CHA 2015 is over for Winter and it was a whirlwind!!! And that’s putting it mildly. I had the privilege of visiting this year with my best bud Laurie and my sweet sister Lisa. We didn’t go all 4 days, we went for 2 but I think we’ll need 3 days or maybe all 4 for the next visit to see EVERYTHING!!
Now I always thought that I would walk in and be blown away and get through everything, meet some people, take pics and videos……it was kind of like that but I NEVER thought I would be as exhausted as I was even after just the first day!! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED it all but man….It’s A LOT to take in and walk, it was fun but it’s overwhelming! Laurie and I knew in a way what to expect but the magnitude of CHA was off the charts!
Although we can’t buy products at CHA…like on the spot, we can however pre-order their newly released products they shared at the show. There are giveaways but it seemed that they would only giveaway products (just little things) or catalogs if you give them a business card, which I didn’t take enough of but will next time! LOL!! There were lots of make and takes and although I didn’t sign up for crops or classes, some booths were set up for passer by’ers to stop and make something cute, quick and simple!! Those were nice and my sister Lisa did those more than I did….she had fun and that made me happy!!
The day of take-off was very much anticipated and Laurie and I were so ansy to get to LA! Here we are on our way to the Portland Airport, then the flight!
You can visit Laurie on her YouTube channel HERE. She’s got an Artfire shop and carries some products you may be interested in 🙂
So, onward with pictures….
First place I stopped at was over at the Prima Marketing Booth! I started recording videos but was so overwhelmed by ALL the products and people, I decided to stop. I met some sweet people the second I walked into the Prima but then there were people that really surprised me…they weren’t very nice, it really, really surprised me. I won’t get into it but this experience with something else I went through with them a couple of years ago really makes them a lesser favorite.…and that seriously makes me sad.
Well, the highlight of my visit at Prima was that I met the very talented Anna Debrowska “Finn”, the super sweet Jaime Dougherty and the beautiful Delaina Burns!!
I can’t tell you how much of an honor it was to meet these ladies!
The booth was super pretty as expected. I LOVED all the collections that were out and “oh holy moly”, the samples from the Prima design team was absolutely gorgeous!!
These are some of the DT samples, gorgeous!
was looking like a serious paper candy shop!
…and the CHA 2015 Doodlebug team!
One of the highlights for me was meeting the beautiful
Thanks for the warm welcome to your booth Teresa!
Visit her website HERE
Lawn Fawn was awesome!
Their booth of stamps and dies just went on forever!!!
Here’s Ms Heidi Swapp and her FUN booth!!
Look at these illuminating block letters!
OMG, I would love to get “TJB” for my studio!!
Some of the most elegant designs in the scrapbook and paper crafting industry! I think her brand is one of the first I
came to know when I started scrapping!
She was so sweet when I walked in her booth! She asked
if I minded that she share her newest release.
Wasn’t that sweet of her? Of course it was a no brainer,
I’d love her to share it with me!!
This was one of my all time favorite scrapbook companies….not sure why I don’t use them more often but they’ve got some
great designers on their team🙂
a great embellishment to add to any project!
You can find some MR products over at my shop in this listing.
limping to the wall…yeah, my back was giving out:(
but she found me and let me taker her picture at the Besties booth with tons of her samples! Lucky day huh?! lol
Ah, I want one in my studio! LOL:)
Indigo Blue!! I didn’t get to see Limor but I did make it to IB to see some of her new releases with them! I’m so excited for her and I hope she does exceptionally well in all her ventures!! Go LIMOR!!
There was so much to look at and there were many booths that I didn’t even get to:( But I tried. I hope you enjoyed my post today!
Thanks for hanging out with me today:)
2 thoughts on “Visiting CHA Winter 2015, Anaheim CA with Laurie!!”
Thanks for sharing the pics. It feels like I was there to see all the pretties! No wonder you're exhausted! Rest and recover then back to creating magic!
WAUW thanks sooo much for the amazing trip here through CHA Jules, it was a wonderful view of sooo many great things here. I just can´t believe, you were soo amazed about the Pion staff, ofcause they were nice and sweet, cause that´s just how we Scandinavians are, ha ha ha ha, so they´ve just been like they always are. We are sweet and nice people here most times at least ha ha ha.
Sooo gla to hear, you had such an awesome time, inspite of the bad ending to it afterwards, but at least you first got sick after you´d been there. Hope it´ll be mush better next time with more time and no sickness.