Monday, January 26, 2009

CHA - Day Two...from my perspective

Hi - and welcome to my perspective of day two of CHA.  Can you tell what Wendy Wexler is all "up in arms" about?  We hadn't been at CHA very long this morning when the alarms when off in the convention center.  While most normal people would head to the exit doors in the event of alarms going off, we crafters would not be distracted from the task at hand, and many of us hung around until voices came over the loud speakers telling us to "get out" reluctantly we all moved to the nearest exit and while we all patiently waited for the all clear, Wendy was in a panic. (she wasn't really - and was only clowning around the this shot, but it turned out so great that I had to post it).  It was never quite clear to me what exactly caused the evacuation, but it didn't take long before we were all back inside going about the activities of the day.

Here is Susanna Dean, and Susana Magenheimer look bewidered as we all do.

Meanwhile, once back inside, I had to stop by the Plaid Booth to say "HI" to Steve Piacenza
and Cathie Filian  of Creative Juice.  These are two fun people who are both so kind and gracious as to put up with an adoring fan and pose with me for this picture.

I was so happy to have the chance to snap a picture or two of Jane Seymour who is quite the artist and was doing a promotion and book signing at CHA.  Here is the beautiful Cindy Lawrence along side Jane.  

Who knew, but Jane is quite an impressive artist.

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I'm a big fan of Inkadinkado's quote line of stamps.  These are some that I spied at their booth for the upcoming season.  You should be able to click on them for a closer look.

I was so happy to meet up with Kimberly Crawford at the Spellbinders booth.  Big hugs to you my friend.  Can you believe that she actually hand carried a birthday card to me?!  What a sweetheart.

Here we are, Susanna, Susana and me.  Who knew there were so many Susannas!?!

I was so pleased to have the opportunity to meet Susan Tierney-Cockburn, author of The Paper Garden.  Susan was so very gracious, and she had some FANTASTIC stuff in her booth.

Look at all of the wonderful Punch Bunch stamps that make recreating Susan's flower ideas really simple.

I was taken with an item that I saw at Heidi Swapp booth,  12 X 12 paper that had resist patterns already built into the papers.  These designs were wonder and cut down on the time it takes to create stunning background papers.

You can better see the resist ink here, which is lovely in and of itselft, but look how it really transforms when ink is applies.

Aren't these wonderful, and just look at all of the projects that work perfectly with these various products.


Well, I had better heard off to bed now, as it will soon be time to get up and do it all again.  Thanks for looking in today.  Hugs to you all!


Justine said...

You're such a sweety for sharing your photos. Thanks and have fun

Norine said...

thanks so much for all the updates looks like your having a blast

Melanie said...

very cool! I actually saw Jane was a painter many eyars ago ona TV special, very impressive,a ndthen discovered she had a jewelry line from an article at least CHA, how cool you got to meet her, she is so inspirational!

wendyp said...

Awesome photos!!! Love that HS paper!

Wendy W. said...

All I can say is, "Revenge is sweet!!" Watch out!! (Love ya, really!) :)

emilymomto3boys said...

Ha! That's a perfect Wendy shot! ;)

Janna said...

Lynn this is awesome!! Wow, there are so many amazing things there and it looks like you are having a great time! I hope you have made it home safely!


Suzanne J Dean said...

Great pics Lynn! It was great to meet you out at CHA! FYI--that's Susana Magenheimer in the pic---I'm Suzanne Dean, lol!