Friday, August 12, 2011

Confessions of a Paper Ho - Part 3

I still can't get over how FAST the days fly by at CHA! Did I mention that we were also in the middle of some record setting HEAT days? Yeah, glad the convention was indoors! So here's some more of the fun we had:


Here's me doing a Make and Take and the We Are Memory Keepers booth. It was a really cute Halloween treat bag! The super nice person working the booth also gave us each one of the new adorable Heart Shaped Ink Pads in SILVER!


I really loved the October Afternoon booth! The fun saloon set up was just ADORABLE and all for their new lines are YUMMY!


Outside the Provo Craft meet and greet for Bloggers I ran into Jess from Kinderstampo! She is just as sweet in real life as she seems on-line! She was one of the instructors for the McGill Punch classes and check out these SHOES...


Yeah, these shoes are covered in PAPER!!!! Yeah, I was pretty amazed too!!!


I just had to share this super-fancy bathroom on the upper floor of the convention center! The one downstairs is tiny, dark and cramped...


We were also lucky enough to score tickets to the CHA Diva's event! Free food and music with a Diva twist... the band was not super but we made up for that with a LOT of laughter! Above is the crew from the Westcott Brand booth, they were behind us in line at the photo booth. I need to get the copy of our crazy Cutters Creek photo scanned in soon!


While waiting to pick up our photos we had a bit of fun on our own... here's Kim, lighting up the room with her... smile :)


Here's Laura and her awesome candle... that's right, she STOLE the centerpiece from our table, shh! Just kidding, she WON the center piece and got to take home her very own Brittany Spears candle! I bet it has a place of honor on her mantle...


Lori and I are just a crazy duo and by this time had like 20 new inside jokes... we we created #21 when I said "Ready, Set.... Do something STUPID" which lead to 3 tries to get this pic... LOL!


Yep, this is me the Party Animal! Occasionally I do get out from behind the camera...


After the Diva Event, Lori and I headed back to our room to pack. Here is a look at our prize winning Minute To Craft it Creations! Lori won a TON of Plaid Fabric Paints and Jewelry components for her Shrine and I won a Spellbinders Presto Punch and 3 Sets of Dies for my Multi-Media Canvas! Not to shabby for a 10 minute, no preparation craft project!!!


So we packed up our goodies... and yes, these tote backs are all full of the SWAG we scored... seriously!

Of course I was sooooo busy having a BALL in Nana Campana's Bind It All class that I totally FORGOT to take pictures!!!! Let me tell you she is an AMAZING instructor and I was LUCKY to be in 2 of her classes!!!! The Bind it All one and the Echo Park Papers class! I made two GORGEOUS mini-albums which I will share another day...


After our first amazing class we headed over for a Meet and Greet with Sarah from the Pink Cricut blog and Jess from the Kinderstampo blog!


So the final day of the show is also the shortest! And it seriously flew by with all we had left to do and see. We got to do a Make and Take at Graphic 45's Booth... a CHA First for them! I made a spectacular metal flower and I LOVE it! It will be gracing a project very soon!


And Noon we had a Fiskateer Meet Up at the CHA Consumer Supershow. The Fiskateer Leads were all there and shared limited edition punches and goodies for all of us (thanks again!)


A very nice bartender took this lovely group shot for us! It's always fun to meet other like minded people :)


After helping a few friends disassemble their booth we headed out for the Split Coast Stampers event! We got to meet even MORE wonderful people and make some new friends too!

All in all, another amazing CHA experience!!! Now, since you've managed to read this far I would like to give away some GOODIES!!!! Hmm... I'm thinking some Westcott Brand Scissors... so if you want 'em just make sure you are a blog follower and leave me a comment! I will give you an extra entry if you share it on your Facebook or Twitter page too (make sure to leave the linky to that post in your second comment)! In addition, if you subscribe to my blog (there's a box on the top right side column) and leave me a comment letting me know you did you will get a THIRD entry! So that's up to THREE comments per person. *edited* I will close the contest on Tuesday night at 11:59pm! Apparently blogger was having issues this weekend so I'm leaving open an extra two day :)

23 comments:

Tessa said...

I follow I want scissors!

Tessa said...

I follow you on FB too!

Thebug415 said...

Wow...looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the photos! I am a blog follower.

Amy E said...

I've had so much fun reading your series of posts! I would have loved to have gone, but you almost made me feel like I was there...minus all the swag. And now you're even sharing your swag!?!? AWESOME!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Anniebee said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time at CHA. I would love to be able to go some day. I just discovered your blog and am now a new follower.I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventures at CHA!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Sandi said...

CHA sounds like a blast...I enjoyed reading about it.

TJ said...

I've been a follower! Thanks for the great pictures and info. Looks like you had a great time. You are lucky!
Trisha

Super Coupon Diva said...

I am so Jelly that you got to go to CHA. One day, I will be there! That is my goal! Looks like you had a blast! -Raeanna

Jill Angel said...

Looks like a great time @CHA!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Jill Angel said...

I'm already a follower :)
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

cmmaheras said...

I follow you.. I haven't been on in a while.. But I read all ur stuff on Facebook too..

Becks Cricards said...

I am a follower! CHA looks fun! And in my opinion, you can never have too many scissors!

THANK YOU!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Cathy said...

Hello my fellow PW Lady! I am now a blog follower and have loved reading about CHA. I really hope I am right there in CA next year!! Oh, and I want some scissors! LOL

Jess B. said...

Total AWESOMENESS! All this fun and we still missed each other lol... But we will see each other this weekend. YOu can never have too many scissors. TFS and a chance to win!

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Missie said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I wish I could have been there with you!

Debbie in LA said...

I would love to win the scissors, and even be able to attend CHA sometime! Sounds like great fun. BTW I also subscribed to your blog.
Debbie in LA

Judy said...

Thanks for the tour of CHA. I would love to win the scissors.

Manhattan Mandie said...

ENTERING A COMMENT FOR RAEANNA!!!!

The Owens said...

Awesome :) I'd love scissors!!

The Owens said...

I'm also following your blog!!

Fran said...

Loved reading all about your escapades at CHA. It sounded like you had the best time too. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading. Hugs, Fran

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

I'm a blog follower now...looks like you had a great time Mandie!!

elenareviews said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs. I like the photos.