Birds & Words

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Home from CHA

We made it home from California last night about midnight.  I am "Double Ex": EXhausted and EXhilarated at the same time!  We had a wonderful time (love Anaheim more than LA) and I am brimming with ideas.  I made notes all the way home on the airplane and the ideas were coming faster than I could write!  Its such an honor to get to go there and see the newest things for this season and be in the company of some amazing, creative, pretty wonderful friends.

Here are some images to give you some flavor:

Our hotel was a five minute walk from the Anaheim Convention Center.  We passed this beautiful canopy of palm trees on the way.

 The Graphic 45 booth is always a must see for everyone.  They create this little world with the show floor, complete with costumes.

Graphic 45 has some beautiful new collections.  Watch for Kraft Reflections and Olde Curiosity Shoppe.
 The Duke of Distress (thank you, Hels Sheridan) has done it again.  Tim introduced Distress Markers at CHA Winter 2012!  Now the qualities you love in Distress Inks have been brought to a fine point in marker form.

Its awesome to get briefed on new products from Tim!  Just watching him is an education and he's very available and accomodating for questions about products and techniques.
 Bless his heart.  This is how we all felt, but he was the only one with the courage to follow through!
Bittersweet goodbye.  SO much fun, SO many wonderful friends and unbelievably talented people, SO many amazing and beautiful new papers, inks, embellishments, and more, SO tired, SO long until next year, but.....

SO excited to get home!

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