After a full weekend of CRAFTY craziness, demos, book signings, meetings, dinners and drinks with my FAVE artists, designers, book publishers, editors and friends...I'm glad to be back in LALA land! I haven't been in Cali for awhile. I really miss it when I'm gone. Got stuck in Dallas after my connecting flight from Chi-town was delayed. So one extra night on the road wasn't bad. What am I talking about...I'm forever on the road! :) At least American put me up in a decent hotel. So here's the scoop in photos at CHA and a few of my favorite highlights!
me & Jenn Perkins making FUNKY brooches & accessories @ the DUNCAN booth
-Demoed at DUNCAN with some artsy crafty ladies...Jennifer Perkins, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Hope Perkins and Sonya Nimri
-Launched my Collage Pauge line of Instant decoupage in Matte, Glossy & Sparkles(my fave!)
-Congrats to Claudine who launched her new line STUDIO with Ranger!! AWESOME sticky back canvas!!
-Quick catch up with Tim Holtz, love his grunge board!
-Dinner with the girls @ MAKI sushi & noodles...squished in a van with Bernie, Claudine, Kim, Carmi, Jenn, Hope and Sonya ;-)
-Dinner @ Gibson's with the F+W crew, YES (Greg & Justin...lol) I AM working on my second book!! :)
-I worked most of the time, so I only got a few minutes to race through the show floor..but I bumped into the lovely Ali Edwards, Nadine Schwartz, Justin from Copic, Chad Fox from Notions.
-Chatted with the gang from Creative Imaginations
-Hung out at Shoeless Joe's with Nate(my AWESOME Collage Pauge product manager, Lynda(homeland security) and played pool with Justin.
-Enjoyed dinner and cocktails with Impatient Beader...Margot Potter and her sweetiepie Drew
-Had fun catching up with the talented and sweet Candie Cooper
-Happy hour with the gang along with Cathie and Steve of Creative Juices, who were launching their Plaid product line
-Caught up with Jami P. @ scrapbooking.com, will be working on editorial soon.
-Picked up and advance copy of the Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry - A-W-E-S-O-M-E
-Had a delightful conversation with John Pagliaro from Mary Engelbreight and saw a copy of the Home Companion (Collage Pauge is featured on Page 20!!)
-Met Aubre from American Girl Magazine, talked about editorial opps.
-Finally got to catch up with Ana Cabrera from CK Online...look for some cool editorial coming up!!
sippin on bloody marys after a LONG day of demos with good friend Hope Perkins of Hot Pink Pistol
my lovely girlie claudine hellmuth making barrettes @ the DUNCAN booth
YUMMY crafty curios from Naughty Secretary Club