CHA...part 3

The best parts of Chicago CHA for me.
(Well that I got a picture of anyway! This is my second CHA show on the  Clear Scraps DT and I keep forgetting to take a picture of all of us!!
Jim & Susan Frase, owners and Cathy Shellenberg fellow DT member!
We had a wonderful time together!))

Here I am meeting lots of people while teaching make and takes for Faber-Castell!

Oh - and do you recognize that picture on the left?
Yep yours truly.
How cool is that? That is the Design Team, they made us feel so special!
The best fun is meeting people  in person that you have worked with and talked to online...Its like meeting up with old friends, how nice is that?

Meeting Cindy Liebel!
We are on both on the Creative Memories DT and she is the sweetest!!!

                   Meeting Margie Higuchi, we are both on the Ta Da
                                   Creative Studios DT together! She is just as fun as she is online!
Here is Susan Minitre, the owner of Paper Crafters Corner, and
two of my fellow DT members from Faber-Castell
Jenn Matott and Mou Saha.
                                  I had such a good time hanging out & laughing with these ladies!

Stacey Rodriguez have chatted online for a long time - I don't even remember where we met at first but we were both in a booth I look up and there she is! This was the first time we met in person! How fun is that!
It was so nice to meet in person Annette and Mary,
          co-owners of Ta Da Creative Studios!
   You know when you talked at lentgh with someone online
                         and then you finally meet them in person - its like you've known them forever- like
very good old friends!  Loved, loved chatting with these ladies!
SO happy to be working with Susan again! She is also working with Love My Tapes!
Sometimes you just click with people - she is adorable!
 and my last and most exciting memory form CHA Winter?
Making this in a 10 minute crafters challenge...
You are probably thinking "what?"
Seriously - all during the shows they were having these contests in the middle of the CHA floor -

"DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?Join us for this fast-paced, high-energy crafting competition. You’ll be challenged to create a mixed-media project in under 10 minutes as you compete for prizes supplied by your favorite exhibitors! While the competition is taking place, the host of the show will provide you with great mixed-media crafting tips, ideas and trends that you can bring back to your stores!"
Evertime I was walking by they had already started or were just finishing - I really waned to do it, I thought it would be so fun but was busy working inthe booths!Well my final hour of the show before I had to leave for the airport I finally got my chance and happened to be walking by at thr right time! They picked three contestants and we had ten minutes to make something out of these tubes and whatever embellishments and supplies you had on your LITTLE table.This is what I came up with - a fairy wand for baby girl!They did the countdown at the end of the ten minutes...10,9,8,7,6...

Well I had no idea what the prize was going to be but my heart stopped when
they announced that would be this
Sizzix Eclips electronic die cutiing machine!!!
I was holding my breath as the judges made their descision and it was....

How lucky am I ????
I have been truly blessed, good times, good friends - new and old,
and a really cool machine! Now back to UNpacking....


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