Highlights from CHA

Well, I am finally home from California. That storm (snowcaplypse), delayed me for a few days, but luckily Ruth took me in like a homeless kitty. Since i was working at CHA this year, it was a bit of a blur (I was doing demo's in the ICE Resin booth). I didn't get to spend much time on the floor or walking around like i did last year. There were so many booths and people i wanted to see and sadly, just not enough time! Even my one play day was taken away from me, with snow delays before i ever left- argg! So like or not, i'm just gonna plan another visit and stay with Ruth where we can just play. I also came home with a stomach bug (not fair) and heard from a few people that they also had it. But i had lots of laughs with Ruth and Kristen, so spending time with them was great. One perk, I got to go to Stampington's office with them (Ruth and Kristen), met a bunch of the editors and staff, watched a photo shoot and left inspired to do some more submitting.



after a few GPS glitches, we finally arrive!






let the fun begin!
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inside the Ice Resin booth





resin clown birdcage by Susan Lenart Kazmer




design team members resin filled bezels on display in the booth




here she is, Susan Lenart Kazmer





mixed media journal by Susan Lenart Kazmer



my demo on pouring resin and tricks for collaging and more



Ruth Rae demos how to sew on resin paper





Ruth and her vintage sewing machine. i tried to take it home with me, but dang it, it wouldn't fit in my carry on luggage



demo day one



Jen Cushman shows off her new book, Resinate.



Jen Cushman's book on Resin- it's very educational, easy to understand with wondeful step by step photos. i have several projects in there! You can purchase the book at Ice Resin.com under the books tab. I will also be purchasing some to resell at events in case you are taking a class with me.

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Candie Cooper and Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks in the Plaid booth.




Cathie Fillian



at the Ideology booth - Tim Holtz has begun to market "fractured Charlotte dolls"; kind of takes the mystique away with them being mass produced now.



Christen Olivarez and Amanda Crabtree from Stampington




Amy Anderson , Ruth Rae and I



CHA floor shots

CHA floor shots




at Viva decor booth - chandelier made with pearl pens



at Viva Decor booth

CHA floor shots

CHA floor shots

CHA floor shots



CHA floor shots




CHA floor shots



Vickie Howell, knitting away. i love her hair!


Kathy Cano-Murillo (Crafty Chica) doing demos






Kristen Robinson, Ruth Rae, MaryLin and Tracie Lyn Huskamp
Kristen has a new book coming out soon, Tales of Adornment and Tracie has a wonderful line of fabrics available now in her etsy shoppe.



Margot Potter and I




Ruth loves her make and takes!



Sarah Moore of craftcritique.com and I



the sweet, Suze Weinberg, hams it up!



smooches with Suze (a workshop coming soon!). Suze did an amazing job of highlighting everything that went on at CHA, so go take a peek at her blog.






Ideology booth




Traci Bautista , Ruth Rae and I. Traci is another one who did some wonderful blog posts about CHA.

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these are the bezel designs that i desinged for the show:
















these are great examples of the range of how you can use these bezels and ICE Resin