I'm sharing some of the moments at CHA here in the City of Angels.
Well, the first person I see is this guy:
Here he's showing us how he makes his own stamps from the Sizzix dies. He uses fun foam to cut out the stamps & uses the clear packaging as the mounts.
Here's one of the samples using some of the new goodies coming...
Here he's showing off the new ATC sized embossing folders- very cool! And if you look under those you'll see the new stamps he's created for using with negative space on embossing folders & texture fades- very, very cool!
and here he is with some mutant who "had" to have her pic with him... that would be moi :( I know it doesn't LOOK like I want to take a pic with him but, I was really excited to. I'm just the worst, most unphotogenic person ever!!! Tear, Tear...
Here's some beautiful jewelry made with Sizzix dies made for jewelry designs...
Here's a pic of some of the displays at T!m's booth...
Now we'll head off to another part of the floor.
Here's a sample from Quick Quotes. It was quite a long canvas board but so pretty. They had a nice Canvas board make & take (I'll share later).
This was at Susan Winget's booth. Everything is made from paper. preeety...
Next up, this was at the Sizzix booth:
Sizzix has new dies & Embossing folders coming as well as new Pop-Up dies. Which brings me to these fun, fun, fun card samples by Karen Burniston. I had a pic with her, but I think I accidently deleted it :( The cool thing is she was showing us ways to use dies like the Christmas tree or snowman die for non-Christmas Trees or snowmen projects.
and my personal favorite:
Opens to reveal Professor Snape! Luuuuuuuv!
Christmas Tree die:
floating bird cage (using T!m's birdcage die)
Ballerina tutu- How cuuute!
Now on to Prima. Their booth was very...well... Prima-ish! Very pretty & had lots of samples. Click on pics for a closer peek.
Here are some dress forms they had decorated with their papers & embellies;
Here's a little somethin' from KaiserCraft. They have these large wood cut-outs to embellish & display as home decor.
One of my fav stops was at the VIVA Decor booth. They had some great make & takes & on display was a model wearing this gorgeous dress:
Here's a closer peek:
You know what I'm doing to all my clothes now!!! Hee! Hee!
At the Provo Craft booth, they unveiled their latest machines: the YUDU for card-making and the Cricut Expression 2:
They're also launching the Cricut Classroom, the new program that will essentially replace the Design Studio. It's supposed to be free, but you still need the carts to be able to cut. It is available online only, not for download. One last thing, don't like that Cricut green? Not a problem. The color on the E2 is customizable to whatever color you want.
Last, but definately the highlight of my day, was that I got to meet my fav designer of all time:
but friends, I didn't just get to meet her... she actually picked my brain about something *exciting* she's got in the works! AHHHHHHHHH! and it was all thanks to my fav Starbucks!
I saw there was a Starbucks in the CC, so I headed to the back of the loooooong line & who was there??? Yes, Anna Griffin! My heart jumped & I ran very excitedly to the line (so no one else would jump in front of me). I stood there quietly not knowing if I should say anything, if I was going to bother her, seem like a stalker---> you know I had a million thoughts & emotions running through my mind. But I said to myself if I don't say anything to her, I'm going to regret it. I also remembered the little plaque I have hanging in my room that reads "Sometimes the only way to do it, is to do it afraid." So I did. I said hi & asked if I could take a picture with her (as totally cool, calm, & collected as I could) and she was so nice & gracious to grant my request. She put her arm around me & I was hoping she couldn't feel my heart thumping through my shirt or that I was shaking like a 10.5 earthquake! The other thought was "Oh pleeeeeeeeeease don't let me look like a mutant in THIS pic!"
Here we are:
Here it is:
It was an exciting, awesome with awesome sauce on top- kinda day!
Oh, I see a hand in the back.
Question: Did I bring back anything for you from CHA?
Answer: Ya know I did! I do have a copy of the new Cricut Magazine for someone who'd like it.
FYI, you can find more info about the new Cricut E 2--->Here.
That's it for today & for a long post.
Thanks for peeking & I hope you enjoyed a little peek at Winter CHA!