CHA was a lot of fun but A LOT of work too! Of course I have pictures, and they aren't all that great because I took them with my phone:
On our way on the plane, this is like the 3rd picture and my phone flashes every time so if we look a little dazed then that's why! We can't see! :)
Rhonna Farrar and Janet Hopkins
Lisa Spiegel, Me, Lisa Andrews, Julie Tucker-Wolek, Jennie Blaser
Yes, that is Madison from Echo Park, he was staying in our hotel. We stepped into the elevator and I didn't even really look at him just noticed A LOT of women with CHA badges. The lady standing next to him was going OFF that he was Madison (I thought she worked for him, come to find out later from him she didn't!) she was speaking to another lady across the elevator who obviously didn't know about Echo Park paper... Anyway, once she said Madison I really looked at him and said, "Echo Park ROCKS!" he gave me a high 5, and I told him we would be DEFINITELY visiting him later. he remembered! Their booth was really fun--POSITIVE vibes, good candy, and GREAT lines!Ronda Palazzari, this was the first time I met her and I was SO excited she was there. Funny thing I was in the Bo Bunny booth looking at paper, and look up and she is standing RIGHT next to me! Love her work, such a SWEET person.
Laura Vegas, and lynn ghahary who I met both last year for the first time. So fun to see them again!
Kim Watson, Linda Barber, and Piradee Talvanna, I was a little star struck, they were VERY sweet to me.
Sarah de Guzman, she is so sweet.
Yesterday we met up with Heather Leopard one of our new design team members. It's always fun trying to see if you can match a face with the small one you see on line!
(thanks Lisa for having this picture up already! So I could "borrow"it!)
One last creative thing I wanted to share. if you notice we are standing right in front of the cricut booth. They had their debut album (see below) and they were trying to have people sign up for it. I asked if I could look at it. I "thought" it was the one I had something in.
That's me! I told the guy, I said, "even look at my name tag"--I know not good English but I was pretty excited. He told me I could have it! I could hardly believe it!! :) (My copy will be coming in a few months.) I think that it was my most favorite thing I got at CHA! As I walked away I heard him tell the other man, "that was cool!" Made me feel kinda special. I hadn't realized that my banner would be featured in their premier issue, so cool! Thanks for letting me toot my horn!
One more COOL thing that happened. Well, I thought it was cool and if you were a child of the 70's with brothers who watched this show you will understand. I saw Lou Ferrigno! You know the Incredible Hulk!
Okay, no I didn't get a picture of him. Here is why. we were walking out chatting and I saw these muscle men coming towards us (there were several conventions going on, one was a health and fitness one, and the other had to do with some wrestlers or something....) I made the comment that maybe they were wrestlers. About two feet away I realized I recognized him. Then about my shoulder I knew who he was! I started freaking out saying that was Lou Ferrigno! Unfortunately, they didn't know who he was. He was to far away to run after him. I kicked myself for the next half an hour until I found this picture. He looked JUST like that! My hubby was a little disappointed as well as my boys. (yes, they watch it on Netflix!) Ah, well life goes on! :)
Thanks for sticking with me until the end to recap some of my adventure at CHA! We planned out several kits and they are FILLED with goodness. What's even more fun, we included ALL of the things that each of us REALLY liked. VERY exciting!
Hope you have a great one! Thanks for the visit!