Okay, it's time to finally recount what happened at CHA!!!!!! And all the Designers in the Designer Crafts Connection are doing it together.
This was by far the weirdest CHA for me ever. I spent a total of 12 hours on the show floor and missed over half the seminars I was supposed to attend. I was in meeting after meeting, my feet swelled from my gout acting up, and I spent alot of time sitting and talking. And even though it was the weirdest, it was also the best!! I spent alot of time with friends, networking, being mentored, making connections. It was awesome!!
The show started early on Saturday with the Designer Roundtables. As soon as I became a Designer Member I was assigned to moderate the tables with Lorine Mason. It was scary at first but alot easier than I thought it would be – Lorine Mason is a great leader!!! There were lots of connections made, learning and sharing going on, and ideas taking flight. If you've never been to a Roundtable, don't be fooled by the name–the Designer usually run them but the topics are for ANY CHA member. Make sure it is on your list to sign up for during the Summer Show.
The rest of the day was education education education. I loved the Crafty Chica's blogging class!! After a few more seminars, I kind of burnt out and got really tired.
I taught two Workshops at the show for two companies who I truly enjoy working with: Authentique Paper and Zutter. Other sponsors made sure I had lots of awesome goodies to give away too!! Here's a snapshot from one of my classes:
Here's a slideshow of all my pics from the show as well as a bunch my friend Mykle Parker took of me teaching my Zutter Sampler class:
But I know what you really want to see :) You REALLY want to see my HAUL from the show!! This show I took home a good assortment of products I will definitely be using. Here's the deets:
So there you have it! What I did at CHA in a nutshell. To see more of the products myself and the others Designers through were noteworthy, check out our CHA Board on Pinterest:
I am going to give away a sampling of some of the goodies I got from CHA :) Just post a comment here and I will choose one winner on Monday February 20, 2012. To continue on the hop use the “hop forward” button on the widget at the top of this post.
It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.