Jul 22 2008

CHA Day 2

Published by at 11 01 am under Chit Chat

Day 2 for me, Friday,at CHA started with Jan Marie, Susan, Jerri Kay and I checking out the floor. Between bumping into people, a lot of quick hellos, and trying to see all we could in that short, short time, I had to reportto the JustRite booth at 1:00 to do make-n-takes. That was a blast — I did the little black and white bridesmaid dress favor boxes for over 4 hours until they closed down. All the make-n-takes at the JustRite booth were VERY well recieved, and they had a ton of them going on all three days. The volume of display items was also very impressive and they drew a lot of attention not only from prospective buyers but also magazine editors, news people, writers and wedding planners. It was fun to take that all in from the sidelines as I was doing the make-n-take projects. I almost hated for it to all end that afternoon at closing time!!! The new products coming out by JustRite are truly amazing — and I’ll share more about them in another post — but just think circles, large circles, and ever LARGER circles, and ovals, and even larger ovals, and think of a rubber grid to snap your alphas into, a large rubber grid — large enough to create full sentiments and even short sentences — complete with new alphas, too!!! No more stressing to get alpha letters straight on your project — perfection, EVERY time!!! Can’t WAIT to actually get this product so I can show you!!!

From there our little group headed overto the SCS CupcakeReception at the Hyatt next door. This was another, OH MY GOODNESSexperience!!! Many very familiar faces I had not run into already were there — oh what fun!!! And everyone was SO friendly and nice — a very festive atmosphere with lots of picture taking going on. Here’s some I got, and,sadly, many of mine didn’t turn out, but here’s a few:


Sharon Harnist, me, Jerri Jimenez, Lindsey Botkin, Sherry Cheever, Michele Boyer, Trudee Sauer, seated Jeanne Streiff, Bev Gerard.


Susan Roberts, Jan Marie Caruso, Ellen Hutson, Sharon Harnist, Sherry Cheever, Bev Gerard, me, Jeanne Streiff.


Kirsten Dubosque, me, Michelle Giraud.


Jennifer Buck who is on my Friday Stamp Simply Challange team (yay, Jenn!!!!), AJ Otto, Brooke Lien, Angela Magnuson.


Val Stangle, Carole Burrage, Jenn Balcer, Leigh O’Brien.

What a pleasure to meet these ladies — and there were so, so many more I met that I don’t have photos of — oh, I only wish I did. It was truly an experience I will always cherish and never forget.

And starting Wednesday, Flourishes begins its Christmas in July Celebration — and that means 15% off ALL Christmas sets — so be sure to check on what the entire Flourishes DT is up to come Wednesday!!!

Next post — Blog Candy — I promise!!!

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “CHA Day 2”

  1. Giovana says:

    Awesome pictures!! I feel like I know all of you in person, LOL.

    Have a blessed day

  2. leslierich says:

    Oh, what fun! Thank you for sharing pics and stories. Wish I’d been there!!

  3. Ad says:

    OMG, what a great time you must have had! All that talent together with a peek at all the new goodies would make my head spin. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

  4. Janine says:

    This looked like so much fun!!! I want to go!!! Glad you are back safe.

  5. Girl! How excited was I to finally meet you in person! You are such a doll! Love you! It was wonderful! Hope you are getting some rest!…and to think!…I thought I would be more rested with this trip since I wouldn’t be getting up with the baby! I don’t think I slept at all while I was there! I need a vacation now! 😉 It was well worth it though! Have a good one Sharon! 🙂

  6. barb schram says:

    What treasured pictures! It looks like a great time had by all! And I can’t wait to see more of the new products!

  7. Oh Sharon – you got to hang out with Jerri again! Just a little jealous 🙂

    Thanks for great pictures! And sharing a little of CHA with us! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  8. trudee says:

    **waving** Hi Sharon!! It was so great to meet you!! You are just as sweet as I knew you’d be!!! HUGS!!! 😀

  9. Hello from Texas, Sharon — it was SO great to finally meet you in person! I hope you get better soon. Smooches,

  10. Rose Ann says:

    Oh…how amazing to meet all of these fabulous ladies!! It looks like you all had a wonderful time, and thanks for sharing your pics!!

  11. Kirsten says:

    It was so nice to meet you, Sharon! You’re too sweet and so uber talented!

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