Memories of CHA day 1

February 19, 2012

in CHA, Memories

Silhouette booth from Marjorie Towers on Vimeo.

The first thing you will notice about the above video is how LOUD it was at CHA. There is a great deal of excitement especially on the first day. One of the best parts of CHA is just taking in the way each company decorates their booths. The video show the back wall of the Silhouette booth. The images you see are what you can download to your computer and then cut with your machine. There are literally thousands of choices. Plus this machine will cut any font you have on your computer or any image you design yourself. Competing in the same market is the Eclipse by Sizzix. For those of you who follow Tim Holtz, you know that he has designed cartridges that will cut his stamped images. The Eclipse also will cut any font on your computer and any image you design yourself. I can order either machine for you if you are interested.

I fell in love with the Canvas Corp booth and spent a lot of time there on the first day. They have purchased Tattered Angels and we made a great make ‘n take using canvas and the new Plain Jane sprays. I really like any spray on canvas. It is just a great combination (almost as much fun as using Gelatos which I learned all about in class with Donna Downey in the evening of Day 1).

Here’s a few photos of Day 1:

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This wreath was huge – about 5 feet in diameter.

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Beautiful wedding layout on 12×12 stretched burlap. Yes, we have these at Creating Lasting Memories.

cc mini book

An example of mixed media mini-album.  Love the burlap pocket.

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Lots of banners decorated the tops of the booths. These were real sweet made out of fabric.  One thing I really noticed at CHA was the mixing of media, especially combining fabric with paper crafts.

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Vintage was everywhere in the booth decorations.  These clocks were hanging in the Graphic 45 booth.

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Check out this layout displayed by hanging from an old yardstick. There were actually three layouts hanging from a single yardstick.

Ok, it took me forever (well 2 weeks actually) to get these posted so I thank you for waiting and I hope you aren’t too disappointed.  It really is so much fun to attend CHA. Next post I’ll share all the celebrity sightings of Day 2!

Marjorie

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