Friday, January 18, 2013

CHA recap.

sorry in advance for the amount of pictures of me! :)  I feel SO blessed to have been able to go to CHA again this year and see all the new stuff!  We discussed it as a group and for us it was the SECOND happiest place on earth next to Disneyland! ;)
So here we go with a photo review:

Friday (arrived safe!)
We arrived just in time to go to California Adventures!!  We had a GREAT time
dinner--southwestern Caesar's salad:
yep, we stood in line for an hour for this, partly because there was a delay... my 10 year old REALLY didn't want me to go on this BEFORE him, he told me I would RUIN it!!  He even told me I wasn't allowed to take pictures--TOUGH kid!  Texted this to my husband--10 year old's reaction--"NO!"
Tessa in yellow--me in the blue--it was INCREDIBLY cold I had 4 layers on and still SHIVERING!!  Note to self next time the weather channel says it's going to be 52, believe it!
(these pictures are not really in order)
Day 1 (Saturday):
American Crafts, was VERY quiet when the show first opened, I walked right up and talked with Elizabeth Kartchner
Scrapbook Circle girls got to meet Kristine, Nicole. Then Me, Heather, RebeccaLisa, and Tessa.
Heather, Elle (owner designer of Elle's Studio) Lisa, Me, and Rebecca.
I was INCREDIBLY excited to meet with the TALENTED Celine Navarro--she is ADORABLE in person!
SO fun to meet Becky Higgins!  Had to personally thank her for inventing Project Life, it has brought my family into preserving our family memories and I LOVE it!
Ali Edwards!  SO incredibly cool to meet her--I think I was surprised at how tall she is!  Don't know why I think all creative people have to be about the same height--just funny how you imagine someone and then you meet them in person....(I know TOTALLY random!)
I TOTALLY admire and am inspired with Stephanie Howell--felt like a stalker but she is SERIOUSLY a SWEETHEART--she even posted me on her BLOG!
Happen to glance over and see fellow DT member for Elle's Studio Jennnifer Larson
Heather, Melissa Stinson, Jennie, and Me (the other girls are linked above)
Talented Tina Walker!  We share the same taste in shoes...funny I noticed her shoes BEFORE I noticed who was in them! :)
Sarah love her!
Had to travel ALL the way to Anaheim to meet Maggie Holmes who lives about 10 minutes from me at home!  
Kimber McGray such a FUN gal!
Lovely Linda Barber!
Me, Heather, Paige Evans, and Amy Tan (yes, that is the American Crafts booth behind us)
Me and an elephant--not sure why they had one...actually there was another elephant there as well...
Dinner at the kitchen table at Buca de Bepo:
silly girls posing:
I don't remember what this was called but it was YUMMY:

Day 2:
Okay this makes me TOTALLY laugh!  Suzy Plantamura is HILARIOUS--our humor as you can see is QUITE similar.  I was SO sad I didn't get to talk to her the first day, I thought I wouldn't see her the second.  But as we were placing orders I saw her and RAN down the isle! (I met her last year and we have become instagram friends).  No, there wasn't even one serious shot! :)
Lisa Dickinson had her new line in the Jenni Bowlin booth--fabulous!
Snapped a QUICK picture of Lisa Truesdell, she had JUST arrived and wanted to see the show but kept seeing people!
Tessa, Heidi Swapp, and Me.
Owner and designer of Bella Blvd. Stephanie Hunt.
Shimelle Lane flew in from England--pretty fun to meet her and snap a shot!
Heather, Emily Pitts, Me, and Tessa snapping a quick shot in the Maya Road booth.
the gifted Ck dream team member Laina Lamb!

After turning in all our orders we had to hit the road to get home to our families.  It was a QUICK trip but we were able to plan 5 kits that are AWESOME so seriously stay tuned to the Scrapbook Circle kits they are going to ROCK!!
the road:
the lovely sunset:
And someone was VERY happy to have me home!
If you've made this far I thank you for taking the time to see my CHA review--I REALLY appreciate the visit (this post took me 3 days to do!)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I can't believe I didn't get to see you all this year!! And sad that we always have to go to Cali to see each other! LOL!!! We live what??? 30 minutes from each other!??!!? LOL! :) I loveeeeeeeee all the photos!!!! Great recap!!! :)

Jingle said...

Well, that pretty much sounds like it was FABULOUS!

Keri said...

Whoa, cool. :) Love your recap...looks like you were everywhere & with everyone this CHA, love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'll bet we start "running into" each other online more often...we just can't help it! :)

Lilith Eeckels said...

Oh those pictures are FANTASTIC. So glad you had a great time. Would love to go to CHA one day!

Audrey Yeager said...

What's fantastic trip!!! Looks like you had such a great time! I hope to be in one of those photos someday!

Ashley Horton said...

So glad you had a fun time, Diana!! I loved keeping up with all of your photos on Instagram, while you were at CHA!! :)

Tina said...

It was SO awesome to finally meet you! And LOVE your taste in shoes. ;)

Jamie Harder said...

OHHHH you lucky lucky woman you!!! What a FUN time you had! Super jealous :-)

Jillian Cassity said...

Ohhh, it looks like you had so much fun and got to see and meet so many fabulous and talented people! :) Loved seeing all of your pics and reading about your CHA trip!

sophie said...

you are such a lucky lady! can I admit I envy you so much! you met and talked with so many of my scrappy godesses!!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Love how fun these photos look and so glad you had a great time. Hoping one day to go.

Michelle Lanning said...

awe, how fun! I love going to CHA! I haven't been in a couple years. Anaheim is the best though!

Daniela Dobson said...

Looks like fun!!!! One of these days :)

Laina Lamb said...

It was great to meet you TOO!!!

Rebecca said...

It really WAS such an awesome trip!

Julie GM said...

great recap! I think I was stalking everyone during that week to see all the sneak peeks/reveals! One day I will make it to CHA! Thx for sharing photos w/us!