Saturday, January 23, 2010

Craft Super Show

Today was so great ya'll! The shopping was fun, the crafting was fun, and the people were a blast!!! The show is the same yet very different than the Scrapook Convention that I've become accustomed to in Texas. You can just feel it in the air, everyone is happy and excited to be there. There's companies that showed up there that I have never seen at a Texas show! See those white bags with red trim everyone is holding onto in line? Michaels was giving those out and they're filled with fliers and coupons. The Michaels logo is actually printed on one side of them, none of them are turned that way so you can see it though! I met Taylor from Taylored expressions -- no picture yet (sweet as pie!) and the owners and some of the DT from Ippity stamps. Heather Rolin I'm such a huge fan of these guys! I found my favorite Texas duo Joan (Stamping with a Passion) and Bev (Texas Grammy) scoping out the isles! Over at the Splitcoast booth, SCS's royalty were hanging out! That was one crowded space!! Davon, Jenn and Beate were there -- and I know you know who I'm talking about!! Splitcoast had a different make and take sponsored by different companies every two hours!! I was there for the Lizzie Anne one. And, SCS gave a specially designed SCS Home stamp out to all the visitors!! Jenn has a little badge that she's wearing to show it off -- click on the pic to get a closer look. Some more fun things there...Cricut had a fabulous presentation...they were doing demos on all their products -- the Cuttlebug, Expression, Gypsy and the big featured item is the new "Cricut Cake"! Wild, huh?? They redesigned the Expression to make one that is "food safe" so you can roll gum paste through it and cut any design, from any existing Cricut cartridge in any size or detail so you can decorate cakes!! So their make and take was cupcakes! You got to create a flower to decorate a cupcake with...And you can just imagine the line to do THAT make and take!! (Maybe I'll get to it tomorrow!!) BTW, in the photos, those things on everyone's head are bakers hats that they were giving out to the make and takers!! Here's some new cut and embossing folders coming out for the Cuttlebug: There's a LOT more to show and tell but I'm beat for the night! Tomorrow is a whole 'nother day of shopping and makes so I need my rest (LOL!). I'll post again in the evening! I'm so glad you stopped by!

5 comments:

Lou said...

WOW Anne! What fun!!!! I am sitting here in my jammies absolutely green! So much neat stuff! I bet you feel like a kid at Christmas! Those cut and emboss folders are awesome, and if I could cook the cricut would be geat! :-)
Hope you have even more fun today!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

What a fun time you are having! So happy for you....and so jealous! Enjoy yourself and thanks for sharing!!

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Anne!!! It is so great to see your pictures! I wish I was there with you.
Thanks for sharing your adventure with us, you lucky girl!!
Can't wait to see more fun stuff. So much for my new craft budget resolutions :)

jdmommy said...

Oh Anne! this is fabulous that you are showing the CHA! What fun to meet everyone...especially our gal Joan! WOW! Give her a big hug for me!! Keep up your strength gal...I think you're gonna need it!!! I can't wait for more!!

Julia Aston said...

Annie girl!! look at you at CHA!!!! what FUN and thanks for sharing your wonderful pics! I'm so jealous you got to be with Joan and Bev! not to mention all the others!! thanks for letting us join in vicariously through you!!!