Home from CHA


WOW! What a trip I had. I arrived at the wholesale CHA show on the last day. I didn't get much chance to see the booths. The wholesale show was slower than we had hoped for. We did have a wonderful make and take for the people to make. We were hooked up with Zutter. We used their Dreamcuts and Bind It All machines to make some cute books for the make and take. Donna Salazar has joined us at Pinecone Press and designed a paper line that works wonderful with the Zutter machines. You can see her new paper line called Vintage Nostalgia and Winter Wishes at Pinecone Press. After the wholesale we took down our booth and relocated to another area of the convention center and set up our booth for the retail show. We were not expecting much of a turn out. We were in for such a surprise. The doors opened and the place was filled with excited ladies to see all of what was there. There were several classes offered, new product on display, lots of booths offering make and takes and of course tons of product to be purchased.
Within three hours of the first day of the retail show, most of our merchandise had been bought. By the end of the show we were sold out.
I taught three classes and they were all a great hit with those in attendance. Everyone loved the bracelets. I will have to teach a class here. We were coming up with several other ideas the same concept could be used for. My card class was the only class to sell out. I had 50 ladies sign-up. These ladies reved me up with their excitement over the cards they made.
I did get to meet Paulette Jarvey from Paper Wishes and Maggie whom works with Provo Craft using the Cuttlebug. She has a wonderful site here that she and designers post awesome projects using the Cuttlebug.
I am so happy to be home again with my family. I sure did miss everyone. I am looking forward to planning some new projects and classes. Hope to see you soon.

Blessings, Diane

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