06 February, 2012

Back from CHA

Back from CHA - it was fabulous - every year it shrinks a bit more & it has become so expensive that the smaller companies have decided not to participate. It is a great pity because there have to be some great products, papers & ideas in that area.

Prima has the mose extensive range of flowers you have ever seen.
Tim Holtz has great new inks, pencils etc & is still the master of demonstrating.
Graphic 45 had a fabulous stand with the most amazing projects on it - the staff were all dressed in vintage & looked great. 
A lot of companies are being merged or purchased so seem to be disappearing

Lot of vinatge papers, lots of flowers, lots of beaded swirls & embellishments.  Martha Stewart stand was a quarter of 1 stand & there appeared to be noone there - quite odd.

My goal for being there was to see how my papers stood up against the ones there; see what new products were out, trends in colours & products etc.  My goals were met.

Since I have been back I have allowed myself a couple of days of dejetlagging (is that a word?), pampering my little dog (she does not think I am done), getting orders out (not totally done yet) & replying to emails (did not take a laptop with me- next time I will). 

I now need to decide on the new DT; the next Challenge & a whole bunch more

Can now say that my Blog is up to date - hehe & LOL!!

Bye for now


  1. Least blog is up to date lol :-) I enjoyed reading about your CHA experience. I have friends who also mention that the smaller businesses were not at CHA, and they were missed by those attending. P.S Glad goals were met...

  2. Nice to have you safely back Meg, Looks like you had a wonderful time, thanks for sharing your experience at CHA 2012 with us all. XX

  3. Great your goals turn out..and lovely to read your experience at the CHA.I think when you opend your mailbox you had a mailexplosion..lol..!

  4. That's a shame that they don't make it easier for companies like yours!! your papers are exquisit and I'm in love witht he ones I got. I have a reveal on Feb 12 using the beautiful papers I got from you!! I'm a big fan and I'm sure you will have success even if you didn't particpate in CHA, the products speak for themselves!!!

  5. Meg,
    I am in love with every single paper! I am sorry that I missed going to CHA this time around, but friends have been sending me pictures of my LO's in the ZVA Creative and Heartfelt Creations booths. I would love to see your papers in real life and cant wait to get my hands on some!! They are my fave style!! You will be very successful with your lines. Glad your goals have been met!! Layouts that I have seen speak for themselves.

  6. Phew !! glad you are back safe and sound Meg even tho you seem as though you have a million things to do to catch up. Loved hearing about CHA...sad how 'small' always struggles in the world of big business, we loose so many creative possibilities along the way. xx