Thursday, January 22, 2015

What Happens at CHA Doesn’t Always Stay at CHA!

As many of you know, we had the opportunity to travel to Anaheim, California a few weeks ago to attend the Craft & Hobby Association Convention & Trade Show . . . better known as CHA.  What an amazing adventure!  From the time we walked into the airport here in Phoenix to board our plane until the time we walked out 5 days later to catch our ride home, it was constant go, go, go!  Here are just a few highlights . . .

Smooth sailing to
Orange County!
Coming in for landing at
Orange County Airport

Our adventure begins . . .
Beating the crowds with
early registration

The crowds grow through
the evening

Friday Night's Block Party . . .
some were a bit more active than others!

Mr. Tim Holtz, himself!
Dyan Reaveley in the house!

Andy Skinner, U.K.'s
answer to Tim Holtz

idea-ology!  Row after row . . .
after row, after row!

Everyone's favorite returns
from Graphic 45!
Watch for new & exciting
things coming soon from Graphic 45!

Finnabair joins the group
at Prima
New paper collections arrive
from FabScraps!

Homeward bound . . .
Even though there was so much to see and do at the Convention . . . major information and product overload and a bit overwhelming, for sure! . . . we all came home inspired and enthusiastic to share all that we learned and saw with you in the upcoming months in new Workshops. 

On a personal note, I’d like to extend a very special “thank you” to Dana Edwards and Sherry Bamsey for embarking on this adventure with me.  Without either of these very special women, CHA would most likely have been like so many other conventions I’ve attended in the past.  While it wasn’t quite a “Thelma & Louise” adventure, it was definitely exciting and I, for one, am already looking forward to a return visit next year!

Stay tuned for photos of some fantastic projects
created by some of your favorite artists . . .
coming in a new post soon!

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