Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CHA.12 [Day 1]

The first day is always a whirlwind of activity, trying to figure out what you want to see most, and finding friends :] NOT being a store, I don't have to worry about hurrying to purchase product when companies run their specials, so I just get to enjoy what I love most about paper crafting-- the people & the products!

After meeting rukristin-- Kristin IRL at the airport :] we headed to CHA, here's some images & details from our day:
Today's first feature and my absolute favorite line of the season personally-- Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic. I am in LOVE with this line, and cannot wait to get my hands on every bit of it. The pastels are dreamy, the embellies are ADORABLE & how can you NOT love anything she does? And such a sweetheart, every time I meet up with her! [& SUCH a cute make n take!]

[a NEW polaroid paper to hoard :] ]

If you didn't know, it was Elle's Studio's first show this year, they released some super cute new tags, pennants & calendars that are PERFECT to add to PL, or any page, adore the colors and cannot wait to get my hands on them, had a BLAST meeting Elle & Jenni for the first time :] Just check out this awesome layout--


Now I LOVE my Mr. Huey's, and an occasional OA Sprinklers kinda girl, but once Heidi Swapp started sharing sneaks of her new SHINE, I just had to find out more. Her resist products were a huge hit, along with the memory files that came out last CHA, but I wasn't quite sure how to really use them, until today, and I will be buying up allllll the colors of Shine for sure! Her make n take let you try them out, here's mine:

&& she had an adorable instaframe, so here we are:

Follow me on twitter/instagram @ sbookinshay29 for pics of your favorite scrapbooking celebs & to see some of the GORGEOUS layouts & projects we've seen, wish you could be here!

Now if you're looking to snap some of the CHA only items, or new goodies BEFORE they hit stores, check back here on the 29th for our Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop-- we'll be giving away some CHA bags FULL for a few lucky commenters & followers :]


  1. looks like so much fun!! wish i could be therer

  2. FUN! FUN! FUN! That's it I'm starting to save so I can make it to the next CHA Summer... I would prob. stay at Amy T. booth and look like a stalker cause MAN I am loving her stuff Ha...

  3. Jealous! Not just that you got to go to CHA, but also meeting Kristin (she's so sweet!). Enjoy your last day there!

  4. I am so jealous...I wish I was at CHA. I love your posts so far. My favorite line you have showed me so far is Dear Lizzy. =]

  5. Love Heidi Swapp - I'm curious about the new Shine products now too. Hmmm.....:))))

  6. 5th and Frolic is so so so pretty! I am going to NEED that but with my luck and geographical disadvantage I'll probably get it in a year, if at all. Zzzz I so hope studiocalico would have it as shop item so I can get my hands on it!

    You look like you had so much fun! :D

  7. I forgot to comment about Heidi Swapp's Shine! That looks absolutely fantastic! I'm I'm such trouble, I actually JUST bought my first mist which is the Mr Hueys and I'm in love, in love! I don't know why I didn't try it out sooner! You'll see the mist in just about every project I made for the hop, Shay! LOL. How does the Shine compare to Hueys?


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