Sunday, January 29, 2012

CHA Adventure: Day #2

Hello All!!!
If you are wondering what we did today....well, I'll tell you....It was Vendor Presentation day and I kid you not, starting at promptly 8am and ending at promptly 6pm, we were the audience to a specific vendor each given a 10 minute or 20 minute window to tell us all about their new lines, products, etc. Almost every vendor gave each store some samples and crafty goodies to take home! Take a look at all this LooT..... It took all 5 of us to get the bags out to the car...Not quite sure how it will all get home...(I see a call to fedex possibly happening...not sure I can manage to shlep all this thru the airport...lol!)

This is just a small fraction of what I have!!! So please keep those comments coming!! I have loads to give away!!! After, the vendor presentations, we had about 20 minutes to wolf down a hamburger that Hilary & Rhonda were kind enough to go get for us...and then it was Off to Craft Mania!!! Which is a private vendor fair for Crafters Home members. It was a blast...and we were able to see some great demos (up close & personal)....and ask lots of questions....create make & takes....and of course, place lots of orders...The vendors love it when you do that!!!
Here's a peek at some of the items that were featured at Craft Mania...
This little mat may not look like much to get excited about...but, you just wait...I can't wait to show you how this baby is gonna transform your embossing! ...and great news...It works in the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot too! No more shims ... totally rocks!!

Another item we got to see up close and personal was the Eclipse machine and demonstrations of how the Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut cartridges work.  You will be blown away by the detail and I was amazed by how fast and precise the machine cuts!! I just rec'd an Eclips at the HoUsE right before we left for CHA...can't wait to get home and play with it! I'll make sure and schedule a Demo Day for you to come and see it in action when I return...
I was also quite thrilled to see Eileen Hull once again...It had been a long time...She is a fabulous designer and here is a look at one of her new dies for Sizzix...we each were given a slice! What a yummy crafty dessert!!!
and it's always fun when I bump into Karen Burniston...she is the talented gal who designs all of the Pop Up dies for Sizzix...Her newest release is called Pop-n-Cuts! They are incredible...you will love the ease and the detail of these dies!

As much fun as all the demo's were...looking at all the designer projects was pretty darn fun too! So much inspiration...everywhere you turned! This is just a small selection of the photos we took...and believe me...they don't do the projects justice at all. I wish you could have been there to see them in person with us!



Oh and if you are wondering who this crazy lady is...she is my good friend Tracy Weinzapfel from Helmar! She is a big fan of the Little Blue House! Just love her...she's a hoot! 
Samples, samples, and more samples...Thank You FabScraps!  
Here's a little more eye candy for you to enjoy...










The LBH Gals are really enjoying all the Make & Takes...This one features the Unibind System. I have to say we were all impressed by it! Great way to create your own books and extremely easy to use!


Ken is playing tug a war with me to prove how strong these babies are when they are bound...trust me, that paper ain't coming out of there...LOL!!!


Here is some Scrappy Fun....I just love this layout! It features a brand new paper collection called the Bright Side by Lawn Fawn! I fell in love with a few of their stamps too!!


Something else I'm thrilled about?!?! The new Jenni Bowlin Fiskars Punches...What a great partnership!! You will love how these punches coordinate with Jenni's wonderful products!

Jenni has also produced miniature cigar boxes...look how adorable this one is ...

Doesn't this look like a great Scrapstasher's project?!?!?
I think so!!!! It's featuring NEW glitter dot papers from Doodlebug Designs... 
And last but not least....(trust me I took many more pic's than this)...I have to show you one of Susan's favorites...She loves how they took the Create-a-Card and used it as a baby announcement...I know you may find it hard to believe, but she keeps gravitating to ALL the BABY stuff...wonder why that could be?!?!?!? 

Okay my friends...this is gonna be it for now...but please STAY TUNED! I have much more fun and inspiration to share with you!!!!.....and PLEASE post those comments!!!

Love and Hugs to you ALL!
Miss Tracy :)

56 comments:

  1. How fun! I can't imagine seeing all of that in person. It is a crafting wonderland! Thanks for giving all of us a look inside! Enjoy!

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  2. I bet you're craftin in your sleep, I can't wait to learn/see all the new stuff!

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  3. Looks like y'all are having a blast! Can't wait till you are back and we can see everything up close and personal!

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  4. Omg!!! There is so much to take in!!!!

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  5. Can't wait to hear more. That little "MAT" to replace all those shims has really peaked my curiosity.

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  6. Y'all are indeed having SUCH a crafty time! Lookin' forward to what all you uncover today!

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  7. Love the new punches! I bet your brain is fried!

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  8. Thanks so much for the updates and photos!!!

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  9. OMG and its only Day 2, how fun!!!

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  10. I've had a great time learning all the techniques in your tag class, and I can't wait to learn more. Best part about it is coming to the Little Blue House seeing all the great things and SHOPPING! can't wait!!!

