I’ve procrastinated writing this post for days! At long last my final CHA Show Recap is here, complete with MY top product picks, not one but TWO giveaways and a shout out to some of the fabulous folks I met at CHA. I won’t waste anymore time getting this show on the road so let’s get to it!
Top Product Picks
My absolute tippity TOP favorite product is this magical stuff from Indigo Blu…Flitter Glue! It’s something you have to see to believe! Luckily Alfie was kind enough to do a personal demonstration on an Artist Trading Block for me.
After Alfie Flitter Glued my ATB up nicely I stopped by the idea-ology booth to try out some of Tim’s new ephemera offerings and added this “hot product” inspired Artist Trading Block to the display in the Sizzix booth.
Next on my list of products I can NOT live with out is Wendy Vecchi’s Crackle paste. My obsession for all of Wendy’s embossing pastes continues and I can’t wait to get “Crackle-acking!”
And if one must have Wendy Vecchi Crackle and Embossing pastes you’ll NEED all of her new Archival Ink colors to go along with it! I use Wendy’s Archival Inks like there is no tomorrow. New Colors? YES PLEASE!
See this chalk paint wall? This WILL be happening in my kitchen! The new Martha Stewart chalk paint and coordinating stencil line from Plaid is Fab with a capital F!! You know how chalk gets all smeary? Well guess what, Plaid has solved that problem with unsmearable chalk paint that’s also removable with water! Can’t believe it? Me either, but I can assure you it is TRUE!
Did I mention the Chalk paint is available in all of these lovely colors?
There were many other products I loved but didn’t get a chance to photograph. However, my girl Anita Houston aka The Artful Maven’s Recap Post is the cat’s meow! What she said everyone! I won’t try to reinvent the wheel because my dear friend Anita has crafted the perfect recap post with fabulous photos, links and all! I agree with each one of her picks and she has included drool worthy photos for your enjoyment!
CHA Show Workshops
I was pretty busy at CHA but I did manage to squeeze in one workshop with the Doodling Dive Joanne Sharpe herself!
Joanne is a wonderful and joyful teacher. I enjoyed her class immensely. Joanne offers many of her classes online and I highly recommend taking one (or all) of her classes.
This journal page is a sneak peek into one of Joanne Sharpe’s most recent online classes “Draw Your Awesome Life!”
This is one of my pages completed in class…she taught us how to draw a cool daisy! Made my day for sure!
People you meet at CHA
“They’re the people that you meet when your walking down the street, they’re the people that you meet ‘at CHA'”
I met the YouTube darling Debi Beard of Debi’s Design Diary who invited my friend Johnnie and I to take part in one of her videos.
See me and other top designers do an awkward little dance with Debi’s Design Diary:
Super stoked to hang with my girl Johnnie from Saved By Love Creations we’ve only really met (for real) twice but it feels like we’ve been friends 4-eva! Johnnie took some great pics of the make and take we did at the Ranger Booth and has a video of Tim demoing the new Alcohol Ink colors that you can check out HERE.
I also had the chance to meet the fabulous art journaling/mixed media extraordinaire France Pappilion! *You can see France Papillon’s Recap post here.
On the last day of the show Anita and I took a trip to the most magical place on earth…Disneyland!
Speaking of cool cats, I also had the privilege of meeting these artsy crafty super stars!
Why no pictures? Eh, I’m not much of a people picture taker. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I’d rather spend those words in conversation than “ruin the mood” by asking for a photo.
I had a riveting 1000 word convo with Mark Montano and Margot Potter about people who throw parties and make their guests take their shoes off. This my friends is worth more to me than a photograph any day
So there you have it! Who’s ready for a giveaway? Great! I’ve got two for ya, so throw your name in the hat for twice the chances of winning! Tell your friends
Sizzix Dies, Stencil Girl Mini-Stencils, Markers and Beacon Adhesive OH MY!~
Sizzix Prize Pack 1
CHA Show Sizzix Burlap Bag, Sizzix Stephanie Bernard Swing Card Die, Stencil Girl Mini Stencil, Spectrum Noir Markers, and Beacon Zip Dry adhesive!
Sizzix Prize Pack 2
CHA show Sizzix Burlap Bag, Eileen Hull Sizzix Embossing Folders and Movers and Shapers, Stencil Girl Mini Stencil, and Beacon Zip Dry adhesive!
Hope today’s your lucky day!