I must apologize BEFORE you see the photos. It is actually DAY 2. I am still not in bed since I had so much to get done yesterday/tonight. We had a very busy first day and it was non-stop in the booth. I felt so bad that no one in our booth even had a chance to eat lunch. It was a good kind of busy. Thank goodness for granola bars, chocolate, water and treats behind the booth. ha! I am truly thankful for the hard work and dedication that Nick, Sesil and Gentry are to my company. These shows are very LONG hours and we often miss lunch and sleep to get it all done.
So we were busy...which is a good thing. We had so many pre-show orders that I thought the show would be very slow. I am happy to say that the craft industry is doing well and we have some amazing stores and craft supporters here and many who could not come. I never got a chance to take my camera out so the following photos are from my iphone. I will post MUCH better photos later.
So enjoy a few photos from Tuesday....
Our new booth is adorned with a NEW gold & crystal chandelier.
I love having new display units to showcase ALL the projects. Finally, we can showcase layouts, mini books, altered items, cards, and home decor projects!!!!
I simply LOVE working with my girl... my daughter Gentry.
Oh well... blurry but you can see the inside of the booth.
Uneaka from Bermuda. I simply loved meeting her. She said the hobby is growing and they love it there! I am going to have to go visit her and find out for myself. She was so cute. She reads my blog and when she saw Gentry, she instantly knew her by name. I love this! Such a sweet and very passionate crafter.
Okay... a sideview... sorry it is 12:45 am. Promise to share BETTER photos of the booth. PS my design team ROCKS!
Here I am with my beautiful neighbors the GLITZ girls. How cute are they?
Oh, I love my poster from the idea book. I am just honored to have done the Designer Signature Series with the talented girls here. Guess WHAT???? I can officially announce that I am working on my NEXT TC IDEA BOOK with them. It is going to be sooooo unique and I love it! Can you guess what I will focus it on?
Not sure what I was doing here. LOVE these fun girls from Washington. Did I mention I am teaching at both of their stores in November? Yes, BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS in Bonney Lake and Marion. I am excited to go AGAIN!
Okay we were so HUNGRY and tired and we went with a group of friends (THANKS PATTI and NIDIA) and the TC crew to Maria's for Mexican food. It was yummy!!! Then we came back to the hotel and got on our PJ's.....
HA HA... upside down photo of our NEW SHIRTS (PJ'S) from our friends at MME... My Mind's Eye! Okay... I think I love this SILLY hotel photo. Love that we are having silly fun times. I am JUST so thankful for a wonderful turn out and that the retailers are so supportive of my new lines and company. SO BLESSED!
In a few hours I will be ready to start day 2 at CHA. Afterwards I teach ANOTHER workshop at Creative Crafts and Cuts. You can follow us during the day for the latest photo and news from CHA on my facebook, twitter and instagram. Time for bed.... need sleep!!!!!