Saturday, July 27, 2013

CHA Summer 2013 in Vegas: Recap

I was lucky to attend this year's summer CHA show in Vegas this past week! I had really wanted to update each night but our Wi-Fi in the condo we were staying wasn't working. I tagged along with my friend/scrap cohort, Malika, who designs for Chic Tags!  We both helped Veronica out in her booth showing off the wonderful products! 
Malika and Veronica ready for the first day of show!
I had every intention of just hanging back during the show and walking the floor without Mal, but Veronica asked me to help in the booth and I was more than happy to be there!  I have been a big fan of Chic Tags for a long time and LOVE the new releases!  It was great to hang out with Veronica and get to know her!  Chic Tags has 3 new fun collections in which Veronica has added 12x12 paper, stamps, stickers, and rub-ons!  Love them all!!    I had a great time helping with make and takes and talking to new people, as well as meeting up with old friends! 
Suz and Malika

Carol and Sherri
me with Julie

me and Rita: a fellow DT member of Clear Scraps!
 I was able to get out on the floor and visit some of my favorite companies, as well! 
Dear Lizzy has a great collection coming out! Polka Dot Party has beautiful colors and great embellishments! 

Loving Studio Calico's Magical line...especially the sequins cards
Pebbles has three new lines: 

From Me To You
Front Porch
LOVE this new date/word stamp from Pebbles as well!  This is a must have on my list! 
Their Halloween collection, Thirty One,  is very cute too.  I really liked the garland here!

We ran into the crew from October Afternoon! Can't wait for their new releases! I love working with their products!
Lori Whitlock stopped by the Chic Tags booth! Here she is with Malika and Veronica.  Always love Lori's lines with Echo Park!

I totally adore Dyan Reavely!  She is such a sweetheart!  I'm looking forward to her new stencils! 

Mama Tan stopped by the booth too! Such a nice person! She even brought me and Mal extra cookies! :)

I got to visit with Teresa Collins on the last day!  She is my all time favorite designer and I am in love with all four of her collections!   I also got to visit with Cheri Piles who is on the DT team (love her work) and Sesil Cratin showed up too!  Yay! 
Here is Masquarade...Teresa's Halloween line! So fun and I'm super excited that she created another Halloween line!! 

Love the colors of Family Stories!  This line is so great and I can't wait to get my hands on it!


Another beautiful Christmas line!  Here is Santa's List

And the fourth line:  Memorabilia.  Love the sequins packs in this line!
I also loved Pink Paislee's Hey Kid looks like a  lot of fun and would be great for photos of my children.  I think even my 10 yr old would love to scrap with it!
I didn't get around to take photos of all of the collections I liked so here are the additions:
1.  Amy Tangerine's Cut and Paste
2.  Basic Grey's Persimmon
3.  My Mind's Eye's Cut and Paste, Happy Haunting
4. Simple Stories' Smarty Pants
5. Crate Paper's Bundled Up
6. Glitz Designs' Hello December, Raven
7. Maggie Holmes' Flea Market
8. Carta Bella's Happy Haunting, Hello Again
So I've decided I will be broke once all of these lines start rolling into The Scrapbooking Studio! :)  However I feel blessed to be a part of such a great industry! I love going to the show and being around others that love to create!  
Tell me what your favorites are this summer...what are you looking forward to creating with?


  1. Wow Jen, you did a fabulous job re-capping the show. Great photos, great mix of people pix and product pix. I spent so much time chatting with people that I really didn't get a lot of photos of the actual product. Great, great post my friend.

  2. Great job with summarizing the show Jen! Thanks! I have good intentions of blogging about it myself-but first I have to get creating! Thanks for sharing your time with me at the show! I so wish we could've had more time together! Love you! Hope to see you again soon! xoxo Take care you,

  3. WOW! You had an awesome time. Thanks for the recap, I just love seeing what you girls were up to. Next best thing to being there.

  4. Thank you for sharing your photos, they are fantastic!! Looks like you've had an amazing time overthere, hope I can make it too one day :-)