I found out my friend Samara was going to CHA and I teased with her about taking me and to stop torturing me with her updates on facebook. I went about my saturday BUT that night about 7 pm, Samara sent me a message to call her ASAP. Actually she sent me and another friend a message to call her. So I call her and her voice mail picks up and I leave her a message. She calls back and says....
Samara "Jamia what are you doing tomorrow"
Samara " Do you want to go to CHA"
Me " Heck yeah"
So she picked me up at 8 AM sunday morn!!
I felt like a kid waiting on Christmas morning, couldnt sleep all night. When I walked in the convention center I was floating. Even though I couldnt buy a thing It didnt matter, just being around all that paper, ribbons, stamps and accessories was just as good !! The art work was incredible, some of the booths were too darn cute. I didnt take my camera because Samara said they were kinda strict about it, but I saw several point and shoots. I managed to snap a few with my phone, I will try uploading them ( never uploaded from my phone before).
Our first stop was the Cricket booth, where we made this make n take
We received this little guy, he's 5 this year! There running a contest, you take a picture of your little cricket in fun, creative places and enter to win BIG.
We also recieved this premeir issue!
Here's some of my loot, I didnt get nearly as much as Samara did on Saturday. Samara writes reviews for a stamping magazine and so thats were her HUGE load of free goodies came in.
I have a ton of catalogs!
Some of them were packaged so nicely.
I picked up many new tote bags. It became addictive and I had to have one if they were offering them, kinda like the catalogs.
There were lots of make n takes, I didnt do nearly as many has I wanted. I saw Emily from Stamping Bella, Elizabeth Kartchner writer of 52 scrapbook challenges and designer of the Dear Lizzy line of scrapbooking goodies, and the owner of Spellbinders. Didnt see Angie of Unity or Tim Holtz. Now if I can just get to Chicago this summer for the summer CHA show which includes the super show (open to the public, RETAIL SHOPPING!)