I've got SO much to share and I took SO many photos, but I thought I'd start out with some of the amazingly talented (and totally famous!) people I've hung out with and met this weekend. I was privileged to walk the floor, eat, and scare (with my inept LA traffic driving skills) the adorable and oh-so-talented Marnie Flores:
She is one lean, mean, floor-walking machine (not to mention about the sweetest person around), and we were able to cover all of your favorite manufacturers and meet lots of awesome scrapbookers (plus someone I never thought we'd bump into). We spent the day Sunday with Donna Januzzi, a Write.Click.Scrapbook. team member and Ella Publishing Co ebook author. She is super sweet and so courageous for taking on the CHA floor a few short weeks from the birth of her sweet baby boy:
We bumped into the phenomenal Stacy Julian (Big Picture Classes) as well as some of her people (Wendy Smedley):
Also the lovely Angie Lucas from Ella Publishing:
Loved meeting Shemaine Smith and friends at the My Little Shoebox booth:
It was a pleasure to meet Deana Wuest, CK editorial team member, digital scrapbooking queen, and former CK HOF and Scrapbooker of the Year finalist. She was so sweet, down-to-to earth, and easy to talk to:
Never thought I'd get the fun chance to see gorgeous Tori Spelling!
She was there launching her new DIY jewelry line with Darice. I was pleasantly surprised with how hands-on and involved she clearly has been with this whole endeavor, and she was very sweet.
Of course there were many others we met and chatted with, but I didn't take photos of everyone. (Bad scrapbooker, bad!) I'll be back later with some of my projects for the show and some more on new products and trends I noticed this year. Gotta hit the airport for my flight back to the snow and cold...and my wonderful family that I miss!