As usual, Ranger and Sizzix were very generous in what they gave out in classes so we got lots of fun stuff. We had to miss our class with Donna Downey at Prima's warehouse because the cost to get a shuttle to take us there was unreal; $138 each way! Had I known, I could have rented a car for the day! Oh well, that freed up our day on Saturday so we were able to get into Sizzix classes and a Vintaj class. We also were able to take a couple of mixed media classes that we really enjoyed.
The CHA show itself was much quieter than I expected. It was nowhere near as crazy as the shows we had attended six or seven years ago when people lined up before the doors opened and stampeded for their favorite booths. There was none of that this year. There were a few lines at the make and takes, but all of the booths had plenty of room to get around and talk to the vendors. I did get to see a few "celebrities" and meet an online friend who owns a store in San Diego.
|Me with Mario Rossi and Tammy Tutterow|
|Simple Stories Year-o-logy|
|Simple Stories- AwesoME|
|October Afternoon 9-5|
|Sizzix Dies & Texture Fades|
I did manage to spent a great deal of money buying new lines, however. Many lines are shipping in February so we should be seeing them soon and some others are scheduled for March. We should be fully stocked with goodness for the Bus Tour on April 15th. By the way, registration for the bus tour begins next Saturday, Feb. 11th at 10am.
Here is a sampling of some of the new lines you will be seeing at The Inspiration Station.
New Penny Black Stamps:
|Graphic 45 Little Darlings|
|Teresa Collins Fabrications|
|Bo Bunny Weekend Market|
|MME Miss Caroline|