summer cha part 1 (and giveaway)

Oh my word! It has been on crazy adventure over here in Chicago. On top of all of the inspiring creations in the manufacturer booths with all of the new releases, I had the opportunity to finally meet a handful of designers in the industry. Talk about major fun!

I wasn’t able to post during the week, but I did get the chance to write short snippets of my day every night. My blog acts as journal, so I thought I would share these past couple of hectic days with everyone.

Sunday, July 25th: Suzy taught another class over at Creative Cuts and Crafts today, and I was there to help out. We all had a blast making a fun Punky Sprouts mini album using some adorable paper from Crate Paper. The gals over at that store are so sweet, so if you are in their area, make sure to pay them a visit.

Monday: July 26th: Today was way too much fun! I woke up bright and early and headed to the convention center. First, I helped Suzy and Shelly set up the Punky Sprouts booth. Afterwards, I headed over to help Lori teach both of her Imaginisce classes.

Check out these ladies having a blast playing with the new Birthday Bash line from Imaginisce.

The irock is totally a hit! Everyone had a blast playing with it in class.

I got the chance to finally meet Megan! She came to help Lori teach her classes. She’s so awesome!

These girls are rockin’ it out with the irock.

Tuesday, July 27th:

Well, you are just going to have to come back to see opening day of Summer CHA 2010. 😉 Stay tuned for pictures from the floor.

In the meantime, leave a comment to this post telling me what month you were born in, and I will put your name into a giveaway for some free Zutter products (cover-alls and owires) and some exclusive freebies from CHA! You have until Saturday, July 31st by 11:59 pm to play.

PS: …and don’t forget that there is a DT call for Kiki Art.  I want to see all of you talented crafters out there applying to this one. 😉 I promise that you are going to LOVE the latest collections!



Filed under DT call, giveaway, personal, scrapbook, vacation

88 responses to “summer cha part 1 (and giveaway)

  1. My birthday month is December!

    I want to be at CHA! Looking at your pictures and the blogs of manufacturers, it looks like so much fun!!

  2. Michelle L

    August!! Thanks for sharing your pics and the fun!

  3. looks like you are having such a great time.. so wish i was there. Xx

  4. I’m a strong-headed Aries ram {born in March}! And, by gosh, I’ve got to find a way to make to CHA at least once!

  5. Looks like a great time! 🙂

  6. Jacque

    It so looks like you are having a blast! i need to use my zutter more!!! I want one of those irocks – toooo cool! I was born in October (which is approaching to fast – I will be the yummy 45 this year – so I wish it wasn’t approaching SOOOOOOO FAST!!!!!!) Enjoy girly!

  7. Alyssa C

    I was born in june. looks like soooo much fun

  8. I was born in November. 🙂

  9. February birthday here!

  10. I was born in May!
    It looks like CHA would be a lot of fun! How exciting for you! Yay for the giveaway chance! 🙂
    I miss your posts and LOs!!

  11. Misty

    March baby here!!! thanks for the giveaway!

  12. HeidiY

    JULY!! Actually my b-day in on 31st!! Woo-hoo!

  13. Vanessa Johnson

    My birthday’s coming up 🙂 August 19th 🙂 You must be having an awesome time! Soo jealous!

  14. I’m so happy that you had the chance to meet Megan ( I design with her for Moxxie) and although I haven’t gotten to meet her myself she seems so super sweet….and talented!! Looks like you had tons of fun and lot of laughs!! I look forward to sending you my Kiki-Art app!!! 🙂

  15. I was born in May. Thanks for sharing about all the exciting events at CHA!

  16. Vanessa

    Looks like you’re having a lot of fun! I’m so jealous!!! I was supposed to be in Chicago this week for my brother’s graduation, but there was a change in schedule. I was so disappointed, but I do love seeing how much fun everyone else is having! Oh, and my birthday month is December!

  17. Karen Keiper

    cha look like a blast! I was born in January, so i am a bossy capricorn!!


    I was born in February!
    Loving your blog, thank you!

  19. wow, you’ve been so busy but it looks like a lot of fun. I share a birthday with president lincoln in February but I’m not quite as old yet. lol

  20. Looks like fun!! Can’t wait to see more pics!! I’m a September baby!! 🙂

  21. Lucky you, wishing you more tons of fun at CHA 🙂

  22. All sounds like so much fun, glad you having a great time. I was a December baby 🙂

  23. Looks like you are having a lot of fun!! Can’t wait to see your pics of the floor. 🙂 I am a pieces… was almost born on leap year, but missed it by a few hours… February baby here!! 😉

  24. NanaBeth

    Wow-that was a whirlwind of fun. I’m an August girl. Have a safe trip home!

  25. Theresa Felts

    I was born in May..and love seeing the pix and your updates, but sooo envious of you, and all who are there,lol

  26. sucor

    October birthday here. Thanks for sharing about all the exciting events and fun at CHA!

  27. Sandra Y.

    Looks like tons of fun. I wish I was there! oh yeah..April baby here.

  28. Angie

    I was born in September! Love the fall season!

  29. jennifer hamilton

    September 🙂
    Looks and sounds like such a fun time!!

  30. February honey, February!!!!!!! Hope you are feeling better CHICA!!! Hugs,K

  31. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    My SIL just texted me that her sister went to ‘some craft and hobby show in Rosemont.’ WHAT!!??!! It’s not ‘some’ craft and hobby show. It’s ‘THE’ craft and hobby show!! Looks like a blast. Wish they would have it in NY so I could make it easily.

