Saturday, July 19, 2008

CHA Day One

Wow! What sensory overload! I'm telling you, I tried to prepare myself for something huge, but this surpassed my expectations! There are SO MANY great products out there, and we are going to be so thrilled to add them to the store! Let's start with some pictures, and then I will run down some of our favorites so far.

Yeah, I definitely got to meet Lisa Johnson! I did her make and take - we stamped and decorated tote bags with the Puffy Velvet pens. Tres cool. Katy was trying to steal Lisa's name badge in this picture. Lisa really liked Katy... She came up behind us at the Splitcoast Cupcake Reception and said, "Now can I hold the baby?!?" :) Katy happily obliged.

These are a couple of the ladies at the Unity Stamps booth. They were wearing tiaras and doing Diva Luggage Tag make and takes! Very fun! And these stamps are cooler than I imagined. Very cute images, and the impressions are outstanding. And who doesn't love a tiara? ;)

Okay, the picture is terrible. I'm having lots of lighting issues, but bear with me! This was the Coredinations make and take using their new Chocolate Box paper. It ROCKS! WE ARE IN LOVE! It's colored card stock coated in brown. You can sand or tear it, and you have your color "peeking" through the brown!

BasicGrey is coming out with five new lines in the next couple of months. This uses one of the lines...I can't remember the name right now! Sorry!

This is Ta-Da Scrapbooking. AWESOME papers, AWESOME names (things like Tea Hee and Boom Chicka Bloom...), and AWESOME ladies! Everything about this little place just screams FUN!

Okay, a quick list of our favorites du jour, then we are off to track down breakfast and head back over for Day Two!
  • Coredinations Chocolate Box Papers!
  • Glitz Digital Scrapbooking and Card Making CD-Roms... Very trendy and chic, and a GREAT value!
  • Little Yellow Bicycle Papers and Embellishments... They have flocked, glittered, and foiled card stock!
  • Piggy Tales... They have super-cute papers that are nursery-rhyme themed, and my favorites by Piggy Tales were the slider frames and spring pop-ups!
Have a great day! :) I'm sure we will!


JenMarie said...

Ooo, cool pics!!!

Javablustamper said...

Wow, Mandy! Looks like sooo much fun!! Wish I could be there!! LOL!! I think I would have to have 1 of everything, ok maybe 2 or 3, to share with my friends!! Haha! Glad to see you made it there safely and are having such a grand time! Can't wait to see more! Take care & hope you have lots more fun!
P.S How cool that you could take your kids!!! Love it!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

How fun! Wish I could be there... keep those pictures coming!

Jennifer Aviles said...

It was such a pleasure meeting you, Mandy!

Anonymous said...

Those Chocolate Box Papers look so yummy! Thanks for the sneak peeks!!

Jennifer Love said...

Chocolate paper?! *SWOOOOOON*

And TaDa paper? You definitely need to carry that...LOL!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Omg!! You didn't tell me I was sitting beside a big name when we were doing the bag at Lisa's booth! I would have gotten my picture taken with you too!!

Katy was such a sweetie. Glad I got the chance to meet you and Katy and chit chat a little. (Hi Katy!)