving over the next few months!

But you know, as fun as CHA is for all the eye candy, of course my favorite part is the people! And again, I didn't always have my camera out, so here's just a small sampling of some people I {heart}. And by the way, I'm really squirming over posting pictures of myself. But it's like I told one of the ladies at church the other day ... if you *always* (and I mean ALWAYS) look at pictures of yourself and think you don't look very good, it might be time to acknowledge that that just might be what you really look like! ROFL!

Clockwise from top left: 
Eva Dobilas ... oh my gosh, can you say MAJOR stamp crush? Love, love, LOVE her!

Lori Craig ... such a sweet, beautiful person! You know how there are just some people in the world that you wish lived right next door so you could get to know them better? I'd pick Lori in a heartbeat!

Diane Zechman, aka cookiestamper, fellow Dirty Dozen alum. I was so honored to meet her in the Stampavie booth! Hoping some of that talent rubbed off on me!

Becky Olsen ... After doing the whole "you look familiar ... no, you look *really* familiar" back-and-forth routine in the Pink Paislee booth, I checked out her nametag (hey, that's what they're there for, right?) and squealed. During the whole month of January, we were both guest designers over at Skipping Stones Design. Doh -- no wonder we looked familiar to each other! How fun to meet her in person!! (And I know, I know, she's totally famous and I totally should have known her without looking at her nametag!)

The Stamper's Dream girls! In the middle is Teresa Kline (a fellow Verve Diva, too), who I got to meet in person for the first time. (She's another of those Virginia girls that I have to go to California to meet!) On the right is Michelle, who I simply adore! I spent a lot of time with both Michelle and Kellie Fortin of JustRite (who I have NO pictures of - how did that happen??), and together they had me in stitches for just about the whole trip.

Fellow Verve Diva and friend ... Michelle Woerner. Love her to pieces! And she's another one whose talent I'm hoping rubbed off on me!

Oh, and I have to show you the yummy tuna tartare appetizer we had at Wolfgang Puck our last night in LA ...

Oh my gosh, TO. DIE. FOR!!! Actually all of our evening meals were to die for. I arrived home well-fed both physically and creatively! A GREAT trip!

I'll be back tomorrow with some stamping :)


Marisa said...

Thanks for posting the fun pictures. I'm jealous you get to meet so many wonderful people.

Lori Craig said...

aw...I wish you lived next door, too. I remember when I read that you were coming to CHA. I was surprised and elated! I might surprise you and show up in your neck of the woods sometime. :) Wouldn't that be fun? I love stalking my idols in their own personal stamp rooms. So. so. so. good to see you!

Eva said...

Awww...Amy, you are sooo sweet!!!!!!!! It was WONDERFUL to see you again!!! And you know I have MAJOR stamp CRUSH on you, too, which I have publicized...LOL And I want to live next door to you and Lori, too...LOL...It was such a pleasure to meet Michelle, too....gosh, what a great CHA trip this was and girlie, next time we need to attend dinners together, as I LOVE your tuna did I miss out on that??? LOL...Yummy... Love ya!!!!! Hugs...

Tanya said...

Looks like so much fun, lucky girl! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

I loved our "you look so familiar" moment!! So great to meet you and spend a few minutes getting to know you!!! And if there is another tuna tartar moment count me in too!!
(would love to be neighbors with all of you girls, but we wouldn't get anything done would we, lol!!)


Maureen said...

thanks for sharing, Amy...loved seeing you and our fabulous Divas together :) and those prima flowers!! yummy!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Now how is it that we are both out there & missed each other, LOL! We live 20 mins apart and the only time I get to see you is in CA, LMBO! Hope you had a good time!


Tami said...

wow, thanks amy, wish i could have been there and love looking at everyone's pic's, so thanks for sharing . . . i enjoyed every moment and I was right up there with you . . . screech . . . until the tuna. :( hee hee

Vickie Z said...

Love all your pics and OMG... all those goodies- budget is seriously going to take a whacking!!

Susi said...

I have many times dreamed about attending these shows! How lucky for you, and to connect with fellow crafters must have been a real treat! I look forward to seeing what you create with all these new goodies coming!

lizzy giggs said...

I love it that you posted pictures of yourself and all the people you met! Seeing you and all the exciting product makes me feel like I could participate! Thank you for all your inspiring cards!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful stuff and you looked great too!

diane zechman said...

Loved meeting you! ♥ Wish we had more time to chat. I came home well fed too and still lost 2 or 3 pounds...LOL. A lot of work but it was FUN!

Judy Rozema said...

WOw! What a delight for the eyes this post was, Amy! I missed CHA this year -- going to Chicago though! What FUN FUN stuff to see - and shop for!

LindaH said... NO raw tuna for this chic..i eat anything, as long as it's cooked...but i just MAY put that rule aside if I could get into a pic beside you! maybe ONE day, i can post a pic on my blog of me with big eyes gawking at one of my stamping heroes! YOU!