Friday, January 29, 2010

I'm Back - Cha, Cha, Cha!

Hi everyone! I'm back from CHA and I've seen some ah-mazing stuff this past week. We started out our trip setting up My Pink Stamper, Robyn Cardon's, booth for the Supershow. Then on Friday, Karlee, Miranda and I helped with make-n-takes all day and sold A TON of Robyn's product (stamps and a second DVD) that you can find at customcrops.com. Robyn's make-n-take was a really cute cupcake card.

Here is a quick pic of Robyn and I during the show:
And, MJ and I during the show:
It was sooo much fun! We met many of Robyn's fans and, if you can believe it, a few of our own! (shout out to Jake - a fan of Custom Crops that stopped by to say hi and to give us a great card he made for each one of us! He was so sweet!) There were many of you who stopped by to say hi and that you enjoy our youtube videos! People were so nice!
One of my most favorite things from the show was a brand-spankin'-new friendship. We met Donna Mundinger, who is a Custom Crops designer and a very, very talented lady. You can check out her blog here.
She was an absolute hoot and we had such a great time with her. The trip wouldn't have been the same without her. Here's a pic of Miranda, Donna and I at McCormick and Schmick's:

So, after a full two days of compliments and having fun, it was down to business. On Sunday, it was time to shop! We saw a lot of really cool new products, including the eclipse machine by Sizzix. Of course, we spent some time at the Provocraft booth getting a demo of the Cricut Cake machine and we even were invited to an event on Sunday night that was the "official" debut of the product. Everyone at the event received a Cricut Cake! And to that I say, Provocraft Rocks!
I have OVER 300 pictures to share, but I'll put them up over the next week so that you don't suffer from image overload! Here's just a quick peek at some of the stuff we saw:
Scrapbook layout at Studio Calico - one of the new paper companies that had great product. They are going to be a hit. Their booth was always full of people. Check out their site here.

Really cool display at Graphic 45

Unbelievable art at Vintaj Brass Company

Creative canvas art at gcd Studios by Melody Ross

Decor items at Basic Grey

Bingo cards at Jenni Bowlin Studios. Get inspired at her blog here.

Awesome wreath with paper flowers at Pink Paislee. Find their website and blog here. We could have purchased everything in the booth!

A super fun new product at Webster's Pages called "bloomers." Check out their website here. The owner Brandin was so friendly.

Just a small sampling of things at the Tim Holtz booth.

Which leads me into my next segment! Here Miranda, Donna and I are with the King of Crafts!
You are definitely going to want to check out all his new product. It's unbelievable - wait a minute. We are talking about Tim Holtz. It is believable!
We also got a demo of the Tattered Angels new Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glaze and Glimmer Glam products - and, look who we bumped into:
It's Heidi Swapp! What an honor to meet her. She is so down to earth and sweet as can be. Plus, she's super talented! You can see many of her digital products here at House of 3. You can read Heidi's personal blog here.

I also took about 50 videos while we were there with my Flip camera. So, I will be posting those later as well.
Happy Friday everyone. I'm so glad to be back and I can't wait to get into my studio and create!

2 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

So fun to relive all of the super moments at that amazing show. I'm serious, though, hanging out with you guys was the best experience EVER! Miss you already. xxD

Lizzy said...

Natalie, it was such a uplifting experience meeting you and Natalie, you both are such dolls...
Hugs, Debi