Last week, I got the opportunity to attend CHA Paper Arts in Schaumburg, IL.
I hadn’t been able to attend a CHA Show (Craft Hobby Association) since the last time
it was in Chicago a few years ago.
As you can imagine I was excited to go. (any excuse for a get-a-way)
I knew going in that it was going to be a small show.
But…by being a small show, it gave me the opportunity to mix, mingle and really get to know people.
I got to meet, in person, a few online friends, was able to make a few more and make some really
great connections. All in all I was satisfied.
Back in it’s hey day, when I had my store, I remember spending three days walking the show
and still not being able to see everything. (those were the days…)
On the first day of the two day show, I did remember to take a few pictures.
I wish I had taken more. Enjoy!
First off in the Sizzix Booth was dies from Stephanie Ackerman.
I’ve been following Stephanie’s blog, Homegrown Hospitality, for years.
She’s a real Superstar in my books.
New House Dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix
I love the little house dies from the always popular Tim Holtz.
Tim Holtz Holiday Canvas
Ken Oliver of Ken Oliver Crafts
Ken’s another one of my Favorite Superstars. Here I am with Ken and The Paper Forest girls.
They had just taken a picture with Ken and was rubbing it in my face.
So… I made them take another.
I finally got the opportunity to play with Ken’s Color Bursts.
It only took a few minutes to create this masterpiece.
Eileen Hull’s Vintage Camper, Scotty on The Paper Trail at CHA.
Such a cute little camper. You can read about Eileen and Scotty’s Adventure here.
Eileen Hull’s Samples made using Sizzix Dies.
More samples from Eileen.
I met Eileen a few years back and she’s such a sweet and personable lady.
You can’t help but love her. And her dies… they are just too cute.
If I had her camper, I just might enjoy camping. (well maybe)
Another picture with The Paper Forest girls at the Graphic 45 booth.
Graphic 45 World’s Fair
Graphic 45 Mon Amour
Ready for Christmas Crafting? I am!
More Kaisercraft Christmas…
Little B LLC Christmas
I fell in love with Little B’s New Christmas Washi Tape.
This is another one of those booths where I got talking and forgot to take more pictures.
As a reward for all my work (aka…having fun).
I ended my adventure with a trip to my favorite Big Blue Store, IKEA.