Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Spellbinders: 2012 Winter CHA



I had the privilege to work at the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts booth (#1883) at the show. We arrived Friday night to be ready for booth set up the next morning :)

Mary Farneth & Kim Hupke, Dir of Education, discussing a game plan.

My contribution to the set up - the wall of die templates and the (short side) walls of marketing!

The Die Divas - Kim Hupke, Cindy Alexander, Kimberly Crawford and Terre Fry! Love you all!!
Even with all the preparation, you are never ready for what hits you - achy feet and no voice!! LOL!! Our friends (who coincidentally are our customers too - lol!!) gathered all four days to see what we had to show off..and it was A LOT!! Everyone LOVED Spellbinders Cut, Fold & Tuck die templates as well as the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ folders.

Ready to Rock'n Roll! Make'N Take Hostesses Holly Simoni, Cindy Alexander and Sales Guru Beth Pingry :)

Uber talented Heidi Blankenship already creating with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities!
On our first day of the show, our Social Media and Community Developer Kelly Loubet was doing her thing with a LIVE feed of our booth! Did you miss it too? So did I but I found the recorded version of Spellbinders LIVE WebCam 2012 Winter Release (I'm in there too @ 56:59 - LOL!! Hi, Susie!!)!

Go Kelly!!
We also had our book signing session and the lines were LONG~! Stacey was at hand to sign each and every book until we had none (and yes, they were gone FAST~!).Spellbinders Quick & Easy Crafts for Entertaining is a third collaboration between Spellbinders Paper Arts and DRG Publishing/Annie's Attic. It is FULL of wonderful IDEAS for a celebration of any kind!

Stacey Caron signing away!
There was also the Media Breakfast where we invited our publication friends to see what was new with Spellbinders. All the hard work that Doris Emich had put into this event paid off as we had a HUGE turnout - so proud of her!

Welcome Media! The line went around the corner and down the aisle - WOW!

Start of the presentation: Stacey Caron, Doris Emich and Kirstie Rylon, Dir of Marketing.

NEVER a DULL MOMENT and all in a few days of work at Spellbinders! LOL!! More to come when I get the other pictures edited...

Thanks for reading through all this!
MargieH

22 comments:

Erica said...

Looks like a ton of fun!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This looks like so much fun, Margie, and a lot of work too! Thank you for sharing your pics!

ellen s. said...

I am so sorry we missed each other!!! I walked by the Spellbinder's booth but didn't see you. It was the only chance I got to walk around. Crazy, huh? Good news is we are doing another swap this year!!! YIPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Spellbinders Paper Arts said...

Great wrap up post Margie! Thanks so much for sharing!

soapHOUSEmama said...

looks like fun!!!!

Danielle said...

I can't wait to see the new dies!

Patricia said...

How fun is this?! Glad you got to go and work the booth...great photos too!

Christine said...

Great photos, lovely to see all those happy faces :)

Pam said...

Looks like a great time! I've really been digging my Spellbinders dies and can't wait to see what they've come up with!

susie said...

Sounds like a lot of work and a lot of fun! One of these days I will make it to CHA. Kelly's LIVE feed was very exciting...and it was a nice surprise to see you at the Spellbinders booth!

Connie Mercer said...

thanks for posting the pic's!!! Makes feel like i was there in a small, really small way:):)

Linda Beeson said...

I love Spellbinders, what a fun spot to be in.

Kathy said...

Wow! I'm sure it was a whirlwind four days! Wish I'd been there. Glad I could see it even if it was a "virtual visit" Thanks for the pictures:)

Amy said...

You guys had a great booth. I was really surprised that there was no photography of samples though, do you know why? I think this was the only booth I saw that didn't allow photos.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Looks like a lot of fun Margie! I am hoping to be able to go to the summer show in Chicago. It's not always so easy though since both my girls have birthdays in July and our anniversary also falls during that time. Hopefully will get to see you though.

Stephanie said...

Ooh, I'm so envious that you get to go! Thanks for sharing a peek inside!

scrappymo! said...

Oh you lucky thing...Sound like a lot of fun.
Can't wait to see the new stuff.

Nirupama said...

Wow...so cool to be at CHA. Looks so fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog, I am glad one person gets my weird humour.

Margie H said...

Hi, Amy!
I don't usually reply on here but thought I'd clarify about the "NO PHOTOGRAPHY" at the booth. When we have our media breakfast, the publication people are given the opportunity to pick what they like to publish. Therefore we cannot have pictures taken abiding to their "never seen" rule. There is one tower that we allow pictures because they were already featured in a publication - Spellbinders Quick & Easy Crafts for Entertaining book. Hope that helps :)

Melissa Elsner said...

Thanks for the photos! I was there but completely forgot to swing by the Spellbinders booth. So many vendors, so little time!

Tammy said...

What fun Margie! I'm so jealous. It sounds like it was a great show. I'm still making my way through all the videos and reviews. Love the new double m-bossibles or whatever they are called. Totally brilliant idea! :) I can't wait for the new products to hit the shelves.

Tracy said...

This looks so exciting and fun :)