Saturday, July 30, 2011

A CHA video to share

Here's a video of Tim Holtz doing a demo of his new Snow Cap mixative at the Ranger Industries booth.  I'm sorry for the poor video - it's my first one ever that I've actually posted. I now know for next time what not to do!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

What an awesome week!

CHA was a blast, despite the sweltering heat and humidity. My days were filled with checking out the booths and coming back to report to Heidi, the owner of Pointer Scrapbooking, with what great stuff we saw.  With all 4 teachers there, it was great to collaborate on our ideas and wishes for the store. Lots of yummy stuff to come!!!!   Below are some photos I took and I will try over the next week to report on what we saw.

So we drove to Chicago (actually Simon drove, we chatted and slept). So in total it was about 11 hours to there including all the lovely toll booths like the one below.

The gang from Pointer Scrapbooking

Some inspiration from the show. I'll post more during the week.
Quilt made from Sticky back canvas and various techniques, plus Claudine Helmuth's studio paint.

Simply inspiring at Claudine Hellmuth's section of Ranger's booth
Wreath at Jillibean Soup
Loving this collection from Jillibean soup
Mmmmmm Gelato medium from Faber Castell
Crate Paper's booth of inspiration

Friday, July 15, 2011

I can't wait!!!

Leaving soon for the Craft and Hobby Association conference (CHA). For those who don't know, this is when all the craft vendors get together and showcase their latest and greatest items for shop owners to peruse. I'll be attending with Pointer Scrapbooking, the store I teach at. We are so lucky that Heidi the owner invited all her teachers to attend. I'm so excited, as this will be my first show ever!!!  I will try and report back what lovely stuff I spot during the week!