Monday, February 11, 2008

CHA Afterglow

OMG....what fun! I am almost at a loss of adjectives to describe the last few days. Every single person I met was amazing in their own way. First of all, I'm so happy I got to meet up with a few of my Craft Critique pals. Sarah is overflowing with energy right up to her adorable pink hair. Martha and Kim are cutting edge artists behind the big camera lens. I love that they are working on their next post or scrapbook page constantly. I don't know how I got in this group, but I'm honored to be a part of it.

I want to share with you my top pick from CHA. I absolutely fell in love with ART Declassified. They make cling mount red rubber stamps marketed in CD Cases. The owner of the company, Karen, took me on a tour of the booth. She shared with me the stories behind her stamps. Each stamp has a little story. Many of the people are family members with names. Her daughter's eyes are featured on one of the new stamps. I love this. What a wonderful personal touch. Ok, are you ready for the part that almost knocked me over. She got a better price on production of her stamps, so she lowered the prices. You can pick up her stamps for $5.98 to 18.98 per set. How amazing is that. It was so refreshing to talk with a business owner who is interested in much more than the bottom line. Here is a link to all of her newly released stamps.

This is a pic of the adorable make and take gum holder I made in their booth along with a pin that Karen gave to me before I left. The stamp set is such a fun one, and the pocket holder is a project I made a while back using their stamps. More CHA dish soon. I need to get my stuff unpacked and organized.

11 comments:

Kim H. said...

Wow sounds like and awesome time at CHA! I have ordered from AD before! I love their stamps! My LSS has then in stock now! I can't wait until they get the new stuff in!

Thanks for the updates from CHA!

Lesa said...

I am so glad you had a grand time! You deserved it. Your M&T's look fun and just your style. Gonna go check out the link you shared...

liannallama said...

oh, you are so so lucky to be there! Stop by and see if Random (my cat) is on a LO in booth 5353! I sent a pea his pic to do some pet LO's!

Thanks for the great news about Art Declassified. I LOVE their stamps but they have been a bit pricey!

Hope you have fun tomorrow!
:)

LostLuggage said...

Hey! Glad you had a great time!! I can't wait to hear more...and these stories are very helpful in making buying decisions..I like to know what's happening behind the scenes!

Heather Grow said...

I'm glad that you had a great experience. I love hearing your stories about your weekend. Thanks for doing the hard work for us.

Far North said...

What! You are going to unpack before sharing more?! LoL! I suppose you are gonna do a little laundry too! Wow what a cliff hanger tease. I feel like I have a puppy dog at your heels all night...going from site to site where you a posting. It is indeed so fun to hear tidbits of your adventures. I am so glad it was a super experience for you!
Catch your breathe we will wait for the next chapter. Get some good rest. ...Jan

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super cool post!!! What an awesome booth and class act Art Declassified is!! BTW, totally lovin' Karen's hair... (is that her in the photo?) Can I say that? Way cute cut! Today is a hair appt. day for me... hmmmmmmmmmm...
Love the goodies... Can't wait to see what you have to share with us!!

Stampin' Meg said...

Lucky you going to CHA!
Yes- those stamps do look fabulous.

katydiddy said...

Super cool! I love my CHA experience too. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

OldBagNewTricks said...

If that doesn't sound like the most fun.... and so when are we going to hear more? When are we getting photos? How about those new supplies?

I am so glad you've had a terrific time. If anyone I know needs a break and a breather it would be you. Hachachacha.

Jenny

Soon Han said...

Thanks for sharing this all.
I'll bet you had a real great time.
I love those stamps too.