Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More CHA Sneak Peeks!

Hey guys! I am absolutely loving my time at the CHA show! It's been unbelievable seeing all the booths, designers, friends, and different products!
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!

Blog Candy Alert! To win this Faber-Castell blog candy (PS- can't wait to share some of the new Gelatos colors!), just join our following and comment below to let us know some of your favorite CHA things we've shown you!

CONGRATS! The blog candy winner of yesterday's blog, CHA Winter 2012 Day Two: Graphic 45 is Nat! Please email Fran@SimonSaysStamp.com to claim your prize!

Thanks for reading! I hope you're able to get good glimpses of the show through our lens and words!
-Michelle












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Hi all!!
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. 


Mario Rossi, AKA: The King of Twitter:  MariojRossi.  Yes, yes, his big smile reflects his huge sunny heart!

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

:)  Heidi

 

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56 comments:

  1. I have loved just about everything I've been able to see across various blogs etc but I think my absolute MUST HAVE (ok, must have first before I buy anything else lol!) are Tim Holtz's new Distress Markers. They are fabulously awesome!

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  2. So many awesome things we´ve got to see here, so it gets more and more difficult to choose any favorite, as it´s all just awesome and I so want to get some of everything LOL. I really love everything we´ve seen sofar.

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  3. Thanks again for sharing all thes photos. I love all the gorgeous scrummy papers!

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  4. It's so great to be able to follow your days at this awesome event!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Great to see snippets from the show - so wish I could be there. My favourite so far? got to be Graphic 45, just love their papers.
    TFS.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  6. I envy tou all - you look so happy and you are having so much fun.... Keep us posted!
    Hugs

    Myrto

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  7. So nice to have updates and photos, you guys are doing a great job
    Louise

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  8. I love all products shown...the photo's of all people are gorgeous too!
    xxx Margreet

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  9. I have to say I keep scrolling up this post to look at that Halloween "card cover" stamped image. LOVE those pumpkins and bats!

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  10. Wish I was there! Love all the gorgeous papers you have shown. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wish I was there! Love all the gorgeous papers you have shown. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I really want a set of Distress Markers.

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  13. I love the Amy Tangerine stuff. But any of it would be wonderful in my collection!

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  14. I love the pictures of all the booths! I haven't ever been to a craft show so I love the glimpses of CHA you are showing. Hugs, Hanneke

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  15. Great pictures and everyone looks so happy! I just love the "Cover A Card" stamps from Impression Obsession! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  16. I love and appreciate everything you share here for the past few days since I am miles miles away from CHA. I especially like your post on doodle twine and Lawn Fawn new collection! Thanks so much!

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  17. It's been really fun looking at all of the pictures that you've posted. I want to come, too! I am excited about those new Graphic 45 papers! G45 is my fav!

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  18. Love all the CHA peaks!! Thanks for sharing with us:)

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  19. Can't wait for Tim Holtz's distress markers, they're one of the most exciting new things out :)

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  20. I am most excited about the Tim Holtz distress markers. Can't wait to try them out!

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  21. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the pics!! Can't wait to create with some of the NEW stuff!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  22. I just love the things from Amy Tangerine!

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  23. Love getting to see the faces behind Simon Says Stamp. Does my Buckeye heart proud.

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  24. Looks like a lot of fun happening at CHA. I just love the creativeness of the vendors and that park scene is great. TFS.

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  25. I like the Impression Obsession's Cover-A-Card collection!

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  26. Seeing Tim, Wendy, & Mario! Does it get any better then that!

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  27. Thanks for sharing How I wish I could be there. I love those gorgeous papers - all of them!

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  28. Lovely to see all the pics - it is so hard to choose a favourite as everything is so fantastic!!!!

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  29. I loved everything especially all the new papers and the distress markers. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I just love SEI paper it's just beautiful, thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. it has been so much fun seeing all the new product lines from CHA...keep it coming...

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  32. Impression obesessions's cover-a-cared line look so cool to me, and the distress markers from TH are a must-have...

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  33. I just love the whole flavor of CHA and wish wish wish I could attend. It looks like a fabulous time surrounded by all the goodies of our addiction (hobby)!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Oh, Amy's booth is amazing! I love her new line, its ALL on my wish list! :D

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  35. I love all the pictures you are sharing with us! I feel like I'm right there with you!

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  36. It looks like everyone had such fun at CHA, and I can't wait to get my hands on all the new things. Thanks for a chance to win and for sharing these goodies with us.
    Blessings,
    Karen L

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  37. I love the info you're posting. It's great to see what CHA is like and I really like the info on the new products. My favorite so far is the Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I love that idea.
    Happy creating.
    Rae Ann O.

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  38. I love love love the Cover a Card stamps! They would be like having endless designer paper! I love the Faber Castel pencils also!
    MANDERLY
    ohhh, I would love to go to a convention! Thank you for letting us experience through your eyes

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  39. I love all the sneak peeks you're giving us... my wallet, perhaps not so much. :P

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  40. I'm loving all the embellishments!

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  41. I'm lovin these pics, and so wish I was there! Even the 'park' in the centre looks amazing!

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  42. Thanks for the sneak peeks! It's been great ... guess the next best thing to being there :)

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  43. Love all the things you are sharing about CHA on your blog. That SEI paper looks absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to see more - thanks for sharing.

    Karenajo

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  44. well if I have to choose one it would be the Tim Holt'z pens.
    And I have to say I love Simon Says Stamp ;-)

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  45. Hi...I have enjoyed all your peeks...but I think Im so in luv with Tim stuff...I am so focused on his new markers...but trust me...I will be buying more from you besides markers lol...didnt see any duds from anyone! oh my poor wallet! tyvm

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  46. A great looking bunch. So glad your having a wonderful time. Thanks for posting all the pics.

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  47. A great looking bunch. So glad your having a wonderful time. Thanks for posting all the pics.

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  48. I loved seeing the photos from CHA, how neat and thanks for sharing! I also love Impression Obsession. I have a large (well small compared with how many Mitra has designed) collection of there background stamps and LOVE them. Thank you again for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  49. Great products. I love the cover a card stamp idea

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  50. The Graphic 45 Little Darlings - oh my goodness but what an adorable collection that is. And all the group photos you've shared - what a great group of people we crafters are! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Fun, fun, fun!!! Thank you for keeping us up to date of all the cool new items that will be heading our way!! I have my lists started!!

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  52. Fun, fun, fun!!! Thank you for keeping us up to date of all the cool new items that will be heading our way!! I have my lists started!!

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  53. WOW...so much wonderful stuff! Luv Amy Tangerine's!

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  54. Yes, Timmy is looking very fit in all senses of the word. Looks like such a fun place to be, thanks for sharing.

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