Sunday, February 5, 2012

CHA Pictures

Hello Everyone! I can't tell you how wonderful it was to be able to attend the Winter CHA! The best part was being able to meet in person some of the friends I have met in the blogging world. Big hugs to all of you! A special thank you to Diana Crick, owner of ScorPal and Magnolia-licious for allowing me to be apart of the whole experience!

Here I am with my very dear and talented friend Jacque! Jacque and I colored hundreds of Mini Magnolia images before hand to put on pillow boxes to give out at the convention and we even had to color more images there at the show too!!  The pillow boxes were such a big hit!  I think we ended up making over 700 of them! Big Hugs to Cabio, Mindy, Angie, and Patti Jo for helping us put the boxes together!

On Sunday evening, I was treated to a wonderful flower making class taught by the very talented Patti Jo.  Thank you so much Patti Jo!  Oh My Goodness, you have to take a look at here blog.  She makes the most beautiful handmade flowers. It was so much fun learning how to make the flowers and to also sit down and do some crafting with such a talented bunch of ladies! Pictured left to right: Patti Jo, Bron, Diana, Sharon, Cabio, Me - the tall one in the center, Jacque, Mindy, Bev, and Angie.

On Monday night, Diana treated us all to a wonderful dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company! Thank you so much Diana!  It was such a marvelous time filled with good food and a lot of laughter! We were all laughing so much that tears were running down our faces! Pictured left to right: Bron, Mindy, Angie, Sharon, Patti Jo, Cabio, Suzanne, Diana, Me, Bev and Jacque.

On Wednesday afternoon, after the show was over, Michelle, Bev, Jacque and I went to Disneyland for a few hours.  Here we are inside the front entrance.  It was Bev and Jacque's first visit!! These ladies are the sweetest most wonderful ladies I have ever met! I felt I like I have known them forever!

I wish I had more pictures to show of the convention, but photographs were not allowed unless you were a buyer. From what I did get to see, you better start saving your money!
I saw some beautiful Flowers from Prima, Spring Darjeeling Flowers from Petaloo, Tim Holtz Distress Markers,  Embellishments and Tissue Paper Garland that I can't wait to get from Melissa Frances and some very cute images from Stampavie!

While at the show, I also found out some exciting news that I will share with you sometime soon!

Have a wonderful week my blogging friends!

Big Hugs,


Stampin Mindy said...

Great pictures Suzan. Feel free to grab any picturs I have on my blog.
Have a great week!

Hugs, Mindy

Danielle said...

It's fun to see all those pictures! CHA seems to be quite an experience.
thank you for sharing and making us dream.. yep...will save $$$ and looking forward to see all the new stuff.

Patti Jo said...

The news is out and Congratulations Suzan!!! It was great to meet and work with you at CHA! Awesome experience and so much fun! You are an excellent student by the way and hope you had fun with the flowers!!! *Hugs*

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Such lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Looks like you had a great time!!

Love and hugs//Gunilla

Cami said...

Wonderful pics you can scrap and put into a lovely album of the great time you spent with these lovely ladies and the memorable experience! It was hard work, but you also got to have fun!


Christina C. said...

Hi Suzan! Looks like you had a fabulous time....wish I could have been there!!!! Can't wait to see all the new crafting goodies and hear the "exciting" news!!!!!!!!! How long are you going to keep us in suspense????????????????

Helen said...

Hi Suzan, looks like you had a great time with all the lovely buddies. Hugs, Helen

Bev said...

I had the BEST time ever sweetie, a big big thank you to you all for making it such a special trip for me xxxxx

cabio's craft corner said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures Suzan. I had a great time there and glad to meet you in person :o)