Saturday, January 29, 2011

CHA - Saturday, January 29

I hardly know where to start!  I guess with the first event of the day.  I'm not sure I got too much from the keynote speaker, but then maybe that's not what it's about.  It's not a workshop or a seminar, after all. I began chatting with the woman who sat down behind me.  Her name tag said Maria, but I couldn't pick up her last name in the gloom. After only a few words, I said to her - "I know you".  Turns out it was Maria Nerius who used to appear on Aleene's and Carol Duval.  She has a very distinctive voice.  So that was a fun start to the day!

Next to the exhibition floor and I made a direct bee line to Spellbinders.

And look what I found there.... 

In real life! - a recent project done by Becca Feeken .  Oh, my - it's back on her blog today again!  Let me tell you - Becca takes very good photographs, but it's spectacular to see her artwork in real life.

I looked around the booth a bit more and found another of Becca's gems.  Let me tell you, they better frisk me next time I visit their booth, because I  think this box wants to come home with me....  I adore this box! I'm sure it will grow little legs and follow me   :-)

 I was one of the lucky ones today and was there at the right time to receive a signed copy of Stacey Caron's new book. Spellbinder's Nestabilities Basics and Beyond.  Now how cool is that?  Thanks very much to Stacey and Spellbinder's for the fabulous treat!  This is a book well worth owning and is now available.

When I examined the book info, I saw the editor was Tanya Fox.  Whoa, hello! She was there, too. Tanya Fox used one of my stamps in one of her books and I finally got the chance to thank her! 

Did you know those naughty Spellbinders have released MORE beautiful dies to tempt us?  As soon as I get home, I'll add them to my site for pre-order.  Wait till you see these!  The order has been placed directly with Spellbinder's on the first day they were available, so we should be in good shape to get them sooner!

Included in the new book are these Christmas creations!  Again by Becca Feeken.  Thank you so much Becca for loving the Quietfire Rubber stamps.  After I took this photo we fixed the bow that had slipped. Now everyone could see the Naughty Nice stamp with the sweet pearl in the Nice box!

I was walking by the Ranger booth and guess who was there?  Heh, heh.  I got within about five feet of Tim Holtz.  That was another thrill of the day. I know that won't impress a lot of you who have had classes with him, but it worked for me!  I didn't stay at the booth long - I went back later to check out the Kraft Glassine.  And they have the cutest bitty dispenser for Tissue Tape.  It's on my list!

Another visit was to the Kaisercraft booth.  I talked to the cutest young Australian woman (Kaisercraft is an Aussie company) and picked up their current catalogue.  They are now producing their 6x6" paper pads in 6-1/2 x 6-1/2", which will help those who make 5x7" cards! (Yogi!  vbg!)

I had a good chat with the Kuretake rep and really want to get in some of their marker sets.  I talked to Canson about paper and ink!  Bored yet?

I had a seminar this afternoon on making videos from Kathy Cano-Murillo and Patti Wilkinson.  These ladies are upbeat and fun and gave some good tips for the newbie vid-maker.

And last is some yummy paper that doesn't show up better, but this won't be the last you see of it!

Thanks for reading!  I hope to have more tomorrow!


  1. Sounds like you've had a very productive first CHA day Suzanne...onward and upward!!

  2. Waving hi to Suzanne!! How exciting to see this through your eyes. I so wish I could have gone, but it looks like we all have the next best thing -- you!! Have fun!!

  3. oh goodie, CHA photo,,,thanks, I have a friend that was trying to twist my arm to go, but I couldn't. I look forward to more photos.


  4. OMG...what an exciting report. Thanks for inviting us on your CHA trip.

  5. all the news with out the aching feet!
    go go go!

  6. So exciting! Here's wishing you continued energy and fun! Love reading about it

  7. oh boy oh boy.
    Yeah I saw that mini dispenser on Tim's blog, Cute as the dickens.
    And i saw the rest of the Spellbinder's dies on someone's blog. I love the butterfly set.
    5' of Tim eh!! well that's more than I can say.
    Now I'll pick your brain for the video info. Would love to make some.
    One day I'll get in to it...
    I'm wondering if the Kuretake pens you're talking about are the rubber rather than fiber tipped pen and called Graphic Twin pens.
    Anyway thanks for all the news. Looking forward to whatever else you'll share with us.

  8. Really enjoying your take on the show, Suzanne!
    Thanks so much for the fun and the great pictures.
    You are seeing some of 'the' important people aren't you!!!
    Have more fun tomorrow :o)
    Hugs, Candy