Thursday, February 3, 2011

cha recap

You know when people say the same joke over and over, like Collin's "Fondue... more like Fon-don't." Well, I was one of those annoying people at the craft & hobby show (cha). If anyone asked about my Dear Lizzy line and if I released a new one at the show, I would just point to Lola, "She is my winter release." It's true, there wasn't a new Dear Lizzy line but I am going to jump into it again next month! So, there will definitely be more Dear Lizzy + AC products for those of you who were wondering.
Traveling with a Lola was more work then I thought at times and easier at times. She was so great on the flights, which was a blessing... but there was so much energy at the show that she didn't sleep much. Who could sleep during all that fun? Plus, everyone was lovin on her so she didn't want to miss that. ;)
I felt out of place bringing Lola but it made me smile to see everyone excited to meet her. Suzy was no exception. A bit overwhelmed by all the cha pics I figured I would start with friends from the show!
Lola and her bff April Foster's little girl, Claire.
Dress: Strawberry Cream Puff from Ruche

Loved seeing Rhonna, Margie, Donna, Noel, Lisa Vanderveen, Suzy, April, Kelly Purkey, Kelly Goree, Jennifer, Susan. Plus, so many others not pictured! !!
It is refreshing to be around such fabulous ladies during those two days. Ones that I've only met through emails and blogs but feel like I know already. Others that I've met and clicked instantly and wished I saw them more often!!
Mini Album by Tara from Crate Paper
Some of my favorite patterned paper was from Crate paper! I love the Emma's Shoppe and especially Portrait seen above. Not to mention it was great meeting the ladies at their booth!
Loved seeing Daily Junque from House of 3 & The Girls' Paperie release. Margie's booth was darling as ever with the kite (by April) and other paper pretties!

26 comments:

♡ Ambrosia said...

Great photos! I'd love to attend CHA one year! Your Lola is so so sweet <3 And your dress in the first few photos is darling!

Ana Paula from Get Craftin {crafts and a little fashion} said...

Lola is so adorable, i 'm sure she was the center of attention. How awesome that you can take her along with you!!

Sarah Martina said...

You're such a trooper for bringing baby Lola along... but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hey! Great mind's think alike...those two companies' releases were my top faves as well! :) Happy Thursday!

alicia king said...

how fun to bring her with you...i would have done the same!

Ann Marie said...

Ahhh -- thank you for the post and the pictures! I absolutely LOVE the Junque line, I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!! Very cute pics Liz.

Sarah said...

Are you planning on doing digital papers, elements, etc?

Nancy W said...

Love your CHA share and that you took Lola along :) Love so many of the new lines and you know HO3 & Margies are two of my absolute fav's :) It's finally cold here in Texas! 26degrees, I'm loving it!! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

Amy said...

That is great news!! I look forward to your release of new Dear Lizzy!

Rena said...

I got all excited to see a picture of you with Donna Downey! That lady is pure talent and genious!!
And Rhonna Farrer. Now imagine if this trio worked together....Donna Liz and Rhonna!! WOW!!

Tiffany said...

You look darling. and how sweet do Lola and Claire look side by side. Makes me want to have more babies. Sort of.

Have a great Thursday!

Mandy said...

CHA looks like so much fun but I can imagine how exhausting it would be to have your little one with you. Better than having to leave her at home though, right? I absolutely love that crate paper mini album!

kelly said...

loved seeing you, liz. xoxo

asuslp said...

How funny that my 3 month old daughter, Baylen was wearing the same outfit as Lola today. Well, actually, she wore the cream colored tutu pants. A dear friend sent me this Baby Gap outfit, and I just ADORE it!

Rhonna Farrer said...

Rena, you are so cute! thank you!!!!
Lizzy...you know I adore you...sorry about our 'parting'....looked for you, but alas...at least we live 5 min. away from each other.
when shall we play?
xox
r
p.s. thx. for the shout out...fun!

Veronica said...

And a FINE "New Release" Lola is!!
Don't worry. I'm a patient woman. ;-)

CAS said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun in photos. Lola looks like she was having the time of her life. We just had our 6th grandchild & 5th granddaughter, Avery Quinn. I didn't realize that you have an Avery & a Quincy until just recently. What a fun coincidence.
CAS

Melissa said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your upcoming release.. although I agree.. Lola is quite the beautiful release! Glad to hear you had a great time at CHA. I'm sure it was much-needed time with friends!

margie said...

sad we didn't get a photie...
dammage...
i was all over the place!
love love love you sister...
m

Olivia said...

Love all the photos. You've picked out all my favorite collections from the new releases, hoping to be able to get some soon :)

~Patty~ said...

At least you got to enjoy the booths and friends without crazyness over a new line. Relax and enjoy the moment is always nice. Im sure everyone was happy to see your new addition as well.

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Paper doll said...

Yep I saw you at CHA, you were the first scrapin celeb and (COLIN too) I have ever seen in living color. Lola should have had a booth of her own, that would have been FABULOUS she was being luved on as I passed by. I was too shy to rush over and say I was a fan! Hope I have another chance some day!

noel joy said...

it was so good to see you my sweet friend!! xo

Janna said...

Hey Liz, thanks so much for all these uber cool links :D Janna

suzyplant said...

Hey! That's me!!! And I look cute! Thanks for not posting ugly pics of me. I have some really cute ones of u's together I'm posting tomorrow. Don't forget to come visit. Lola is the best release you have done to date!!! Xo

Nancy said...

Love that black and white striped top...where is it from?
Thanks :)