CHA Day 1 Highlights!
I told you I love palm trees, here are some more pictures of my beloved palm trees as I started the first full day of CHA Winter 2012. The mid morning started off with a stroll to the Garden Walk to meet Vanessa and Alex, my dear friends who moved to California some years back. Afterwards we headed to the California Grille for lunch, I just found out there is one NJ too, I'll be making a voyage there at some point, lol. After lunch I was headed over to start CHA in its first full day. To start I needed to film for a bit, then head over to Scrap Perfect to drop off my make/take projects and demo samples. I took part in a Designer Challenge which consisted of several of the industries leading companies such as Scrap Perfect, Wescott, Makin's Clay, Colorbox/Clearsnap, Global Memories, Robin's Nest, Rubber Stamp Concepts, and Justrite. I'll be showcasing this challenge in the next few posts. But for now here are some pictures of my challenge samples: One 3-D piece and One Card piece:
After Scrap Perfect I ran into fellow Jersey Girl and friend: Juliana aka Jewels, her works and appearances are all over the world. Here we are with the moms:Next was a trip to a few suppliers, another quick make/take and to the fabulous group at Colorbox/Clearsnap whose products will be in my top 25 CHA fave posts.After some fun meeting up with April at Colorbox, I headed over to the fabulous Vintaj, who in my opinion have the best collection of charms and pieces, including their new patina paints with Ranger Ink, Both these groups will also be in my Top 25, stay tuned for that post/list. Wendy and Doug are the sweetest and amazing people, their works and designers are over the top and have been a fave of mine for years, their pieces have graced my works and will continue to do so. Right near by are my fave bakery twine suppliers: Hemptique, love what they do with twine:
I love their colors, can't you tell????After I left Hemptique I ran right into the one and only Jenny Doh, she is such an inspiration to all, real and true to all! Then I get the treat of running into my girls: Debbie and Teresa from Ranger, these two ladies are fabulous!The photo shoot wouldn't be complete without the other ladies and Momma Joan!I will say I took over 734 pictures, I can't upload them all, or blog each of them, but I will give you the highlights and the best that I can from the event. Stay tuned for CHA Day 1, Part Two, featuring: Beacon Adhesives, Ruby Rock-it and more.!