It was hard to believe the sign outside said "The Happiest Place on Earth"... but it did... and it was! (At least for me.) Actually, the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) SuperShow was located at the Anaheim Convention Center last weekend, which was literally next door to Disneyland. And for most... it was the Disneyland of art & crafting supplies, inspiration, talent. Even, "husband extraordinaire" was willing to give up his one day of sleeping in and catching up, to brave the buttons, beads, papers, and estrogen to see what new inspirations were on the horizon. I must say it was quite the day!!
A couple of highlights... I got to meet, and see in person, a few of my most favorite suppliers and artists. ( Objects & Elements- Jen Susan &Linda, Nunn Designs- Becky, and fabric/mixed media/ jewelry designer- Ruth Rae). To actually meet, and see everyone that I worship from afar, was the icing on the cake. Speaking of cake-- Cricut outdid themselves with the introduction of a new use for their die cut machines-- die cutting fondant icing for cakes. They actually had a bakery booth that enabled us to decorate a cupcake with their products all ready to go. What a lovely way to promote-- and yummy too.
And there was another fave of the day-- Vintage. We were able to play with their new metal products, charms & findings, and create a make and take. I, of course, gravitated to a leaf charm and made a little token. Can't wait to get to the store to buy a few Vintag pieces to create with. The ideas are spinning!! Keep an eye on my etsy store to see what's new in the next couple of months.
And of course, the husband managed to find a booth with sandpaper.... I think he liked the show too!Inspirational links... http://objectsandelements.typepad.com