Thursday, January 28, 2010

CHA is over... and it was amazing!


Finally we got a photograph of the four of us in the booth! Stuart, Myself, Jay Jay and Heidi - Note to self, do this on the first morning instead of the last hours... we all were much perky and the dark circles under our eyes were not nearly as visible. CHA has really been amazing - Don't get me wrong unbelievable HARD work, but so worth every ounce of pain and energy!



It was so fun to watch Heidi show how to use the pencils and baby oil with the stamps. She really is an amazing person, I am so blessed to call her friend and boss! It will really make me so sad to hug goodbye at the airport tomorrow... I just wish I could fit them in my suitcase and take them back to Texas with me... but seriously fitting things in my suitcase is going to be an issue as it is... LOL I never did really get to see much of the show, and I am A-OK with that cuz that means we were super busy and that is why we are here! Stampavie images are going to be all over the world in the coming year - I had so many say that we were the buzz of the show... and that makes all of us smile from ear to ear!

I did get a few photos from a neighbor booth, I just had to - It amazes me how people build and make amazing things with paper! This is from the Couture Cardstock booth. Super sweet girls in that booth, and I can't wait to work with more of their papers. They even have a card stock for Copics!!!  But common - how amazing is this Eiffel tower??? Can you even image how long this took to make? How many pearls to do you think they attached to each embossed crossing?? Gorgeous.

More of a shoe person??? No problem... they made those too...


I am thinking I may just have to try and make one of these... too cute for words!


They even can "grow" trees! I love this... just wonder how long it would take Gato - Libbie and Autie to destroy it... Oh I so miss my babies!!!! :0)  Even talking about them destroying things sounds wonderful! LOL Hubby has been taking great care of them, but I think for the first time REALLY knows how destructive they are in turning our house upside down!

I also can't wait to see the baby goats... and snap some photos for you to see as well!!! Did I ever tell you what we named them??? Well there is one girl and two boys... three of them... So I named them....
 C  -   H  -  A   !!!! LOL get it CHA?   They are "C"athy   -   "H"ank   and   "A"ndy

Well I better finish getting ready and get down to breakfast.... today is still some hard work for at least 1/2 of the day. We have to get all the furniture from the booth into storage, so it is all ready for next January to do this all over again in LA for CHA 2011 .... 


HUGS from California... more later :0) as we are hoping to do a bit of sight seeing and I want to share more


7 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Great pics of the four of you. WOW the paper projects are unbelievable and so inspiring. I would love to make them all. Thanks so much for sharing all the fun new products with us in blogland. Have a safe trip home.

Annie said...

love the pic of all of you looking tired but happy!
hugs, annie x

Camilla said...

Hi Michelle!
I am so enjoying reading about your time at the CHA! So much to see, and I can see that I would have gone CRAZY in there!!:)
Wish you a nice trip back home! Hope it will be more comfortable for you...
Big hugs, Camilla.

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Michelle,

I was delighted to MEET you! I sell handmade jewelry and paper crafts in Nov/Dec just @ church craft shows and it is WORK!!! Fun, but the set-up is real WORK ... but delightful to SELL and talk with nice people!

I'm sure you miss your family and the donkeys, go home and RELAX, that's what I'm doing ... the show WAS overwelming for sure!

See ya @ Mo's

Yvonne said...

Thanks for sharing the photos and stories about the CHA, it was great to be at little bit with you!! The picture of the four of you is great, one hard working team! Enjoy the sight seeing. Good trip home Michelle, to Hubby and all your furry babies! Hugs, Yvonne

Lynda Nielsen said...

This is JUST AWESOME.... Those shoes kill me, how funky and cute are they? Looks like a gorgeous booth, and you all look like you were having a wonderful time! =)
Hugs
Lyda

Ila said...

Thank you so much Michelle for taking the time to share all these Wonderful photos and updates....I have so enjoyed them!!!...Hugs, Ila