Here we go with the second part of CHA Summer 2012 in Chicago :) BTW- did I mention that it was HOT in Chicago and COLD? Well, hot as soon as you left a building, it hit you like a wall and then you started freezing because the AC was so cold. I carried a woolen jacket with me to wear inside…shaking head- LOL
Sneaking behind the cute Mou Saha– haven’t seen her since we both taught in France years ago.
Loved what I saw from this new company Farmhouse Paper Company which came out with some amazing new papers and chipboard and albums. The quality was awesome and I can’t wait to play with it – will show you more soon.
I will show the Make n’ Take as a tutorial in a video very soon :)
One of my favorite new products from CHA- these lightbulbs by Prima. I used them on this canvas here– and it was hard to use them…I wanted to keep them- just for me and hidden from the world- LOL
LOL- this picture is cracking me up ;) Not sure what we wanted to do…but it was funny.
Here is the Ruby Rocket booth- loved the wedding kinda decoration and see this:
VELLUM- shriek. Probably the biggest surprise of this show. Making a come back and you know what…I like it! (you have found me playing dead whenever someone asked me to use vellum the years before ;) )
These patterns are so cool- can’t wait to get my hand on these- I have lot’s of ideas!
Loved the Stampendous decoration- so many fun ideas on how to use their stamps etc.
Fun stamps and blueprints at Stamper’s Anonymous.
Loved those at the Idea-ology booth- times are over where I was hunting those down and saw the handle off to make my little christmas tree myself- LOL
Awesome products and projects by Wendy Vecchi
All in all it was a nice show – I loved meeting everyone and working at the show, it was inspiring and fun to see the new products and booths, but it was a small show and it was EMPTY. A lot of manufacturers were not there. As a CHA-Designer I will make sure to voice my opinion (hope they won’t put something on the bar code of my badge next time, if I do so ;)) . There are definitely things that are not going in the favor of neither CHA, nor the manufacturers nor the retailers. If I would take the plunge to go there again with outraging airfares in summer from Germany? I doubt it …unless it is tied up again with something else.
Have a wonderful weekend you all and see you tomorrow :)
- Oozing with Ideas or..Eureka- new Prima Craftsman Collection (nathaliesstudio.com)
- Whoosh…or whirlwind traveling (nathaliesstudio.com)