Four seminars, one roundtable discussion, one Designer Sneak Peek at CHA products, lots of chatting with industry pals like Katie Hacker and Claudine Hellmuth, TONS of new information…and the trade show hasn’t even started yet!
The show opens tomorrow, so today I took seminars all day, on everything from blogging to creating online videos. Then this evening, a special treat just for CHA Designer Members: The Product Sneak Peek. Yes, a first glimpse at the cool new items that will debut on the show floor tomorrow!
Or maybe I can combine them with epoxy Jewelry Clay—this was the first time I’d played with this (it’s from EnviroTex…you’ve probably seen their 2-part resin epoxy on the craft store shelves) and it was so fun and easy!
I played with gorgeous Dual Brush Tombow pens, spoke with the lovely April at Clearsnap (I’m swooning over inkpads and Smooches!), and checked out Fiskars’ new Fuse Creativity System Starter Set, which does die-cutting and letterpress. (I totally want this machine, and I am not a “machine-y” crafter. Oh, I guess that’s the point of the show, isn’t it?)
Okay, time to go to bed…another 8:00am start tomorrow and I’ve got to be rested (or at least caffeinated) to make the most of it!