Thursday, January 29, 2009

Back from CHA!

OH MY GOSH! What a fabulous trip I had! I don't even know where to begin to tell you about all the exciting products we saw!

Our first stop was at the JustRite Stamper's booth. I just happened to know that Debbie Olson was going to be there! Since she is MY IDOL, I had to stop by to see her in person. When I introduced myself she stood up, reached across the table and gave me the biggest hug! I must say that she is one of the sweetest and most lovely people! Love ya Debbie!

The new products in the JustRite booth are sooooo exciting! We had a long visit with Kellie Fortin, who has become a great friend! It was fun to finally meet her in person. I got big hugs from her too! LOL! We also visited with Craig, the owner of JustRite and got a lot of insight into product development and great things to come.

Their new Demi Phrases set is only one of their new releases, and it's such a fun one! It fits on their new 2" Wood Stamper, and has unlimited possibilities. I really love the flexibility. Imagine the different phrases you can make to complete the demi phrase that comes in the kit!

This is a picture of three of my cards I had in the JustRite booth. I was honored that Kellie asked me to bring them for display. You can see my original blog post with these cards HERE .

The first shipment of stamps from JustRite will be March 10, so be sure to watch the store for the new releases. I bought A LOT of them for you! :-)

The new Cosmo Cricket paper is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of I ordered ALL OF IT! I haven't stocked 12 x 12 paper in the store before, but some of it is just irresistable. So I finally decided to bite the bullet and add it to the store's inventory! I think you will be excited about all the new papers I'm adding! I know I am!

I so enjoyed our stop at Our Craft Lounge! I met Joy , Cambria and Kim, and I must say they are all just the sweetest! Don't you just love their stamps? Do you want them? I we're getting them. Fun, fun, fun stuff! I think those will be shipping in a couple of weeks.

The Penny Black booth had some of the cutest samples! This is one of the sample boards using some of their critter stamps. Of course I placed an order, but they couldn't give me a ship date, so we'll see them when we see them!

This may not come as a surprise to you, but I spent A LOT of money in the Spellbinders booth! There was just no getting around it since we love it all! I can't wait to get my hands on it! This is a sample board they had in their booth using Spellbinders dies with metal. Isn't it gorgeous?

While I was waiting in the airport I met Stacy's sister and we had a great visit. She had all the new Spellbinders dies with her. I kept trying to get her to go to the ladies room while I watched her bags. But she was on to me! ROTF!

As much as I hate posting my picture, I had to share this photo! I realize I don't need to tell you who these ladies are, but I'm going to anyway! It's the infamous Debbie Olson and Ellen Hutson . I can't begin to tell you how sweet and kind these ladies are, and how easy they are to talk with. We visited as if we had known one another for years! I truly admire them both. They are so humble, and I find that very appealing! True stamping royalty indeed!

So, that's it for now. I have packages to ship and more unpacking to do. I will be back soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

And if you haven't registered for the Dreamy Treats, be sure to do that in the posts below. The winner will be announced tomorrow night.

Until then...


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Welcome home, Michelle! Missed ya!'re getting OCL stamps??!! Whoo-hooooooooo!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! How fun that you got to see all those new products and meet all those wonderful people!

catdidit said...

Welcome home, missed ya too! Looks like it was a BLAST! Me, you and Kelli should DRIVE to FL, I not flying ANYwheres, haha!

I am so excited about those justrite new releases! It's like I got to have them all, haha!

kreativeimagination said...

Welcome back home. Get some rest. Really loved the snapshots. What an eye candy. Also, loved the picture of you three gorgeous ladies.

Carol said...

Welcome home Michelle! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and had so much fun meeting everyone and seeing all the new product! I'm still snickering about your watching Stacey's sisters' bags while she went to the ladies room! LOL Can't blame a girl for trying :)
Those Nestabilities are breathtaking - especially done in metal! I can't wait to own some of them:)
TFS all the great photos and updates!

Kelli said...

Welcome back!!! I'm so excited about all the new goodies you'll be getting!

Amy Sheffer said...

Welcome home! Glad you had a great time at CHA. It was great to meet you in person - a highlight of my trip! I'm so excited about all the new products you'll be carrying. When, when, when does it come in?? {grin}

Joan Ervin said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Michelle...I can't wait to get my hands on that new CC paper!!! Love all the pictures, I can put a face to your sweet comments!!

Cambria Turnbow said...

I had THE best time visiting with you and Laurie and Tosh! Thanks so much for coming by our booth! You are just adorable! Anytime you need anything, just give nme a call. I'm "your people baby!" It was seriously REALLY fun meeting you! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

what fun pix! and you did a phenom job on those cards for Just Rite! I'm so proud of you! :)
glad to have you back!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Welcome back - Michelle!!!
Looks like you had a success ful trip!!! You are one lucky lady to have met all these wonderful people!!!

Thank you for sharing all your pictures!!! Hugs ~S~

Sara said...

I see you, I see you!!!! Yeah!!!! BIG HUGS!!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

OH, how fun to see all the CHA photos -- thanks so much for sharing!!!