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  11. Wow! You'll have to build another room for all this cool stuff! Can't wait to play with it!

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  12. I am sure you are having lots of fun seeing all the new products - looking forward to seeing all the pictures

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  13. Thanks for all the great photos!!! Have a great time but hurry home, we miss you all!!

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  14. I am so excited seeing all the great ideas you ladies are enjoying. I can't wait for you to share with us!!

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  15. Y'all are having to much fun, very jealous! Thanks for showing all the fun stuff. I want it all!!! Laurie

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  16. Love the Watch me grow and the baby stuff too.
    Hugs Janice Stanton

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  17. It all looks so fun. Thanks for the great sneak peeks! I am feeling crafty just looking!

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  18. Wish I was Superman and just fly to CA to save you all from carrying back all this bags of fun. I'd fly them back with me. They may or may not make it to the LBH!!! Lol.

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  19. Love everything!!! I want to pretend to own a store so I can go next time!!!! Love the scrapstasher project idea too. I look forward to seeing that soon.

    Keep the pics coming, I so enjoy living vicariously through you gals!

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  20. Looks like a lot of fun... so wish I was there.

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  21. Oh My... Looks Like Cha is so much fun... Love the pics.. thanks so much for sharing it all with us....have fun

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  22. Lots of cool stuff! Can't wait to see it in person.

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  23. Looks like so much fun!!!! Can't wait to see all the goodies!

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  24. So many goodies! Can't wait to see that embossing mat in action. Love the idea of no more shims!

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  25. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for taking time to post your pictures and write comments. I love it so much!

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  26. EAT IT All UP,LADY"S, Take in all the great new ideals. To bring git to all of the LBH crafters, fun fun,

    Is there a 12x12 imbossing machine????With cool imbossing folders.

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  27. WOW!!! What a day y'all had!! My head is spinning from all the pictures that you've shown---don't know how my brain could take in much more!!! Keep having fun!!
    P.S. I saw some cute laser cut diecuts fom "Leaky Shed Studio"--don't know how much they were though.

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  28. Thank you ladies for keeping us updated! Can't wait to see some of these goodies and ideas at the LBH!

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  29. Great photos, so exciting to see all the fun stuff. Next year you are going to take the Croppin Cuties with you!

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  30. Awesome photos! I don't know how you are keeping up with everything! You are seeing and doing so much...I would be completely over-whelmed and probably forget most of what I saw!

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  31. Forgot to mention...I really love that layout featuring the Bright Side paper by Lawn Fawn. Chevrons are totally in right now!

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  32. Love what I am seeing! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  33. LOVE all of it! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these products!! ~Hugs

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  34. Oh my goodness! So much fun!

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  35. I want to make a whole garden of those flowers for my house this spring. They are so my style and my colors!

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  36. OMG!!! Love the jenni bowlin cigar boxes!! Yes please! I saw the punches at joanns... Exciting! Can't wait for scrapstashers!

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  37. So many neat pictures. Looks like you ladies are getting so many new idea and fun things to teach us.

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  38. Okay, I had to come back to Day #2 and look around again! Great ideas...such exciting new products! :-) There is SO much to see, hear, learn every day! Your heads must be spinning! FUN!

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  39. Great samples and projects! Looks like the best weekend ever!

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  40. I hope your love of lawn fawn turned into an order. Love the chevron like layout and love the whimsy of their stamps. The jb cigar box looks so cool. And love the possible stasher project. Love everything about this post

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  41. I like the love popup card super cute for one of your card classes (can be used for more than just valentine's like weddings, anniversarys or just to send that special not to your children letting them know how much you love them. I like the doodlebug heart framed project that would be awesome for a scrapstashers maybe even tweak it for a Easter/Spring theme...

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  42. fun, fun, fun!! Wish I could be there to see it all in person too!

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  43. the tote bags alone are sooo cute..i can only imagine the goodies that are stuffed inside them!! thanks for posting the updates of what y'all are seeing!

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  44. Went and looked again... WOW! I really want to make that heart picture by circles :0)

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  45. And can I get a goodie bag too?? :0)

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  46. Ps also the unibind book looks intriguing!

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  47. Love the bags! Love the vintage!!

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  48. All those products and so little time. Hope you can remember all the things you have seen so you can come up with some more great classes and workshops.

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  49. wow0 thats alot stuff girls! I cant wait to try that cherveron page design!

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  50. My wife wants prizes. She needs more stuff.

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  51. I am so loving all of the awesome stuff. How did I forget to post on this day!

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  52. I am so excited to see all the new stuff!

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  53. Opps commented in Day 1, and the Graphic 45 Travel paper was in day 2, my bad. I love it so much I'll just comment on both days!

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  54. I love that baby boy card and I can't wait to see/buy some of those new Fiskars border punches!
    Cheryl

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