Saturday, August 3, 2013

CHA Create 'n Connect Las Vegas recap

I'm still trying to make my way through the Hero Hostess Summer Picnic Blog Hop, I'm determined to see all the pretty cards and yummy recipes! Thank you to all who left such wonderful comments on my hop post, you are all so encouraging!

I can't believe it's taken me over a week to finish this blog post! I have a few photos (okay there's a lot of photos) from the Las Vegas Create 'n Connect show to share today. We arrived in Vegas late on Saturday the 20th and the next day while the set up crew got the booth assembled, Chari and I stayed behind (in the air conditioned hotel suite) to get all the Make 'n Takes kitted and finish the last of the booth decor pieces.

Chari is so much fun and too sweet. I totally enjoy every minute I get to work with her!

Daphne alternated between blissfully napping and anxiously waiting for Mike and Kelly to return!

Monday was the day we arranged all the product and samples and put all the finishing touches on the booth.

 Deb, Chari and I pose with the mason jar decorations that we put together on Sunday.

Matt (Chari's hubby) and Mike did some crafting too. Real men make patterned paper banners!

Here's some looks at the finished booth:

 I love the new mixed sequins and flair! And I love that they are called Lawn Ornaments, too!

I love this Fall project display! Notice the Yeti doing a photo bomb on the chalkboard?

The calm before Day One begins:

Chari and I setting up for the Make 'n Takes

It was crazy busy in the Lawn Fawn booth and the three seats at my Make 'n Take table were always filled. We did a different project each day. Here are some of the fun people I spent my days with, you may recognize of few of them:

Day One we made cute tags that Chari designed using Into the Woods and Woodgrain Background.

 Gina and Patti, these ladies were so much fun! 
I'm so happy they came back each day to make a new project with me.

 Jennifer and Kathy, it was so wonderful to see them both again.
Don't you just love Kathy's cute tag!
All the fawnies went to dinner with them that night at a fancy cafe at the Encore hotel.

 Another cute tag! I just loved her multicolor nail polish!

Day Two was another fun Chari card using Trim the Tree. Lots of die cutting with this one, kept me hopping! The day just flew by!

That's Sandy Allnock of Operation Write Home! She's just the sweetest!
She's got some mad Copic coloring skills too.

On Day Three we did my watercolor card with Winter Sparrows and Faber-Castell products.

 Everyone loved the Aquarelle pencils and water brushes from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

Look who stopped by to do some watercoloring; it's Kristina Werner!

I spent a lot of time doing Make 'n Takes this time so I didn't get in too many photos (and I didn't take too many pics either) but I made it a point to pose with my sweet Britta!

Here's a couple pics of Kelly with some special friends:

Kelly and Jennifer 

Amy and Kelly

This was the first year I haven't been around when the booth went up or came down. We had some strong guys to do the heavy lifting this year!  Right after the show closed I headed back to the hotel to keep an eye on Daphne and get supplies organized to take home. Here's a look at the booth crew:

That's Matt, Nate (he works with us at Lawn Fawn HQ), Jake (Britta's guy), and the ever adorable Britta enjoying a short break before loading the truck.

I drove home on Friday with my fun traveling companions, Kelly and Daphne. Daphne is a good little traveler but she was as glad to get to home as the rest of us!

Thanks for sticking with this mega long post. I'll be back soon with some new cards and projects to share!



  1. Enjoyed the photos! The booth is so cute!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your CHA photos! You got to see so many friends and stamping celebrities!

  3. AWESOME photos, Nanc! Thank you so much for putting this post together - love looking at all the fun pics - the Lawn Fawn booth is adorable! Glad you're back and can't wait to see your new projects! Sending hugs! :)

  4. sounds and looks like a fun filled time Nancy. Great to see you enjoying the time and the Lawn Fawn booth is stunning. So wish I could visit something like this.

  5. Nancy, I loved reading about and seeing photos of your fun time in CHA! The Lawn Fawn booth and all the samples look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  6. your CHA re-caps/photos are the BEST! thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Thanks for sharing the fun CHA pics, Nancy - looks like you had a great time!!

  8. thanks for sharing, liked the bts pics and stories!

  9. Loved visiting the CHA show!! I know you work hard!!


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