Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lookie Who I Met!!! Cha Chatter....

Wow---I had no idea how much fun CHA would be. But, I have to say....my most favorite part was meeting so many fantastic people that I have come to know through this fabulous craft!

Here are just a few of the friend photos I took--product photos coming soon!!!


Me and Dawn L--I have "known" Dawn for over a year--and I was so delighted to finally meet another CCEE-er in person! Hugs Dawn!

What a delight Laura Canale is! She is on the MFT design team with me and I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Arlington swap in May. What a gem!

What fun it was to meet Cath Edvalson from Papercrafts magazine! She is such a warm person---I so glad I got the opportunity to meet her!

At last---Gina K and I met! Although we did not know each other---We grew up just 15 minutes apart in PA but both moved away after getting married. We started working together almost a year and a half ago--and now we FINALLY met. I just love her!

Gina K (Gina K Designs), Nichole (Papertrey Ink), Kim (My Favorite Things), Nicky (Stamping Bella), little ole me, Emily (Stamping Bella). What a fantastic group of women. I just love that these ladies all own competing stamping companies but are friends with each other.

Gina K Girls: Jessica, Gina K, and Melanie Muenchinger--
It was so much fun to hang with them for awhile!

Amber is another MFT girl---she is so cute--and did you know she is Dawn L's daughter??? (I put that in there just for you, Amber!)

My awesome stamping buddy Deborah (Beadn & Stampn)! She is one of my greatest friends. We took the opportunity to meet up at Cha since we moved away from each other this summer!

What a sweetheart---I am so glad to have met Jennifer Buck while stopping by the Unity Booth at CHA! I love her just as much as I knew I would!

Taylor VanBruggen is a gem. Despite the fact that she is such a huge name in stamping, she is so soft spoken and modest! I am so glad I got the chance to meet her!

My buddy Carole....this girl is a hoot, and despite rumors--we are actually friends! It was a blast catching up with her for a while.

Laura Canale and Michelle Giraud (flaxychick) are two other MFT girls that I spent A LOT of time with at CHA. These girls are fantastic and I miss them already!

Michelle Wooderson (Mish Mash), Nicole (PTI) and Taylor all were in the Copic Certification class I took on Thursday. That class had a whole bunch of amazing and talented ladies in it!

Sharon Johnson (notimetostamp) was also in the Copic class. I was thrilled to meet her...I am just hoping a bit of her talent rubbed off on me!!!

I met so many stamping friends at CHA....that alone was totally worth the trip. My camera had a bit of a mishap after the first day so I missed out on some other photos but I saw lots of other FANTASTIC people--like Alma, the Cat's Pajamas (I am floored that I don't have a picture with her as we spent a lot of time together??? LOVE her!); Lisa Johnson (who is as fabulous as she is talented!); Debbie Olsen (THE first stamper who I stalked!); Lisa Strahl aka Mona Lisa (totally fun and so sweet); Kathy Sanders (I got to watch her coloring skills in person and she is definitely amazing!); Kirsten Dobosque (so stinkin funny!); Joanne Basile (absolutely adorable!); Diana Crick (Scor-Pal)=genius; Julie Campbell (a total doll!); Kurtis Amundson (so shy and modest); Jenn Balcer (beautiful inside and out); Tanya Fox, Cardmaker Magazine (so sweet!) and Dawn Gehring, Crafts n Things (what an awesome person-so glad to finally meet her)! And many more....I know I am forgetting lots of people---everyone was such a joy to meet!
But---there was also tons of fun product to see and I will have some photos of that uploaded soon!
Thanks for stopping by!!

25 comments:

Alli Miles said...

It looks like you had a BLAST! So fun to meet everyone. I wish I could have been there to meet you. Maybe next time.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow!! How fun Cammie!! And your enthusiasm and respect and friendship just leaps right out!!! And we all feel blessed too......almost like we were there!! Thanks so much for taking us along!!!!!

Lesa (okcapitolgirl) said...

