i've been holding off on posting photos from CHA. mainly, because i was hoping to "borrow" some photos from those that had their cameras out more. lol. these are what i've managed to put together so far, so i figured i would just toss them up here. a very quick overview of my 4 days there. told only by the photos i have to share at this point.
i arrived on saturday, and helped pretty up the bella blvd booth, with stephanie and her team. i think it took about three hours to get all of the projects picked out and hung up, to fill the booth. alice is on the bella blvd team, and it was so nice to meet her, after months of emailing. and linda has been on the CK dream team with me, for two years. she's such a great friend, and it's always good to hang out at CHA together. after we all finished helping with set-up of various booths, we went and grabbed some dinner at chili's. and linda was nice enough to spend about 15 minutes doing some goofy survey on her phone, all so that we could have that free ice cream dessert ;)
stephanie snapped this quick photo of the two of us, right before the show opened on the first day. stephanie is so awesome, and she does such an amazing job with her company. i'm so proud to be a part of bella blvd! i stopped by the booth a few times each day. they were always super busy, which is a good thing at CHA! we had a super yummy dinner the first night, along with everyone from jillibean soup, lily bee, and nikki sivils
suzanne and i have known each other for a few years. we were on the pebbles team together, and she's also on the bella blvd team with me. this year, we decided to room together. and we stayed up WAY too late, talking about anything and everything.
jill is the owner and creative genious behind jillibean soup. i loved being on her design team for two years, and i love hanging out at the jillibean booth every CHA. i'm great friends with everyone on her team, and they're all fantastic girls and great designers. whenever i had those moments of needing familiar faces, or just needing to chill out for a bit, i would always head to either the bella blvd booth or jillibean soup. both feel like home to me :)
our CK group (minus linda, who was working in the lily bee booth the entire show). i had never met cindy or deena before, so it was great to meet both of them for the first time. i spend most of the show walking the floor with kim, stacy, and suzy. we also had a CK dinner one evening, which was a lot of fun. always nice to hang out with everyone, and chat with the editors for a bit.
the adorable amy tangerine and her cute booth. i'm pretty sure we visited her every day of the show. along with elizabeth kartchner, who was right around the corner from her. one afternoon, amy had this fun little photo thing set up, the photo went straight to her laptop, and we were able to email it to ourselves. i thought that was a really fun touch.
linda finally escaped the lily bee booth on my last day there, so that she could walk with us for a few minutes. too bad she had come down with a cold, and was feeling so bad that she ended up leaving early to go home and rest.
GCD studios had the most adorable booth, and also had this fun photo setup. they printed out the photo right there for us. i scanned it to my computer, but the coloring was so funky that i had to change it to black and white.
and that's my CHA re-cap. short and sweet. and stricktly told according to the photos i had on hand. if i had more photos, i would probably tell you more about my time there. each year, i say i'll take my camera and take more photos. and every year, i fail. miserable. and every year, i come home, and regret that i didn't get photos with about 47 different scrapbooking friends. i'll eventually learn, right?