Monday, July 21, 2008


Went to CHA! Seriously, SO MUCH fun!!!! I had a BLAST! Elise invited me to go, and it was overwhelming, exciting, tiring, exciting, just SO COOL!!!! Did I mention it was exciting!? I think I walked around Friday with a permanent smile on my face and I had to get a bucket to catch all the drool. There were SO MANY new things to look at. BEAUTIFUL papers, stamps, rub-ons, inks, paints, stickers, alphabets. It was truly breathtaking! I took TONS o' pictures, so I will upload some when I get home.

Elise and I took a Tim Holtz class. Can you say fun, challenging and AWESOME!? TIM freakin' HOLTZ!!! He is the BOMB!!!! Love everything he does, he's amazingly talented!!!! Can't wait to share what we learned and I definitely can't wait to see all the new products Elise ordered from Ranger!!!

And, before I departed from the Windy City, the most incredible thing happened. I received a Making Memories rolling tote from someone. Long story short, I had met a woman and her daughter at the MM booth during their daily drawing. She won a MM rolling tote FULL of goodies AND a MM embellishment center. It was SO EXCITING!!! She's from Washington and wasn't sure how she was going to get it home. Well, yesterday before leaving we were at the American Crafts booth grabbin' some product and I saw she and her daughter again! I was chatting with them about the show and how they were going to get the big ol' box home. Her daughter won a MM tote and a brand new Slice yesterday morning! What are the odds? Well, they offered me one of the totes. I couldn't believe it! After telling them a few times, I just couldn't take it, they persisted and insisted that I have it. I gave in. They unloaded the goodies inside, understandably so, and I left with a leather MM rolling tote. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!? I think her name was Kim, not sure what your daughter's name is. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! It's already loaded with my stuff!!!! I can't wait to show my girlfriends.

I'll post pics soon!!!!