Thursday, February 10, 2011

CHA - C = Candy....

Hello again, here we go with the letter C - photo overload I'm afraid - lot's beginning with C - including my favourites - CRICUT & CANDY.....

So, persevere to the end - LOL....

Candy begins.....

CHA

This is the LA Convention Centre....



Mandy and Diane making their way into the Centre/Center....



My first visual of the Trade Show floor..... here we go....



I have put here the photo's from CHA that don't seem to fit anywhere else......

Loved this booth - never thought of glue as glamorous before - but, that's marketing for you...







Aren't these fluffy Christmas Trees gorgeous - made from feathers....













CONNIE CRYSTAL

Connie's booth was beautiful - all the lights and sparkles was pretty powerful....



Here is Diane with Connie....











CRAFTWORK CARDS CANDI

What an amazing product this is.....



Brads without the prongs......



A wee glue dot, attach the Candi and, voila - looks like a brad.....



Enfys designs for this company....



The samples at this booth were beautiful - love the dotty candi....



In gold and silver as well....







CREATIVE IMAGINATIONS

Usually love the papers and embellishments from CI, was a wee bit disappointed with their booth.....



But, they did have this product which I thought was very clever.... Cardmaking for Dummies - I've seen it all now....LOL



And, the cards are really sweet.....



New collection from Marah Johnson - love this designers style.....







CRICUT



I finally got to meet the big green bug himself....



Hard to believe it is the 5th anniversary of Cricut already.....



And, here it is - the Cricut Expression 2......



Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.....

It does away with the overlays, and has a touch screen. You can also cut with both traditional cartridges and the cartridges for the Imagine - although you can't print the designs of course, still need the Imagine for that....



Also in the pipeline from Provocraft is the Cricut Craft Room - an online design studio.....

I had a wee play with it, and can't wait til it goes online around May/June......





This is one of the two Make & Takes at the Cricut booth.....



And this was the second one - I'm sure you've seen it all over the Net by now, this one was very popular - I think we had to wait in line for nearly an hour - but it was lovely to chat with others while we waited, and this was also when we got a chance to play with the Craft Room....





And, here are my two bugs, back home in Australia......



I was going to use the big bug as candy on my blog, but I have decided to send him over to Brisbane to a very brave little lady - Alyssa....

Our fellow design team member at Scrappy Go Lucky, Tereesa, was coming to CHA with us, but before Christmas her daughter Alyssa became seriously ill, and was in hospital for quite some time, including Christmas.....

Thankfully she is home now, but still has to attend the hospital every other day for chemotherapy and haemodialysis - and of course, Tereesa couldn't leave her while she is so ill.....

The little bug will stay with me and come on my travels around the globe - more about that later....



Here is little bug at the Moonlight Mixer Party, hosted by CHA, to announce the winners of best dressed booth etc......

He started out quite well behaved.....

But, after a wee while.....



Was quite the naughty little bug....



CRICUT 5th BIRTHDAY BASH

at the Conga Room in Downtown LA.....



There was a very well made video of Cricut's early days at Provocraft....

He just didn't fit in, until they discovered his tremendous ability to die cut - and the rest, as they say, is history......LOL



Some of the kids from So You Think You Can Dance were the special guests.....



And, my goodness, can they dance.....









Even the CEO of Provocraft, Jim Thornton, was up there hip hopping, quite impressive too, I might add.....



Here I am with one of the boys from So You Think You Can Dance....



This is Enfys, Diane and myself with our special goodie bags from the Birthday Bash....

In the bags were the big bugs (above), a special birthday T-shirt and the Birthday Bash cartridge - were we happy or what....



What a party.....

Now to celebrate Cricut's 5th Birthday - here is the first candy from my CHA review....
CANDY

The inaugural issue of the Cricut magazine......





Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge.....



April Showers cartridge......



For a chance to win one of these goodies....

Make sure you are a follower and leave a comment.....

That's it....

Next post will cover the letters D & E....

DCWV - Downtown LA - EK Success....

Not to mention, some more Candy.....

Hugs

Jane xx

15 comments:

Bobbi said...

Wow, love all the pictures. Looks like you had fun. Can't wait to get my hands on some of the new products and the Cricut 2 looks awesome. TFS

Ann said...

It all looks absolutely amazing Jane!! I bet you'll have lots of amazing LO running through your head from all you've seen..........can't wait to see what you come up with :D
Fabulous Candy too - Good luck to everyone!!
Can't wait for the letters D &E !!
Hugs,
Ann xxx

dorig said...

Love your blog. It looks like you had a blast! I almost want to start a scrapping business just so I can go to CHA...nah, I'm retired so I'll just enjoy all your pix! Thank you for the chance to win some 'Candy'.

chignon said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, I love seeing all the fun at CHA!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

LOVED seeing all these photos, Thank you! Some of the booths were stunning!

Leonie said...

Hi Jane- wow you are SUCH a busy girl! Thanks for sharing!!
I have just left an award on my blog for you, as one of my top 5 inspirational blogs that i love.
Thankyou for all of your support- i just wanted you to know how much i admire your work and appreciate you!
thank you xxxLeonie

Crayola58 said...

Jane, these photos you've shared were a delight for me. I've never been to CHA and the photos allowed me to pretend I was right there among you. I loved them. I love your creativity. Awesome you are.
Carole

Tabitha said...

Looks like a blast was had by all! Thanks for sharing more goodies, super sweet of you. Loving that heart picture, looks like a getaway in the middle of it all. LOL ;0)

Linda said...

Amazing! So much fun! You look like you are having the best time. Thanks for sharing it all.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com
I would love to have you visit.

PAT said...

Wow thanks for sharing, it looks like an amzing craft show. Love, Love the paper dresses!!

Debbie said...

Great to see all the new stuff. Looks like you had a fantastic time.
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

mdog said...

Wow - I had not seen any of these pictures on any other blog! Amazing! Looks like you had a lot to see and do! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy, too!

Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovley photo's, looks like you gals had a great time. I am sure Alyssa will love the Cricut Bug I will have to go and visit him she will be the envy of all of us.
www.shelleysand.blogspot.com

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Jane!
That is my FAV show...you just showed me a TON of stuff I haven't seen yet...how the heck did I not get over here sooner! LOL!
Thank you again for posting all this, really made my sunday!!!!

xoxo Leah

Fern said...

WOW!! The crystal booth is gorgeous!!!! Some of the photos you've shown us over the last few days, I literally have to pick my jaw up off of the floor... It's beyond gorgeous... Love to see the new Cricut Expression 2 and can't wait to check it out! Looks like you guys went to a "wild" party, anyways for "little bug"!!! LOL And what a sweet thing to do with "big bug"! I'm sure Alyssa loved him!!! TFS!!!!! Hugs!!