Sunday, January 25, 2009

CHA Day One ....

... CHA is always a sensory overload, and while the show floor was noticeably smaller this year, the overwhelming gleeful feeling was still there! To kick things off right last night, I met up with some of the ladies from the SoCal 2 Provo CKU Provo bus tour this summer. Steph, Lori, Deanna, their friends Trish and Dawn, and I headed off to the Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney.

Good food, good music and good company. Then I had to turn in. Still being on central time, I knew I would feel the effects of a lack of sleep in the morning if I didn't turn in at a reasonable hour. Midnight is reasonable, right?
Then it was up and out at 8 a.m. so I could drive the half hour to Anaheim and get myself registered. In between the two business classes I took, I walked the show floor to see what was available. Of course, I did not get the whole floor looked over, but there is always tomorrow! Here are some of the photos I took:

Stopped by and said "hi" to Heidi Swapp. she was showing off her new Invisible line. This is one of the new products she gave the Ultimate Scrapbook Cruise scrappers a sneak peek of. It's paper and chipboard that has coated areas of the design. When you blend inks on it, the coated areas resist the ink and stay white.

Teresa Collins wasn't too far away and I wanted to get a look at the new lines she had talked about on the cruise. I don;t think her fans will be disappointed.

Some more of the companies and lines that caught my eye:

Graphic 45

Zutter Display-it-All

Tattered Angel's Green Tea Glimmer Mist - a color formulated only for CHA!

Little Yellow Bicycle's "Traveler" line

I think I'm in love with the Cosmo Cricket spinners!


Maya Road's clear albums

Something about this part of the Me & My BIG Ideas display caught my eye.

Do you YuDu? This is the personal screen printng machine the SoCal 2 Provo bus tour gals and I got to secretly preview this summer. And guess what? I am one of a handful of us who has been selected to get one shipped to me to play with next month! Can't wait to test it out!

Can you spot Paris Hilton? Yeah, me niether. The crowd around her was insane and the CHA/convention center personnel just couldn't seem to handle it. She was there to promote her new crafting and scrapbooking line for tweens.

Not sure why the Star Wars gang was on the show floor, but I figured I would use the photo opp to thrill my kids. Will and Xan are big Star wars fans - Will was even a storm trooper for Halloween.

Tomorrow I will spend more time cruising the show floor.... stay tuned!


Trisha said...

Looks like some prety cool stuff!

Erin Bassett said...

Hey Jess...miss you!!! Hope you're having a blast at CHA. Thanks for sharing the view with us. :)

Jessica Guthrie said...

There is some very cool stuff, Trish... and Erin, miss you too... why aren't you here?

Carolyn said...

Can't wait to see all the neat things you'll use in future class with K2R! And yes, Paris was all the rage in The Orange County Register - the nice thing is that CHA was mentioned two days in a row - great publicity for the craft and hobby industries! Vanna White and Jane Seymour were supposed to be there too.........

AFScrapperMom said...

Thanks for the updates, I love the new TC Stuff!

echowein said...

Jessica that picture of you with the storm troopers is a HOOT!

Dmdieu said...

Lots of great stuff. I didn't get to see it all..Did you get to see the new Star Wars stuff at Creative Imaginations? I took a bunch of photos.. I snapped a photo w/ the whole Star Wars Gang and the boys loved it ;)..

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