Sunday, July 31, 2011

CHA Summer 2011

CHA was great!  Lots of fantastic new products coming out.... EMI Scrapbooking will be filled to the gills with gorgeous goodies.

The show was much smaller than in past years... literally most of the companies downsized their booths & some (Basic Grey) didn't even participate in the show.  I hope that it's just companies spending their money wisely and not a bigger decline in the industry itself. 

My video skills were sorely lacking & looking at the booths that I did shoot I think you would get motion sickness if I posted them.  So I'm practicing for next time.... In the mean time Amy Coon posted some great videos of the show & you can view them at the Paperlife blog.

As for photos... Susan the owner of EMI Scrapbooking really enjoys taking pictures of all the new products and samples in each booth.  I think final count was over 2000 for the 3 day show.  She has posted some on the blog already & promised to give each of us in the group CDs with all the images.

Now for a few highlights.  *(I have to say it was impossible to pick a favorite because I loved so many of them)*

Jenni Bowlin has always been a favorite of mine.  I LOVE her Bingo cards & embellishments.  She knocked it out of the park this time with LOADS of new embellishments & DOUBLE SIDED thicker paper!
This is some of the embellishments & samples for the halloween line

Her booth is gorgeous with so many creative ways to store things & display

I adore Stephanie Howell & loved seeing her sample creations... yep they are even better in person.

Jenni is THE NICEST person & spent lots of time with us while we were in the booth.  I can't wait to create with these products....

Pink Paislee's booth was one of those that was much smaller than prior shows.  The lines they introduced included the final House of 3 Halloween & they expanded on the Mistables with Tattered Angels.

Nantucket was my favorite & it  is a beautiful beach line. 

I can't wait to take photos at the beach for a mini book & layouts using Nantucket.

Keep checking the EMI Blog for more photos & I'll post more of my favorites.

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