Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chocolate Chip pancake day..and CHA!

(Today is Tuesday at my house that means chocolate chip pancake day....)
Two of my helpers...like their hats? at CHA you could wear them for a chance to win the new Cake Expression..the chef has on her pink apron--another thing if you wore it you would win something....
I'm back! (from CHA!) This was SO MUCH fun! I met SO many people, I met a TON of my cyber heroes which was incredible. I kept calling them my friends--at one point the girls I was with
asked me if they were really my friends or was it all in my head....Maybe it was for the most part, but everyone was so nice.

The first day we were trying to make it to the back corner for a booth that I don't remember now. As we were walking up we see the American Crafts booth--there is Elizabeth Kartchner alone. I said, "come on girls!" And practically ran over there. She is just as beautiful in person as in pictures and just SO nice!
Her line is FANTASTIC and a lot of her product will be included in one of the upcoming kits at Scrapbook Circle--stay tuned for that! What was fun is later on in the day we walked up again to look at her paper (for matching purposes) and she remembered us!

This is Jill she is the owner of Jillibean soup, she is so fun! They have some fun stuff coming out, a few of which will be in some upcoming kits at Scrapbook Circle....

I was pretty excited to meet Laura Vegas. She is on the Ck dream team, and designs for Jillibean soup, and Making Memories, she also had a few items in the My little shoebox booth. I was SO excited to meet her in person, she is really nice! Thanks Laura for taking a pic with me! :)

This is Natasja Verbeek, she designs for Cosmo Cricket. She's pretty amazing....remember the flowers tutorials?--she inspired them. Her background is that at one time she was a florist. Go take a look at her blog, she has more and tutorials. This was her first time to the United States. She's so cute!

I was pretty excited and on the lookout for my designer friend Tanisha Long--she happens to design for My Little Shoebox, Purple Cows inc., and Creative Imaginations.
She's WAY talented, I first saw her demonstrating on Shimmerz and fell in love with her stuff! When she saw me she gave me a hug (see she IS my friend!) (Okay the white thing on my shoulder is a shirt...I wore it like a cape...if you wore it you had a chance of winning something...I didn't...) Hi, Tanisha!

In fact, I just found the Calendar Girls blog, (they demo how to use your cricut, cartridges, gypsy--it's VERY informative and they share ideas and how to make them--VERY fun!) right before I left and actually got to meet them too--they said
I was their friend too, so it wasn't in my head! hello--Joy, Melanie & Tammy!
Lastly, (for this post anyway-thanks for hanging in there with me!)

Yesterday we went and placed an order with Margie Romney-Aslett she's so funny! Her new line is FANTASTIC--we wanted pretty much of everything too! So stay tuned for that in upcoming kits at Scrapbook Circle.
Lisa, Jennie and I all agreed that this CHA was much better than last year. We didn't seem to be as tired, there seemed to be less people but more vendors.
With that being said, stay tuned here for some GIVEAWAYS. I have some fun things that I got and want to share with you! Thanks for stopping by and reading this MEGA long post! I'm off to make bread, do laundry and possibly something crafty! :)


emelyn said...

oh Diana, looks like so much fun!! And all that scrappy goodness. Can't wait to see all the goodies in SC kits..and esp what you do with them!

Anonymous said...

oh wow, i'm pretty jealous that you got to be there in person! what fun!

~QSOgirl from vegetablog

Jocelyn said...

Looks like a great time was had!!

Theresa C said...

I am jealous, too! I admire all those ladies, and I would love to meet them in person. Glad you had fun, and made some new friends :)

rachaelwood said...

Oh my heck girl!
#1 i LOVE Tanisha! She is the best. I hope to one day get to meet her in person.
#2 I cannot WAIT to see Margie's new line. Her style is so awesome.
#3 I am SO jealous of you!
Hey- we need to hook up to work out TES altered item stuff.. email me k? shep_9 at yahoo.com

Claude said...

Oh, Diana, this is sooo exciting! I wish I could go to CHA one day, it must be something to experience!

BTW,, I think it was you who asked about a new border punch I used on a layout. It's a Martha Stewart punch, but for the life of my I can't find the name of it anywhere, LOL!

Claude said...

Now that I think about it, it might have been Stacy. If so, never mind! ;)

Tina said...

Diana....I am so jealous. It looks like you had such a good time! Very cool.

TanishaRenee said...

Hey Diana!!! It was so great to meet (and continue to bump into you) at CHA!! You are super sweet and YES, we are friends! LOL!!

Ohhh I look so tired in that photo (note to self, bring eye cream to the next CHA).

Looks like you had a ball and how arorable are your kiddos in the hats! I was so happy to score one for my little boy, too!

Lulu said...

Aww.. you are so cute! Looks like you had a great time :) I am the same with calling other scrappers friends and it confuses my hubby to no end... hehe

Jennie said...

great recap of a fun weekend! There really was lots of fun people and fun products.

Stacy Milford said...

LOL @ Claude's comment...it was me! Anyhoo...what a fabulous post! Looks like you girls had a great time & got to meet lots of "celebrity scrappers"...can't wait to see the upcoming kits :o)

Jennifer Y said...

Oh how FUN Diana!!! I'm so jealous! :)) That is awesome you got to meet Elizabeth Kartchner I'm so excited for that line to come out!! You guys look great and looked like you had a fabulous trip!! :))

waleska said...

hello friend!! :)
hey, you forgot to take a picture with ME! ha. it was so nice meeting you. I'll be stalking your blog from now on... be warned :p

Julie said...

Okay, NOW I'm a wee-bit MORE jealous than the post above! I can live thru- you my dear friend! heehee Thx for sharing!