Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CHA Pictures

Here are my pictures from CHA.
Going back through them I realized I didn't get enough =) I did talk with some "famous" stamping divas, but didn't get pictures of them....what was I thinking? I was a bit nervous asking them for a picture =)

This is my roomie, travel buddy and sweetest stamping friend Maria. Her Birthday is tomorrow, stop by and give her some B-day love. I had a blast hanging out with her!!
Thanks Maria for the super fab time!!!


This is my friend Lynn. We have been online and blogging buddies for a couple of years now. I was so surprised to hear she was going to CHA and couldn't wait to meet her. She is just as sweet in person as she is online.
Nice to finally meet you Lynn!!!

Next up is my fellow DeNami DT member Laurie. She had I hit it off right away! She said it felt like we have known each other for years and I totally agree with her!
I had a great time getting to know you in person Laurie!!!

This is my long time friend Kelly. She and I meet a couple years ago on PCP and we have been chatting ever since. She is a wonderful person to be around! She is also on the Ippity DT with my friend Maria so I got to hang with her more than I imagined I would.
Kelly thanks so much for making me feel part of the group!!

 I had the pleasure of meeting and rooming with Katie Cotton (right) owner of Paper Make Up Stamps and her friend Ginger. They were super sweet girls!
Thanks for the laughs girls! I had a blast with you!

This is my new friend Karen. She is also on the Ippity DT. She is very sweet and I'm glad I got the chance to meet her!

This is the Unity/Ippity group. We all had dinner at a Mexican Restaurant called Maria's. Yes, we laughed at the name being the same as DT member Maria. Angela's husband Chris keep singing the My Maria song to her and we all had some good laughs about it! 
On the right hand side of the table are my new friends Deb Felts and Jeanne Streiff.

More of the dinner table including Angela, her husband Chris, Eryn and Michelle.

This is me with the Ippity and Unity Chics. Oh and some "famous" Scrapbookers Cristal Hobbs and Shemaine Smith. What an amazing picture of all of us taken by Meren Benedict. This was one of the best nights!

AND...I saved the best picture for last.....this is me with Susan Opel. She is the Editor of Paper Crafts Magazine. Can you see how nervous I am in this picture? I look like a kid in a candy store. I'm with the famous one, I'm with the famous one...LOL!! She is amazing in person! So down to earth and sweet! I also got to met Cath from the Moxie Fab World at the same time. But I was having nervous hot flashes and forgot to get my picture with her =0 
Thanks to all who made this weekend super special for me! I will cherish these friendships!!


..::Paulina::.. said...

Super fun pictures, Jenny! I love seeing the different perspectives that people had on CHA. Looks like you had a great time in Chicago! :) It was great to meet you...see you in a few weeks!

Anonymous said...

I LOVED our trip...so many fun memories :)

Cammy said...

Looks like you had a blast Jenny! I'd be nervous too meeting famous people! I met Gina K the other summer and I was giddy!

Monique said...

Looks like you had tons of fun!! I would like to go to CHA one day..Maybe next time you can fit me in your suitcase :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fab photos, Jenny! Looks like a great time!!

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us the memories of a wonderful trip ! Smiles from Catherine

Tenia Nelson said...

See....I told ya that CHA is pure awesomeness!! I am soooo glad that you had a blast!! I am sooo ready for CHA January 2011!!! See you soon!!

Laurie Chilton said...

I loved our time together Jenny and hopefully we can get together again soon. :) :) :)

Crafty Creations said...

These pics are great! Looks like you had so much fun!!! I'm a bit envious :)
I'm kinda new to the 'famous' crafters so I'd probably just have walked right by them!! DOH!

Laura said...

that really looks like fun.TFS

Ginny said...

It was soooo great meeting you Jen! Had a lot of fun hanging out. Wish we had been there that last night at Maria's. We went there for dinner the night before and the singer was a riot!

Lynn said...

Fun pictures Jenny it looks like you had a great time! I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you in person.

Melissa Sauls said...

Those were GREAT pics!! You certainly did get some pics with some stamping celebs! Looks like you had a wonderful time and thanks so much for sharing the fun pics!

Patricia said...

It looks like you had a load of fun! Hopefully someday I'll get to go to CHA.

Ayana Posadas said...

Ahh! Great pics, Jenny!
It's nice to read that you had a good time at the show. I sure wish I could have gone to meet you too! Hopefully some day! :)

Kathryn Myhre said...

Wow how lucky are you! I wish I could have gone, maybe next year!

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh my goodness!! Looks like you had a total blast at CHA! Can't wait to hear all about it on Thursday when I see you!!!! YAY!

jo said...

What awesome pics of CHA! :) Looked like such a wonderful time! :)