CHA Winter 2012.
What can I say? What should I say? But WOW!..
This has been an experience. From the moment I walked in this morning to the last booth I was at, it was a ride! I has such an awesome opportunity to meet the people behind the scene to those on the front lines.
Opening the doors....
I was 3rd in line to get in the doors. From my vantage point I really got an in sight into the early hours of the opening. We were surprised with a "flash mob" and all camera's were flashing and clicking like crazy. One of the dis-advantages of being in front, you do not get to see what is happening in the rear. But my ears told me all I needed to hear. People were having fun!!. (I am hoping to get a video from a friend, so please check back)
Having waited for a very long time, we were surprised once again. Bag Pipes!!!... They are such an awesome sound and it came from afar and the closer they got to the front entrance, the more intense the excitement got. What a wonderful and talented group and what a way to build up the the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Once that ribbon was cut, it was a MAD dash into the convention center. Everyone spent days mapping out their path, mapping out who was giving limited specials to the first 50 or 100 people, who had the best goodies.... it was CRAZY!!!!!
Me... I headed straight to Ranger and my first make-in-take was quick and easy and very cute. They were demonstrating a "melting pot" for a hard resin onto Tim Holtz's new "Tire Tread" material. FUN.. FUN.. FUN.... 20 min later, I was in line at Tim Holtz Idea-ology.......
WRONG!!!!... Happy Girl.. Happy Dance!!!
Mario is so sweet and kind and Tim was to gracious to take a moment out of his VERY busy day and take a picture with me. Love them both!!!!!!!!!! Ummmm... did I mention that we have goodies coming??
Next was Teresa Collins Designs!!....What an opportuity, I have to say. I was to surprised to find that the very people I wanted to meet, they were ALL there. Nick Nash.. (cutie pie), Julie Jacob (what a sweet heart and so darn cute), Teresa Collins, herself and Gentry her daughter. That was a bonus. We see the names of her children on her bling and it was such a pleasure to meet Gentry. Very sweet girl and cute. (hey guys!!!!). Teresa was so gracious. I know it must be a very long day to stand in those beautiful heels and dresses and smile every time a stranger wanted to take a picture. I am honored and blessed that she allowed me such an opportuinty. (yes, we have 2 lines coming from Teresa Collins Designs)
Then, onto Graphic 45. I was sitting there with one of Diane's daughters placing an order and Diane came out.. let me say that all the dresses that every one of the girls were wearing were just gourgeous!!!! Stunning!!!.. Diane was elegant and gracious. I asked her daughter if I could take a photo with Diane and she said "sure". I jumped out of my chair, stood next to Diane and I felt like a little school girl next to one of her idols...lol. (OH.. AND... we have 2 lines coming!!)
I spent a few moments collecting my thoughts and when I turned around there was Bo Bunny!!!!
Oh, and yes we have 2 of their new releases coming.
Day 2...Wonder what I will find??? Stay tuned!
Here's a little sneak peak of what will be coming soon to the store!
MY MIND'S EYE
Follow Your Heart
BE HAPPY COLLECTION