Monday, January 31, 2011

CHA 2011 - Day two - done and was a good day!

Day two of CHA 2011 is done in the history books - was again a long day - some parts of the day were really long, but so rewarding. I got out of the booth for just a few minutes just before the show was officially open. Didn't make it far - I found a few of my favorite booths and got stopped.

 First I saw Graphic 45... drooling here folks! Oh my this stuff is amazing, I love the feel and the looks! here are a few of their things in their  booth.

 Love this cone thingy... it has like a sugar coating on it!
 And oh my - just move this into my house please - as is! GORGEOUS!!!
I would love this little lamp in my craft room - I have no idea what booth it was... sorry I was moving fast at that point as the show was opening - 
I then spied Maya Road, just adore Caroline the owner, we were on a forum together many many moons ago - her buisness was just starting then. And now WOW she has some really cool things
Including a really cute dress form - 
And then I saw them everywhere.. dress forms are the "in" thing now!
GCD's booth - Love those paper flowers!
7-Gypsies - great for hanging hardware on huh? 
And this one caught my eye too... love the blue flowers.... I think this may have been the Prima booth? Maybe not... was on the move then too...
We had dinner last night with Tab from 7 Kids College Fund and her friend Jami Bova - Oh my love this ladies... my kind of fun girls! And we did some pretty good laughing.. just can't tell all the stories as I don't have signed waivers from them LOL Hope they aren't gonna sue me for showing the photo here.. don't have the sign -off on this either.. but oh well - it is a pretty good photo. Me - Tab - Heidi and Jami

I also got to meet Helene Kempf from Alota Rubber stamps today!!! I was so excited to actually meet her in person after being on her DT and getting to know her over the past few years... but a duh moment.. I was so excited to meet her in real life, I forgot to get a photo! Darn IT!!

I did get to get a photo with someone very special to me. This lady is one of the people that inspired me to get where I am today!
This is Rebecca Peck - she is a lead Fiskateer at Fiskars. LOVE LOVE LOVE this lady. You see we spent most of the time during our Fiskars Nifty Fifty training.. way back in 2007!! A great three day weekend learning to use Fiskars products and meeting other ladies from everywhere. But Rebecca and I just hit it off.. maybe the odd sense of humor we both have.. LOL! 

You see during the weekend it was disussions with her that ... shoved me to try out for a few design teams. I was sooooo nervous and scared to do it. Kept saying - why would they want me? I am not what they are wanting probably - and she said.. hey the worst that they can do is not respond, say no and that is that. You had the experience to try for it and at some point you will find the one that is right for you. .... Well I went home from that show and two weeks later I tried out for the Stampavie DT.... and look at me now! First joining the Stampavie DT and then getting asked to work for them! I work for the greatest bosses in the world, I love my job and feel like I am pretty good at it- I can't wait for each part of my job and so look forward to the new things to come while working for this amazing company.

Man that got gushy huh? That is what happens when you are worn out tired, it is late and you are trying to say how special someone is and start babbling. Ok.. so the point is that Rebecca is pretty special to me and she is a real special person! LOL 

Ok.. done - toast and have to turn in  or I won't function at all in the morning and make it though the day tomorrow. Day three! Man it goes by pretty fast especially when you work so long for something.

HUGS and


Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Michelle, thanks again for sharing your CHA days with us. How did - almost - everyone decide on dress forms this year?? Not that I'm complaining, they're all beautiful. And yes, I too want EVERYTHING!! :)

Heidi said...

Michelle thank you for sharing CHA with us, the booths all look so awesome and fun. I so wish one day I will attend. I wondered if dress forms would be a hit, they seem to be everywhere and stamps are taking off with them.

Carol Dee said...

You have been busy. Thanks for the peeks at some pretty great stuff. Will look in tomorrow to see what else / Who else you find. hugs...

Lacey Stephens said...

Was out of town house hunting this weekend so I didn't get a chance to see your posts earlier. Looks like you had a great time! I'm hoping to go to CHA next year (we'll see)!! Anyway, I did take a time out from house hunting on Saturday - made my realtor wait - while I hopped over to a friends house to borrow her computer to order my stamps!! :-)))) Can't wait for them to arrive!

Helen said...

Looks like your enjoying yourself very much. Keep on going. Love to check out what you did every day at CHA. Regards, Helen

smd46 said...

I am there in spirit with your Michelle! Thank you for taking the time to take the pictures so we can see them here. Aren't you blown away with how creative everyone becomes in showing off their product? I went to sleep last night dreaming all the craft room was on the other side of the door and i was re-doing the whole thing. Exhausted this morning!
Glad you're having fun.
take care,
sharyn davis

Jami said...

Michelle! It was SO GREAT to meet you!! I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed you guys! But now you won't be able to get rid of me....hee hee. :) Hope you guys are still having fun at CHA! Hugs, Jami

Peachy Wessels said...

Great photos and great moments to share! You should be excited when seeing these people again who have helped inspire you to achieve what you have! Good for you for taking that first step and look where you are now! That is true inspiration for the rest of us! Enjoy the show, hard work and all, you deserve it!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm reading your blog for the first time and am definitely going to be become a follower. I'm Fiskateer #4113 and I totally agree that Rebecca is 100% awesome. As are the other leads. One of my CHA highlights was meeting them for the first time!

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