    BTW..I’m a February baby.

  32. Callista

    great pics! Looks like soo much fun!
    BTW, I was born in November!

  33. I’m a people pleaser Libra (October). Boy do i wish someday to go to CHA. Thanks for all the info, Mary M

  34. I’m a Gemini.
    I hope that one day I get to go to CHA!!!

  35. Oops! I was born in June.

  36. Heather L.

    My birthday month is April! It looks like you are having a blast in CHA! I can’t wait to see the next post!

  37. Chris Aiton

    Just love all of your fun photos!!!!! My birthday month is October. So happy that you had such a super time at CHA!

  38. Melinda Wilson

    Thanks for posting your pictures and snippets! I was born in May!

  39. JUNE…Love all the new things that are coming out. Thanks always for the sneak peeks 🙂

  40. Nicole

    I’m a Gemini – born in May. Wish I was there at CHA!

  41. looks like SO much fun! Anaheim is so close to me, I’m going to try and make it to the next one there!

    My birthday is in May 🙂

  42. How about if I tell you what month Jing-Jing was born in? 🙂

  43. Debbie Linton

    I was born in November.

  44. I was born in October. I wish I would have been able to go to Chicago. Looks like fun was had by all.!!

  45. nicole w

    I’m totally a Virgo, September is my month!!! Thanks for sharing all you photos and projects with us!!

  46. Michel E

    Born in March

  47. Thanks for sharing all the pics, I was born in October!!

  48. Brittney A

    It looks like you’re having a blast in Chicago!

    I’m a July baby =)

  49. Carolina

    glad you’re having fun! I’m a January baby!

  50. Vicki Wilson

    I was born in February.

  51. Sarah…my birthday is in March…
    wow.. I can’t wait to see your photos… I so wish CHA was in Canada… we can only dream….and see it through pictures..

  52. i’m a June baby!

    looked like you had so much fun!

  53. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you suck!!! LOL!! You KNOW I won’t give that up!! *brat*…should I say APRIL like Amy tagged me with??? LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos…and I miss you and Deana sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  54. It looks like soooo much fun!! One day I will make it to CHA. Thanks for stopping in to share the fun with the rest of us!

    Oh, and I’m a June baby 🙂

  55. jackie

    I was born in June. You look like you’re having a blast at the CHA and in Chicago.

    Quick question. What type of camera do you use? I love how your photographs come out 😀

  56. Deanna Foy

    my birth month is May! love the pics and comments about CHA!

  57. Kat

    i was born in the lovely month of august…

    …looks like you are having so much fun! im so jealous…i wish i could be there, too!!

  58. Techie

    I was born in JUNE. 🙂

  59. I’m a libra, born in October! I was in Chicago last May, should have scheduled my trip in July instead!

  60. I am a July girl! Thanks for sharing the photos. It is lovely to see what is going on there!

  61. Keesha

    October! Have a great time!!

  62. Sherry

    The fabulous month of May!

  63. KC

    I was born in the chilly month of Jan… Always a great way to ring in the new year….

  64. J. Jones

    I’m a cancer so I was born in July… I always feel sorry for my poor mother being 9 months pregnant in the hot hot TN summers…

  65. Pink Scrapper

    I was born in the month of love… Feb… Guess that’s why I’m a hopeless romantic, lol…

  66. Miss Cooper

    October and I love it!! Halloween, my birthday, and the wonderful fall season!

  67. My birthday month is May. I always end up sharing my birthday with Mother’s Day and it usually rains :(.
    Glad you are enjoying CHA! I so wish I was there!!

  68. Jayne Rossi-Elliott

    My birthday is in April! Have fun!

  69. DeniseB

    I was born in March.
    Looks like a wonderful time at CHA. Thanks for the pics!

  70. mary smith

    I was born in April!


  71. I was born in March! A great month for presents. June new clothes for summer, Sept new clothes for back to school, Dec new clothes for Christmas, and then, woohoo new clothes for my birthday! Year round wardrobe. ;^)

  72. I’m a December baby. I wish CHA would come somewhere close to Cincy. You guys look like you are having a blast!

  73. Hello Sarah, looks like you had great fun at the CHA.
    I have to say it reminds me of a year ago in Orlando, good times.
    Maybe next year I will have time to join you 🙂
    I was born in February.
    Take some rest now, I am sure you are creatively energized but I am also sure you need a lot of rest. Not much sleeping going on during the CHA, righ?

  74. scrappininak

    looks like a lot of fun. My birthday is in August

  75. You are one busy lady- are you trying to keep up with the energizer bunny?? Love your blog and I’m a March baby 🙂

  76. Looks like lots of fun! My bday month is June. 🙂

  77. Lois

    July birthday here, just past in fact. Looks like you are having a great time

  78. colleen

    December baby here–I’d love to get my hands on some goodies, thanks for the op.

  79. Susan Spiers

    September! Great giveaway!

  80. Pamk

    I am an August baby. Matter of fact a week from sunday I’ll be 44. don’t enter me in the contest. I don’t have a Zutter machine. I just love playing along.

  81. Candice

    July Love my Zutter bind!

  82. love to win this… thanks for the chance… and lovin’ all the pics… looks like you’re having a fantastic time…
    {{hugs}} Michelle

  83. Cait

    June baby here! Awesome giveaway!

  84. Marygail

    My birth month is September – I turn 30 this year 🙂 CHA looks like a lot of fuN!!

  85. Mustangkayla

    How fun! I was born in May!

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