Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer CHA 2013 in Las Vegas

 Hello Friends!
I'm back from the CHA in Las Vegas. And I had a great time! Just like what I said in FB, the fun I had didn't involve going to the Strip! Because I know I wouldn't if I did! It was too hot for me. And I would croak ( seriously...) if the weather came close to 100 degrees! So I tried to stay indoors most of the time. I've been to Las Vegas more than a few times. So seeing the sights that I've seen before is not worth walking out in the heat.

This was my second time to attend CHA and I was so glad to meet alot of talented people. I was excited to finally meet  Becky and Alberto. Too bad we didn't get a chance to take a photo together. But I'll make sure about that the next time we meet again...and I know it's gonna be soon.

 Anyhooo, I was at the CHA to help at the Magnolia Booth.

For 3 days, I woke up to this view. I stayed at the LVH (8th floor) and every morning, 
this is what I saw.

This is the Magnolia Booth. We shared the booth with Magnolia Mini World. 
Not so fancy but it sure was a cozy place to color.

 My badge and name tag ( Thanks Patti Jo for making this beautiful name tag.)

Here are my Magnolia Team mates cards displayed on the shelves.  It's amazing to see and touch the cards of different crafters. They look beautiful in their blogs but they are so much beautiful in person. I'm so glad to be working with them.

The Mini Magnolia Shelf

This is where I spent 98% of the time during the show. 1% for lunch and another 1% for a bathroom break. I really didn't have time to go around checking other booths because it took me forever to color an image. I colored with my DI's so every time I lay down a color, I had fan it dry so I can add another layer. Patti Jo colored the mini Magnolia's using Promarkers so she colored 6 images in a hour while I could barely finish one! It was fun coloring and chatting with Patti Jo and Diana.
(Shout out to Pam: Patti Jo and I were talking about you. We should get together sometime!)

Barbro (coloring), Diana, Patti Jo and me.


 During my lunch break, I took a few photos before going back to the booth.
The Simple Story Booth was in front of me when I ate lunch.

 I passed by Stamper Anonymous on my way back to the Magnolia booth.

 Just like I said, I didn't get to go around the booths and take photos.Sorry about that.  It was a smaller show compared to the last years Summer CHA here in Chicago. They said the Anaheim CHA  is always packed compared to the summer shows. There were a lot of "newcomers" and some of my favorites were not there. But all I can say is, there is a whole bunch of new products coming that you have to watch out for (...and save for) like new dies, paper, stamps and other crafty things.

Well, this is all I can share about my trip to attend CHA in Las Vegas. Overall, I had a wonderful time in Las Vegas (and had nothing to do with gambling). Thanks to my Hubby for giving me 3 days to have some me-time / time-out and spend time with people whom I share the same love and passion for crafting, stamping and coloring.

 Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Thanks for sharing all those awesome pictures with us! I enjoyed the photographic journey!

  2. What a great view from the CHA Mae, i can imagine that you've had a great time in Las Vegas.The pictures are great.

    lots of hugs Ju@nita

  3. Hi Mae, wow this looks like you had a very busy but wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your super photos with us.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Hi Mae - the lucky people that got to watch you color! : ) Thanks for sharing your photos and experience at the show! AND YES! we should get together! : )


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