Saturday, July 14, 2012

Countdown to CHA

 Last year was my first visit to the Craft and Hobby Association's summer trade show (CHA) in Chicago. I had a blast and of course my favourite part of the trip was taking a class with Tim Holtz and watching him demo his awesome products and techniques during the show. EVERYONE who goes to CHA gets a photo with Tim, so of course I battled my fear of the camera and brought home my souvenir snapshot...vowing to make a scrap-book page with it. Well, as many of you know....I am NOT a scrapbooker, but I AM a procrastinator and I still haven't had the photo printed a year later. Enter my friend Lynne, who IS a scrapbooker and presented me with this fabulous framed page last week because she knew I'd never get round to it. She even snagged the photo from my blog and had it printed...sneaky girl! This goes to prove that sometimes it does pay to put things off .. LOL! I could never have done such an amazing layout myself. If you haven't been in the store recently, make sure to have a close up look next time you visit. Those clock hands are cut out BY HAND! Awesome! 
On Sunday, Lynne, Brigit and I are headed out to CHA 2012 to see all the amazing new products being released, take some classes and soak up all the inspiration. We'll take lots of photos and I'll be sure to share them when I get back next Thursday.  I just added lots more paper to the .75 cent bin so stop in and have a browse...Jennifer will be here looking after things on Tuesday and Wednesday and she'd love some company!

1 comment:

  1. beautiful! i saw this in the store yesterday and lynne obviously put a lot of thought into all the elements - fussy cutting those clock hands takes a lot of patience! enjoy your trip to CHA! a new magazine, designed to color, will be there too; if you have a chance to flip through an issue, you might recognize someone's work. :)