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Are you ready for a big post? I had so much fun at CHA - you can just never imagine all of your most favorite things (and people) in one place until you have been to an event like this. Here is a shot of our group right before we went in for the first time.

So, there just isn't enough time or memory on your camera to tell or show you everything and even though we walked the floors for 2 of the 3 days, I know we didn't see everything.

One of the best parts of the weekend was getting together with most of the Papertrey design team. It was great to meet everyone in person, especially Nichole, after all of our emailing and designing the last several months.


I am so honored to be a part of this uber talented and FUN group of women.

So what were my favorites at CHA?

The top favorite of mine was the Making Memories booth. This company is one of my all time favorites anyhow, but to have a booth just filled to the brim with new product from them? I was in heaven! If we had been able to buy at the show I would have gone completely broke in this booth alone. I cannot wait for this stuff to hit the shelves.


Look at this gorgeous Christmas line!


The Halloween papers are to die for! Can you say, flocked spiderwebs? So fun.


The new Noteworthy line is beautiful. I love the old doors that they used for the display!


I am really loving the new storage systems that Making Memories came out with (I know these are out in stores now.) And the paint - there is glittered paint coming out! I love it!

My other top favorite was 7gypsies. I about stopped in my tracks when I saw this advent calendar...


I would love to have one of these on my desk to fill and spin for inspiration...



I also loved how they used old wood hangers to slip up displays... definitely inspiration for Ink & Nickel!

Speaking of old and vintage... I visited the Beaux Regards ribbon booth where they had a beautiful display of antique trims...


They are in the process of making reproducing them for their regular lines.

I loved this linen ribbon that they carry...


Isn't this stuff just the sparkliest?


and who wouldn't love to have rows of silk ribbon spools in their craft space...


I stopped by the May Arts ribbon booth as well for another beautiful display of silk ribbon... I think I need some of this...


Well, okay, I think I need some of everything I saw!

The other fun part of the weekend was meeting editors from Papercrafts magazine. The Card Creations 5 magazine is out and I have 2 cards published in this issue. Here are my own pictures from when I submitted them:



They fall back to back in the Valentine section of the magazine. It was so great to meet everyone at the magazine and put faces to names you see in all the emails and they are all so nice.

I have so many people that I need to thank for everything this past weekend.. and also a bit of a shout out to all the SCSers that I bumped into and was able to have dinner with on Saturday night - it was so great!

I am off to stalk the local store shelves for when the new product comes in...