hello bloggers! long time no blog huh? well you can't say i didn't start out with good intentions right? from the first day to the last...it all seemed to happen in the blink of an eye. whew! where to begin? as always there is so much to prep and plan before even leaving for the show, then all of the set up, workshops, meetings, and then of course a full day of demos when you get there. let me start off by saying it was a tremendously exciting show for me and thank you for sharing in it all. from your response to the product previews to the response from the show attendees, i was so happy and inspired. the buzz at the show is always a promising sign that creativity is still the driving force in this industry - i truly believe you get what you give. i was also in awe of all of the amazing projects displayed throughout the show (especially from the handful of talented people that took time to create samples for me - thank you). it is such fun to catch up with industry friends too, share stories, and see all of the other new products coming our way! i'm thankful for all of the great companies i design for (idea-ology, stampers anonymous, sizzix, tonic, and core'dinations) and their huge efforts to make the very best products - bringing my dreams to reality. thanks also to ranger for being such an amazing company to work for - hard to believe it's been 8 years already! there is so much to see and take in throughout the cha show and what better way to share it with you than a video blog. if a picture is worth a thousand words, than this video should say plenty. finally a HUGE thank you to mario for his tireless help to me, and for keeping all of you up to date via twitter throughout the cha show. he's truly the best, and i know many of you appreciate him too. so you'll be even happier to know he loaded our suitcases up with a bunch of new products from the show to giveaway on the blog! just post a comment and let us know what new product (or products) you're most excited about for a chance to win some of it. thanks again for being part of this incredible journey - looking forward to a little studio time this weekend.
winners will be announced on monday so good luck...t!m