Thursday, January 29, 2009

CHA Friends!

Well, I am back from CHA! It was a blast.....my favorite part was meeting (or seeing) so many awesome friends! All of my pictures are people ones this time because I didn't have my camera much while I was on the show floor. There are lots of fun products that will be released soon---but I am sad to hear that some (of my favorite) companies will be closing their doors. Sigh!

Here are some pictures (that I remembered to take!) There were so many other people I had the opportunity to meet or see again that I don't have photos of---just didn't take enough pictures I guess!

This picture is of the Stamper's Dream gals: Amy Sheffer, Laurie Schmidlin, Michelle Rodgers (owner), Tosh Leyendekker and me:

This picture is of Carole Burrage *yeah, we're friends. She was one of my roomies at CHA this year. We had a blast!

This is Emily (Stamping Bella), Nicky (Stamping Bella) and Shannan Tuebner:

Well, I am a bit embarrassed about ALL the empty drink glasses in this picture. Let's just blame them on Michelle Giraud and Laura Canale. Love these gals!


Here is a picture from dinner on our last night. We were all tired but it was so worth it!


Me, Lisa Johnson, Val Stangle (some of my stamping idols!):
Gina K Gals: me, Cindy Lawrence and Emily Giovanni:

At last I got to meet my CCEE buddy--Tosh Leyendekker:


What a doll---Sharon Harnist:

Kim Van der Sanden (My Favorite Things) and Alma (The Cat's Pajamas):

The Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen dinner on Sunday night:

Deb Anton and I---6 a.m. Sunday morning at the local hospital, sans makeup! (We had to take a friend to the hospital suddenly and took this picture in the waiting room. Sadly, this is the only picture I have with just her and I! She was my other roommate and another dear friend of mine.)

Daven Nolta, Cindy Lawrence and Tosh at the Dirty Dozen dinner:


Carole Burrage and I:


AJ Otto, Me and Jennifer Buck at the Splitcoaststampers Cupcake reception on Saturday night (They are so much fun!):
What an amazing group of people. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to meet so many of my stamping friends in person. I only wish I took more pictures...
I will be back with regular posts soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

26 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Thanks for sharing all of your pics with friends!! Looks like so much fun!!

Tracey said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures Cammie! It's great to see that all of you stamping folks I look up to are just regular people hanging out and having fun!! Looks like CHA was lots of laughs!! xx

Karolyn Loncon said...

Looks like you had a great time! How lucky are you to have such great friends who love the same things you do?!! Glad you had some fun!

jules p said...

great pictures. glad you had a good time. can't wait til we can hear about all of it!

Whimsey said...

Thanks for sharing the fabulous pictures; always great to put names & faces together! Glad you had a great time.

Hope your friend is OK; since Carole isn't in the picture, I hope she isn't the one you carted to the hospital!?! Oh...bet she was still sleeping huh? tee hee

Chris said...

Thanks for helping us to feel as if we were participants at the CHA . Thanks for sharing with us!

Julia said...

Looks like fun! I've never been to CHA because I'm pretty new to stamping but hopefully I'll get to go in the future.

Which companies are going out of business??

Dawn Easton said...

Oh how exciting! Great pictures!!! They gave me goosebumps looking at them...wish I could have been there...maybe some day ;)

Alli Miles said...

Fun times....sure missed it this year! Glad that you met up with some many people. Hope to meet you at CHA one of these years.

Ashley said...

Super cute pictures!

Sharri said...

Welcome back! It looks like you had a great time. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I recognized names so it was nice to see the faces that go with the name.

Christina Fischer said...

How FUN!!! All of my favorites in one place -- thanks so much for sharing the pics! :)

Carolina said...

Ahhh, looks like you all had a blast! Welcome back and glad you got away for some you time.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How fun!!!! It's sooo cool to see faces to names!!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

wow i'm so jealous!!! Looks like you had a blast!!

6 wacky women said...

Looks like you had a great time, Cammie. TFS your fab pic's. All you talented ladies in one place...must have been amazing!

Karen x

Christi said...

How fun Cammie!! Thanks for all the pics!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Welcome back and what fun fun pics!! It's so fun to hang out with friends!! :)

specialcraftmom4 said...

It looks like you had a blast!

lakind said...

Looks like a blast! I'm curious...which companies are closing? I didn't think any stamping companies would be going out of business! I thought we kept them well-financed!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I loved seeing all your pictures! I couldn't agree more...meeting stampin' friends was the most fun part of being there! And you, my dear, are a hoot! So glad we finally got to meet IRL! {{{HUGS!}}}

Lydia said...

WHAT - we were both there and I didn't meet you???? Darn it.

Fun, eh?

Elena said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures, Cammie!

Mothermark said...

How fun Cammie! It was so fun running down your album of
CHA pictures....everyone looks like they are just a bunch of characters! Giggle!

So glad you shared this with us!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Looks like you had a blast!! I must say I'm feeling a little jealous!! :D

Hope you're feeling better!

Susan (rainy) said...

What FUN pictures, Carolyn! Dang, too bad it doesn't look like anyone was having a good time... j/k!!!