Here it is, the long awaited report on CHA! Click on the album for photos!
What a week, I’m still recovering! Had tons of fun and got to meet lots of friends new and old. It’s always great to hang out with the Hero Arts crew.
Here’s a rundown:
Thursday: Flew to California — got to the hotel around 9:00 PST at night and zonked out.
Friday: Worked all day setting up the booth. It always amazes me how a convention center is transformed from a bunch of boxes and crates to the wonderful displays by show time.
Saturday: Finished setting up the booth around 9:30 at night — including emergency runs to Target and Best Buy. Shari taught an awesome class from 3-5, in which I met Laura!
Sunday: First day of the show and the launch of the Hero Arts ClearDesign Month-by-Month stamps! Julie stopped by the booth — always good to see her — don’t forget to check out her SCS Blog on CHA. Saw Martha Stewart’s keynote speech. Had dinner at the hotel afterwards — and who should be sitting a few tables over but Carol Duvall!
Monday: The booth was hopping all day long! Jackie Leventhal, the founder of Hero Arts, came for the day. In the evening we had dinner at the Anaheim White House — yum. Judi, I think this was the day I met you?
Tuesday: A huge blur. Ha! At one point we ran out of flyers with the show special on them, so I ran downstairs to Kinkos — and discovered that I was in line behind Karen Thomas of Yasutomo. I blathered on about how I loved making her post-it-note covers.
Wednesday: Show ended at 2:00 (well, more like 2:30 for us) and we packed everything back up.
Thursday: Flew back home. Everyone on the 4:30 AM shuttle was heading home from CHA too.