Friday, January 15, 2016

My CHA trip

With New Year only just over I had to hop on a plane and cross the pond to not so sunny California. Not sure who ordered the cold weather but I wasn't amused!!

First stop was to teach a lovely bunch of ladies who belong to the Crafters Home network. It was my first time educating for them and I had a blast.

Next day we were headed for the show to start the set up.

As usual, Friday at the show is education day. 85 retailers all excited so how do you keep them quiet???

You make them do colouring in, lol.

It even worked on all my assistants lol. Can you spot Gentleman Jim? Its my only photo of him from the show...not sure how that happened!!!

Even the lovely Patti, who is my trusty right hand woman, sat down to enjoy 

Then its back on to the show floor for more prep.

Smooching with the fabulous Dina Wakley

And before you know it its showtime.

The adorable Suze Weinberg

Fabulous ear rings made from one of my stamps

The ever so lovely Seth Apter

and Marjie Kemper

Display boards

The lovely Jonathan Fong, first time of meeting but obviously a brother from another Mother !!
See how wonderfully we coordinate!!

Lots of chats with Dawn Bibby, bringing Dylusions to The Craft Channel


The ever so talented Jamie

Now this stand was the pick of the show for me. Their colour and enthusiasm just stood out. They had the most fabulous Day of the Dead papers and they kindly gave me some to do a project. It won't be till I get home but keep your eyes peeled.

He adores me really !!!

More random shots

And before you know it its time for it all to come down again !!!

Then on to a plane bound for San Fransisco
I'm teaching at The Creative Escape and the next few days will be jam packed.

I'm stocking up at Whole Foods for all the good stuff to keep me healthy

Unfortunately that's all the photos I have...too busy working and socialising, lol, to take many.

I'll be back with some of my individual samples.

Enjoy xx


Deborah Daniels said...

Love yourphotos thanks for sharing.

jac777 said...

What a treat to see your fab pix - thanks :) Glad you had a good CHA & catchup :) x

Jonathan Fong said...

It looks like you had a great show, and plus I got to meet you! Yay!

Ink Art Designs said... hectic, so colourful, so many great creative minds together under one roof! Thanks for sharing the pics.
Dot x

Susan said...

What a great showing of pictures from the show! Thanks for showing the earrings i made...had to do it. Love all your art! Always a pleasure to see you.

Seth said...

Great shots! So glad we had a chance to connect and hang for a bit. Looking forward to the next time already!!!

Helen said...

Great photos, saw a lot of CHA on Periscope, was such fun!

BJP said...

Very dear Dyan,
Your CHA presence made a great start to the year, even on video.
Thank you for your boundless creativity, energy and Northern wit.And you are a very fine teacher.
Looking forward to fun with the new products, to add to my stash of Dylusions.
Walk good, as we say in Jamaica (and Brooklyn).

Kristin Rhodes said...

Those earrings are being worn by Susan Trinket. She designs wonderful jewelry and blessed to see her locally in So Cal. Love the summary blog

Marjie Kemper said...

So wonderful to see you and all your glorious new releases!

Emie58 said...

I really need some of the new paint colors. 😁 When are they expected to be available for purchase?

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