Well, CHA is over, it always makes me a little sad, because it is such an exciting, inspiring four days. It's like Christmas, you anticipate it for weeks and then when it's over it's kind of a let down. There were so many exciting new products, beautiful product lines, innovative ideas, and just pure creativity for four days. I have to give a holla out to Jennifer Priest. That girl worked tirelessly for four days for Scrapbook Royalty. She was workin' it! On top of having events to attend every night after the show. Jennifer, I hope your at home resting with your feet up right now, you deserve it! I also want to mention Melissa Frances. She was so warm and wonderful when we came to her booth. She showed us around, chatted for a bit, just like we were friends coming to visit her home. She is really a warm, wonderful woman(not to mention talented). Her new products are to die for, and you will be seeing them soon cause I am so planning classes with her new lines. And of course, I cannot forget Tattered Angels. These people are soooo AWESOME! They are the nicest group of people you could meet. I am so proud to design for them. Their booth was just gorgeous! And the new product (coming soon to a store near you) will inspire you to make some fabulous creations. Really everyone was so awesome this year. In many booths the owners and designers were actually working in their booths, not just making a guest appearance, and that really gives you a sense of connection to their products. I am really excited about the Magenta stamps and chipboard shapes and OMG, their spring line of papers is BEE-U-T-F-U-L! I am also going to be doing some classes with these lines as well. Basic Grey as always has raised the bar with their new lines - Marakech, Porcelain, Wisteria, and my favorite Lime Rickey. The matching possiblilities with these lines and glimmer mist make me giddy. Teresa Collins has some great new lines coming out, my personal favorite is the pink one(my brain is still fried, and I can't remember the name). Chatterbox has some very cool new scrappy home decor goodies, and of course 7 gypsies release is so hip! Then there is Prima, need I say more? I want everything, all of it, dee-licious! No one does flowers like prima. Donna Salazar and Leah Fung have come up with a great new class concept I think you all will love, and Donna, well, the creativity just radiates from that girl! I got to meet Lauren Fergusen, a fellow Tattered Angels designer, yes she is the one who challenged Paris to a glue stick smack down! I also met Sally Lynn MacDonald yesterday at the TA booth, another incredibly talented designer. The list goes on and on... so I wont bore you with that, just enjoy the pics of the new stuff! I didn't take too many photos yesterday cause we were short on time to see what we needed to see, but for more CHA photos check out Jennifers blog(I have a link here on my blog) She took around 600 photos. I have a couple new Tattered Angels classes I'm working on for you for the spring, so I've got to get to work now.
I live in California with my husband, and three daughters. I am an avid scrapbooker, and a Tattered Angels endorsed educator. I am also an educator for Elizabeth Craft Designs (yummy glitter). I teach scrapbooking classes at scrapbook and stamping stores in Southern California. I love using found objects in my scrapbooking, and ribbon, flowers, buttons, bling and of course Glimmer Mist and glitter make regular appearances on my scrapbook pages. My favorite subjects to photograph are my girls. I do something "scrappy" everyday.
Please bring the following items to class: Paper Trimmer Adhesive: Strong fast drying liquid glue such as K&Co Craft Bond or Zip Dry Glue dots Scissors Ink Pads - I use Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, Walnut, and Black Soot. Heat Gun Brayer made by Ranger in medium size If you have a teflon craft mat, please bring it.(I use the pink one from Tattered Angels)