Here are some of my favorite pictures from today:
How cute is Amy Tan?! Her table was apart of the American Crafts section- and it sure did stand out! It was decorated so bright and fresh!
This is a centerpiece from S.E.I's booth. Their papers are so gorgeous! I went with Fran, the brand manager, to check it out. While she discussed the details, I got to browse their decorations and beautiful creations- and it was awesome!
In the center of the whole show is something called the Community Park. They have trees and benches set up in the middle, and then on either side there are rug-runners designed to look like a street! The vendors in this area are actually booths set up for non-profits and donations! It's neat to see how scrapbooking, paper crafting, and stamping can be used for helping ourselves and others!
These are wall samples of Impression Obsession's Cover-A-Card collection! They are 6 inch by 6 inch stamps- filled with delicious patterns! And what's best, is they work together to create beautiful murals! Look at how Impression Obsession has layered their Cover-A-Cards to make these samples!
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Thanks for reading! I hope you're able to get good glimpses of the show through our lens and words!
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This is Heidi stopping by for a quick hello! (Thanks for letting me hijack Michelle!)
I'd like to take a quick second to tell you about some of my favorite parts of CHA so far......
People.....People.....People. Products too! We are so lucky to be in an industry FULL of good people and good products.
With all of the focus on amazing products, I wanted to focus on just a few of the amazing people we have been blessed to spend time with these past few days....
Me with "Ohio Proud" Rubber Stamp manufacturer: Mr. Stamper's Anonymous - Ted Cutts. He and his wife Michelle, are some of the hardest working people I have ever met my entire life. Ted's been like a big brother to me before most people ever knew who Simon Says Stamp was.
Tim Holtz. Yes, she said it (our teamy Michelle exclaimed upon seeing Tim Demo live for the first time... he is even cuter in person!
Shari Carroll, Sally Traidman and Jennifer Mcguire taught a wonderful Hero Arts stamp class as well. I love Shari's cheerful smile. She. is. a. doll!
Wendy Vecchi. We love her work, her wit, her charm, her style.
It's not the best shot...but here is some of our Simon family:
at CHA -(from top left) Liz, Michelle, Fran, Amanda, Sarah, Kristina, Lorraine (bottom) Steph, Heidi. Work hard, play hard :) Since Lorraine lives in Malta, Kristina in Utah, and the rest of us in Columbus Ohio, it's a rare but treasured occasion to all be able to spend time together.
Again, PEOPLE are the heart of our business. We appreciate YOU. Thank you for your support, your loyalty, and your kindness.
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