Saturday, January 23, 2010

CHA!!!!

I am so exhausted but I had a blast at the CHA Supershow today. Oh my, there is so much gorgeous crafting stuff out there, and it was all in one place!!
I saw the queen of crafting herself, Carol Duval! Also on hand at different booths were Michael Strong, Natalie Metivier (Magenta Rubber Stamps), Dee Gruening (Posh Impressions)Mary O'Neil (Hot Potatoes Rubber Stamps) and  I even caught a glimpse of Tim Holtz, he was leading a workshop right the across the hall from the one I attended.

Carol Duvall, Natalie Metivier and Mary O'Neil.

I stopped by the PaperCrafts booth where Cath of Moxie Fab fame was holding court...she is adorable and just the sweetest person and was happy to pose for a pic with me.


But the highlight of my day was the 2 hour Hero Arts workshop!!  The delightfully talented artists along with  Aaron were there to make sure we all had a great time. Wow, do these people know how to throw a party!! We sped through 5, count'em 5 projects and I'll post the cards and a bracelet we made on Monday when I have time to put the finishing touches on them (and there's better light to take a picture).  I did get some photos of my favorite rubber stamping artists too....


Here's Jennifer telling the group not to open our packets or she'll take them away...she was probably kidding about taking them away, but she was clear about not peeking. What a surprise to see the amazing new wood mount stamps that were being debuted for the first time. It's a supplement to the 2010 catalog called "Designs in Wood", and you won't believe how gorgeous these stamps are. I can't wait to get my hands on all of them.



Aaron addressing the group of workshop attendees.


Lisa, as sweet as she is adorable!!



Look who posed for a photo with me....Jennifer and Shari!



Tami and me...she's just as nice as can be!

 I tried to get a photo of Sally, but that woman is really quick, every frame had a blank wall instead of a Hero Arts artist. Nancy wasn't there, but she did design a card for the workshop.  Everyone associated with Hero Arts was just so kind, funny, creative and just plain wonderful. I'm so happy I had the opportunity to meet them.

I'm going back tomorrow and Monday for the CHA Trade Show, going to do some make n takes with Hero Arts, Ranger and as many more as I can fit in, then I'll be preparing to teach some classes at Stamp Fever in Orange.

Thought for the Day: Jer 17:7 But blessed are those who trust in the Lord, and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
Today was the first gorgeous blue sunrise I've seen in over a week (we've had some very stormy weather in So Cal), and it was worth the wait. Sunrises always give me hope and today I feel blessed!
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Nancy

23 comments:

  1. Hey Nancy! It was so great to meet you today! I'm so glad you stopped by the Paper Crafts booth to say hello! I'm glad you had such a great time at the show today!

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  2. I'm so JEALOUS!! Wish I could be at CHA this weekend!!

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  3. SO SO SO envious!!!! Thanks so much for sharing these FABULOUS photos of you and the HA and paper crafting celebrities!! So happy for you. Glad that you and all had a BLAST!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! So happy for you! Have fun tomorrow!!! :)

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  5. Oh my Nancy.... what a delightful day you had. I am so envious. Thanks for sharing you wonderful day. I can't wait to see what you did.... 5 projects in 2 hours, you sure were motoring

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  6. So glad you posted these photos and comments.

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  7. O...M...GOSH...Nancy....sooo jealous but super happy you had an awesome day and I love all of your photos, what a spectacular line-up of all the artists in this industry...awww...looks like you had a great time..so happy!

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  8. Hi Nancy, You are so lucky!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos! I am sure you must have been in heaven there. I can't wait to see your projects!

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  9. Oh wow Nancy, sounds like you had a fantastic time! Thanks for sharing your experience and photos with us. Wish we were all there!! Enjoy the rest of your time there and looking forward to seeing photos of your projects.

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  10. Oh, Nancy! You are the luckiest! Look at those smiles! Looking forward to seeing your cards and projects....thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Oh you lucky ducky! You have me practically drooling with the mention of new stamps! Thanks so much for the fun pictures and sharing your day with us! Sending hugs!

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  12. Nice you got to meet all those creative ladies and had a nice time!

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  13. Thank you for sharing. What a fun experience! You are soooo lucky!

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  14. So awesome, Nancy! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wow, I can't believe all the crafting people you got to meet at CHA! How fun to meet Carol Duvall (I loved her show on HGTV). You are so lucky to have taken an HA class and I can't believe there's more new stamps coming! Thanks for sharing with us Nancy!

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  16. Lucky you Nancy.... you must have had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Oh, how I wish I was there!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  18. Wow...Nancy...I'm so jealous with you! Thank you so much for sharing with us...since I live in Indonesia...this is great for me :)

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  19. Wow! so much fun! So glad you are having fun at the show!

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  20. Thanks for sharing the pics! Those stamps look gorgeous and you are one lucky woman getting to meet the HA folks! So glad you had a great time!

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  21. carol duvall is one of the reasons i got interested in crafts! i wish i caught glimpse of her! i wish i saw you there too........ thank you for sharing your pics!

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  22. Thx for sharing. You're so lucky. ^^

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  23. Hi, Nancy! Super photos! It sounds like so much fun! :-)

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