I hadn’t much time to walk the floor and I have to admit that most of the time I didn’t even take photos. I just wanted to enjoy the time I had, looking, breathing the creativity and just meeting old friends and new wonderful people. There are many thoughts on my mind about the mood and behaviour on the floor – but I leave the deeper not so wonderful thoughts for my newsletter and just talk about the fun stuff here – so this is all about LOVEEEE :) and it is Picture heavy!
One of my personal highlights…and that was not even personal- lol- but I was just so giddy with excitement for my friend Julie Fei Fan Balzer – was her licensing booth. Ever since she told me about it in November I have been crossing my fingers for her and I was sooo excited. When I went down the hall on Thursday and she wasn’t there cause the flights were cancelled because of the weather – I almost cried…no kidding. I love her sooo much…yep – and I miss her dearly cause man…this New York Girl is right up my alley :) (ok- that is enough now…LOL)
Whenever I had a bit time I visited her and her mother Eileen down in the basement hall – and afterwards- I couldn’t stop laughing. Thanks for keeping me sane girl :) – Look at her awesome booth- I sooo love her work!
BTW….when you were not at the booth….Birgit and I did a little inpersonation of you – snigger ;)
Another gorgoeus booth with amazing products was Vintage Street Market. I have been eyeing the amazing blog for a while now- and …yes…man…I’m really slow sometimes…hahahhaa- I just found out before CHA, that the new company is actually run by Michelle and Allison – who I know too- LOL. I love the concept and can’t wait to work with the yummiee goodies.
Meeting Julia Andrus from Eco Green Crafts again has been another favorite of mine – She is amazing and her products are so yummie. We had lot’s of chatting and we will have more in the future ;)
Another pleasant surprise was the La Blanche Stamp Booth – wow – German…as most Germans know of course the name “LaBlanche” and the stamps- amazing. Can’t wait to play with them either.
My absolute HIGHLIGHT…the Canvas Corp. Booth – I’m in Love with those products- I wanna dive in, start working on canvas, burlap, denim – totally up my alley and the people working there were the nicest people on earth. You will definetley see me working more with those products :)
I had a loveley short visit at the graphic45 booth- always in Love with their projects and decorations and I love Diane and Aimee!
this circus stage…blew me away – I couldn’t stop looking at it. I forgot which of the amazing design team members did it…but whoever it is…GIRL you ROCK!!!
Time to sneak in a picure of mine- LOL – I bought this vintage dress on Hollywood Blvd. Man- do I love this dress…I so don’t care if someone thinks this is the only dress I own – LOL – you will see it a lot in the next years- just get used to it ;)
The Prima Marketing Booth – I was really thrilled that I was asked to do some samples for them too – the funny thing though was that people didn’t recognize my work- they said it was different to my usual work…mhhh – I wonder…maybe I felt too pressured and didn’t stay true to myself? Mhhh – I still think it is me…
The canvas shows my BIL and SIL – so surprise to you guys…:) It will be on your doorsteps soon.
Here is my best roomie Birgit Koopsen (and I mean BEST roomie) with her layouts
I met wonderful people again and for the first time – most I have no photos of (grrrrr) like Ronda Palazzari, Christine Drumheller (thank you for the coolest Dinner together you two- love you two bunches!), Dina Wakley, Kerry Lynn Yeary (always such fun to see you- wish we could spent more time together), Pamela Young, Dyan Reaveley (how the heck could I miss this artist- she is sooo awesome and her stamps …..I’m soooo on to buy them next!), my Stampington Editors (it is always wonderful to see you all and spent time with you!),Bettina von Gross (you can me once- LOL- love ya) Donna Kato (so glad we had time to finally meet and have lunch together! I love working with you!!!), my sweet Tattered-DT- Girls besides the ones already listed :) Jamie Dougherty (I wanna pack you in my suitcase and bring you home to Germany :) ) , Holly Simoni (love you!!!), Rachel (oh man…you know I love you and I thank you with all my heart for all you do ! You are amazing!), Sherry Mendoza (soo awesome to finally meet you- can’t wait to see you in April in Australia again)
There are many many more- I would love to add a personal note- so watch out…my brain will catch up and you might find a personal email soon :) so don’t think I forgot you if you are not listed :)
Suzi Blu who showed up at my demo table and after I realized who she was (starting with “I think I know you somehow…DAHHH) I turned into squeeking fan crush mode (the one I usually dislike- LOL) – LOOK how proud I am to be on her side-hahahah
After a LOOONNNNNGGG and FUNNNN night – Natasja, Trisha Ladouceur (best snuggie ever LOL) and Birgit Koopsen.
Sweet sweet Erin Yamabe-who always makes me laugh and who has the biggest heart of them all
Aida from Singapore- who I will hopefully see in Singapore in May again :)
OK- I hope I covered most of it- and you got not bored over my LOOOOOVEEEE Notes- LOL.
have a gorgeous sunday!