August 1, 2009

Laura's Sketch 31 & CHA was magnificent!

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I was so excited to play with Laura's Sketch 31 because JustRite Stamps are sponsoring this week.  I used the fab Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II Stamp Ensemble on my card and some divine Cosmo Cricket paper too.  You still have time to enter and win $100 worth of JustRite Stamp goodies, but you need to hurry - competition ends tonight at midnight!
What can I say about CHA? It was unbelievable, fantastic and oh so amazing.  This is a picture of the Spellbinders booth.  We had so much fun demonstrating the Wizard and the new die-templates released this year.   There were make-'n-takes, new techniques learned and a whole lot of laughter.  Words can not even begin to explain how amazing the group of people who work at Spellbinders are.  It is like family but only better :)  I had a blast at the Spellbinders booth - and I am sure there are a few story's from CHA that will support that theory - some true and some embellished but all good *wink*
Here the Spellbinders group are waiting for a table at Bubba Gumps.  We knew we were in for a great time at CHA when we started the trip off with a Group 'Meeting' at this fun restaurant at Universal Walk.  I hear it was Beth that suggested to the staff that it was my 21st Birthday.  How fun to celebrate it for a second time (standing on a chair) with everyone singing to me!  Yea that is one of the story's about me (true) to emerge from CHA.
Some of my favorite places/products had Booths in Orlando.  It was isle after isle of pure inspiration.  I cannot even begin to explain what wonderful new products are being released over the next few months - all I know is that I want them all!
There were quite a few celebrity sightings including the uber talented and equally cute Tim Holtz at the Ranger booth.  Then there were the amazing guys at My Mind's Eye (love their paper) and lets not forget the Cute Fancy Pants Boys.  Then I was really excited to meet Maren Benedict who is one of Paper Crafts new Go to Gal.  Melissa Francis (and her Hubby) was a pleasure to talk to and looks amazing :) I also had the surreal experience of meeting the editors of Creating Keepsake and the very talented mother and daughter team from When Creativity Knocks.  I know there are a ton more but I know you get the idea :) because I could gush on and on for a few more paragraphs.
There were also many blogger friends to meet.  I had the pleasure of chatting to the amazing and sweetest Debbie Olson - another CHA story about me about that meeting and I  have to admit that it is true too *wink*.  I had fun meeting Broni, Millie and Jeannie.  Oooh lets not forget Becca and Sherry.   Kelly from JustRite Stamps is so much fun and super sweet..Om-gosh this list could go on and on too....  Last but not least I had a lovely evening with some of the 2 Sketches 4 You Designers that live in the area.  Latisha, Angela and Lori met us for dinner - love you girls and am glad I have you as friends 4eva!
I am back home now in Denver and I am still thinking about CHA.  I personally cannot wait for Anaheim!
Happy Saturday
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