Saturday, July 26, 2008

CHA part TWO!

Now some sights and sounds from my favorite new to me vendors at CHA....all the designer paper was absolutely scrumptious, the colors of all the design lines FAB and the atmosphere so "Pink Cotton candy"! {if you know what I mean} Just all Yummy!

This is My Mind's Eye's: "Laundry Line" line and Make and Take. It was so neat to see the booth set up with ironing boards. Their glittery paper was so gorgeous, I just wanted to stand there all day! They have coordinating paper, ink, buttons and all! The people at this booth were super nice!

Here is the line to go into the exhibit hall! There were Bagpipers playing for us. So funny!

Another favorite neat product I saw was "Core' dinations". This neat stuff has a color core that you can get to by sanding the outside of the cardstock to reveal a coordinating color inside the cardstock. Here was a "cake and candy" display showing off the ability to cuttlebug a design onto the cardstock, sand it to reveal the inner color and make a beautiful project. It was SOOOOOOO cool to play with this stuff!!

Here is another company that caught my eye in a big way. I just love retro school related stuff and all of Jenni Bowlin's stuff was retro....with a wonderful habit of miniaturizing everything she designs! Here is her logo and some products and a snap of Betty looking at all the cool cool stuff....I will definitely be on the lookout for Jenni Bowlin everywhere!!

Isn't it all so thrilling!? If only pictures could do the atmosphere justice!!

This was one of the products Jenni was displaying! She has an entire line of these Bingo boards as well as a set of miniatures! Check out her site ( so ADORABLE!!

Hope you enjoyed this little taste! I'm still packing....can you believe I leave soon!!??


  1. Ok now I am really jealous! No not really, thanks for sharing some of the fab things you saw.

  2. Great photo's it looks an amazing place. x

  3. It looks fabulous. I would love to go. On one of the blogs I follow it said that next year the July CHA might be opened up to all crafters! Wow! Now that would be a good SBS9 road trip LOL


  4. Hello Kim... so cool you got to go to CHA...Hey check out my blog and see a PTI Blog Hop card I made with the lemon tart satin ribbon I won from you...Later Kathy Hering...

  5. Sounds like you had an awesome time and met some wonderful crafty people. Sue :o)

  6. Oh, you can add me to the list of Jenni Bowlin follower too! I love those images! Did you see any boy ones?!? TFS your finds!

  7. WOW again. I bet you were shattered after all that walking around and hob knobbing with the crafting gentry.

    Ditto to Katie's comments for an SBS9roadtrip . . . just got to persuade hubby that a visit to the US just for a crafting convention is a must have . . . . wish me luck ! ! !


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