Thursday, February 09, 2012

2012 Winter CHA - Friends!!

Thanks for the comments on my ScraPerfect CHA post and Spellbinders™ Paper Arts CHA post! Today I thought I'd share pictures of friends who came to the booth (I didn't have much time to walk the floor) or IN the booth. I am THANKFUL for those who I call my friends and are just as crazy as I am about the industry - LOL!!!

My friend of 15+ years and for the first time (and maybe the last time - HA!) my roomie - Beth Pingry! She is one of a handful of gurus on all things Spellbinders (she has worn many hats and currently, is working behind the scenes in our all important Spellbinders web site!)!!!!!!!!


For many years, I have been part of a Yahoo Group called Spellbinders-Wizard that is headed up by Jane in San Diego. We are like ships passing in the night...she attends the winter shows and I attend the summer shows...until this year! She knows the INs and OUTs of Spellbinders and its products - I have learned ALOT from her (still do!). Jane, YOU ROCK~! xo


Past and present, I have been fortunate enough to be on several design teams. But the one that I always wanted to be on was Scrap-Mart.com! Not only do they have great products to choose from and at great prices but the owners/DT lead/DT are absolutely WONDERFUL & FUNNY~! Who could not LOVE a face like Howard's (he's claiming CHA overload - I think he's messing with me! LOL!!)?!


One early morning, I was passing by Bazzill's booth and spied Margie Romney-Aslett! I wrote an article on her a couple of years ago for "Love My Memories" magazine. Hadn't had a chance to chat with her since. So we finally got a picture together - Margie-squared! Very excited about her launch (The Vintage Marketplace) with Bazzill - much success, M! xo


I met this sweet gal (Samantha Walker) a few years ago when I was at the summer show as a National Scrapbook Assoc. rep. We talked about Japan - I think she and her husband lived there for a couple of years. Now Samantha is part of the Licensed Designer Collection with Spellbinders - so happy for her!


Are you still with me?! LOL!! I met a new friend and from the first moment, we were laughing up a storm! She is Carrie Woolsey from Cut@Home - another wonderful retailer and now a GREAT new friend! Thanks Carrie for sending this picture of us - I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to meet up again in the summer! (ETA: Looks like she wrote about us too - LOL!! Visit I Am Such A Spellbinders Cut, Fold & Tuck Fan! Too funny!! I am a Fan of Cut@Home!!! xo)


And of course, my friends from "Love My Memories" magazine - the FABULOUS brother-sister team of Ken & Emi Kume who grew the scrapbooking industry in Japan! I am so honored to work with them. If you know of any scrappers in the Tokyo area, make sure to tell them about their store in IKEBUKURO called Memory Place, the Store! Outside of the Tokyo area, they have an online store called Memory Place :)


More pictures to share...the two Make'N Takes from the Spellbinders Booth:

Goddess Cuff Bracelet (photo by Holly Simoni)

Cut, Fold & Tuck Die & Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Card (photo by Holly Simoni)
Our Handsome Spellbinders Men!! (photo by Holly Simoni)
OK...I think that's a wrap! Thanks for visiting and re-living 2012 Winter CHA with me! Will back with new products from Spellbinders soon~!
MargieH

16 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I loved going through these photos and seeing everyone you were hanging out with. Thanks for the review, Margie. :)

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

looks like you had so much fun!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

sounds like a wonderful time!!

Sue Althouse said...

I've just started collecting Spellbinders dies, and love them for making my own embellishments. Can't wait until these new products hit the stores!

Connie Mercer said...

looks like you had a more than fantastic time~hopefully one day i can go!!!

Sylvia said...

Ohhh Margie, I'm so 'jealous' .. wish one day I will have a chance to visit one of the CHA shows, too (but don't think this will ever come true *sigh*)

Thanks for sharing! It was such a pleasure to look at the pictures and read the stories behind them :)

Sylvia xx

Steph said...

Looks like lots of fun! I would love to visit CHA some day.

scrappymo! said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time. Looking for those new spellbinders to hit the shelves!

Karen said...

looks like you had a fab time! :)

Carrie said...

Whoohoo! I feel like a celebrity being included on your blog along with all these famous crafting people! Thanks! Loved your blog!

Tracy said...

I have a napkin from all the drooling I am doing from looking at the Spellbinders.
I do have quite a few of them and love everyone of them...I think I need some more though ;)

Judy Hayes said...
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Judy Hayes said...

Great photos Margie!!! It was so much fun to see you and spend time together at CHA!!!
Big hugs!

Alyssa said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had a blast. Glad you took the time to say hi to friends.

Pam Wendt said...

I love all of your wonderful pictures from CHA! It looks like you had an absolute blast!

Jennie said...

Great photos, thanks so much for sharing! Living in Swecen I don't think I will ever get the chance to see it for myself, I'm soaking it all up through The Internetz ;) Thanks again!