I probably will not get to update again until I get back from Chicago and the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. I'm pretty geared up, but I'm no where near ready to take off. I'll start packing some today. I'm going to do some shopping for a few shirts and some snacks.
Five of us are driving to CHA from South Carolina to Chicago. By all estimations that's a 12 1/2 hours of sitting, talking, sleeping (I'm not driving!). I only know two of the ladies going on the trip so I will be making three new friends.
I'm excited about seeing new products coming out. I'm really looking for innovative tools, different style of paperlines, more versatile products, and stamp organizers. I also love to go to the area where there is beading, buttons, quilting, Wilton I hope will be there, and altered art supplies. Of course I want to check out F & W publications (Making Memories and much more) and CK Media. I so want to visit Somerset Studios. I love there publications.
Last CHA I won Making Memories Slice, a electrical die cut machine. We were to receive them this month, but they are working out the bugs and we will not receive them until October. I'm not disappointed. I would rather they test and get it right than for me to be disappointed because it did not work properly.
One thing I'm going to miss while I'm in Chicago is my computer. No blogging, no message boards, no community, no emails. I'm hoping that the hotel I'm staying at has a public computer for me to check in at least once. We had one in Anaheim and it was very helpful to watch the Fiskateers have so much fun while CHA was going on.
Here is the Challenge: I will be away from my computer from Wednesday until Wednesday the following week. That is a long time. Leave a comment here to keep me up to date on what is happening in cyber-space. Everyone can leave one comment here per day. The more comments the more times you will be entered into the drawing.
Here's the RAK: I will be picking up paper packs, make-n-takes, all sorts of fun things at CHA. I will randomly draw one name to receive some of the newest paper and at least one make-n-take kit (I'll include a photo of the finished product so you will know how to put it together.)
BTW: extra points to suggesting a Magical Kingdom, Disney make-n-take. I have to teach two when I get back from Chicago.
You can start now to leave a comment that you are going to try to participate and keep me up with happenings. The more the merrier!
I ask for your prayers during the trip that we will be safe, stay healthy, and to be a bright light for our Heavenly Father.
Nearly everyone is giving away gifts right now. Go to your favorite manufacturer or design team member of that manufacturer and see what is happening. There are way to many to list here.
Sudie, from UnKit had a storm go through her hometown last night and the lighting fried her router and modem. If you do not hear from her for a few days, she not ignoring anyone, she is in the process of quickly trying to get back online. The storms in South Carolina have been really rough these past few weeks.
I told everyone I would show you the next line from Graphic 45. They have it up on their website so make sure to check it out at Graphic 45.
Fiskars has released some sneak peeks. They have one item I'm laughing my head off about. They have a new trimmer called "Rock, Paper, Trimmer." It does all the great things a Fiskars Trimmer will do BUT they have added speakers and a hook up for your MP3 player. You heard me right. Check out the "bootleg" video. It is too much fun.
1. Friends, you can live without them.
2. Prayer Warriors
3. Circles (not scrapbook, but a ladies group of Bible study and prayer)
4. My children and grandchildren.
5. My Father who protects me in my foolishness!