WOW! What an awesome group! I shall now refer to you as my Temporary Queen Diva Mentor since Carole decided to have fun rather than post while she was at CHA! LOL! Hugs & Stamps!

Marie Cramp said...

I would love to get to go to CHA. It looks like you had a great time.

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Thanks for allllll of those pictures of you, Cammie! (hee hee... couldn't resist! ;) ) So much fun to hang with you. Why didn't you say you missed ME already?!?! Hmmm?! After all of the beautiful cards I've made for you... *sigh*

Ila said...

Wow!! It looks like you had a Fabulous time!! Great Photos...Thanks for sharing!!

Alexandra said...

Oh, how fun Cammie!!! It is sure nice to get to meet people in person, isn't it??!!!! WOW! And, you got to meet some wonderful people!! You are amazing, girl, you are right up there with these ladies in the talent department!!! I am so glad you shared all this with us - thanks and can't wait to see more!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolina said...

What a fun trip and so excited you got to finally meet some online friends, get reacquainted with old friends and just over all suck in all the creativity. How fun!

Anita C said...

Wow!! Your pics are awesome. Looks like you had tons of fun :)

rae said...

how FUN!! and how COOL to finally meet your cyber stamping friends... lucky duck ;D
glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at CHA girl!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

'Wow, Cammie looks like you had a blast, and meeting all the stamping geniuses, YOU included girl. So fun!! Can't wait to hear more. Great pictures that you shared!! We have to plan a trip to Stamp Salado soon. Chris

Christina Fischer said...

It looks like it was SO much fun! I hope I can get there someday so I can meet all you superstars!! :)

Kirsten said...

OMGosh, Cammie, it was SO nice to meet you! I had so much fun hanging out with everyone, it's not even funny! Well, okay, yes it is! LOL

It's amazing how much I felt like we've all known each other for years! So awesome! I can't wait till the next time! Big hugs to you, my friend! :)

Amber (bambi64) said...

I can't believe you put my mother FIRST and not little ole me! lol Guess I'm right up there with Carole as I don't think you said you miss me either. But you know what?? I miss you!! Had a ball meeting you even though you may hate me after some of the pictures I'll be posting later today1 :)

Dawn Easton said...

What fun!!! You are beaming with happiness in every picture! Such a pretty smile you have! Glad you had fun and were able to meet so many people!

Bee said...

Glad you're having such a blast!! *envious* :-D

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a pleasure it was to meet you IRL, Cammie!!! Loved looking at all the pics you posted!!! So happy to have met you!!!

Joanne B. said...

I can't believe we didn't get a single picture together! Just makes a great excuse to get together another time! :-) It was SO much fun to hang out with you- thanks for all the laughs! HUGS!!

Barb said...

I should have known that with all the talent you and Gina possess, that you both had to be PA girls!!! LOL!!! (Can you tell I'm from PA - and still live here?)

Looks like you had a great time and meet some awesome people. I wouldn't know how to act with soooo much talent all tegether!!!

Jennifer Buck said...

:) You are the sweetest thing ever! I cannot tell you what a pleasure it was to meet you! I was so excited to see you...hope I didn't scare ya! ;) Your even cuter in person and just as sweet as I imagined you would be! Thanks for being you! :)

Joan said...

Looks like you had a great time. I'm counting the days to Utah!!!!! Gotta love summer. Joan

peanutbee said...

Thanks for sharing all these great photos. Looks like everyone had a blast! I think that would be the most fun...just getting the chance to meet everyone!!

Dawnie said...

I think of the stamping world as SO BIG, yet as I was reading thru this post & looking @ the pictures, I kept saying, "Oh, I know her!" Of course, I don't "know" them, I read their blogs, but it feels like I do... so many people you mentioned are familiar to me. Now I'm singing, "It's a small world after all..."

Rose Ann said...

I loved seeing all the photos of you superstars!! How fun!! Thanks for sharing!!

Pamela Smerker said...

So awesome to see all the pictures from CHA! Thanks for sharing!