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Visiting CHA Winter 2015, Anaheim CA with Laurie!!

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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 🙂

Our take-off from Portland!! 🙂
Leaving Oregon!

Then….we land in LA!!!! YAY!!!!! 

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 methey 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!!

Isn’t it all beautiful!!??  I think I hung out at the booth for almost 45 minutes with Laurie, Shelly (Laurie’s sister) and Lisa! Then we 
went to some other booths:)
This is the Sizzix booth…
this guy was super silly!
I apologize, I didn’t get as many pics as I wanted:/ 
Did you know that Sizzix made a larger die cutting machine!!?? It is now 9” wide! WOW!!

 Here’s the Spellbinder’s Booth…
I think this booth was the most gorgeous of them all!!  
There was so much shabby vintage goodness
just wanted to stay there forever! 🙂

This is a new release and OH MY WORD!!! I want it all:)  
So much vintage french and shabby chic design with this 
release it’s amazing!

Don’t these look like bathroom paper rolls??? hmmm…. there’s an idea for some of you!! 🙂

Here’s Graphic 45!
I met the ever so wonderful and talented Ms. Diane, she is the founder and owner of G45 papers! She’s gotta be the most sweetest lady in the world! Nothing but smiles and hugs and kind words. She’s also a very pretty lady! Look at her outfit, cute right!?
I was extatic to met her and super giddy
You could probably see it on my face! LOL
Oh and their offices are in Portland Oregon, I don’t know how I’ve lived in Oregon for almost 20 years and never knew that until now. I’ve gotta visit them one day! 
 Laurie, Lisa and I did a quick make and take there at the 
G45 booth! Jeffery was very cool! 
Ms Diane hung out with us as we created!

Here’s the beautiful Pion Papers Booth….
These are 2 of their designers Johanna and Annica, these two were so super sweet. I found out that this was Pion‘s first time at CHA! They traveled 18+ hours flying to and from…that’s a long trip! 
I enjoyed chatting with these sweet ladies and I hope 
to see them again next year!

 These are some of the DT samples, gorgeous!

Here is the Accucut booth!!
woot woot!!!!….
I met Traci!! I can’t find the other photos of the booth…I’m sorry, but I did buy some stuff…..a new tray, new clear cutting plates and…get this…they have a new adapter system that is used for die cutting wafer thin dies!!! YES!! I was so glad that they finally have that….this means I can get some larger dies for this. 
I almost bought the Spellbinders Grand Calibur but now I don’t have too. Thanks to Accucut!!
I also met little Ms Modge Podge! I say Ms because she had some serious bling jewelery going on!! 🙂
I wanted to take her home on day 4 of CHA!!   

Ahhh…she’s so adorable!!
Here’s my BFF Laurie with her too!


Here’s the ever so cutest booth EVER!!…..
doodlebug design

Seriously, what’s not to want from this company! This booth 
was looking like a serious paper candy shop! 

…and the CHA 2015 Doodlebug team! 

Aren’t they such a sweet lookin’ bunch
 One of the highlights for me was meeting the beautiful
Teresa Collins!  She was smiley all the way and super sweet! 🙂
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!! 

Anna Griffin! 
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!




 Here’s Shimelle Lane! 
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!!

She’s so fun and happy! If you haven’t seen her making some of the most adorable LO, you have to catch her in action at her Youtube channel
Melody Lane has a video of Shimelle sharing this collection at the 2015 CHA show that you can see here!

Pink Paislee!!
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🙂

Maya Road! 
I’ve always loved MR products…every item makes for 
a great embellishment to add to any project! 
You can find some MR products over at my shop in this listing.

I did share on FB but I met the sweetest lady ever….do you know her??? Of course you do, she is Patricia aka “Shabby Pink Stamper” on YT!!  She actually found me as I was 
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
I felt like I’ve known her for ever, such a sweet lady!
Petaloo! Oh my word! Walls full of flowers. 
I was in heaven! LOVE Petaloo!!!


I didn’t realize it until I was leaving the Petaloo booth but the floor in the booth was a rug made of petals! PETALS!! 
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!

It was a sad goodbye…I hate saying goodbye to my sister and the kids….but, I had to come home to my honey and 2 kiddos so, Laurie and I left LA!! Here’s a short clip of our take off from LAX!

Well, until next CHA 2016!! Hopefully we will be ready for it, right Laurie LOL!
Thanks for hanging out with me today:)

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