Oh ladies!! I have just come back from CHA and BOY DID I HAVE FUN!!! There were so many pretty things to look at, so many new lines to choose from.
For those of you who have never been, CHA is INSANE! It's huge and there's just so many things to see. I have figured out a system that works for me. The first day I spend collecting catalogs and making mental notes about which lines I really like. A lot of times the catalog either doesn't do the line justice or actually makes the line look better... This usually takes about 4-5 hours.
When I get back to the hotel after the first day, that's when the real work begins. I think I began around 5 pm this time and didn't finish until 2 in the morning (with an additional hour left of figuring the next morning). It's a challenge to decide which lines to use, which embellis go with what, what to use for the add-ons, what each vendor's minimum quantities are, etc... WHEW! I'm getting dizzy just thinking about it again.
After all the spreadsheets are completed (Remember - I used to be a CPA.) I go to bed. In the morning, I get up and fill out all of the order form from each vendor (I think this time there were about 20). Then, I head back to the show to place the orders.
This time, I was so efficient that I actually had some time to go around and get some good photos! Here they are for you! ENJOY! (Some might even be indicative of upcoming lines!!!)
ME! In the Doodlebug Design Booth!! (Gotta have my sweets!!)
Who wouldn't love to live here? (Another Doodlebug pic - their booth is sooo cool!)
PINK PAISLEE TWILIGHT LINE!
CRATE PAPER - SEASON
CRATE PAPER NORTH POLE
ME!!! SCRAPBOOK DIVA!!!