Friday, July 20, 2007

My First Day at CHA

The adrenaline is flowing girls.

It's 1033pm and I just finished my post for Craft Critique. I couldn't leave you guys hangin', so I came straight to my blog to give you an CHA update too!

What a day it's been. We got to the convention center about 830am and stood in line until the doors opened at 9am. This place is overwhelming! Booth after booth is filled with the most beautiful embellishments (the ribbon I've seen today would knock your socks off!), drop dead gorgeous paper (K&C has some stunning paper for the fall), and fantabulous holiday rubber stamps! And that's just the tip of the iceburg!

Be sure and visit Craft Critique to see what my Top 5 favorite products were today. I had many more favorites, but I tried to narrow it down for sanity sake! Just to give you a quick rundown, here they are in a shortened version:

1. May Arts Ribbon: OMG, I saw some of the most beautiful May Arts ribbon today. Their booth is literally filled with thousands of different ribbons, one more beautiful than the next!

2. Cuttlebug Dies and folders: There is a new line of dies and folders inspired by Disney! And, there's a new Cuttlebug for your little ones called Cuttlekids Shape Maker.

3. Rhonna Farrer Rub-Ons: I'm sure you all know Rhonna's bohemian style papers and stamps. Well, now she's got some amazing rub-on in reusable tins. Dreamy!

4. Hero Arts Holiday Stamps: There are some beautiful new Hero Arts stamps for the holidays! And more importantly, there are some new holiday birdies. If you read this blog, you know I'm in love with Hero Arts birds! These are no exception!

5. Karen Foster Fancy Brads: These are such fun, fancy brads. They are art within themselves!

Signing off for today (I'm EXHAUSTED) is impossible until I tell you who I rubbed shoulders with this afternoon......well......not quite rubbed shoulders with, but shared the same "air space" with.....GENEVIEVE GORDER from Trading Spaces! We were waltzing down the aisle, minding our own business, when I turn my head and bam....there she is, standing five feet in front of me! She is beautiful! Much skinnier IRL than she looks on TV (she looks skinny on TV, but you know how TV adds 10 pounds to ANYONE...even Genevieve!). Here's a picture I took just for you guys! She looks a little cranky, but when you are being handled and fawned over from everyone within 10 feet, I'd be cranky too!

Well, it's time for me to get to bed. Writing my CC article and now for my blog has drained me. Hope you enjoyed what I had to share tonight!



  1. Thanks so much Amy!! I love the sneak peeks. Looks like some awesome stuff for sure!!

  2. beate8:12 AM

    Amy, you are the best! Thanks for your update! Big cyber hug!

  3. Oh this is all too exciting! I feel as though I am there with the way you are writing Amy!

  4. Thanks, Amy! I'm heading over to Craft Critique right now!

  5. Hi Amy, just checking your top five pics...can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!

  6. OMG! OMG! Thank you so much for sharing!! I am just too excited about the Disney dies from Cuttlebug!! When do these become available??? Woohoo! can you tell I am excited??? :0)

  7. Thanks for sharing Amy, looks like so much fun! Wish I could be there! Thanks for taking the time to update us as we wait anxiously for news!

  8. Thank you for posting some of your pictures. I really like some of the new products that are coming out. Have fun.


  9. Very fun! Love the ribbon booth (the layout etc just looks so impressive!), the Disney die-cuts are a neat idea, especially since I have some Disney scrapbooks to do... and the Genivieve sighting!!! Sounds like you are in your element & enjoying every minute :)

  10. This looks like the place to be surrounded by all that beautiful crafting stuff, love the disney cuttlebug stuff, cant wait for that to reach UK. Just found your blog, so glad, thanks for sneak peaks
    enjoy the rest, have fun x

  11. THis looks like so much fun! The ribbon is beautiful!

  12. Thanks for the exciting info. You are so kind to take time out from your hectic schedule to share with us at home. For some odd reason I can't get Craft Critique to pull up right now so I am very grateful! I'm beside myself about the new Little Birds!!!!

  13. Any,

    I tried calling you....So sorry we couldn't meet up!

  14. Thanks for sharing what it's like, I feel like I've been there now!


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