Friday, January 22, 2010

CHA Bound!

Good morning! I am so excited because today I am meeting up with one of my stamping buddies to take on CHA! The Winter CHA Conference is being held in Anaheim which is only about 30 minutes away from me. I went ahead and got a sub for my kiddos today hoping that it would be less crowded today rather than tomorrow when no one has to work.

For those whom don't know what CHA is... It is usually only open to industry crafters: retail store owners, etc. Most of the major crafting companies (everything from knitting, to stamping, scrapbooking, etc.) come to showcase upcoming new product releases to already in stock items. But starting this last summer, they began having a consumer fair for the first two days. Thus our heading down there to soak it all in.

I know there will be some blog friends and company design teams there that I am so hoping to meet! I'm definitely taking my camera with me to snap some pictures to help inspire me in the future. I know the Baker's Dozen from Taylor's SASI line will all be there. If only Verve and PTI were going to be there, too. Maybe next year!

It opens at noon and that's when we're arriving today. It closes at eight, and who knows... Maybe we'll still be there! I've heard this thing is huge! I've got my comfy shoes on and a nice sweater. Is it just me or are convention centers always cold?

Well, I'm off to keep getting ready! Camera is loaded, but I think I should throw in some extra batteries... See you back here tomorrow with pictures (hopefully!) and a card!


  1. Oooh, how fun. Lucky you gets the first peek at all the wonderful new things that are on the way! Glad you're taking your camera and we can live vicariously through your pictures :D Have fun!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  2. Not only do you live by the Happiest Place on Earth, but you are by CHA this year!! You must always have a smile on!! :D I know you will have loads of fun...did you bring a big shopping bag too? I hope there are lots of yummy paper and ribbon to look at!! Can't wait to see the pictures :) LOL too bad that your sub has an in day :) Makes it all the sweeter not to be there :)