Well I spent Thursday through Sunday at CHA in Chicago. What a great time I had! Anyway below is a summary of the event from my perspective.
I only had about 2 hours to browse the show so I didn't get to see as much as I would have liked to this year! I spent time on Friday and Saturday morning doing make and takes and demos in the Fiskars booth. Man, have they got some awesome tools releasing from this show....you really must check out www.fiskarscrafts.com where you can view the brand new summer tool releases in the PDF catalog. Friday night I attended the Fiskateer dinner at Giordano's Pizza in Rosemont. There is nothing like their Chicago style deep dish pizza and I am having some craving as I type this! What fun I had meeting so many of my online Fiskateer friends...hello everyone!
I also got to spend some time helping the folks out at Cosmo Cricket in their booth. Have you seen their new lines? You simply MUST go to www.cosmocricket.com and check them all out! There is Mr. Campy, a line for camper's but those patterned papers can be used for so many layouts and crafts, not just camping! Then there is Haunted...........my favorite halloween line ever. And I'm not just saying that because I love Cosmo Cricket. When you see the rich and beautiful colors in this collection it is unique and different from all halloween lines out there. It is where elegance and fun meet............and this is a stunning line! Jack's World is all about little boys and is absolutly darling. I think that the past two Cosmo releases have really shown some great boy stuff which I continually hear is lacking in the market. So there is something for everyone in the new releases from Cosmo! I know I am always talking about how great the Cosmo Crew is..............and they really are. Lets just say that by the time I left that booth early Saturday evening my stomach and cheeks were literally sore from laughing so much. They are the best!!!
Saturday eve I was off to the Two Peas social. What fun again seeing so many online friends. I hung out with the girls from Clear Scraps. I didn't get to spend much time in the booth but I know my designs were on display there! Unfortunately I did not win a prize, and there were so many given out! Maybe next time!