Erin and I attended the opening day of the CHA Conference & Trade Show held in Anaheim, CA. We arrived about an hour after it opened — we were a little late because Erin had to drive up from San Diego. We stayed until about an hour before it closed and managed to walk a little over 1/3 of the show. We will be back tomorrow when it opens.
Erin took a lot of pictures and I am sharing quite a few. I would post more but I am just too tired and I need to get to bed so we can get up and do it all over again tomorrow. We plan on going all four days. So, here are some of the highlights from today.
Some of the displays in the lobby.
Lanterns hanging in the lobby.
In the New Showcase area: Brother’s new Scan & Cut machine, laser die cuts, Pop It Up dies, and Spellbinders Tool in One (to clean up those hard-to-get-out pieces from intricate dies).
New Tim Holtz products – a Spritzer to use with Distress Markers and some Mini Distress Inks and Ink Blending Tool.
Lots of bling at the show. Even Swarovski is there — we haven’t made it to the Swarovski Elements booth yet.
Die Cuts With a View always has fantastic displays. This year their booth has walls and they have gorgeous framed paper art hanging on the outside.
Bo Bunny’s booth features two beautiful projects — a Winter Fairy House and the Happy Tails Pet Shoppe, both created by Laura Denison of Following the Paper Trail.
The kits Erin & I received at the Bo Bunny booth for giving them a business card.
The Graphic 45 booth — always a popular location.
More Graphic 45. The Tea Shoppe is gorgeous. It was also created by Laura Denison of Following the Paper Trail.
Cute paper and stickers from Scrapbook Customs.