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CHA 2016 Highlights!

Enjoy my highlights at
the CHA 2016 MEGA SHOW!
Arriving at CHA
The show was overwhelming... I knew that some people were there and never saw them.  So many booths to checkout... tons of make & takes.  Not enough time in 2 1/2 days! Sorry for the long post.  This is only a sampling of the pictures I took... There were over 400 pictures on my iPad from CHA!
Saw a few of Altered Pages partners from the past...
Royal Langnickel

imagine crafts based in Redmond WA... my back yard

Had a chance to chat with John Creighton Petersen
at the imagine crafts booth

Chatted with Susan Brown at Amazing Mold Putty!


Rainbows of YARN!
Even a GIANT loom!
Stopped by to see Eileen Hull, she was busy being video taped!!!

I did take time to do an Eileen Hull recipe box (above)
that Marjie Kemper (below) was leading.

 Little B had a Mona Lisa made with Washi Tape!


Petaloo has a beautiful petal floor
and scrumptious new flowers!!!!

One of my favorites were the molds from WOW! of the UK!

Also, the Mixed Media Essentials from PRIMA!
 LOVE the new Graphic 45 Under the Sea....
look closely it is STEAMPUNK!

Graphic 45 has three new lines....
the second, Enchanted Forest...
And finally City Scapes!!!

Pictured are the Graphic 45 royalty!

Loved all the mannequins at Fab Scraps!

The Dragon at Weave Got Maille

Tim Holtz had his usual crowd!

Dina Wakely knew it was my birthday
when I stopped by to say hi!
Dyan Reaveley sharing Dylusions!

Have you heard of DISTRESS CRAYONS?
I  am in love with them...
this tag is a make & take using the crayons!!!!

SABOR is a NEW paper line... BEAUTIFUL COLORS!!!!

Kuretake home of one of my favorite pens....
Good-Bye CHA until next time!

Phoenix HERE I COME!

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