Friday, January 17, 2014

CHA 2014

I have definitely been awol from this dear blog :( but I have an excuse! I have been away hobnobbing with the stars in Los Angeles! It was definitely a case of do I, don't I go, last week, and finally at the last minute, DH decided I should go, and one packed, almost empty suitcase ( with space for bringing back all those goodies!!) , and a pair of sunglasses later , I was on a plane to Anaheim, to spend time with the stars! LOL I got back Wednesday and today is Friday, jet lag is almost non existent (I am lucky I don't really suffer from it), and it's back to work!
I had such a brilliant time, and met lots of new crafting folk, caught up with old friends, and saw masses of new goodies for you!
I did 9 workshops, all of them fabulous , and all of them different. The Ranger one with Tim Holtz used the new mini distress inks and tool, and we even got to try the new Distress Marker Spritzer! I took classes with Joanne Sharpe learning how to do my own lettering, a fabulous canvas class with Seth Apter, ( some of which I will be teaching next weekend). I also did a class with Candy Rosenberg, using Graphic 45 papers, and Printers Tray! One of my favourite classes was, of course, Graphc 45, and we made a gorgeous Book Box, which will be available as a workshop very soon :)
No CHA would be complete without photos, and my camera skills do need to be honed, but here are the first of my pictures, with more to come in the next couple of days! Here are a few of my favourite people...

Wendy Vecchi

Tim Demoing at Sizzix
Andy Skinner

My Stamps on DecoArt Samples by Andy Skinner

Graphic 45 workshop

Dyan Revealey
Candy Rosenberg
Dina Wakley

Candy Colwell & Linda Ledbetter
France Papillon

Ken at Spellbinders

Jen Starr
Leonie Pujol & Mel Heaton

Dinner at Bubba Gumps with the Craftwork Card team
Joanne Sharpe  



MissPetiteCrapule said...

I am so jealous. It would be my dream to go there and see everyone! Maybe one year. Thanks for sharing your photos. Would you go again?


whyducks said...

Wow you sure packed a lot in. It looks a lot of fun. x

butterfly said...

Wow - it all looks SOOO exciting... thanks for sharing these photos, and I'm looking forward to hearing lots more!
Alison x

Crafty Humphreys said...

Looks like you loved every minute. Hope I can get to some of your workshops! Suz (surrey crafts). X

Artyjen said...

How Ab Fab!
xoxo Sioux

Buttons said...

My goodness, some serious hob nobbing going on there! I bet you're running on adrenaline right now. Jenny x

505whimsygirl said...

VERY cool! I can't wait to see the projects you made at your classes.


massofhair said...

Looks like you REALLY enjoyed your CHA time. No one has shown anything Andy Skinner was up to at the show, his use of your stamps looks wonderful.

Glad you don't suffer jet lag, seems Leonie and Mel were the worse for wear this morning when i caught a glimpse of them on Create and Craft lol.

Thanks for sharing your pics:-) xxx

Lynn Hardy said...

Looks like you had a great time at CHA! I wish I could go one day. Did you see Jim Hankins there? His samples for Graphic 45 and Ranger were amazing!

Helen said...

Great photos, glad you enjoyed yourself!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Looks like it was the right decision to go :) Fab photos x

misteejay said...

What a fab time you have had - glad you decided to go as it sounds as if you really enjoyed yourself.

Toni xx

misteejay said...
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misteejay said...

Glad you decided to go as it sounds like you really enjoyed yourself.

Toni xx

Anonymous said...

I am green with envy! Great photos, I'm glad you had such a wonderful time.

Sid said...

Lots of talent there Jennie !!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great photos Jennie, thanks so much for sharing!! Can i come along next time?? :o)