Jenny’s Recap: Photos from CHA Winter 2013- Day 1

January 16, 2013

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Vicki- about to head in on the first day!

Vicki- about to head in on the first day!

Winter CHA Show 2013 was a blur- so much happened in 5 days I can barely remember it all! After speaking at a panel on Friday morning, I hustled off to be a judge at the Innovations Showcase and picked MY top three of the CHA Hot 20. Make sure you click the links to read more about that!

CHA Hot 20 Jenny

Later that night, I attended a dinner with the lovely folks at Plaid. Everyone who was working the booth at the show got to have a meet-and-greet dinner. I was woefully slow with my camera, but I sat with Amy from Positively Splendid, Vivienne from The V Spot, Sara from Mom Endeavors,  Beverly from Flamingo Toes, Jade from Jaderbomb, and of course my crafty BFF Vicki the Creative Goddess. I have so much respect for these amazing bloggy moms!

Amy and Jade cracking up.

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Vivienne snapping a pic of dinner.

Saturday morning the entire #TeamCTD met for a breakfast meeting. It’s the first time we’ve all been together in the same place, and the first time I’ve met some of the gals in real life. What an amazing, creative team we have!!

#TeamCTD- CHA Show Winter 2013

#TeamCTD- CHA Show Winter 2013

From left: Me, your fearless Head Momma Dummy, Vicki O’Dell, Haley Pierson-Cox, Sara Carns, Angie Holden, and Polly Conway.

we were off and running with open of the Exhibit Hall. All of our favorite brands were there, along with some great new companies that were exhibiting for the first time. I also ran into a bunch of crafty friends and got hugs, smiles, and quick updates on who is doing what.

My first crafty reunion was with Lisa Pavelka. If you recall, Lisa is a polymer clay goddess superstar and is the brilliant mind behind 365 Days of Lip Service, in which she made a new polymer clay creation EVERY DAY. On top of a Carmex lip balm jar, no less!! She had a sampling of the projects with her and she showed Angie and I.

Each one of these is created on top of a Carmex lip balm jar. So theya re about the size of a golden dollar.

Each one of these is created on top of a Carmex lip balm jar. So theya re about the size of a golden dollar.

This one is a mini working snowglobe. SO CUTE!

SO! Then it was running and meetings and a whirlwind! This is what I managed to capture on my phone:

Sara from Mom Endeavors doing a make-and-take at the Plaid booth.

Sara from Mom Endeavors doing a make-and-take at the Plaid booth.

I loved this chandelier at the Ice Resin booth.

I loved this chandelier at the Ice Resin booth.

Fiskars Fuse Mini dies and letterpress plates.

Fiskars Fuse Mini dies and letterpress plates.

 

I love this cute trike adorned with Phoomph! (More on that soon!)

I love this cute trike adorned with Phoomph! (More on that soon!)

New from EK Success- a new square gear for the Stamping Gear System. Yay!

New from EK Success- a new square gear for the Stamping Gear System. Yay!

Do Crafts from the UK is coming over to bring us great dies, embellies and paper crafting products. Can't wait to see more!

Do Crafts from the UK is coming over to bring us great dies, embellies and paper crafting products. Can’t wait to see more!

 

 

Statichable Cases from Coate and Clark. SQUEE!

Statichable Cases from Coate and Clark. SQUEE!

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SO…that’s pretty much my first day. Stay tuned to see what other goodies and beautiful people I saw!

 

 

 

 

 

About Jenny

Chief Craft Test Dummy, Craft Evangelist, Founder, Editor, bottle-washer, trouble-maker, and creative whirlwind.

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3 Responses to “Jenny’s Recap: Photos from CHA Winter 2013- Day 1”

  1. Vivienne @ The V Spot Says:

    Such an amazing show! Thanks for highlighting these products! The show was so big that I missed a lot!

  2. Julie Papageorge Says:

    I never knew CHA existed, I am blown away, what great fun!!!!

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